Category Archives: politics


  I am not someone who follows the US elections with a passion and observation of the detail.  However, I was at lunch with some colleagues this week and one of them expressed their concern at Rick Santorum, apart from … Continue reading

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The politics of the gospel is about women shouting on the pavement

We have seen over the last few weeks much press coverage of the archbishop of Canterbury’s editorial of the New Statesman in which he speaks out with concern that coalition government was moving through policies not voted for by the … Continue reading

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Better to Light a candle than Curse the Darkness

The 28th May 2011 saw the 50th anniversary of Amnesty International.   An organisation which now consists of over 3million supporters started from Peter’s Beneson’s belief that if individuals undertook simple acts, such as writing to governments, that their joint impact … Continue reading

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Does Registration Equal Quality Care?

This week saw the publication by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) of their first 12 reports from an inspection programme which examines whether elderly people receive essential standards of care in 100 NHS hospitals throughout England.  The programme focuses on … Continue reading

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Shaken not stirred?

The BBC reported yesterday that David Cameron has said the NHS in England needs to change to avoid a “future crisis” as he sought to rally support for a controversial shake-up. Speaking to health staff, the prime minister said the … Continue reading

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To listen you have to be there

I was only a civil servant for 5 years and I often muse to whether a civil servant is born or created?   Why? Because I still see civil service traits in my behaviour – I seek to think before I … Continue reading

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Morocco in a jar

I have just returned from Morocco – it was a late booked holiday – the objective was to get away from the rain and from work (I managed the first but the second seems to make use of technology to … Continue reading

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