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Aspects for the week beginning 15 May 2022

Eurovision Song Contest 2022 “I’m incredibly excited to make some friends, chat some music, and just take in every moment of this beautiful, wild bonkers thing.” – Sam Ryder Long-term readers of my blog will know how much Eurovision means to me!  And I have to declare last night’s Eurovision Song Contest the best ever […]

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Aspects for the week beginning 1 May 2022

Antonio Gutteres Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, visited both Russia and Ukraine this week, in an effort to defuse tension in the region.  As an institution, the U.N. is dedicated to the maintenance of international peaceful relations, and as its head the Secretary-General has the diplomatic responsibility […]

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Aspects for the week beginning 27 March 2022

Female War Reporters I am always amazed at the bravery of war reporters, but in this current conflict between Ukraine and Russia, two female war reporters stand out: Orla Guerin and Lyse Doucet.  They share a few similar aspects in their charts, not always the aspects you would expect for war reporters. Orla Guerin I […]

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Aspects for the week beginning 20 March 2022

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe released In the midst of another week of unbearable news from Ukraine, a miracle happened.  Nazanin Zhagari-Ratcliffe, who had been detained in Iran, most of that time in prison, was allowed to come home and be reunited with her daughter and husband.  Heartwarming photos ensued of the three of them together again.  At […]

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Aspects for the week beginning 13 March 2022

Roman Abramovich Roman Abramovich, erstwhile and longterm owner of Chelsea Football Club, was among the seven Russian oligarchs sanctioned this week by the U.K. government.  He has been part of the fabric of our football scene since 2003, almost twenty years.  But he has also been a close friend of Vladimir Putin (although he has […]

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Aspects for the week beginning 27 February 2022

Invasion of Ukraine Added to the pandemic, and climate change, the world has a new threat: that of war between Russia and the Ukraine.  Wary of involvement after what transpired from the Iraq War, Syria and Afghanistan, NATO is trying to support Ukraine by other means than military forces.  Rhetoric has been ramped up against […]

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Aspects for the week beginning 6 February 2022

Boris, again It has been an unprecedented week for resignations and votes of no confidence in Boris Johnson, after weeks of scandal over parties held at Downing Street while the rest of the country observed his rules.  Will he stay or will he go?  If so, when?  Ian Blackford of the SNP was asked to […]

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Aspects for the week beginning 26 December 2021

Review of the Year 2021 It’s that time again…Time for the Review of the Year!   Year two of the pandemic, we would hope the last.   Containing selections from the blogs, as usual… January 10th: Gerry Marsden (1942 – 2021) Singer Gerry Marsden, frontman for Gerry and the Pacemakers, died last week.  He and his band […]

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Aspects for the week beginning 12 December 2021

Allegra Stratton – Part 2 I first wrote about Allegra Stratton a year ago, when she was appointed press secretary for 10 Downing Street.  I think her role has been fairly low key, nothing like that of C.J., the White House Press Secretary in “The West Wing”.  Her role this week was as fall guy […]

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Aspects for the week beginning 31 October 2021

COP 26 The 26th U.N. Climate Change Conference in Glasgow starts today, and lasts twelve days.  It is the last chance for the world’s nations (around 125 are involved) to commit to keeping warming from carbon emissions below 1.5 degrees C.  There is not a nation that won’t be affected by increased global warming, some […]

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