Peter Martindale

Human Rights Activist

Peter Martindale is a former councillor, a writer and human rights activist .

Don't Blame The Alcohol!

At this time when the coalition government is threatening to set a minimum price for the sale of alcohol, a sober look needs to be taken at the problems around drinking, instead of the knee-jerk puritanism and religious bigotry that has enveloped the UK.
20/03/2012 13:17 GMT

Long-Tailed Tits: No, Not an Intentional Pun on the Previous Blog

For the first time ever, I have seen long-tailed tits in the flesh. Having seen them written about and pictured in bird books since childhood, and having remembered for a life-time the details, due to their shear appealing looks, they were instantly familiar when I saw them in the trees some way away. Then when they continued their chase closer to the house, they were recognisable without a doubt.
14/03/2012 13:18 GMT

What Has Happened to Argentine Dignity?

The Argentine people should have the intelligence and dignity to drop all claims to the Falklands and so to benefit from improved relations and trade, or for ever be complaining about the state of their own country and what might have been.
21/02/2012 14:35 GMT

Clearly, There Was No German Economic Miracle

The panic behaviour of the German Chancellor and French president, makes it plain to see that both countries are using the economic difficulties of other Eurozone countries and the restructuring of Europe, as a smoke-screen to hide their own systemic economic and social failures.
19/12/2011 14:19 GMT

Breaking Banking Ties With Iran is But One Step

It is abundantly clear to all, including the Iranian regime, that the West has intent to cause regime change in Iran. The new sanctions announced this week are a clear step towards that goal. It is the beginning of moves that the Iranian freedom movements have been asking the West for for some years.
27/11/2011 15:46 GMT

Arab Spring?

As Autumn nears, and the so-called Arab Spring has achieved nothing more than bloodshed, resentment and instability, the West should stop its shameful support of bloody revolution.
02/11/2011 10:08 GMT

Good Morning Mr Obama, Do You Understand Iran?

As The Obama administration continues to favour the Iranian regime of the ayatollahs, over the Iranian people, one has to question how in command of the reality of the situation, the President of the USA is. .
26/08/2011 11:34 BST