The NHS can cure the Country!

I was just coming up to school age when the NHS began. My first experience of its effects on society came shortly afterwards, when my Mother nearly died of double pneumonia, and was initially refused a prescription of penicillin. This…

Media

Sackerson Muses on the media, it’s affects on our perception of reality and how we can be conditioned by it. This is a subject I’ve mused on myself in the past. We live in an age that is very much…

The mighty falling?

Watching the furore over the downfall and arrest of the current IMF chief with a grim smile.  Apparently this guy has had four highly placed media people covering up, obfuscating and tacitly condoning his alleged sexual misbehaviours.  First thought; he…

Conspiracy

What makes a crime? To me a crime is something that involves a victim. Interfering with a person or their property. British law also defines many victimless crimes. How about planning a crime? Is that a crime in itself? If…

The machine starts

The movement against democratic change is gathering momentum. 1. We have just seen a lying campaign against the Alternative Vote, in which it was claimed that it was all too complicated and expensive and would result in (name of political…

The Market Will Provide…

For most slimmers a visit to the local takeaway is an absolute no-no. But not if you live in Padiham, where a chippy has started serving up dishes for dieters alongside fish and chips. What?! Is this some new council…

Duty

Inflation is on the rise, no doubt you’re already aware of it, but it seems a good place to start this with a statement of the obvious. Mail. Families at ‘breaking point’ as bills jump £54 a week in just…