I started the week thinking that maybe I ought to ponder on the passing of St. Georges Day, conscious of recent discussions concerning the moves by Scottish nationalists to trash the United Kingdom.
The idea of celebrating the pettiness of nationalism in the context of one of the nations which currently makes up the UK seems trivial in the extreme, at this moment in time, when Scottish nationalists are plotting the end of the British State.
This country (Britain) is as we know is involved in a pointless war in Afghanistan, few if any of us have the slightest idea why, perhaps we have a vague idea of Afghan people have some tenuous link with Al Qaeda, what we all know is that British service men and women are at risk and that Afghanistan the country is corrupt and dominated by a barbaric society committed to perpetuating violence toward it's people in general and it's women in particular, and being a major supplier of drugs.
Although being British is considerably more important to me than being English, it is now clear to me that within a few short years, Britain will have cease to exist, and why because a handful of cranks will lead a minority population within the UK to seek independence.
For reasons never explained, it's a fact, those who live outside Scotland will be impotent, while voters Scotland will be given the power to destroy not only their region but the rest of the UK, labour as we all know, decided to devolve government in Scotland and Wales, while leaving England disenfranchised and even worse than that, allowing Scottish politicians to continue to inflict themselves on us English people, no surprise given the fact that at the time labour was well stocked with Scottish MPs.
Still what institutions are worth a light in England or the UK, watching evidence given to the Leveson committee on the press and media, it must be a common view, that not only is much of the media bent but so too it seems are our police and politicians. The question of Minister, Jeremy Hunt's refusal to resign, following the revelation from the Murdoch family that even if he didn't fully cooperate with them, one of his sidekicks did, is nothing if not indicative of something wrong in our society.
This week it seemed that Alex Salmond may well have sung for his support for Murdoch as it were, having come in for much criticism from Labour, the Sun newspaper in Scotland backed Scots nationalist, and now we are likely to suffer as a result of his quest to cut ties with the UK.
Maybe there is nothing worth saving within the British culture, I doubt that this country has ever been entirely honest, still at this point it's difficult not to find any of our institutions that doesn't appear as bent as a nine bob note.
Perhaps we should celebrate the future as a people entrapped in the undemocratic Europe with less say than maybe Spain or Greece, still there is a bread of people who have done alright out of the EU, mainly your bureaucrats who are happily thriving in a bland and unaccountable world.
Bleak as things are for Briatin, I suppose there will always be an England, although it will probably be minus Cornwall. I'm British first, English second, and prefer to be part of a bigger state rather than end up as a tin pot region of the institutional blamonge that is the EU.