Monday, July 29, 2013
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Seeing the above road sign, on the way to work, my initial reaction was, what the hell does that mean, "modified speed cushions", naturally I quickly decided that Transport for London, had become car friendly replacing the cruel speed humps designed to cause pain and damage to vehicle suspension with something altogether softer and humane.
Wrong, where there had once been manageable speed bumps, in this particular North London road, it appears to me that some sneaky mean group of road planners who probably don't drive have decided to inflict maximum hurt. The "cushions" are a cruel joke offering extreme discomfort.
Language evolves, words change, the urge to invent new ways to express never seems more important than when involving communication with us proles.
Why? often to sweeten the unacceptable and unreasonable, locally we now know that a three million pound debt accrued by a foreign ferry isn't a loss? Britain has the best police force in the world but is regularly on the news for corruption.
Without euphemistic language covering the backsides of the incompetent how would we get through day, without a revolution.
Monday, July 22, 2013
Friday, July 19, 2013
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Like so many zombies with fixed expressions health "professionals" (by that I mean the managers thin on competence but fat on salary) have been paraded on tv screens in the last day or so to comment on the emerging scandal highlighting around 13,000 deaths due to inept hospital management, perhaps the most irritating, was not a health professional but former health minister Andy Burnham who's blaming, yes you've got it the coalition government.
No surprise that one of the contributors, to the Keogh report, highlighting this tragedy, Sir Brian Jarman, has accused Labour ministers of presiding over a "denial machine" ignoring his findings of high mortality rates, given the childlike denials Labour have for the economy I doubt few if any are listening to Labour on this topic.
Admittedly the Stafford hospital scandal was not the first failing hospital and as we've been seeing in the last few days, a significant number of hospitals are similarly poorly run.
Nobody's asked for my opinion, however the root cause if you were stupid enough ask, is this, arrogance generally emanating not from true professionals clinical and technical staff the ones with degrees, but the administrative bods, who might well be a dab hand with a power point presentation, or creating a spreadsheet, but useless with anything practical. Still maybe, visitors and patients should be questioning more.
I visited Stafford hospital quite often in the nineties, at the time I would have said it was vastly superior to Canterbury and Margate hospitals based on superficial criteria.
Over the years I've seen poor welfare in several hospitals, in recent times, I make a point of reporting poor practice, and this week has shown you can't trust the health trusts or Labour.
Clearly health staff are under pressure, that said if you think, you've relative being neglected, make sure you express your concerns.
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Thursday, July 11, 2013
PEOPLE’S ASSEMBLY IN THANET BEGINS CAMPAIGN TO SAVE WELFARE STATE
The first meeting of the national People’s Assembly Against Austerity in Kent took place last week (Thursday July 4) in Broadstairs.
Over 140 people attended the meeting which was addressed by national figures in the People’s Assembly movement, including Jeremy Corbyn MP and Natalie Bennett, leader of the Green Party.
The speakers declared their opposition to cuts in public services and warned of the growing privatisation of the National Health Service.
One of the organisers of the meeting, Christine Tongue of Anti Cuts Thanet, said: “Britain’s public services are under attack like they never have before. Now everyone must come together to fight back. This meeting marks the beginning of that fight back.”
“The cuts are justified in terms of the financial deficit, but this is nonsense. The government is using the financial crisis as an excuse to push through policies they wanted to adopt anyway.
“The Welfare State was founded in 1945 when Britain was bankrupt after the war. People knew it was needed then and it’s still needed today.”
The meeting voted overwhelmingly to support a national demonstration to protect the NHS.
Another meeting to discuss local actions will be held on Tuesday August 6 at 7.30pm in the Red Hall, 11 Grosvenor Road, Broadstairs. More information from Christine Tongue on 01843 604 253. and 07989 070843.
Sunday, July 07, 2013
Saturday, July 06, 2013
Here's, why I think it's a joke, as far as I know Will Scobie has been immersed in politics educationally and vocationally, not helpful I feel in giving the sort of life skills or work and business background needed to understand wider issues, ideals, theory and training are quite separate from harsh reality.
So far Will Scobie, has been a Thanet Councillor for a couple of years, and probably as a result of being made Margate Mayor a narrow victory for Kent county council.
I've been busy of late but last time I looked, Thanet council leader Clive Hart has yet to use his talents in his cabinet.
Thanet Labour along with the national party represent that awful "entitlement culture" quick with the "Cuts" begging bowl but thin on solutions, and if we are honest ignorant of their own treachery to working people.
In fairness I believe Cllr Scobie has shown some promise, such as when council dinosaurs debated using mobile phones and tablets at the council, but then during the recent shameful crisis in which Thanet Council has given away THREE MILLION pounds plus to a foreign company Transeuropa what was his contribution, well I don't know other than a well publicised picture of Scobie looking into pot holes.
Still I don't doubt that current member for Thanet South, Laura Sandys MP would not be too perturbed at the choice.
If you'd like to know more about Will Scobie click here for his comments about potholes such as reporting twenty himself or "potholes can be dangerous" not as dangerous as Thanet council officers and councillors agreeing THREE MILLION POUND unsecured credit with a foreign company and has he reported this to the councills auditors?