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

Government and Politics

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

Government and Politics

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

Government and Politics

May v Corbyn And The Politics Of Poison

When Theresa May called the election, to silence her party’s Eurosceptics, her lead was unassailable. The thrust of her campaign was to choose between Jeremy Corbyn and herself. Corbyn was written off as the jester. Nonetheless, Corbyn is eroding May’s lead. So, the ‘nasty party’ are again trying to undermine Corbyn with a spate of… Continue reading May v Corbyn And The Politics Of Poison

Government and Politics · Police and Crime

Are Tories The Party Of Law And Order?

The Tories are considered the party of Law and Order. That in its self is interesting as the word Tory is Gaelic and means outlaw. Nevertheless, Robert Peel's changes to policing and their willingness to lock people up and throw away the key is responsible for the image. Still, jailing criminals is not the same thing… Continue reading Are Tories The Party Of Law And Order?