Donald Trump is returning to Facebook. So, has there ever been a better time for everyone else to quit?
There's meritocracy and then there's the brand we have in the UK. I call it 'pseudo meritocracy' and this is why.
For every fickle citizen who seems to have a shorter memory than a 'Masterchef' judge, there is somebody else who has a memory like an elephant.The media barons tell politicians their skilled fake news cycles and puff pastry issues can obscure the truth, bury history and make big important things – like giving the green … Continue reading Voter Forgiveness
Following the recent sacking of a Labour MP, Sam Tarry for attending an organised strike, another opposition MP, John McDonnell asks in a piece for the Guardian today (here) , what has happened that the Labour party can no longer be seen to stand up support labour. “New Labour” is the answer that springs cynically … Continue reading Why Can’t Labour MPs be Seen on Picket Lines?
Has the 'silly season' of news gone forever? If it so, what will replace it?
A furore has built in the wake of Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s dispiriting budget last week, where NHS staff have been promised a paltry 1% pay rise following the hardest year ever faced by the health service. Questions among staff are now being asked; Where’s our thanks? Where’s the solidarity? Where’s our bleedin’ money? But these … Continue reading 1% For NHS Staff is Insulting. But What About Care Workers?
Daily Audio looks at the Radio 4 show that debunks the UK government's own statistics. More or Less - it's all about the numbers.
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Today's story is about Sandra and Alex, a working couple in debt because of their brief reliance on Universal Credit... It's time for a look at the UK Government’s new benefit system and its effect on full-time workers. For those that don’t know, Universal Credit is the UK Government’s grand plan to roll a whole … Continue reading In debt thanks to Universal Credit. The story of Alex and Sandra.