Government and Politics

White People N***** Empty Apologies

A jolly in apartheid South Africa breaching international sanctions didn’t stop David Cameron becoming PM. The Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, didn’t need to use anything as sophisticated as “Mutton-headed old mugwump” to ridicule black people. He merely described us as ‘piccaninnies’ with ‘watermelon smiles’ who should be grateful that white people saved us from relying… Continue reading White People N***** Empty Apologies

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Grenfell Fire Is Not About Theresa May, It’s Much Bigger

Imagine my horror at defending Theresa May, back bencher in waiting, but the Grenfell fire is not her fault.  It is the fault of us all. The tragedy of the Grenfell fire didn’t just come out of nowhere. It began 30 years ago when Brits elected Mrs Thatcher. The country then started down the path… Continue reading Grenfell Fire Is Not About Theresa May, It’s Much Bigger

Government and Politics

Grenfell Social Housing Lives Matter

As predicted by the residents, Grenfell Tower a 24 storey social housing block containing 127 units is a fire damaged blackened shell. The fire was preventable by the installation of a sprinkler system during the £10m refurbishment. It would have cost thousands not millions. The impact of this major incident will be greater than those… Continue reading Grenfell Social Housing Lives Matter

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Warning – Too Many Tories Are Bad For Your Health

Tory austerity measures, which are cuts to public spending, are adversely affecting our health.   A landslide victory for the Tories will hasten the demise of the NHS and negatively impact on social care and mental well being.  Too many Tories are bad for our health. NHS The Tories believe in small government; they do… Continue reading Warning – Too Many Tories Are Bad For Your Health

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It’s Time For Prevention Rather Than Cures For Terrorism

Understandably, after terrorist atrocity, we view the world through a fog of anger. So, leaders who ‘talk tough’ and want to roll back rights become appealing. Theresa May’s response hints at new legislation and blaming Jeremy Corbyn. In 1989, the IRA’s bombing campaign saw Downing Street closed to the public. Today, London’s iconic bridges are… Continue reading It’s Time For Prevention Rather Than Cures For Terrorism