This is a post about a very British problem known as ‘bed-blocking’. I’ve just read yet another article on the crisis in social care. How older people are staying longer in hospital than they should because there is no ‘social care’ out there to allow them to return to their
Yes, there was an election with a result. Everyone is dismayed. And everyone has an opinion. I thought I’d let the dust settle before I wrote something. Instead, I’ve read so many articles on what happened: it’s this, it’s that, it’s her, it’s him, it’s the populace, it’s the ‘basket
Well, well, well. I had a half written post for you on Brexit, which would have been my usual caustic look at the somewhat chaotic approach that this government has to Brexit. As in, one moment it’s going to be a Hard Brexit (week before last) and the next it’s
Whilst I was away in France I began a post, but by the time I got back it was well out-of-date as political events in the UK continue to move both slowly (our actual exit from the EU) and fairly fast (what people say about our exit). Before I get
I hear from a friend in Australia that everyone she knows of British origin is pleased at the outcome of our Referendum – hmm. Is that because they moved away from the UK to get away from that awful Europe thing across the Channel? And wow, the Brits have voted
And for my fortnightly look at UK politics, what do I have to report? You’d think it would be all about Labour – as they’re the ones constantly in the media. But the Tory party is sure to be having some fearsome fisticuffs right now. You absolutely bet it is.
OK, what do I have to report this week? I said in my last post the processes in the Labour Party grind on, and that continues. A recent court case has ruled that 130,000 (out of 500,000) previously barred from voting for Corbyn by the NEC are now being able
There aren’t any major events within our two political parties to report. Theresa May seems to be settling down into her role. She’s visited various bods in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Germany and France and had a credible and convincing start with her first Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs). You know
Well, I got that wrong. The Labour Party isn’t voting on its leadership on Monday 18th July, it’s only the start of that. Today (Monday 18th) is about the nominations being put forward, with the window for that open until Wednesday 20th – oh good grief, get a move on,
Is it a cliche to say that the events of the past few days have been, are and continue to be considerable? Yes, it would. But there are only so many times I want to shout out ffs and whaaaaat! Could we settle down, please, a bit? Just a bit?