Syria-to bomb or not to bomb

As I mentioned in my blog after the Paris attacks, the UK needs to be destroying the inspiration (ISIS) that causes such attacks. It's all very well foiling seven attacks in the past six months, but they will keep coming. They will continue to be planned and carried out because the inspiration to do so remains in …

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A short rant

I say short.... I have no idea how long this will be! But it's on the subject of Christmas. The date is the 29th of November. There's a key bit there: November. Not December. November.  We link different months with different things. I personally link September as the month where my very long summer holiday ends. …

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The Falkland Islands

So I'm going to try one of the daily post's writing prompts. You can find them here. The prompt is "If you were asked to spend a year living in a different location, where would you choose and why?". This is meant to be a prompt not a set blog title. So, I'm going to talk …

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Turkey shoots down Russian aircraft……

Well this is interesting. Turkey has shot down a Russian Su-24 attack aircraft. The aircraft was hit by an air to air missile from a Turkish F16, both pilots ejected and the aircraft crashed in Syria. Turkey has justified it's actions by saying the aircraft was inside Turkish airspace (this is denied by Russia). And …

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170 hostages seized in Mali hotel attack

170 hostages have been seized by "jihadists" who shouted "god is great" is Arabic as they stormed a hotel in the centre of Bamako, the capital of Mali. Malian soldiers have surrounded the building and, in light of the events in Paris, they will undoubtedly be keen to conduct a rather successful rescue mission than that …

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The Plan

The plan for the next few days is a blog on healthcare. Not just the NHS, but healthcare worldwide, answering questions like what is the best system, and why are there always going to be flaws with how countries provide healthcare. Stay tuned for the post. ©Henry Jones 2015

Introducing Blog of the Week

Okay so my idea is this. Every week I will select ONE blog post. This isn't from the author I like most. This isn't a post I most agree with: it may completely oppose everything I stand for! This is about a post that is well written, well presented, uses nice pictures or embeds tweets. …

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I’ve been nominated for a Blogger Recognition Award

So I've been nominated for this award by Emily, and I couldn't be more grateful. I'm going to be honest, but I thought the whole concept of blogging was writing down whatever you thought and hoping that a few people actually bother to see it. But since starting last month, I've discovered that it is SO …

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It’s the Muslims Who Suffer

A few have you will have seen my take on the situation. Well please, Emily’s is wonderful. Read it, think about it, like it, share it!

just consider it

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There’s a sombre mood in Paris at the moment, where it’s a time to reflect on the deliberate and calculated murders that occurred there on Friday night. We won’t know the full death toll for a while as there are many people who are critically injured, so the eventual number of the dead is guaranteed to rise. It’s an awful situation that has seen reactions from around the world, with most countries showing their solidarity by flying the French flag in tribute and defiance. The ‘Islamic State’ has claimed responsibility for the blatant attacks on innocent concert goers, restaurant patrons and those just out for a good time at the football.

Are any of us who have been watching the unfolding events really surprised that these Islamic extremists have finally struck at the western world? This has been their agenda all along, to strike at the godless heathens in the…

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The Paris Attacks

I'm sat at my desk, hugely overtired. I'm overtired because, last night, at 20:30 UK time, bombs went off at the Stade de France, where France were playing Germany. What followed has become one of the worst terrorist attacks in French history and has shaken not just France, but the world. A shooting followed at …

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