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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Johnson’s Covid-19 Testing Failures Are Disgraceful and Fatal

Spain reported its highest daily toll of 932 and the US reached the landmark of the highest daily death toll anywhere in the world with 1,169 Covid-19 deaths recorded. Locally here in Scotland the death toll climbed by 46 overnight to 172 while a total of 1,321 patients are in hospital with confirmed or suspected Covid-19 illness and 176 of those patients are being treated in intensive care. Across the UK 684 more lives were claimed. The total lives lost is now over 3,000. Each of them a sad loss. The world is locked in a life or death war […]

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March 31st is an Historic Day – It Marked the End of Thatcher & Her Poll Tax

I recognise we are in the midst of an unprecedented health crisis caused by the unforgiving COVID-19 virus; and the lack of routine testing of front-line health and social care staff coupled with the woefully inadequate supply of proper protective clothing and equipment for these essential workers is a disgrace of huge magnitude. These issues demand coverage and the incompetence of government and incapacity of the NHS to cope on the back of a decade of cuts requires daily and hard-hitting exposure. However today, March 31st, is of such historical and personal significance that I am compelled to temporarily sideline […]

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