Politics

Shameful statistics and a failure of government

Johnson says he is “deeply sorry” that the UK-wide COVID-19 death count has reached 100,000. So he should be. In fact he should be deeply ashamed that his government has overseen this tragic loss of life. Yet he has the temerity to claim that his government has “done everything it can”. But they haven’t. He… Continue reading Shameful statistics and a failure of government

Politics

Hero or Zero? Who has made the list?

I’ve been watching too much television! Those reviews of 2020, highlighting the many heroes we’ve created during the pandemic, prompted me to write about some heroes and zeros of my own for 2020. Without doubt, the impact of COVID-19 has demonstrated the enormous value of our health service workers, care workers, council workers, postal workers,… Continue reading Hero or Zero? Who has made the list?

Politics

It’s not just free school meals. There is plenty more making me cross.

Do you ever take a step back and think, what on earth are they doing? I try not to let politics take centre stage on this blog but frankly, I despair at the current Westminster government and their band of Conservative MPs. Just look at some of their recent actions…. Their attempts to show they… Continue reading It’s not just free school meals. There is plenty more making me cross.

Civil Society, Politics

A clear message must also give context and hope

The clouds are darkening as I write, but its not just the weather that looks bad. The recent growth in Coronavirus COVID-19 infections is worrying on pretty much every level. Although we should be better informed and better placed to tackle the latest spread, the UK government appears to be changing its messaging at an… Continue reading A clear message must also give context and hope