UK car insurance is an increasing nightmare – particularly for the young driver?

In general, in modern day “rip-off Britain” consumers are increasingly getting fleeced by suppliers whose prices are escalating at many times the rate of inflation, aren’t they? That is not more so than in the case of car insurance, where in general in just a decade it has escalated-up almost one-hundred-and- twenty percent, indeed? Nowadays, […]

A Drug-Takers Paradise – the UK?

Drug misuse England in 2015, some two-and-a-half thousand drug misuse deaths (highest level ever recorded) and in 2015/16, twenty-four thousand drug-related hospital admissions [mental health, behavioural disorders, poisoning (a dramatic increase over a decade)]. In England & Wales, at the last count there were around nearly ‘three million’ silly adults still taking illicit drugs. Even […]

The inspirational ‘making of Chelsea Cameron’ of Dundee – a story of HOPE?

  Now 18, Chelsea Cameron grew up watching her drug addict parents pass out while dealers hammered on the door The news wires in the UK have been buzzing today (and rightly so) on the release of an ‘open letter’ from Scottish teenager Chelsea Cameron to her drug addict parents. It is an astoundingly moving set […]

Maria Sharapova is now unmasked as another sports ‘drug cheat’, and about to bite the dust – but will she really?

The sporting world is again faced with the stark truth that in modern times, many-many competitors in many-many different sports like cycling, football, baseball, weightlifting, volleyball, judo, wrestling, rowing, equestrian, gymnastics, field hockey, athletics track & field, rugby league, basketball, snooker, boxing, cricket, et al, are prepared to shamefully cheat their clean opponents, the organisers, […]

Yet another International sporting scandal – Athletics now again in the Dock?

Following-on from the earlier FIFA corruption exposures earlier this year involving international football (seven top officials arrested and charged with operating a hundred million pound racket) we find that on Monday afternoon there was finally published (after a nearly year-long review) a massive damming report of drug taking by top athletes, an unprecedented cover-up by […]

‘hippy crack’ the new prefered drug of the young – an avoidable explosion?

The nightmare for any responsible parent is to discover that their teenager has moved into the drug scene. The signs were probably increasingly there though, as their amazing son or daughter became surly, moody, disrespectful, defiant, tired, uncaring, dress & appearance oblivious (or the opposite), and spent uncommunicative hours in their room. Activities, hobbies, pastimes, […]

British Justice on ‘Trial’ – verdict ‘found GUILTY’?

Our politicians have let us down when it comes to ‘justice’ haven’t they? It is always a major plank though in their election speeches isn’t it – ‘Law & Order’? But they never deliver in practice do they? Oh yes, officially crime is falling and the statistics (except for sexual offences & shoplifting of course) […]

Organ Transplants – where the hell are we going in Britain?

Most of us in the United Kingdom have never had any experience of the organ transplant scenario – we have never needed a transplant ourselves, nor do most of us even know of anybody who has, and certainly we predominantly haven’t had any involvement in organ donation. We mainly have been shielded from the horror […]

Is the BIGGIST crises facing England the ‘Economy’, ‘Europe’, ‘Immigration’, ‘NHS’, ‘Education’ – or the ‘JUSTICE’ system?

We are rapidly approaching a General Election, aren’t we? It is only six months away indeed. The main political parties are girding their loins for the fight, filling their coffers with the cash for the campaign, recruiting and g-ing up their activists, identifying their potential supporters, preparing their strategy, identifying their ‘winnable’ seats, and above […]

Britain again enters the battlefield arena in the Middle East – facing another failure after failure, failure and failure?

–     There can be no doubt that the UK political hierarchy thought hard & long before belatedly committing last week to join America & some Arab allies and others in undertaking military action in Iraq (and inevitably Syria?) to confront jihadist ISIS (or whatever name you want to know them by). But are […]