Pay Social Care Workers Properly – Nationalise the Care Home Sector

A leading Think Tank Report released on 19th January, deserves urgent attention and immediate implementation of its recommendations. The Resolution Foundation (RP) study strips bare the disgraceful level of pay and regressive employment conditions that pollute the whole social care sector across the UK. The care of the elderly has been woefully neglected for decades by successive Labour and Tory governments both wedded to the free market philosophy that profit is God and the role of the state in the provision of services should be stripped to the bone. That creed of greed and allegiance to the private good/public bad […]

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Committing Crimes Against Humanity – US Stabs WHO in the Back

The decision of US President Donald Trump to immediately suspend funding to the World Health organisation (WHO) has rightly been described as a ‘crime against humanity’ and a ‘damnable’ act that will cost lives. With his customary callousness and disregard for the human suffering his decisions cause, Trump casually announced payments to WHO would be immediately suspended for 90 days pending an investigation into their alleged severe mismanagement and ‘covering up the spread of coronavirus’. What he is really trying to cover up is his own moronic, and frankly criminal negligence in the face of the coronavirus threat which he […]

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Hancock Attempt to Avoid Blame for PPE Debacle is Despicable

As each day in this surreal coronavirus inspired drama passes my searing rage at the irresponsible, cold and calculated actions of the Tories grows more pronounced. The Health Minister Hancock has the brazen gall to announce on the one hand the tragic toll of NHS worker deaths has reached 19, while in the next breath he effectively seeks to lay blame for the fact these workers were exposed to the virus through lack of suitable Proper Protective Equipment (PPE) at the feet of the very workers who are battling the virus without adequate resources or PPE. It is communication befitting […]

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Clap for Boris? – Not A Chance – He Doesn’t Deserve the Thought or Effort

Clap for Boris? Not if my own life depended on it. How dare the pathetic and obedient poodles in the mainstream media whip up a wave of artificial sympathy for a man whose whole political existence reeks of the dire inequalities of income and opportunities that so deeply scar society across the UK. This man epitomises the creed of greed, worship of inequality, promotion of selfishness and the morality of rattle snakes which the Tory party oozes from its rotten pores. Not since June 28th, 2017 will so many Tories have enthusiastically cheered and applauded as they did last night […]

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Double Standards in COVID-19 War Unacceptable – Follow Stay at Home Rules

Being guilty of practicing ‘double standards’ in ordinary life is a human frailty that probably affects as all at one time or another. The English Cambridge Dictionary definition of ‘double standard’ is clear and concise: a rule or standard of good behaviour that, unfairly, some people are expected to follow or achieve but other people are not. I’m forever advising my fourteen-year-old daughter to read more books but often devote far too much of my own time to Ozark on Netflix or repeated viewing of ‘Modern Family’ episodes, especially over this last three weeks. It used to be far too […]

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