Conservative Council Houses

We are learning that the Conservatives plan that a new government will be helping local authorities to build more houses and be providing land and buildings for conversion at below market value. Housing would then be able to be purchased by tenants after 10 to 15 years and the realised monies reinvested in housing. Allegedly… Read more

Simple Strategies for Optimising Mental Health. Or….. If all the world could go for a walk…..

In response to Peter May’s post of a few days ago, I didn’t want to leave Mental Health Awareness Week without mentioning some positive and potent lifestyle changes that can be adopted to combat the kind of low-grade  anxiety and depression many of us are now subject to. Anger, frustration, disquiet, helplessness, fuelled by division,… Read more

The Leaked Labour Manifesto

The leaked Labour Manifesto is (for me at least) refreshingly radical. It suggests that they may have taken a leaf out of Rules for Revolutionaries: How Big Organizing Can Change Everything. This is a book due to be published in November but rumour has it that Labour have help from the same Bernie Sanders’ team…. Read more

Setting out to fail and controlling the consequences: the real purpose of the 2017 General Election

Since Theresa May’s Eureka moment while walking in North Wales the public have been told, relentlessly, that the reason she decided to break her many promises that there would be no early general election was because a victory for the Tories would strengthen her negotiating position in the forthcoming talks with the EU 27. This… Read more

Building Bridges

Let’s just dive right in and state the obvious. We’re living in a very angry, polarised, post-truth society which has most of us shaking our heads in bewilderment on a daily basis. We are barely coping with both the speed and the direction of the changes that have been thrust upon us. The institutions and… Read more