I’ve been struggling for a few weeks now with a piece for this blog. The writing workshop I went on before I started this blog taught me that when writing a column (which this is, kind of) if it isn’t written quickly then drop it. And that’s what I’m doing.
Before I tackle some ideas about the NHS I want to take a step back to view the wider context. This is important because, as we all know, there is constant tinkering to make the NHS more ‘efficient’. But all the changes, I would argue, are predicated on control of budgets,
I’ve just read a brilliant A-Z of Brexit, which I can’t replicate because it’s been done. However, I do like to unpick definitions, so instead of a longer piece on the current situation around Brexit here is a little something based on the words and phrases used so often in this
The NHS – again! Much has been written about the NHS these past few days as we’re approaching its 70thbirthday. There have been many congratulations and kind words for this venerable institution. Because understand this, we Brits love the NHS. We know what we like and this is what we like.
At the beginning of the year I did a course on The Other America, which was based around the book A People’s History of the United Sates written by Howard Zinn. I don’t know if Zinn is a name that’s easily recognised in the States, but our tutor (American, btw)
I can see that this blog is not going to turn out as I’d hoped. It was going to be regularly filled with researched essays on the state of the world. As it is I can barely keep up with posting once a week on my fashion blog! But not to
If I sit in my office at my Mac and turn my head to the right, I can see a shelf dedicated to tracts and essays on political philosophy. These are relics from my uni days that I can’t quite get rid of. They remind me that once I read
The whole point of this blog is that the posts are meant to be fully referenced and researched, but the way I am with my life at the moment that ain’t going to happen – so I’m doing what all writers who procrastinate should do (and have I procrastinated this