Why I stopped buying FairTrade

When you pay that little bit extra for your bunch of bananas with the Fairtrade sticker, please be aware that only a fraction of that price ends up in the hands of the farmers/producers.  Middlemen take the most of it.  And when it comes to Fairtrade coffee, the World Bank worked out that for one…

Global Economy

The system that as emerged in the past thirty years and still dominates is a system that privatises profit, nationalises losses and socialises risk.

Piece of Wisdom to Pass on to Your Children

“The secret of success is to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm”. Winston Churchill He knew all about success and failure having served as Prime Minister twice from 1940-45 and from 1951-55 leading Britain to victory in the Second World War but losing the 1945 General Election to Clement Attlee….

Patriotism and its true meaning

“I realise that patriotism is not enough.  I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone”. Those are the words of the wisely courageous Edith Louisa Cavell (1865-1915).   Cavell was a British nurse who helped the Allied soldiers to escape occupied Belgium.  A monument is dedicated to her in London just opposite the entrance…