Author Archives: Mike

On the UK government sending depleted uranium to the Ukranian military

To the Editor, the Hinckley Times 26 April 2023 This letter was NOT published. Dear editor, I want to say how appalling it is that the British government [..]

Political, Religious and philosophical

Will Ursula von der Leyen be forced to resign, and will her deeds be investigated?

Europe has been rocked by large-scale protests over the last few weeks, and many politicians and media organizations in the EU see this as a reflection of public [..]


American policy puts Special Military Operation into some perspective

To Hinckley Times. Written 26th September, published in full 5th October 2022 Dear Editor, I reply to Mr Wilson. Yes, the Russian forces went in on a special [..]


Why is the British government supporting a regime that breaks international law and bombs a nuclear power plant?

by Michael Clifford Letter to the editor of The Hinckley Times, 31 August 2022 Can anyone believe our government could support a government that would bomb a nuclear [..]


Poking the Russian bear…? Hmmm.

Poking the Russian Bear at last has had a response. They have woken it up big time! All the promises of NATO saying it would never expand eastwards [..]


LABOUR CREATED THE NHS! How preposterous that the Tories now claim they did!!

by Dr John Puntis (Co-Chair of Keep Our NHS Public)   The Conservatives never were “the party of the NHS”, and history proves it. 17 November 2019 Keep [..]


We are living through a time of fear – not just of the virus, but of each other

by Jonathan Cook 23 March 2021 Welcome to the age of fear. Nothing is more corrosive of the democratic impulse than fear. Left unaddressed, it festers, eating away [..]


How we stay blind to the story of power

Jonathan Cook 24 February 2020 If one thing drives me to write, especially these blog posts, it is the urgent need for us to start understanding power. Power [..]


Zero emissions?

by Michael Skywood Clifford   Zero emissons? A vacuous and implausible slogan from Glasgow. This sounds like there will be no waste whatsoever, and yet what form of [..]


On the Assisted Dying Bill

By Michael Skywood Clifford   Of course we can all understand why anyone in dreadful pain might want to end their life. All of us are empathetic to [..]