Opinion – Why Gun Culture is So Strong in Rural America – Op Ed – Robert Leonard – NYT


Here’s an outstanding must-read, op-ed, written by Robert Leonard, published in the NYT. It’s examines brilliantly the arguments for and against guns in America. There’s a fascinating insight into the ‘conservative American‘, passionate about individualism and individual responsibility, anchored in traditional Christian values. Most importantly, Robert Leonard highlights how the Democrat Party has abandoned traditional working class people in rural America. It’s a fascinating analysis. Thoughts?

British Airways cabin crew strikers prepared for long haul | Business | The Guardian

This is a shameful distortion of events. The Guardian reports that mixed fleet BA staff have fought for better pay for six months but, despite plans for further action, the airline won’t settle.

Source: British Airways cabin crew strikers prepared for long haul | Business | The Guardian

Actually, Corbyn‘s Marxist economy has not yet arrived in the UK. We live in a market based economy where the customer and market forces prevail, unless inertia intervenes – the unions are a classic example of inertia damaging what’s best for customers, both in terms of value and quality.

Because of militant unions and poorly motivated staff, BA has been going downhill for years. People like myself are scared to book a BA flight because of flight disruption. If I could use my airmiles, I’d be finished with BA for good. Let’s face it, BA just can’t compete with the likes of Emirates or Air Asia.

Surely, it’s time  to withdraw scheduled routes on the back of poor delivery, including strikes and service quality, measured by international benchmarks?