On 5th March 1824, Britain declared war on Burma.
Christmas Past: ‘The Sorrowful Christmas of 1899’
‘May this mad war the latest be/Which we who live shall never see’
Smyrna: ‘The story that shall not be forgotten’
The critically acclaimed award winning Greek film Smyrna is set during the 1922 Turkish occupation of the city. Local Greek and Armenians were massacred.
‘Who are we remembering ?’
‘Everyone, anyone from every side’ Stuart A. Paterson
Ukraine: “Scotland is your home and will be for as long as you need it to be.”
It’s an incredible story of a people determined to retain the independence of the country.
Funding for Charities Working in Somalia and Ethiopia: Scotland’s Humanitarian Fund
“The Scottish Government is committed to fulfilling its role as a responsible and compassionate global citizen and this aid from our Humanitarian Emergency Fund will provide essential help to those in desperate need.” – Neil Gray, The Scottish Government’s International Development Minister
Holding our noses.
“They say that the first casualty of war is the Truth, I’d qualify that. The first casualty of war is nuance .”
“there is no illegal way to arrive in a country to seek asylum.” : The UK/Rwanda Deal
A trade deal has been announced by the UK Tory Government where the product to be transported is people who have fled the horrors of conflict, war and oppression to seek help in a country they assume to be supportive of those living in terror.
‘An Irish Airman Foresees His Death’
“I was thinking of all the young people being sent to fight by Putin, and thinking that they, and their families, are probably wondering – Why?”
Dancing on the head of a pin ?
“This is about wiping Ukrainian heritage off the map”