GORDON McLauchlan Dead

“Who?,” I hear you ask.

McLauchlan who has died at 89 was an Auckland newspaper columnist who knocked out low sales social and other New Zealand history books decades back, and all credit to him for this untypical print journalists’ zeal.

MY DREAM TEAM PRESIDENTIAL DEMOCRATS DUO

Having watched all of the debates (and over the duration periodically changed my mind) I’ve finally settled on my dream team from the current field of largely no-hoper hopefuls. They’re Amy Kloburchar with Pete Buttigeig as her running mate. Why? Simple? They’re the smartest and least cliché dependent.

CLIMATE CHANGE

Get used to the consequences as lip-service conferences and diverse combatting efforts are simply toying with the issue at government level. Boris has succeeded with his undertaking to get the next global climate conference in Glasgow later this year. 30,000 delegates are scheduled to hit the city although God only knows where they’ll all stay. It’s the tourist off-season so most will probably take the 45 minute commuter train trip from Edinburgh.

GOD MOVING IN MYSTERIOUS WAYS (Again)

“At least 10 killed and over a hundred injured,” so the report goes about an Ethiopian Christian Festival disaster. Apparently during prayers, God, master of the universe and all that occurs, allowed a stand to collapse. The question is why?