This blog was written before the Prime Minister decided to suspend Parliament. Tossed like a grenade into the heart of Brexit and our political system, it appears to have put the PM on the front foot. However, the central message of my blog here remains the same and is just as important. There are still … More The outcome of Brexit is far from certain. This must give Remainers hope
With Johnson installed in Number 10, news that he’d appointed Dominic Cummings as his advisor, and in the knowledge that he’d been receiving support from both Lynton Crosby and Steve Bannon, the past few weeks have been fairly depressing for those of us who prize and prefer to retain our EU citizenship. Until recently, I’d … More Take Heart: Together We Can Do It
A rebellion! Any kind of shaking and waking up a nodding conscience and lingering complacency when it comes to irreparable harm being done to our planet is a good thing I suppose, and the more people get engaged, the better. It seems to take some so-called influencers to make this awakening happen. However, long before … More Climate emergency – Our environment knows no borders
Dream-ticket headline speakers for our next march: Gary Lineker, Patrick Stewart/Captain Jean-Luc Picard of USS Enterprise, and … John Major! I have never ever voted Tory. But there was one Tory speech last week which I am cheering energetically. First, however, let’s give the red-flag-wavers a bit of a hand-clap. After a million hours of … More Headline Speakers for the March – Gary Lineker, Patrick Stewart and … John Major?
The Brexiteers have many slogans. We Remainers need to dream up counter-slogans. May I recommend a must-see seriously contemporary movie: Triumph Des Willens, (Triumph Of The Will), Leni Riefenstahl’s 1935 masterpiece, one of the notable cinematic achievements of the 1930’s. July 1, 2019. On the Today Programme John Humphrys managed to get Matt Hancock, a … More Down With Dictators
The overwhelming majority of musicians are self-employed independents. For them – but also, to a great extent, for the small minority of musicians who are salaried employees (such as in the major UK orchestras) the effects of a Brexit – hard or even soft – would create a negative impact in most areas of their … More Musicians and the Music Industry – what would be the effects of Brexit?