Ken's Blue Blog
Musings on "the bleedin' obvious"; views on the meaning of life, or anything else that takes my fancy.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Advice To MPs

You are incapable of agreeing, or finding a way forward from the mess that you have put the country in.

For sanity's sake put yourselves up for a general election!

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Advice To CEOs

When your company (that employs others) is on the edge of collapse, awarding yourselves lavish bonuses is not just ethically wrong it is highly suspicious!

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Royal Fury? - I Suspect So!

Pound to a penny the Queen is furious at this very moment!

Monday, September 23, 2019

Advice To Politicians

When you decide to ban "elitist" educational establishments in the UK (that you send your children to), you do realise that they will simply move abroad thus making them even more "elitist" don't you?

Friday, September 20, 2019

Climate Strike Musings

I trust and assume that those attending today's climate strike gatherings will not be driving to them, and that the children who attend (and skip school) will in future be walking to school and not be driven by their parents or take a bus to school?

Thursday, September 19, 2019

The "Brave" New World of Twitter

Sadly the "brave" new world of Twitter only allows journalists and commentators to report facts, if those facts align with the political views of those on Twitter.

That is of course not at all "brave"!

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Monday, September 16, 2019

Advice To Belgian MEPs

If you can't speak without ranting about building an empire in a demented fashion, then shut the fuck up!

Friday, September 13, 2019

Happy Friday The 13th - #FridayThe13th

Happy Friday the 13th, which by happenstance coincides with a Harvest Moon (the next one won't occur for another 30 years).

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Happy Chuseok

Happy Chuseok (Autumn Eve - Bountiful Harvest) to my friends in Korea (both North and South of the border).

Wednesday, September 11, 2019


It is the law of the universe that each person on earth will accumulate more power/pc/TV cables than devices he/she has ever owned!

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The Sun Is Shining - Parliament Has Been Shut

I predict sunshine for the next five weeks!

Monday, September 09, 2019

Friday, September 06, 2019

British Politics Explained By The Medium of Interpretative Dance

Today I am mainly explaining the current state of British politics by the medium of interpretative dance.

Thursday, September 05, 2019

Parliament Has Lost Control of Itself

Wake me up when Parliament has a better sense of itself and its role in our country!

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

Monday, September 02, 2019

Merchant Navy Day 3 September

As per The Merchant Navy Fund:
"Since 2000, Merchant Navy Day on 3rd September has honoured the brave men and women who kept our 'island nation' afloat during both World Wars, and celebrated our dependence on modern day merchant seafarers who are responsible for 95% of the UK's imports, including half the food we eat, plenty of the fuel we burn and virtually all the products and goods we take for granted!

For the fifth year running, Seafarers UK is campaigning for the Red Ensign - the UK Merchant Navy's official flag - to be flown on 3rd September on civic buildings and landmark flagpoles across the UK. Parish, community, town, city, district and borough councils are all invited to take part, along with higher-tier local authorities and governments.

There are many locations where the Red Ensign can be freely flown ashore - civic centres, town halls, public libraries, village greens, churches, sports venues, historic buildings, tourist attractions, ports, etc.

This year hundreds of local flag-hoisting ceremonies will be organised, involving VIPs, civic dignitaries, Merchant Navy veterans, naval cadets, etc. A message of support from HRH The Earl of Wessex is available to be read out at participating locations 'to remember the sacrifices, salute the courage and support the future of the often unsung personnel of our Merchant Navy.'

That Royal request is included in a new 'Fly the Red Ensign for Merchant Navy Day' Guide - click here to download.

In 2019 our target is for the Red Ensign to be flown ashore at more than one thousand locations across the UK. As Merchant Navy Day on 3rd September falls on a Tuesday, we are encouraging participants to fly the flag for the whole week! Flag-hoisting ceremonies can be organised for any date, including on the preceding weekend.

For further information please contact Nick Harvey, Campaigns Manager at Seafarers UK, email nick.harvey@seafarers.uk, phone 020 7932 5969."
Above are photos of my grandfather (foreground recovering from shrapnel wounds in 1915) honourably discharged from the Royal Navy he joined the Merchant Navy and served in the convoys in both wars, and my father who served in the Merchant Navy during and after the second world war.