“Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear." Harry S Truman.
People on holiday sometimes take part in activities that they would never consider doing at home. The young, and occasionally the young-at-heart, sometimes volunteer for really quite scary stunts like bungee jumping, absailing or sky diving.
This is Theresa May and The Holy Grail. Nothing short of genius. #ToriesOut pic.twitter.com/XpWiOaVh2t — Rachael (@Rachael_Swindon) June 25, 2017
"There are 10^11 stars in the galaxy. That used to be a huge number. But it's only a hundred billion. It's less than the national deficit! We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers." Richard Feynman
A patient the other day told me that lettuce could help you sleep. I had never heard this notion, and I must confess I was a bit sceptical. The idea of a salad or a lettuce sandwich at bedtime wasn’t that appealing either!
"The Labour party has never been a socialist party, although there have always been socialists in it – a bit like Christians in the Church of England." Tony Benn.
I heard an interview on Radio 4 the other day with Tom Chaplin, who was the lead singer with the band Keane.
A year after the EU Referendum and the so-called "United" Kingdom is as more divided than ever.
"The Conservative party is an eternally irritating force for wrong that appeals exclusively to bigots, toffs, money-minded machine men, faded entertainers and selfish, grasping simpletons who were born with some essential part of their soul missing." Charlie Brooker, 2007