From ‘Strong and Stable’ to a ‘Failing State’-Theresa May’s UK legacy

The imminent deployment of 3,500 troops on British soil has been announced as part of a no-deal Brexit ‘contingency plan’.  Should we be worried? We wonder what the government will ask these troops to do and under what circumstances? When you consider that the UK has just 1,000 troops deployed in Afghanistan it hard not be … Continue reading From ‘Strong and Stable’ to a ‘Failing State’-Theresa May’s UK legacy

Austerity by the numbers- and Labour abstained.

From  the London Economic.com It has lots of ads but the message is clear and worth repeating. https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/opinion/tories-have-run-up-debt-in-spite-of-austerity-cuts-while-rich-have-doubled-their-wealth/24/07/ Tories have run up debt in spite of austerity cuts while the rich have doubled their wealth The Conservatives have been labelled con artists after running up mountains of debt in spite of austerity cuts at the … Continue reading Austerity by the numbers- and Labour abstained.

Why is the media kicking NHS Scotland when it is down?

In this 'bleak mid-winter', chest infections, viral infections, increased levels of influenza type symptoms have peaked even before Christmas and New Year. On top of that we have an ageing population and a thing called multi-morbidity.In other words as people live longer they suffer from more than one , sometimes several different conditions at once. … Continue reading Why is the media kicking NHS Scotland when it is down?

Homage to Corbyn mania? ‘Visca Democracy? What happened this time Jeremy?’

When the current situation in Barcelona and Catalonia burst back onto our social media pages ( not our main stream media) I was drawn back into reading George Orwell's classic personal account of volunteering for the International Brigades in support of opposing the fascist forces during the Spanish Civil War, Homage to Catalonia. When you … Continue reading Homage to Corbyn mania? ‘Visca Democracy? What happened this time Jeremy?’