Tag: mismanagement

OK, Brian, Over To You…

Brian Dow, the director of external affairs at the charity Rethink Mental Illness, recognised that officers “had to take tough and quick decisions in highly pressurised circumstances”. But he said: “These people are unwell and will already be in great…

“What Are You Rebelling Against?”

“Skateboarder stoppers, man…” A battle of wills is being played out on Bristol’s ledges and benches. Skatestoppers – or “skater-haters”, as they are sometimes called – are metallic knobs attached to a city’s street furniture to prevent skateboarders from using…

Tell Us Again How The NHS Is Short Of Money..

Mental healthcare specialists missed five opportunities to complete suicide risk assessments on an 18-year-old girl in the three months before she was fatally hit by a train, an inquest heard today. Oh, goodness! Must be those ‘lack of resources’ we’re…

The First Rule Of NHS Club Is….

…yeah, you can probably guess, can’t you? The outgoing boss of the NHS in England has revealed he plans to spend the next stage of his career defending the health service from newspapers which “hate the NHS”. Newspapers don’t ‘hate’…

Good Luck With That Campaign!

Cuts to legal aid are forcing the closure of almost a third of Shelter’s housing advice centres and compelling the Red Cross to abandon its assistance for family reunions, the organisations claim. Family reunions? Why the fiends! Wait. What sort of…

Let’s Hear The Tape Then, Eh?

Geoff Platt called 999 after being followed around Purley town centre on Tuesday by a burly man with tattoos on his face who was shouting and swearing at him. Geoff Platt is a 6ft 6 23 stone ex-cop. If he’s…

It wasn’t me

As I sit here in the Castle slowly dissolving into the sofa there is a thought running through what is left of my mind, and that thought is-I am getting more than a tad fed up with being blamed for…