Saturday, July 22, 2017

An American Abroad During the Rise of Donald Trump

Every morning I wake up a few hours in the future and wonder what I missed while I slept: what new vitriol spat from...

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...

Spring Budget: our strong, yet vulnerable economy

The words "strong economy" seem pivotal to every sentence that is uttered by a Conservative party representative, and the phrase appears at every Prime...

EU Referendum: In, out, shake it all about…

I’ll make no bones about this: I think it’s a no-brainer that we should stay in the EU and that the PM committed to...

No Smoke. No Fire. Still burnt.

Most people in the UK have a general belief that we live in a society that is protected by a robust legal system there...

The Tory/Hunt NHS plan: First the Junior Doctors…

Mission Jeremy Hunt seems to be to alienate NHS staff, starting with junior doctors. Last week he announced that he would be imposing the...

Trident: Does it push your button?

The politics of the Trident programme have been used as a political football and used to play on our fears for years. Now more than...

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,...

Are you now or have you ever been? – A new wave of British...

You may think from reading the title of this article that I'm a sensationalist, few of you may believe me to be an upstart "leftie"...

Tory Britain – Don’t fall… no really, don’t fall

A few days ago, many people on Twitter expressed their outrage over the planned £26 charge elderly residents can expect to pay if they fall over...