Research into Alzheimer’s has stalled – is that the end of all hope?

It will not have escaped the notice of all elderly people and their families that after some twenty years of significant involvement, the world’s biggest drug company Pitzer has just 10 days ago announced terminating its research into dementia and Alzheimer’s, and has also pulled the plug on its work on Parkinson’s, as well, which […]

The ‘Universal Credit’ benefit, together with the rest of the UK’s welfare system, is a national disaster – TIME to start ditching the whole bloody lot?

The terminal state of the British welfare state is ample summed-up by the furore that has arisen daily in recent weeks both across the airways of TV, Radio & Newspapers, and at Westminster about the ‘Universal Credit’ benefit now being widely rolled-out across the UK, wouldn’t you say? The cries from far and wide are […]

The tragic tale of little mite ‘Charlie Gard’ – a story of unknown pygmy ‘dedicated’ parents facing-up against a famous giant ‘compassionless’ hospital? UPDATE

  The parents’ final heart-rendering message UPDATE 03.08.2017 The original post “The tragic tale of little mite ‘Charlie Gard’ – a story of unknown pygmy ‘dedicated’ parents facing-up against a famous giant ‘compassionless’ hospital?”   was published here last Tuesday. Published now below is the dialogue with one of the blog’s readers, who has a […]

The tragic tale of little mite ‘Charlie Gard’ – a story of unknown pygmy ‘dedicated’ parents facing-up against a famous giant ‘compassionless’ hospital?

  The parents’ final heart-rendering message   This post is reluctantly written and with tears still in the eyes and with a heavy heart indeed, for the courageous, beleaguered, maltreated family of Charlie Gard, who have finally lost their fruitless long fight for the life of this their baby son, who all too early joined […]

Big Charities – should YOU give them a penny?

     We are all constantly in the UK inundated, indeed well-so in our faces, with heart rendering pleas for us ordinary people (mostly working-class however because THEY are the most generous?) to urgently donate money to apparently needy and worthy causes, desperate for our hard-earned cash, aren’t we? We are told incessantly that even our […]

The British Honours System IS active NEW YEAR’S DAY again – does it ‘STILL’ stink?

 “Companions of Honour” [The order consists of the Sovereign plus no more than 65 members. Additionally, foreigners from outside the realms may be added as honorary members. Membership confers no title or precedence, but those inducted into the single-class order are entitled to use the post-nominal letters CH]. A couple of years ago, there was […]

The United Kingdom’s ‘unfair’ Bedroom Tax –has it now become the ‘illegal’ Bedroom Tax?

  The last British Government (a coalition headed by the Conservatives) introduced in 2013 the nicknamed Bedroom Tax on the poor, which has been widely condemned for being unjust and a politically contentious policy by those on the moral high ground. The tax has reduced housing benefit for all individuals who rent a Council or […]

Labour’s new Shadow Cabinet members 2015 – what you have to know about them?

  Well, well, well, Jeremy Corbyn has had his first taste of the straightjacket of power. He had to produce some thirty members of a shadow cabinet like rabbits out of a hat. His train didn’t actually hit the buffers, but it was certainly delayed and diverted. He found that being in charge didn’t always […]

Death of a Party – has LABOUR finally done it, RIP?

None of us clever clogs saw it coming. When Labour badly lost the 2015 General Election last May it came as a surprise – and not least to PM David Cameron (the lies won it). The electorate turned out at the last minute to be a fickle lot, don’t you think? Unbelievably, Labour’s Leader Ed […]

The longest suicide note in history (1983) – replaced by voluntary euthanasia (2015)?

  Back in the distant days of the Eighties, the Labour MPs chose ‘left winger’ Michael Foot to lead the Party into their next General Election, having been defeated by Margaret Thatcher for the first but not the last time. His 1983 Manifesto proposed amongst other things unilateral nuclear disarmament (we didn’t have Trident in […]