What happens when you touch a bruise?
Every time you touch, it hurts and then you start recalling the badness that went with it.
A bruise is the past.
Some people are addicted to touching their bruises, like our constant recalling of the Second World War. We have fought in 30 wars since and are known for pitching into any war; just call us.
Only this time we have not yet been asked. How silly is that? We are not going to be asked for help by America, one of the biggest countries on the planet. President Trump knows that if we do not. We are seen as a tiny island. Only suddenly we are strategically placed in the middle of the Earth between Russia and America.
Tit for tat: offer the British bridge-builders into Afghanistan and the Americans will leave their airforce bases to protect us. Hogwash. The Americans win both ways. Mrs May will have to stop listening to the Generals and bring in experienced Intelligence Officers. The Army has done as it wants in those 30 wars and has lost the habit of listening.
It is becoming apparent that leaving the EU may not have been a good idea after all. Britain could have been under protection from Europe if anyone practised nuclear bombing.
And we also seem to have negated NATO, our allied defence organization, which has served us very well by keeping peace in the West for 70 years.
I would say that we are in quite a lamentable hole right now politically and economically and it is time to ask the whole country to pull together to get us out of it.Unfortunately politicians will be asking a population, struck by workers: 2 for the price of 1, as those who have jobs are doing the work of two workers. Their families are being taken off welfare benefits and they are often exhausted.
Politicians are lamentably unable to envisage consequences to their actions. This is because they have sacked civilian advisers in every department of the Civil Service. There are also political experts in the Commons, who are waiting to be asked. Maybe they ought to put themselves forward, whatever political hue.
We are not at anyone else’s beck and call. Unfortunately we may have given that impression.
Bridge-builders, an easygoing nature and Intelligence. Everything is up for grabs. We may have our best ever bargaining position, right now.
I still think that Americans over here must mothball their operations or disseminate them locally. Instead of jumping into every war, let us ask us what will be the consequence?
Late Sunday afternoon in Eastbourne haze drifted into East Sussex from the East, i.e., from the English Channel. The beaches were cleared at Eastbourne and hundreds of people went to hospital complaining of streaming eyes, irritated throats and some breathing problems for those with underlying conditions. Speculations such as a tanker flushing its tanks illegally or a long-buried shell that mixed with seawater and gave off a smell of burnt plastic. Unlikely.
A more substantial theory came from algae that had drifted en masse into the Channel and bloomed all at once. I feel like I am writing a James Bond film or natural catastrophe. Hopefully the Police will investigate it properly as we do not want repercussions.
It is the time to show other nations our strengths. Is this incident, bullying? Do ‘x’ or else? East Sussex is a particularly beautiful part of Britain. We will not stand for its desecration. It does not mean that we want another war. Peace be with you.