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Aspects for the week beginning 22 November 2020

Allegra Stratton As newly appointed press secretary for 10 Downing Street, we’ll be hearing a lot more from Allegra Stratton, especially now that Dominic Cummings has left the building, and is not standing in her way.  Apparently she will be fronting regular news briefings.  Ever since her departure from news programme “Peston on Sunday”, I […]

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Aspect for the week beginning 1 November 2020

U.S. Presidential Election A Last Minute Recap I will keep this brief, as I am no wiser than the next person on the subject.  Indeed, most people thought Hillary Clinton would win four years ago, and she did not.  Maybe Donald Trump has a certain je ne sais quoi que je ne sais pas. It […]

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Aspects for the week beginning 18 October 2020

Andy Burnham Cometh the man, cometh the hour, so they say.  Andy Burnham, Mayor of  Greater Manchester, emerged as initiator of the Northern Rebellion this week, like liberty leading the people. Birth Chart I originally wrote about Andy during his second leadership bid for his party, in 2015, in which he came second to Jeremy […]

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Aspects for the week beginning 27 September 2020

Ruth Ginsburg (1931 – 2020) “It’s about time. For so long women were silent, thinking there was nothing you could do about it, but now the law is on the side of women, or men, who encounter harassment and that’s a good thing.” ~ Ruth Ginsburg Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on 18th September, was […]

Categories: News · Obituary

Aspects for the week beginning 13 September 2020

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s plight has newly come to our attention this week, in a stark reminder of how desperate her situation is  The Iranian mother was detained on 3rd April 2016, and was held in an Iranian prison almost continuously until 20th March this year, when the coronavirus crisis began to affect the country.  […]

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Aspects for the week beginning 6 September 2020

Alexei Navalny “The use of such a weapon is horrific.  Nato allies are united in condemning this attack.  It shows a total disrespect for human life.” ~ Nato spokesperson Piers Cazelet The main opposition leader in Russia, Alexei Navalny, was poisoned on 20th August, falling ill on a plane trip to Siberia, after drinking a […]

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Aspects for the week beginning 30 August 2020

Banksy “To uphold maritime law and rescue anyone in peril without prejudice…We answer the SOS call of all those in distress, not just to save their souls – but our own “. ~ Mission statement of the “Louise Michel” This week the artist Banksy privately funded a rescue boat to help save refugees in the […]

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Aspects for the week beginning 16 August 2020

Kamala Harris “I have the great honour to announce that I’ve picked @KamalaHarris – a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants – as my running mate” ~ Joe Biden On Tuesday last week, the Democratic presidential candidate in the U.S., Joe Biden, made his long-anticipated choice for […]

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Aspects for the week beginning 2 August 2020

The Murdoch Empire “My resignation is due to disagreements over certain editorial content published by the company’s news outlets and certain other strategic decisions”. ~ James Murdoch On Friday night it was announced that 89-year old Rupert Murdoch’s son, James, was stepping down from the News Corporation.  This may be seen as the run up […]

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Aspects for the week beginning 21 June 2020

Marcus Rashford “This is not about politics; this is about humanity” ~ Marcus Rashford Young footballer Marcus Rashford, aged only 22, procured a stunning U-turn from the government this week, on behalf of children living on the breadline.  The government had refused to extend lunch vouchers through the summer holiday for schoolchildren who needed them.  […]

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