Panmunjom in the Korean DMZ
A murmuration of Starlings from the Somerset levels on Saturday January 25th 2014.
Tags: attack on Syria, Barack Obama, Bashar al-Assad, Chemical Weapons, Chemical Weapons Treaty, David Cameron, Humanitarian, Imperialism., International Criminal Court, Iran, Iraq, Killing, Middle East, Qatar, Refugees, Robert Fisk, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Syrian Rebels, Turkey, West
The link above shows video pictures of an alleged chemical weapons attack which took place in an opposition controlled suburb of the Syrian capital city Damascus on August 21st.
Tags: Chris Froome, Cycling, Drugs, Lance Armstrong, Tour De France
During the recent coverage of the Wimbledon championships on BBC Radio Five Live the commentary team mentioned the case of an American player who had been caught smuggling human growth hormone into Australia before an event earlier this year. He was then given a two year doping ban, before having the ban reduced to one year because he was ‘aiding’ the tennis authorities with other anti-doping measures.
Tags: Banks, Coalition, David Cameron, Ed Miliband, Legacy, Margaret Thatcher, New Labour, Politics, Welfare State
The death of Margaret Thatcher has sparked a good deal of debate concerning her political legacy with, predictably, strong views being voiced on both sides. Even for someone like me – who did not experience the Thathcher years first hand – this is hardly surprising given that her policies have generally polarized opinion and debate. Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: Anxiety, Depression, Ed Milliband, Liberal Democrats, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Nick Clegg, Norman Lamb
On Monday Ed Miliband made a speech to the Royal College of Psychiatrists concerning the taboo surrounding mental illness. He spoke about the devastating human and economic consequences of failing to address the under- provision in mental health treatment and promised that, amongst other things, a Labour Government would re-write the constitution of the NHS in order to address this under provision.