Starry Starry Sky……’Till Birnam Forest Come To Dunsinane’.…..Rwanda…….

by Bernie Bell - 08:52 on 25 August 2022

This morning I was up and about at around 20 to 3, roaming the Living Room.  I get muscle spasms in my legs and however reluctant I am to leave my cosy bed, the best thing to do is get up and walk about until the pain eases.  This can have a plus side, as I look out the window and see magnificent things – the moon doing things, the clouds doing things, mist doing things.

During high summer it doesn’t really get properly dark here in Orkney, but now the nights are getting dark again and this early morning the sky was absolutely pitch black, full of shining stars and planets.  I don’t know what most of them are called, and I don’t much care - I just like to look at them.

And I stood and looked - and forgot about the pain.

I remembered this piece by Eamonn Keyes, where he ‘goes into space’ in a similar way….  https://theorkneynews.scot/2017/11/04/horizons/

P.S.   https://theorkneynews.scot/2022/08/28/the-autumn-stars/


Just pluggin’ Duncan’s book…or should I say…one of Duncan’s books…..




'It’s my blog

And I’ll

Write what I want to

Post what I want to

Change what I want to

You would do too

If it belonged to you.'

For those who remember “It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to….”


Remember this….. http://www.spanglefish.com/berniesblog/blog.asp?blogid=15838

Well……. https://emergencemagazine.org/feature/they-carry-us-with-them/



Unbelievable, but it looks like the British Government are still meaning to trade in people – because that’s what this plan is, it’s trading in people - and buying or selling people is………wrong.

I’ve previously written about this situation…. https://theorkneynews.scot/2022/06/13/its-appalling/

And…. http://www.spanglefish.com/berniesblog/blog.asp?blogid=15820

So, when I received this email from 'Freedom from Torture'.... https://www.freedomfromtorture.org/?gclid=CjwKCAjwu5yYBhAjEiwAKXk_eLIXHKITgGylZBspWIZ2EQZzAYsyol24HG8JWuSgwYg__wLyOpjUlxoC0k4QAvD_BwE

I thought I’d post it here for those who choose to, to take action….

"We’re about to have a new Prime Minister – and when they walk into Number 10 they’re planning to put refugees on planes to Rwanda. But these plans were stopped before – and they can be again. It’s time to get to work. 

Conservative PM candidates have told the press they’re committed to this cruel plan. But the airline whose plane was on the runway with refugees in June - Privilege Style - has still never said anything publicly. 

It’s time to give them one last chance to rule themselves out of being involved – before it’s too late. If they still won’t engage - we’ll step our campaign up a notch. Will you email them now?


Thousands of us have already asked them not to be involved by email, phone and social media comments. A small group of us even went to their HQ in Spain. They didn’t listen then. But since then there’s been even more negative attention on the Rwanda plan.

Human rights lawyers got refugees off the plane because it breaches international laws supposed to protect us. People in the UK made it clear how they feel about it too. Privilege Style do care what people think - after all, they need their VIP customers to survive. Will you email Privilege Style airlines now and tell them we are watching what they do next?


If Privilege Style don’t finally rule themselves out, we’ve got a plan to expose how they profit from the pain of refugees. We’ve already landed them in major Spanish newspapers and got them deleting social media posts - they’ve seen what people power can do.

If they don’t rule themselves out from further involvement - our community will prove our power once again.

Best wishes,

Jack Steadman

Head of Digital and Campaigns"


Here’s one Mike made earlier …. https://theorkneynews.scot/2018/08/06/the-oulton-dog-walkers-society/


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