Category: politics

Mean

Mean has a number of different interpretations.  All of them apply to our current Coalition government (though surely not exclusively): Mean as in stingy – and this should help you understand a little bit better (were your understanding not yet…

“Paedophile Britain” – what’s going on?

I’ve been variously bemused, perplexed, uncertain and – ultimately – horrified by the revelations which started to come out drip-feed journalism style – and have now become highly publicly-domained information of a strugglingly disorientating nature. At the last general election,…

How can Labour be imaginative about wealth?

Both talk and policies about wealth are terribly repetitive.  Whilst right-wing parties still pretend to attribute a mysterious force to the idea of trickle-down economics – you know, the stuff where rich people get so rich that the crumbs which…

“Diktat 2015”

Imagine the script, if you will. “Diktat 2015” Part II – 2014 Scene I – February – #caredata The British government claims to have had a very bright idea: release all NHS patient medical records in England for use by…

On systems vs people – some thoughts

Today, I saw a person on the TV show “Good Morning Britain”, a person who if I understood correctly represented Wonga.com in some significant way, saying sorry for a series of (to put it politely) historical “infractions”, most of which…

Politics and the Owl Factor

On Labour’s new policy today for “everyone to have his own owl”, our favourite Mirror site describes it thus this afternoon: Actually, the whole thing was a mistake. Labour’s REAL badly costed policy announcement for today was deciding to cut…