Thursday, April 27, 2017

The Daily Spectacle’s 2016 Predictions

2016 is here, and after an eventful 2015 we were left wondering what will happen in 2016? What will be the major talking points?...

Theresa May & the Tories judged on their record

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Chilcot Inquiry: Blair’s half-hearted apology doesn’t heal Iraq’s pain

The Iraq Inquiry, also known as the Chilcot Inquiry after its chairman Sir John Chilcot, has finally been published - more than seven years...

Capitalist inequality paved the way for Brexit and Trump

2016 was certainly a year of political upheaval, with major events on both sides of the Atlantic and an apparent changing of the tide...

Psychoactive Substances Act 2016

On 25 May 2016, the Psychoactive Substances Act (see here for the full content) came into force.  Its purpose is a blanket ban on the so-called “legal highs”...

David Cameron: now the truth is out, he must resign

This time the hypocrisy has gone too far, this time David Cameron must go. It was obvious from the moment that Downing Street refused to...

NHS weekend working: the inside story

Let me give you a bit of personal history.  Apart from writing, I have been a freelance management consultant these past 23 years, the...

100 Years on – The Battle of Verdun

February 21, 2016, marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of Verdun - the longest battle of the Great War, fought...

Syria: We must now watch history repeat itself

So here we are again, at war, engaged in military action. Britain as a nation, indeed humanity itself, is inherently better at war than it...

While our NHS gently weeps – A tale of privatisation

In a nation battered by years of brutal war with Nazi Germany, Clement Attlee's "social contract" saw the introduction of a National Health Service,...