Britain’s wonderful NHS has just had its 70th birthday – will it still be with us to see its 80th?

  There was much flag waving and badges wearing four weeks ago when the National Health Service turned 70, as understandably it was a big opportunity to celebrate, wasn’t it? Some of us though instead had a tear in our eye. That was because we have been around a long while, we have been there since […]

In Britain children are the ‘responsibility of’ and ‘belong to’ their parents and are NOT the property of the State – ‘Alfie Evans’ and ‘Charlie Gard’?

       Something surely has gone horribly wrong in this Country when we have situations when ordinary caring, responsible, parents are pitched in our High Courts against powerful hospitals and the mighty authorities, regarding the welfare and indeed lives of their own children, don’t you think? The latest tragedy to hit the international headlines […]

‘England a Nation of Shopkeepers’ – replaced by ‘Britain a Nation of Gluttony & Sloth’?

The UK is the Leader in Europe once again! Shame on us all! We are officially the most obese country in western Europe. [Obesity has tripled here over past 30 years, for god’s sake]. But how the hell has that disastrous situation come about, eh? Is it an illness epidemic? NO, but it is certainly […]

The tragic tale of little mite ‘Charlie Gard’ – a story of unknown pygmy ‘dedicated’ parents facing-up against a famous giant ‘compassionless’ hospital? UPDATE

  The parents’ final heart-rendering message UPDATE 03.08.2017 The original post “The tragic tale of little mite ‘Charlie Gard’ – a story of unknown pygmy ‘dedicated’ parents facing-up against a famous giant ‘compassionless’ hospital?”   was published here last Tuesday. Published now below is the dialogue with one of the blog’s readers, who has a […]

The tragic tale of little mite ‘Charlie Gard’ – a story of unknown pygmy ‘dedicated’ parents facing-up against a famous giant ‘compassionless’ hospital?

  The parents’ final heart-rendering message   This post is reluctantly written and with tears still in the eyes and with a heavy heart indeed, for the courageous, beleaguered, maltreated family of Charlie Gard, who have finally lost their fruitless long fight for the life of this their baby son, who all too early joined […]

A Drug-Takers Paradise – the UK?

Drug misuse England in 2015, some two-and-a-half thousand drug misuse deaths (highest level ever recorded) and in 2015/16, twenty-four thousand drug-related hospital admissions [mental health, behavioural disorders, poisoning (a dramatic increase over a decade)]. In England & Wales, at the last count there were around nearly ‘three million’ silly adults still taking illicit drugs. Even […]

There is a hygienic need to wash hands – why do some people simply ignore it?

  History shows that in the mid-nineteenth century, many-many women died in childbirth if they had to go for a hospital birth with a difficult delivery. Indeed, the mortality rate from childbed fever under a doctor, fluctuated wildly, but could be as high as thirty-five percent (three times that on a midwife ward). Something was […]