The Duke of Westminster has announced that he is going to donate a country estate as a care home for returning wounded soldiers. This is the greatest act of benevolence that I am aware of in my lifetime and certainly the type of act that I thought had been consigned to the history books. On this occasion I am delighted to be wrong and commend the Good Duke accordingly.
David Cameron of course doe snot deserve any type of commendation for the revelation that, as many thought, the Conservative party sells gongs. This ‘revelation’ does nothing for his claims that 2012 will be Britains year because we are all going to “go for it” together. Apart from taking action on public services and social issues, which does seem rather vague, he offered no details as to how we might achieve this together.
The Archbishop of Canterbury seems to be trying to keep his name in the newspapers with this piece encouraging us all not to lose faith in the nations young people because of the riots. This piece contains no news what-so-ever and does appear to be his grace publicity seeking.
A prisoner sentenced to thirty years because of his part in a terrorist plot to use his position with British Airways to help him blow up an airliner in flight has complained that he is not being allowed to use the Skype system to make overseas calls from prison. The sad thing is that the authorities are listening to him and his complaint has been referred to some official body. He should have been laughed at and his complaint filed in the dustbin where it belonged.
In direct contradiction to each other these two reports claim firstly that immigration will reduce drastically and subsequently that immigration is an open door to foreign students who must be allowed to remain here. You must make your own mind up of course but I shall remain staunchly cynical.