Social Media and Coronavirus

Posted on October 19, 2020

Who remembers the good old days back when we were in full lockdown? The days when those of us who like reading, thought that with a bit of effort, we would be able to understand what Covid19 was all about. The timeline for all of us was different but for the people I know well, the days of being an epidemiologist ended around mid-summer. Oddly, Tony Blair sealed the deal for me (yes, the evil one who started the second Iraq war because he ...

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Standards Don’t Count Anymore!

Posted on October 13, 2020

Last night, Conservative MP’s voted against an amendment bill that would force foreign food exporters to adhere to domestic food standards. These standards protect animal welfare and food quality. Why would anyone want to compromise that? Why would anyone put British farming at risk by allowing any other nation (notably America) to only be asked to apply their own food standards to exports into Britain. Trade Deals For trade deals of ...

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Where Does Our Public Services Money Go?

Posted on October 5, 2020

I was watching something on the news last night that caught my attention. It was a piece about how the immigration system was failing everyone, including the asylum seekers. I must admit, my interest was apathetic until I saw a big sign at one of the centres with Serco written on it. Serco are everywhere on government contracts and everywhere they seem to perform badly. You would think the government would find this unacceptable, but they ...

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The British Government – Slapstick Comedy

Posted on September 25, 2020

If Brexit were a slapstick 1970’s movie, it would be funny. ‘Carry on Brexit’ would be a fitting title for this utter farce that is more ridiculous than I ever imagined it could be. When we left the union, I thought someone sensible might enter the room and fudge a deal that kept us in the EU in all but name. However, in my gut, there was a feeling that it would be a populist revolution to serve the few, not the many. Who’d have ...

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How Do we Stop the Legitimised Bullshitters?

Posted on September 16, 2020

There is one question that Labour leader, Keir Starmer, must come up with an answer for. Jeremy Corbyn failed to answer that question and so did Ed Miliband. The question is this. How does Starmer marginalise and put a lid on the bullshitters led by Boris Johnson, the King of Bullshitters? Johnson has given these people a voice and legitimised bullshit. Liberated, they have come out in their droves spouting their nonsense at any poor sod who ...

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