This past week an 83 year-old woman from Barnsley has made the rounds of the TV studios after she said she had no intention of following the latest set of Covid restrictions.I saw her in one inerview where she protested her concern for all the other people who are dying from other conditions. How stupid can you get? Does she, and people like her, not realise that every Covid patient in hospital is taking a resource that would otherwise be used by a patient on the waiting list for an operation or diagnostic procedure. At the time of writing there … Continue reading Why do we Celebrate Stupidity?
It is the confusion in the minds of many UK citizens over this, and other aspects of EU membership, that convinces me the 2016 referendum was flawed and needs to be revisited, with the option of withdrawing the Article 50 application to leave. Continue reading Saturday Sound Off – Stop Confusing ECJ and ECHR
Do you agree . . . that sugar should be added to the list of Class B drugs? Continue reading Freakin’ Freakshakes
the narrative arts – theatre, film and literature – are the windows through which the rest of us are enabled to experience the lives of others. If those lives are miss-represented then it creates the cultural attitudes that drive some men to behave inappropriately toward women Continue reading Saturday Sound Off – #METO and the difficulty of creating believable characters.
But the greatest betrayal, the one that cuts like a red hot knife to the very heart of everything I was brought up to believe, is the betrayal of our shared values. Continue reading #Brexit – The Great British Betrayal
Let’s teach those people a lesson. Let them do all the nasty unpleasant jobs. It is, after all, the will of the people to send the low skilled migrants home. Serves them right. Continue reading Saturday Sound Off – A Strangely Inverted Immigration Policy
If I was going to light a candle it would be for greater understanding of our shared humanity and less animosity towards those who look different from ourselves. Continue reading Lighting a Candle (Saturday Sound-off)
The huge disparity in wealth and incomes that is the consequence of market capitalism is widely condemned, as is tax avoidance through the use of shell companies registered in tax havens. Why, then, do we so easily condone the vast waste of resources that professional sport has become? Continue reading The Sickening Waste that is Professional Sport.
If other nations are queuing up to do deals with the UK, it’s because they want to offload their own surpluses on unsuspecting British consumers. Continue reading The Biggest #Brexit Lie: “It’s the Will of the People”
the months of uncertainty, negotiations, and costly preparations that the UK has been forced to endure . . . are utterly pointless if the deal that is struck at the end of the process looks anything like the one we already have. Continue reading Saturday Sound-off: Blather About Borders and #Brexit