Considering the first modern humans appeared on the plains of Africa some 200,00 years ago and current estimates are that life, in some form, will continue for more than another billion years, the average human lifespan is terrifyingly short and truly does represent the proverbial blink of an eye.
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Brexit. There I’ve said it. Brexit has become the Voldemort of British politics: he whose name shall never be spoken aloud. Even though it’s the only explanation that fits the multiple societal crises we are currently experiencing.
Perhaps like me, you may have thought that the laziest thing you’ve done over the past couple of years was having a too-tasty take-away delivered by UberEats or your weekly shop shipped-in via Ocado? Well, think again.
Like a formulaic teenage slasher movie, just when you think it was all merely a bad dream the monster pops-up again. Believe it or not, Donald Trump is still fighting the election outcome, still contesting ballots throughout the country.
There’s no denying that we all indulge in a little ‘rebranding’ from time to time. An update to the CV putting a slightly more positive slant on the last three sackings. The increased use of soft filters on the next ever-so Instagram head-shot. Losing five years and gaining three inches on the match.com profile.
I’m not looking for sympathy here as this probably applies to many of us but, as Autumn prepares to be formally welcomed, for the second year on the trot I’ve not been on holiday. Now, okay, and before some wag points out that every day for me should be classed as a holiday, let me clarify and say I’ve not been away on holiday!
A pandemic is always going to be a tricky time for a party of opposition as, during a crisis of such magnitude, it’s perfectly understandable that the population/electorate should value and expect a more supportive, bipartisan approach.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) is over seventy years old but, as recent events in Afghanistan, Iraq and Crimea have highlighted, the alliance that once represented western security is showing signs of its age.
Did you know that it costs a tenner a month to subscribe to Dominic Cumming’s blog? Hold that thought for a moment and we’ll come back to it in due course.
In my continuing quest to convince you of the unbridled joy of cryptocurrency, did you know that the cash in your pocket is legal tender but the pounds in your bank account are not?