Category NHS

Parrot Addenda

Over this Summer of 2018, I have written a series of stanzas in rhyme royal, mostly on the subject of Brexit. Here they are, as a collection.

I wrote the stanzas as separate items, rather than as part of a longer poem. They were produced in response to, and often very soon after, various events… Continue reading Parrot Addenda

Jes in Yearnland

Everything about the UK’s Brexit Agon smells of rot. For a start, the whole EU issue is fundamentally irrelevant and absurd, compared to the many truly urgent concerns that need our immediate, whole and best attention. We face real ills and they harm and threaten us… Continue reading Jes in Yearnland

The 70th Birthday

I posted this poem up on Facebook on July 3rd. Two weeks later, it had received 1,146 “Likes” and “Loves” and had been “shared” 5,210 times. The poem is by Michael Rosen and, in turn, he shared it on his own Facebook timeline and that separate… Continue reading The 70th Birthday

Re-uniting the United Kingdom

My partner has begun to dread the subject of Cameron. Cameron fills our heads and house far too often. What if, after all, Cameron retains power this Thursday, or sometime thereafter ? Another five years of this, she wonders ?

But what if Cameron doesn’t ? What then ? Where will all this anxiety… Continue reading Re-uniting the United Kingdom

What’s a “Carer” ?

Each of us surely wants to be acknowledged as a “caring” person, even while so much that is uncaring is happening all round us – perpetrated presumably by aliens. The Head Rude-boy of Blingland has presided over changes in the Benefit system that disgrace us all, even while they continue sufficiently popular with his constituency… Continue reading What's a "Carer" ?

Truth or Lie – which to vote for in May ?

For me, one of the best news items in recent days has been Peter Oborne’s resignation from The Telegraph on a point of principle.

I hadn’t even heard his name before, but suddenly here he is, more prominent and sharply focused than almost anything else in the parade of parrot heads and slogans we… Continue reading Truth or Lie - which to vote for in May ?

The sky is cloudy, the coast is nothing clear. Is there anything we should be doing ?

I was contacted recently by a friend and colleague now retired. She was an NHS mental health worker, who gave her all for years flat out, feelingly and wisely. Now she paces and grieves. Here is a slightly abridged version of what she wrote :

“I have met with several ex-colleagues recently. On Saturday… Continue reading The sky is cloudy, the coast is nothing clear. Is there anything we should be doing ?

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