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Aspects for the week beginning 17 March 2019

Greta Thunberg “Skolstrejk for Klimatet” School Strike for the Climate Swedish schoolgirl Greta Thunberg was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize this week, a week which saw the second day of school strikes on behalf of the climate (a month after the first) in the U.K, with similar action around the world.  She began this […]

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Aspects for the week beginning 24 February 2019

The Independence Group Last Monday we were driving to Leicester and it was suddenly announced that a group of Labour MPs were lining up for a Press Conference, which helped to while away the journey.  We were riveted as we listened to each one and their reasons for leaving the Labour Party and their hopes […]

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Aspects for the week beginning 9 December 2018

Question Time Question Time has been an enduring institution at the BBC since it began on 25th September 1979, as a spin off of the radio programme Any Questions (itself an enduring institution since 12th October 1948).  David Dimbleby hosts his final edition of the show this coming Thursday, 13th December, while this week it […]

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Aspects for the week beginning 25 November 2018

Protests in France “There is no place for violence in the [French] Republic.” ~ Emmanuel Macron French citizens have had enough this week of footing the bill over fuel, and keeping Emmanuel Macron in the luxurious style of a would be Napoleon IV.  Even acknowledging the justification of their cause, and knowing the propensity of […]

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Aspects for the week beginning 18 November 2018

Brexit Update No. 4 “Shortly after eight in the morning came the first resignation.  Someone no one had ever heard of quitting a job no one knew he had.” – Jon Crace This is at least my fourth piece about Brexit, which is not bad considering I studiously avoid the subject… Theresa May It was […]

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Aspects for the week beginning 14 October 2018

Jamal Khashoggi The disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi seemingly within the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul remains a mystery.  It has been claimed that the Saudi Arabian journalist was killed inside the embassy, as he did not emerge.  Khashoggi was a long term critic of the Saudi regime, on issues such as women’s rights and the […]

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Aspects for the week beginning 30 September 2018

Brett Kavanaugh In the confirmation process to serve as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, nominated by Donald Trump, Brett Kavanaugh went head to head with Christine Blasey Ford in their testimonies this Thursday about her allegation of attempted rape in their youth.  The speculation about who was telling the truth split Republicans and […]

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Aspects for the week beginning 2 September 2018

U.K. Politics – Autumn Term 2018 With both our main parties tearing themselves apart at this point in time, and the country still divided over Brexit, I thought I would take a look at the current state of play astrologically in U.K. politics. U.K. Chart Neptunian confusion reigns supreme in the (1922) U.K. chart at […]

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Kofi Annan (1938 – 2018)

Kofi Annan “Wherever there was suffering or need, he reached out and touched many people with his deep compassion and empathy” ~ The Kofi Annan Foundation Kofi Annan, an icon of diplomacy, departed this world this week, almost universally loved and respected, someone who did his best to make the world a better place. Birth […]

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Aspects for the week beginning 29 July 2018

Imran Khan Imran Khan emerged this week as the new Prime Minister of Pakistan, after twenty two years of striving for that aim.  His early incarnations had included cricketer and playboy, and he was one half of a celebrity couple with Jemima Khan (nee Goldsmith).  He was also a philanthropist, and founded a cancer hospital […]

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