About Richard Hall
I don't use facebook -and I never will, its links to people I have never met and know nothing about is both weird and disturbing.
Frankly I think people who do are bonkers. George Orwell must be spinning in his grave. He thought it would take a totalitarian dictatorship to make people publish everything about themselves, but apparently millions are prepared to reveal the details of their banal lives on a web site over which they have no control.
Alicia, my long suffering wife, says I'm an anti-social git. But I plead guilty to recognising my own unimportance, so I am not going to publish details of this unimportance on a web site I don't control.
But I have owned this domain name for many years, so anyone who wants to and can manage to use Google can get in touch. But before you do please reflect on this. If you used to know me in a previous phase of our lives but we haven't spoken for many years there is probably a good reason for this.
My email address remains 'myfirstname@thisdomain'.
Lately I have been getting involved in the Open Britain campaign for A Peoples vote. Brexit is the greatest crisis to face this country since World War II. The consequences of this political misadventure, the disaster of asking a binary question to an ilinformed and gerrymandered electorate, will be with this country for decades, and that's if we manage to step back from the cliff edge and stop this nonsense.
If we don't and exit without a deal, it is simply the end of Britain as a first world country.
Anyone who wants to understand the extent of the gathering disaster should be listening to the following podcasts;
and my personal favourite
Meantime the level of bovine national delusion it has revealed, inspiring those holding views and attittudes many of us hoped had been consigned to the dustbin of history is truly depressing. If you don't believe me try checking out some profiles with the red saltire on twitter.
Anyway here's the face book stuff
At the present time my working days are taken up with my micro business Red Kite Electrical, which since March 2016 is back in Reading. Yippee! No Alicia hasn't thrown me out, but Dorset and I have a limited tolerance for one another.
Most of my leisure time I still spend sailing.
Alicia left Condor Ferries in February 2018, after refusing to agree that 2 & 2 made 5. In the meantime here is an article about the stunning success this week's Condor Chief Executive, Paul Luxon enjoyed in another role. In June she joined the Commercial team at London Overground railways.
Having returned from a year in Berlin on the Erasumus programme (another thing UK youngsters will probably lose after Brexit) Ned is now beginning his final year in business and accountancy at UWE, and is even starting to be quite useful with my tax return. I knew there was a reason I had kids (only joking dear).
Alfie, has completed his foundation course at Keele University, and is now reading History and Economics.
There that wasn't difficult was it? Who needs Mr. Zuckerburg? (Answer: no one with a life)
OK enough dyspepsia on the front page. Here is some lower level stuff...
Here are some thoughts about the national lottery Do you pay the stupidity tax?
Why has the West lost the plot in the middle east? The West -Democrats when we like it?
Why (and how) has our national broadcaster lost the plot
And obviously, being me what to do about it?