Category Archives: Politics

Pandemic of Lunacy – Why we could be getting it wrong on Covid-19

The average UK citizen has approximately a 1 in 3,300 chance of dying of Covid-19 this year (assuming there are 20,000 deaths). For cancer, it’s around 1 in 400. Which disease would you prefer the government to concentrate its efforts … Continue reading

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Queen’s speech an insult to most Britains

It seems a strange choice for the queen to use the few minutes she gets to speak to ‘her people’ each year to promote a minority religion. I wonder what the people thought today, when they tuned in to hear … Continue reading

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The Rabbit that decided the Election

It’s still not clear how a rabbit got into the cabinet room. And in fairness to the then Prime Minister, it had been a difficult meeting. Her ministers didn’t like the new policies they had been made to announce, as the election drew … Continue reading

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First Sunrise

This New Year’s Day started wet and grey, and it seemed like a bad omen – a sign that 2017 was going to continue in the same vein as 2016. But then the rain cleared. This morning I woke up and watched the … Continue reading

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The Inquisition may be History, but The Church is still an Oppressor

A nurse was recently dismissed from the Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust for repeated inappropriate behaviour towards patients. Sarah Kuteh claims that she simply offered to pray with patients that she dealt with in the surgical pre-assessment unit. However, the … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Establishment…

…And how they get away with it.  By Owen Jones.                         This was not an easy book to read; not calming or uplifting. Jones sets out a tale of how, over … Continue reading

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Europe is in Jeremy Corbyn’s hands

It’s Labour dogma that will lose us our place in Europe.

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The Equality of Ignorance

I went to see the film ‘Suffragette’ at the weekend. It was definitely worth seeing, but a bit grim. And why did they have to film so much of it with a hand-held camera? Some of the scenes were so … Continue reading

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Election Burnout

If you’re anything like me, you will have had about as much as you can take of the interminable and vacuous spiral of lies, misinformation, accusation, counter-accusation, image-projection, banality, ageism, ignorance and, above all, overwhelming stupidity that is the 2015 … Continue reading

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Isn’t the right to self-determination important?

Once again a bill to allow assisted dying is being put before parliament. And once again the churches are using the full weight of their power and privilege to lobby; to bully MP’s into rejecting it. And because of this, … Continue reading

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