Tag Archives: War

Vladimir Putin: friend or foe?

There are lots of reasons to distrust and dislike Vladimir Putin. I won’t bother to list them all here. But I have a grudging respect for him. Putin gets things done. Not necessarily the right things, but not necessarily the wrong things either. Continue reading

Put the gun down, mister

putthegundownWe don’t really have a problem with gun crime in Britain. That’s because people aren’t allowed to own guns. In Britain even the police don’t need to carry guns.

In the United States the situation is very different. Some 10,000 people die each year and a further half a million are victims of non-fatal gun crime. Continue reading