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Crises? What crises? Government still looks the other way

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 10/04/2022 - 8:55pm in

More worrying news from our justice system and our hospital system. First the Criminal Bar Association is commencing action on Monday towards a measure of non co-operation with the court service, particularly when asked to accept cases at short notice: Government has failed to recognise the crisis in the court service despite delays of two... Read more

‘Easter getaway rush’ – or not..

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 10/04/2022 - 8:13pm in

The BBC is at last reporting the lorry queues at Dover which it is suggesting is a result of the upcoming Easter holiday and the lack of P&O ships. According to Cieran, The Euro Courier: I made an error last night whilst doing the live video on the M20 – it wasn’t 14-15 miles of... Read more

Nuclear prefabs

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 08/04/2022 - 2:52am in

As the recent government report was so heavily in favour of nuclear I would suggest that we are likely to end up with more of it – even if only (as the Tories would say) in a limited and specific way. In this case we need to support Rolls Royce through additional government investment, in... Read more

Energy plan that isn’t

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 07/04/2022 - 6:00pm in

The government’s energy plan, announced last night represents a shedload of missed opportunities. Most crucially there is nothing about home insulation – and Britain has some of the worst insulated housing stock in Europe. Government states simply that the plan is about supply, not demand – as if somehow, the two operate independently. There is... Read more

Buses back – here and there

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 06/04/2022 - 7:55am in

An interesting Guardian article from yesterday highlights the fact that more than a quarter of bus routes outside London have been axed since 2012. The Thatcherite scheme to privatise buses in order to improve services through competition has manifestly failed. It has instead led to a decline in bus travel and the creation of large... Read more

NFT nonsense

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 06/04/2022 - 7:43am in

So, our favourite man of the moment from the Treasury, John Glen, has issued a youtube video (the link to which, I’ve unfortunately lost) but no matter – as the text is here. It is, I fear equally, may I suggest? sordid. Or at least, completely useless and driving us up a blind alley. NFT’s... Read more

Pepsi told to fizz off in India..

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 05/04/2022 - 7:22am in

I was delighted to hear that in India at least. Pepsico’s effort to copyright their potatoes (owning, as they do, a crisp brand in India – as Walkers is theirs in the UK) has completely failed. A first step, perhaps, towards the decline of the ludicrous intellectual property rights that are usually so protected in... Read more

So this is ‘Pathocracy’s’ disaster

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 05/04/2022 - 6:38am in

A little further comment on Pathocracy arrives by an article from a forensic psychiatrist, Bandy X. Lee, who has been interviewed in the Scientific American and even though he is considering the Trump phenomenon, it is worth considering. He suggests: Violence is the end product of a long process, so prevention is key. Quite –... Read more

Guarding against ‘Pathocracy’

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 04/04/2022 - 5:08pm in

In an article in the journal of the British Psychological Society ‘The Problem of Pathocracy’, Dr Steve Taylor, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Leeds Beckett University, draws on the term ‘Pathocracy’ created by the Polish psychologist, Andrzej Lobaczewski, who endured what he called Pathocracy under both the Nazis and the Soviet Regime. He defines Pathocracy... Read more

Discouraging participatory democracy

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 31/03/2022 - 5:18pm in

In an idle conversation yesterday it was mentioned that Mayors are part of the ‘levelling up’ agenda. Of course nobody can tell us exactly what the levelling up agenda is, but broadly, I think it can be agreed that central government requires local government to bid for an artificially constrained pot of money in order... Read more

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