“What happened Miss Simone” a new documentary directed by Liz Garbus available on Netflix is a joy to watch, Nina Simone’s voice is unbelievable. You get to see how her life went off the rails and the pain she must have gone through when her career came to a stand still. All the fame and success was not enough, all she wanted was to behave how she saw fit and not conform to what was expected of her. Whether it was the expectations of her Husband, Daughter or promoters, in the end she could not give what was expected, she could only be herself, good and at times bad. At least she was free.
I highly recommend this documentary, it is so interesting.
Just been watching Newswatch on BBC One and the people that write in to complain about Nigel Farage being given airtime this week should stop moaning. Nigel Farage was, at one time, a loan voice urging Britain to leave the EU and everyone said he was mad. In the week that Parliament passes the bill to trigger article 50, I cannot think of a more appropriate person to interview.
This week he was also a news item himself following his brilliant attack on the EU parliament as you can see here. On matters relating to Europe he is not given disproportionate coverage, in 2014 UKIP, the party that he lead, won the European parliamentary elections in the UK with 4,376,635 votes. Perhaps this is a case of those on the other side of the referendum still having the taste of sour grapes in their mouths.
How come this type of thing is always happening in France, the French people must be starting to get annoyed that, perhaps their security is not as good as it should be. Why are terrorists targeting France? Do they see a weak target?
I am not blaming France for the attacks, the blame is squarely on those that carried them out. I am just pondering aloud the questions that I would want answered by the British government if this kept happening in Britain.
The other European countries, especially those that share a border with France, must be very concerned that there is a weak link on mainland Europe where attacks could emanate from. No details yet on the nationality of the latest attacker, but it would be interesting to see if this was home grown or a migrant attack.
You have to see this video, it just shows how uncomfortable the truth can be sometimes. I have never voted UKIP and don’t believe I ever would but sometimes a politician comes along who just says it as it is, or as you think it; but would never actually say. What a shame he did not stay in the Conservative Party, it’s a real shame, the more politicians speak the truth the better.
The European Parliament should be ashamed of itself, it is totally undemocratic and heading toward massive failure. People will only be ruled in this way for so long and then it will all come crashing down.
Thank goodness for that, we are now on the long road to being free from the European Union. Parliament voted by a large majority 498-114 in favour of authorising the government to trigger article 50, the process for leaving the EU.
I believe that Theresa May is tough enough to either get a good deal or stick to her word and walk away without a deal if necessary. It would be very damaging to Europe if she was placed in that position, Britain would be forced to attract business by offering lower tax rates for inward investment than the EU can offer, they would lose business.
Hopefully a good deal for both sides will be reached but if not we are still better off controlling our own borders, making our own laws and kicking out our own Government every five years if we decide to in a General Election. I would much rather live under those conditions than have a European commissioner that I do not know, making rules that I have to live under with no direct way of holding him/her to account. Those that say we do have those rights, referring to European Parliament elections, know full well that no one pays any attention to those elections. In the minds of British people it has and will always be about our Parliament and the MP’s we send there.
I have been chatting to support staff for hours over the last few days, I do not envy them because I’m sure they try their best but honestly! The amount of times you have to say the same story over and over and over again. I feel as though I am going mad or is it the rest of the world that has gone mad, my good god, no wonder the world is in such a state. They then have the cheek to ask for a review of their performance once the chat has ended!! Really, oh well rant over!
Perhaps the media is partly to blame for all the hysteria surrounding this. The protesters should wait for clarification on what the order actually means. I have not heard one news correspondent state, with any clarity, what it really means.
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As for the Labour Party in Britain, jumping on a bandwagon was always there forte, can you imagine the embarrassment of having to withdraw an invitation to Britain’s strongest ally at a time when we need the U.S more than ever. Thank God Labour is not in power and if this is anything to go by it will be a long time before they are!!