Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Unpublished letter to The Times re nuclear weapons policy

The Editor
The Times

22 January 2008

Dear Sir,

Our strategy for countering nuclear proliferation seems to have escalated over night from one of vigorous international and bilateral diplomacy backed up with the implied threat of conventional military action in a worse case scenario, to one where our top NATO generals are countenancing pre-emptive nuclear strikes. The public should be very concerned about the dangerous, apocalyptic threats being made in their name, and should speak out against them before Dr Strangelove is resurrected and fiction becomes fact.

Yours faithfully,

John Slinger

Wednesday, 16 January 2008

Letter to The Times - NOT PUBLISHED - re consumerism

The Editor
The Times

10 January 2008

Dear Sir,

The reporting of a possible reduction in consumer confidence on the British high street always implies that less consumer spending is a bad thing ( Sainsbury's sales rise defies retail gloom, The Times, 10 January) . In an age when we consume more, waste more, spend more, have more personal debt, pay more for our mortgages on ever more expensive houses, work longer hours than ever before and cause more damage to the environment, perhaps it would be in the interests of us all if we consumed less. No politician could ever utter such a heresy against the cult of consumerism, so the merry-go-round continues unabated.

Yours faithfully,

John Slinger

Tuesday, 15 January 2008

Kell & Slinger songs online at Amie Street

Hi,

I play in an acoustic - electric duo with Ryan Kell. We used to play in a band and are currently writing and recording new material with a view to gigging and releasing songs this year.

If you're interested, you can find some of our old songs, both our duo and from our old band, on http:amiestreet.com/kellandslinger.



If you like them, please spread the word and watch this space!

Regards,

John