In today’s post, John Davis pauses from discussing the daily experiences in hospital, the outcomes of four operations and the nature of his impairments, to try to explain what it feels like […]
Don’t Let Me Die In Phoenix Article 4: Walk Not Alone Among The Flames
In today’s post John Davis explores the bleaker aspects of being in hospital. Including that death was an ever present, at times he felt he had nothing more to give and his […]
Rugby, Inferiority Complexes and The #Indyref
I’ve looked at this photograph many times (see link here) but I have waited over a year to speak my mind on the issue. I waited my time to ensure that I […]
The Budget Review: Smoke, Mirrors And Westminster Sabre Rattling.
It’s been 40 days since any text was posted in this blog. So thanks to Wordathlon for her blog, ‘the opposite of war’ for helping with a beginning and stimulating this post. Thinking […]
Scotland’s Economy is Not Greek But, Both Countries Require Braver Socially Just Politics
There are 11.1 million people in Greece and 5.3 million people in Scotland. Scotland shares some similarities with Greece. For example, both countries: eat a haggis type dish; have tourism as a […]
500,000 more children were put into absolute poverty in the last government, 4.1 million Children are still experiencing absolute child poverty and the Tories are gloating about the figures?
When Labour came to power in 1997 the previous conservative government left a situation where relative child poverty (60% of median income) before housing costs were 27 % (3.4 million) and after […]