“Hunger, filth, fear and death”: Harry Leslie Smith , remembering life before the NHS

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“Hunger, filth, fear and death”: remembering life before the NHS. Harry Leslie Smith (25 February 1923 – 28 November 2018) was born into an impoverished mining family, and here recalls a Britain without a welfare state. Harry was an English writer … Continue reading

Insensitive Tories dismiss floods in North and Midlands

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The Tories, with their Eton schooling and privileged lives are so out of touch with the realities of our daily lives, they don’t even know when they’ve made an insensitive comment. We are told by Tories that Rees-Mogg would be cleverer … Continue reading

Life isn’t really about how hard you work, is it?

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I often hear people congratulating others who are comfortably off, saying, ‘they’ve worked hard for it’. That’s absolutely fine, but it isn’t really about how hard you work, is it? Years ago people with profitable businesses would say, ‘I’ve worked … Continue reading

A Country in Crisis and a Government of Shame

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What a mess and a laughing stock our country has become. It’s tragic. We have to find a way out of this and stop the childish fighting. Now the country is divided in blame like two rival supporters of a … Continue reading

Failed By The State – The Struggle in the Shadow of Grenfell (Part 1)

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This is a ‘must watch’.  Explains the mechanism seen across London and other big cities of social cleansing. It’s the same one as is being used on the NHS, education, Fire service, police etc…. run them down, privatise and sell … Continue reading

#Grenfell – Negligence beyond Belief

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The shock and grief, the outpouring of emotions from anger, sadness and depair is what we are all experiencing. The full scale of this appalling tragedy at the #Grenfell fire leaves us numb. Those responsible are trying to shift opinion … Continue reading