Well be careful then, you might be about to become a criminal. Sadly, I'm not exaggerating. You see, in a drive to simplify our somewhat overburdened legislation, the government is currently considering a new Bill, the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill which could make being annoying … [Read more...] about Have you ever been annoying?
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We were fortunate, here in Suffolk, to be part of the pilot for the new national 111 non emergency health service. I saw fortunate meaning that completely ironically. The last time Tigerboy was poorly, with a chest infection, I called NHSDirect and was taken through a questionnaire, then told I … [Read more...] about Why 111 doesn't add up.
Copyright (c) 123RF Stock Photos Everywhere you turn these days it seems there's a new petition, new hashtag, new cause. I'm not quite sure what this says about us, that we're basically begging for people to listen to us, to change their behaviour, to recognise that we're there. Perhaps it's related … [Read more...] about Badgers, banknotes and benefits.
So, there's this little campaign started by The Women's Room on to make sure we retain a female presence on banknotes. Elizabeth Fry is about to be removed, and I think the idea is that she's going to be replaced with Winston Churchill. Which means the sole remaining female presence is the Queen, … [Read more...] about Female faces – banknotes and Doctor Who.
I read an excellent article just now. This quote stood out for me: The classic tools of propaganda are being used to turn the electorate against benefit recipients: demonisation; lies and distortion, appeals to fear, stereotyping and repetition. It is disturbing to discover that public opinion … [Read more...] about Tonight I am thinking of friends.