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‘Rwanda Policy’

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 15/04/2022 - 6:01am in

Firstly, who knew we had one? Nonetheless this absolutely gobsmacking comment from FT columnist Robert Shrimsley suggests three incisive points: We should also be aware that Rwanda is landlocked and its population is about 12 million – so not a lot more than Greater London – and it is run by a democratic dictator (aren’t... Read more

Dismantling Truths About Emerging Adulthood

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 12/04/2022 - 10:00pm in

We need a really radical re-imagining of, not just how we think about young adulthood, but how we move through our lives and where we find value. I would want people to know that this myth of young adulthood is not your individual burden. Doing the best you can within that has a lot of value....

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More evidence – free ideology worsening lives

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 11/04/2022 - 10:40pm in

Two insightful articles – one recently in the Guardian and one from January in Yorkshire Bylines demonstrate more of the fundamental flaws inherent in current government thinking. The Guardian article is by Professor Michael Marmot, well known for his report on health and well-being which is now twelve years old. Since when, of course things... Read more

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

NICE recommendation at last…

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 09/04/2022 - 8:02am in

A welcome recommendation from NICE at last – and why doesn’t Public Health England (now surely, in a sleight of hand, ‘The UK Health Security Agency’)endorse it similarly? Maybe it will… This is the idea that your waist measurement should be less than half your height. This is a concept which has been around for... Read more

Covid conclusions – such as they are

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 09/04/2022 - 6:48am in

This will, I think be controversial – as it should be – and is indeed for me. The video is made by a retired doctor, whose previous job was to train A&E nurses – and his teaching ability shows, for sure, in the video. The video is about 20 minutes and suggests that the vaccines... Read more

The best leader the Police Federation never had

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 09/04/2022 - 5:01am in

I much agree with this David Allen Green comment on the resignation of Cressida Dick. Even in her parting comments she confused the Metropolitan Police’s interests with those of London itself. It is true that the Metroploiltan Police are inextricably bound up with the state – and indeed they have more police per head than... Read more

Worrying news from France

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 08/04/2022 - 5:44am in

The first round of the French Presidential election is due this coming Sunday and, although I’m not Macron’s greatest fan, he seems like a Titan of competence and care compared with Johnson – so I was very surprised to see these polling results: This shows that LePen might actually win in the second round. An... 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

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

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