September 10, 2020

As a freelance journalist (and with a national press ID card to prove it), although I do not have any particular privileges, I (like every person in the UK) do have the right to ask those who hold high office, questions as to their policies, actions and conduct. I have...

July 29, 2020

Owned and operated by the city throughout its 80-year history, when it first opened in 1940, Philadelphia Municipal Airport transported more than 40,000 passengers. Up to the early part of 2020, the airport, or to give it its three-letter code, PHL, had grown exponenti...

July 24, 2020

The Rt. Honourable Boris Johnson MP

Office of the Prime Minister

10 Downing St,


London SW1A 2AA

July 24, 2020.

Dear Prime Minister,

I write in the hope that you will not only see this, but also read it and, if I may be so forward, act upon it.

As a citizen of the...

July 22, 2020

Qantas will today mark the end of an era with the departure of the national carrier’s last Boeing 747. The final 747-400 in the fleet (registration VH-OEJ) will depart Sydney at 2pm as flight number QF7474, bringing to an end five decades of history-making moments for...

July 22, 2020

The forthcoming introduction of mandatory face coverings in the UK for everybody doing their shopping - despite it not being compulsory until now - has created debate throughout the country. Yet the UK government's decision is not unique. The same situation exists arou...

July 21, 2020

Historian, author and broadcaster Dominic Sandbrook is also a regular contributor to national newspapers and in a column last week drew attention to a new book by Professor Frank Furedi, of the University of Kent. Professor Furedi’s book, Why Borders Matter, does, as i...

July 7, 2020

The UK’s National Health Service – the NHS – has been under scrutiny perhaps more than ever before over the past four months. It is always commented upon, mostly by politicians trying to convince voters that they, and only they, are the only ones really on its side, an...

June 22, 2020

As lockdowns within countries start to ease, yet many borders still closed to international travel with 14-day quarantines in place where travel is allowed, KJM Today looks at the present crisis and the future of air travel.

An almost empty check-in hall at Berlin's Sch...

June 13, 2020

“The great revolution in the history of man, past, present and future, is the revolution
of those determined to be free.”

- John F. Kennedy (35th President of the United States)

Freedom is a thread that runs throughout my book Comments of a Common Man - more accurately...

May 12, 2020

Much of the focus throughout the Covid-19 pandemic has been on the adverse effect on daily lives, with shops and stores closed along with places of work for businesses large and small. Many of those however, in one way or another (and often without realising it) rely o...

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