Category: Politics

I’m finished with the horror show of UK politics; on to international relations

“When passion meets inspiration, an obsession is born.” – Anonymous It’s taken me a while to get around to writing this post, because it isn’t one that I thought I’d ever write. I could never imagine myself being one of those people who either actively or passively “don’t care” about UK politics. I’ve always viewed […]

It pains me to say, but the Tories deserve a period of opposition

  “The Conservative Party mustn’t sound like the old man on the park bench who says things were better in 1985, or 1955, or 1855. – George Osborne “Before I talk about that new government, let me say something about the one that has just passed. Compared with a decade ago, this country is more […]

Make Boris Great Again: Yesterday’s remarks are a taste of a populist leadership campaign to come

Boris Johnson is a man who is well-known for a plethora of at the very least what can be described as “ignorant” remarks. These include – but are not limited to: mentioning “Papaua New-Guniea style orgies of cannibalism and chief-killing” with respect to the Labour Party in 2006; being forced to go on an apology […]

Brexit may well cause the next financial crisis

On Thursday, the Office for National Statistics released data which showed that, for the first time since 1988, householders have become a net borrower. This is worrying, especially since a financial crisis occurred without this level of borrowing – albeit due to sub-prime and Alt-A mortgages. The most worrying element of it is that, quite […]

With corrections and comments: A response on mental health services from the DoH

Dear Mr Rhodes,  Thank you for your correspondence of 23 June to Jeremy Hunt about improving mental health services. I have been asked to reply. I was sorry to read of your relative’s mental ill health …[redacted for privacy and respect], and I appreciate your concerns about the funding and staffing of mental health services. […]