a Long Time in… Well, it’s just a long time, okay.

When you only write a blog as a hobby—a way of keeping yourself mentally alert and to some extent easing the burden of the daily grind by venting your frustrations or simply expressing yourself—then it can be difficult to choose what to write about. Particularly if, like this one, your blog isn’t focused on one particular thing. Read More …

When is a Re-shuffle not a Re-shuffle?

It’s fair to say that Alexander Johnson is having a tough time of it as Prime Minister right now. It’s the job he’s wanted all his life—well, the story goes that what he actually wanted to be was World King, but that isn’t a thing so Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland would have to do—and I suspect that the job isn’t quite all he’d hoped it would be. Read More …

A National Insurance Rise is the Worst Way to Pay for Social Care – Just Raise Income Tax instead

Social Care in the (Dis)United Kingdom is in crisis and has been for a very long time. It is criminally underfunded and many providers are inadequate to the point of negligence.

This is not a matter of opinion. Successive governments have admitted this for decades, but we are still waiting for a government, any government, to do something about it.

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Movie Review – The Tomorrow War

The Tomorrow War was released on Amazon Prime Video as an Amazon Original at the start of July and I only sat down to watch it this past weekend. It was originally going to be released in cinemas by Paramount, but the pandemic led to Amazon snapping up the rights. There’s an interesting post there somewhere in looking at how the release of new movies has changed over the past couple of years and if it’s going to continue once we are finally out the other side of the horrible period in our civilisation. Read More …