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Home Page Opinion

The Signs of the Times

Monday November 23, 2020




















In our last Home Page Opinion, we highlighted that freedom - real, true freedom - comes with risks. Risks of all kinds and we made the point that '...if governments try to micro-manage risks, to attempt to eliminate all risks, one eliminates freedom as well. The two go hand-in-hand. You cannot have both.'

This remains true now and always has been. Yet we now hear that the UK government will 'allow' people to see each other over the Christmas period, and that restrictions will be re-imposed thereafter. Scientific opinion (shown to be fundamentally flawed) is once again predicting a rise in deaths. And all the time, 'cases' are on the rise.


'Cases' of what? For many, many people the term means inexorable rises in 'cases of the coronavirus'. As we have consistently asked, which coronavirus? There are seven that can infect humans and at this time of the year, all of them can, do and will increase the effect they have, and the scale of illnesses that can result will also increase. So equally many people are now questioning the veracity of the information they are being given. Even some arms of main stream media are now starting to ask the same questions.


The government - along with all others around the world - and the people they serve must now stop being blinded by one set of views from one set of scientists and start respecting that freedom comes with risk. They must also start learning the lessons of the past and know what the old saying, 'The road to hell is paved with good intentions' actually means.


While the intent of saving lives is a good one, government must realise it cannot save everybody; it cannot micromanage the society it serves.


And unless a new course of action is embarked upon (and quickly), empty trains, closed shops, stores, sports and entertainment venues, bankrupt businesses and lonely, permanently isolated people, all masked with broken spirits, all the signs of today's times, become the permanent normal tomorrow.

© KJM Today 2020

Image - Kevan James © 2020

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Details of our books:

Available - the Third Edition of Comments of a Common Man

An excoriating look at life in the UK today, taking aim at Politicians, Police, the NHS, Education, the shocking cost of housing and other subjects of concern to those living in the UK.

This is a book that should be read by everybody.

Available as a paperback or on Kindle, just £9.99 from Amazon or you can order a copy from us:

email now - info@kjmtoday.com

Available - Airport Days and Nights Evolution

The sister book to Airport Days and Nights Terminals and Runways, this takes readers on a personal journey back in time, up to the present day and shows the development of airports used by the authors. Packed with full colour photographs this is an evocative portrayal of personal and technological growth.

Paperback £17.99 from Amazon or you can order a copy from us:

email now - info@kjmtoday.com

(Also still available is the sister book Airport Days and Nights Terminals and Runways)

Sold Out and awaiting a new print run - Heathrow Airport 70 Years and Counting

A second edition of Kevan James' earlier history of Heathrow, brought up to just before the December general election in the UK, and including the latest developments concerning the new runway. Controversially, the author calls for two new runways at the airport and not just one. The book also includes a direct comparision with New York's John F. Kennedy airport - Heathrow's busiest route. With three new chapters and substantially re-written throughout, the book will attract those interested in social history and development, as well as aviation and airport enthusiasts.

A solid, hardback book with a RRP of £19.99, you can order a copy from us: email now - info@kjmtoday.com

Or order your copies here:


Reader's Remarks on Heathrow Airport 70 Years and Counting:

Kevan James has knitted his own personal reflections and experiences into what could otherwise have been a considerably less compelling narrative, had it been purely historical. His personal anecdotes, experiences and reflections throughout the book make it a compelling read for anybody who has known and experienced Heathrow in any capacity. 

(Paul S. London, UK)


This is a well-written and interesting account of Heathrow’s history – the most interesting airport in Britain. It’s good to know where it came from and what happened there, and to reflect on what goes on behind the scenes, and where it might be going in the future.

(Matt Falcus, The Airport Spotting Blog - http://www.airportspotting.com/)

The heart and soul of the world's most iconic airport

(Andy Martin)

Eloquent writing and full of interesting facts

(Marnix Groot, Editor. AirportHistory.org)

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Books have always been a part of life and even today, they are still.

The printed book, and for that matter magazines and newspapers, face a challenging time in the face of the digital onslaught but there is nothing like a book; a tangible thing that one can hold, feel, and yes, love also.

The digital version is a flimsy on-screen nothing, swiped away with the flick of a finger, deleted when done with.

A book may last more than a lifetime.

Available Now -

Comments of a Common Man Edition 3

Heathrow Airport 70 Years and Counting

Heathrow; Days Out at the UK's Premier International Airport.

Airport Days and Nights Terminals and Runways.

Airport Days and Nights Evolution

Boyhood; Soccer, Skaters, Streets and Suchlike

The Posts of Roche Fokke

Boysold (a novel, part one of a trilogy)

Please note that the opinions expressed on KJM Today are those of the contributors concerned and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or views of KJM Today.

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