Preventative Medication

As I have grown older, those niggly little age-related health problems have tended to increase. Although it has to be said that with time and experimentation, others have been managed out of my life. A change in diet has led…

Decisions- decisions.

Along with many other “Boomers” the march of time has broken into a gallop and in a few months time I will shuffle over the line in the sand that marks sixty old fart years. For the last 40/45 years…

Just say no?

Sex, wonderful thing that it is tends to cause massive problems for any politician minded to step into the minefield that surrounds how we go about it, with who where and when. When it comes to schoolgirls though you’d better…

Encouraging Dependency Leads To…Dependency!

Emergency NHS services across Basildon and Thurrock are still being misused, despite pleas for people to be prepared. Over the Easter bank holiday, the out-of-hours GP service and A&E unit at Basildon Hospital were swamped by patients, many who did not…

AV and the battle for liberty

<< Nick Clegg yesterday, appearing to grope some invisible breasts for no apparent reason. One can only wonder… There has been considerable debate over the past year or so about the changes to the voting system being proposed at the…

The Way Things Are

[youtube width=”300″ height=”200″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jY1j9ROiDbU&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] They’re not going away any time soon; no government of this country will be ‘taking back powers’ any time soon, and we’ll never be given a simple in/out referendum without millions of pounds being poured into a…

An Alternative vote?

After the recent Canadian Federal General Election, I was surprised to find out that the Alternative Vote system of election has been tried and discarded in British Columbia, Canada. In the early 1950’s no less. Back in the UK, the…

Justice will be done?

Seems the police officer who attacked and was contributory (allegedly) to the death of Ian Tomlinson is to face trial. BBC. an Tomlinson was unlawfully killed by a Metropolitan Police officer at the G20 protests, an inquest jury has said.…