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: Banks, Coalition, David Cameron, Ed Miliband, Legacy, Margaret Thatcher, New Labour, Politics, Welfare State
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. Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: Afghanistan, Better Provision, Development, Health, International, Lib Dems, Mental Health, Politics, Poor people suffering, Services
In a recent article for Lib Dem Voice, I wrote about the fantastic policy motion which was passed at the annual autumn conference in Brighton, calling on the party to make provision of better mental health services a priority. Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: 2012, Brighton, Conference, Liberal Democrats, Mental Health, Nick Clegg, Politics, Tim Purkiss
While it might be a stretch to say that the 2012 Lib Dem conference in Brighton was an unmitigated success, it is hard to come away from the conference without feeling a little better about life and about the party. Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: Britain, Diverse, England Cricket, Ethnic, Kevin Pietersen, KP, London, Multicultural, Open
Anybody who keeps a close eye on the vagories of British sport will be aware of a consistently growing issue which has attracted no little attention in recent months and years.
Tags: Blood Doping, Bradley Wiggings, Cheating, Chris Froome, Cycling, EPO, Lance Armstrong, Sir Chris Hoy
Last Friday Lance Armstrong, the seven time champion of the Tour De France and perhaps the worlds most famous cancer survivor announced that he will no longer contest wide ranging allegations of drug use, blood doping and cheating which have been brought against him by the United States Antidoping Authority (USADA).
Hi all, welcome to my new blog. After several false starts I am now determined to develop this blog properly and sustain it. My aim is to blog about anything that is of interest to me – so i will be keeping it pretty general in terms of content. Please also check out my articles for the www.viapolitica.org website, which is a vibrant new platform for like minded people to discuss current affairs and international issues from a progressive point of view. In the future I would welcome contributions to this blog from any other writers who might be interested.
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