The England Hospital doctors are going back on strike next month – an incompetent ‘Jeremy Hunt’?

  At the beginning of the year, our so-called ‘junior doctors’ in our hospitals across the Country came out on a set of unprecedented strikes, and because their dispute with the Government has still not been resolved in the past eight months, they are coming out again with increased intensity, aren’t they? Make no mistake […]

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 […]

Many Hospital doctors have gone on strike today – what has the Government done to the NHS now?

Yep, the headlines have hit the newspapers and the rest of the wires, but hoards of our so-called ‘junior doctors’ in our hospitals across the Country have come out on strike today from 8 am (they will though still be on duty to provide emergency cover throughout the day). Many thousands of elective operations have […]

The United Kingdom Miner Strike 1984 – time surely for a ‘Full’ Public Enquiry?

  Some thirty years ago the British coal miners went on strike. The miners were a large group of workers admired by the general public for their courage working in dangerous conditions miles underground, their backbreaking hard work in foul gruelling environments, their contribution to our Country in providing a main source of energy, their […]

The Bedroom Tax – the most divisive charge since the Poll Tax?

  The Poll Tax and the Bedroom Tax certainly  have two things in common – first, they go under popular & common descriptive rather than official & correct names,. and second when introduced they were utterly despised by the general population (the ‘well-off’ were big supporters of both though, weren’t they?). The Poll tax was […]

Should the United Kingdom State do ‘MORE’ – or ‘LESS’?

The polls show that the majority, and nearly double the number of people, think that the State should actually do more than it does now, than think it should do less – does that surprise us all then? If we look at the political parties then, those in favour of doing LESS include the Conservatives, […]

The Wealth Inequality gap – does anybody rich give a damn?

The wealth of the UK is increasingly being concentrated into an elite few – the rich are basking in getting exponentially richer, the poor are hiding in the increasingly bigger gutter, and those in the squeezed middle are progressively burying their head in the sand hoping their living standards will rise. Wealth is not simply […]

The NHS is in death throes – – can it be brought back to Life?

There is a lot of hand wringing and wailing as the National Health Service faces death. It has been under the death sentence and on death row again ever since the Conservatives regained power five years ago, with the support of their cohorts the LibDems. Outpourings of grief from professionals far & wide, but not […]

The NHS in meltdown – was it predicted or predictable?

    Even those of us on the outside and ‘not in the know’ could have told you a year ago that the British Health Service after sixty five years was heading for the abyss. It was widely predicted by ‘those in the know’ that A&E was going to be in crisis last year – […]

UKIP take ‘Rochester’ – a mould breaking by-election triumph?

RESULT 04.15 hrs It may well have been soundly predicted by the polls, but nevertheless it was an amazing event TODAY for Mark Reckless to become UKIP’s ‘second’ Member of Parliament, wasn’t it? Rochester had been in a Conservative strong area for some thirty years and with the new boundaries had a massive Tory majority […]