Save the NHS

Posted on Feb 17, 2016 in Britain | Comments Off on Save the NHS

There is a crisis in the NHS and it is not just about Junior Doctors who have wide spread public support for their stance against the new contract Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is imposing on them. It is also about Nursing and Support Staff who have seen their wages cut in real terms by 15% […]

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Posted on Jan 10, 2016 in Britain | 2 comments

  With the first junior doctors strike over working hours and pay due to go ahead next week, The Sun on Sunday has engaged in some fair and balanced coverage ahead of the planned industrial action: Coining the moniker ‘Moët medics’, The Sun appears to have trawled through the social media profiles of campaigners and […]

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Tunnock’s storm in a Teacake

Posted on Jan 5, 2016 in Britain | Comments Off on Tunnock’s storm in a Teacake

Tea time favourite Tunnock’s has been accused of abandoning its Scottish heritage with a new advert on the London Underground network. In an effort to sell more teacakes in England, Tunnock’s has distanced itself from its Scottish heritage by removing the Scottish Lion Rampant from packaging. @The45Storm @AngrySalmond Are you a #tunnocks ? @YesGiffnock Doin […]

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Winter Light at Waddesdon Manor

Posted on Jan 2, 2016 in Britain | 2 comments

Waddesdon Manor is different. Most National Trust houses hibernate for the winter but coming up to Yuletide this fairy tale Rothschild house Waddesdon Manor re-opens its doors for the winter season and the rooms are a veritable wonderland of magical decorations and trees. And outside the gardens are bathed in light from the third and […]

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Make the NHS Choir #1 for Xmas

Posted on Dec 24, 2015 in Britain | Comments Off on Make the NHS Choir #1 for Xmas

In Britain we are very attached to the NHS – the National Health Service which provides universal healthcare free at point of delivery based on clinical need. These days the NHS is under attack, its wonderful staff from Doctors down to cleaners are having their jobs devalued and are working under great pressure to deliver […]

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The Daily Express Trumpet

Posted on Dec 10, 2015 in Britain | 2 comments

  That bastion of baseless prejudice which risibly claims it is “The World’s Greatest Newspaper”, Britain’s Daily Express is at it again trying to appeal to the prejudices of its rapidly declining and aging readership whose theme tune is “All our Yesterdays.” It is a strange editorial mix of Royal Brown Nosing, articles for hypochondriacs, […]

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Aylesbury Christmas Parade

Posted on Dec 1, 2015 in Britain | Comments Off on Aylesbury Christmas Parade

  A wet November Sunday in Aylesbury can be just that, a tad drab. But last Sunday the Town Centre was enlivened by the entertaining Santa Parade. How brilliant was that polar bear in Aylesbury’s Santa Parade?! The scarily realistic polar bear was one of many wonderful sights during Aylesbury’s annual Santa’s parade on Sunday. […]

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Bridgwater Carnival 2015

Posted on Nov 16, 2015 in Britain | 2 comments

“Seeing  is believing” is the slogan of the Bridgwater Carnival and having experienced it for the first time this year I would urge you to see and experience this unique and quintessentially English Festival for yourself! Thousands of people lined the streets to watch the 128 entries paraded at the annual Bridgwater Carnival. Carnival clubs […]

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Coventry’s “Moonlight Sonata”

Posted on Nov 13, 2015 in Britain | 4 comments

Seventy Five years ago on 14 November 1940 the Luftwaffe launched its most devastating bombing raid of the Second World War so far. The target was Coventry, a manufacturing city in the heart of England with a beautiful medieval centre. The result was a shocking collapse of social order that caused thousands to flee and […]

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Hail Guy Fawkes!

Posted on Nov 5, 2015 in Britain | one comment

Today we mark the anniversary of two significant events in British history. A day when some crazed ideologues, led by a deranged individual, entered the Houses of Parliament determined to do great damage to our nation. Still, enough about John Major and the Railways Act 1993. Also today Britain joyously celebrates the sectarian evisceration of […]

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The Eagle On London

Schools to Prison on the Tube

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Happy Birthday Karl Marx

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Millicent Fawcett

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Labour anti-Semitism – the morning after

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The Longest Day

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Bloomsday 2019

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My Old Man

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An Irish song for May Day!

Posted on May 1, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on An Irish song for May Day!