Thank God for news websites. I’m fed up with hearing doom and gloom on the TV but it’s a bit worrying when one of our daily newspapers, The Independent, announces it's switching to a digital only edition. I do like to be able to pick up a newspaper and read. However, in the absence of a paper trawling the BBC site can be enlightening and I can pick and choose what I look at.
The INTERNATIONAL story that has dominated our national news this week is the ongoing saga over Britain’s membership of the EU. David Cameron, the Prime Minister, is currently in Brussels trying to negotiate a better deal for us but progress seems to be slow.
We have been promised a referendum on whether we want to stay in or out of the EU but I feel that the ordinary people need to be really well informed before making such a huge decision. It is certainly complicated and I can understand other European countries viewing us as this little island nation that wants the best of all worlds. A seat at the top table without buying a ticket.
Working together for the greater good would seem to be the way forward but with so much diversity between the member states, and an ever increasing number of members that is never going to be easy. The whole idea seems to have got too big for its own self.
My common sense tells me that surely it’s better to be part of it and have a say in how things are managed when inevitably it will affect the UK if we are in or out.
This LOCAL news item I’ve flagged up is a very sad and worrying story about cruelty to cats in South London. (Warning the article is quite upsetting.) It’s hard to believe someone could be going around killing cats but it does seem to be being treated seriously which is a good thing in that hopefully it will lead to the individual being caught and stopped before they move on to bigger targets.
All links are courtesy of the BBC website. Opinions are my own.