In Britain we have created a society addicted to or dependant on Alcohol, Drugs, Gambling, Food – and worse of all ‘BENEFITS’?

 THE BENEFITS NET Addiction and dependency [often linked to mental health] is rife in Britain these days and that applies not just to the general population but even to revered professions like (stressed?) doctors, who should know better eh? It is estimated that there are about ½ million dependent drinkers in England and ALCOHOL the fifth […]

The ‘Universal Credit’ benefit, together with the rest of the UK’s welfare system, is a national disaster – TIME to start ditching the whole bloody lot?

The terminal state of the British welfare state is ample summed-up by the furore that has arisen daily in recent weeks both across the airways of TV, Radio & Newspapers, and at Westminster about the ‘Universal Credit’ benefit now being widely rolled-out across the UK, wouldn’t you say? The cries from far and wide are […]

The UK’s Bedroom Tax – Justice at Last?

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Voting at Age 16 – democracy gone mad?

The minimum age that someone is allowed to vote in the UK was reduced from 21 to 18 years in 1969, and the swell from the deeps is to drop this soon to 16 years. As usual it is the liberals amongst us who are fuelling the fire and fanning the flames. In 1999 LibDem […]

Old wives’ tales – what would we do without them?

The term old wives’ tale is a critical and disparaging tag applied to traditional old fashioned stories handed down orally by word of mouth from generation to generation – from grandparent to grandchildren, from relative to relative, from sibling to sibling, from neighbour to neighbour (in this context wives [Middle English wiven, from Old English […]

The United Nations – a forum full of disingenuous bums?

The founders of the United Nations (UN) will be turning in their graves. Their high minded aspirations for the organisation are in the gutter. A UN so called ‘peace conference’ has now started in Switzerland to ‘pretend’ to deal with the horrific civil war in Syria. The dreadful slaughter of combatants, adult civilians, children and […]

State “Oppression” – the powerful tool of the Dictator?

We read about it, we hear about it, we see it on the television. We are aghast, disgusted, and left feeling sick and powerless at the dreadful treatment of their peoples by the tyrants of the World and their organisations’ implements of oppression! Sometimes we find out about it historically, and are in disbelief about […]

Programme for International Student Assessment

The latest results of worldwide international tests on a country’s academic performance have just been published for 2012(half a million fifteen year olds from some sixty five counties took part). It has been on the go for some 15 years and gets published every three years (parent organisation OECD Paris). China’s region has done well […]

‘Save the Children’ – what about ‘Stop the Childen’?

Where they work A major TV advertising campaign is underway in some regions of the UK on behalf of the charity ‘Save the Children’ – it is showing graphically upsetting heart breaking pictures of emaciated children who are suffering from starvation & illness, and the charity is asking people to donate £2 a month to […]

Child Benefit [Family Allowance] April Changes

REALINTANGIBLE It is suggested here that the government will be forced to bring in very expensive changes to the Welfare Bill to comply with requirements from the European Court Of Justice regarding Child Benefit payments. No formal announcement can be made until the first. Historically the UK introduced such payments for children as the so […]