Tory Manifesto

I really don’t think I have ever seen anything quite so jaw-droopingly ill-considered and asocial as the conservative Party’s manifesto. The ideas beggar belief. If you care about your own health and a secure old age; if you care anything for health and education, you will not vote for them.

I looked in vain for any pledge to get rid of food banks by the way. Perhaps they will privatise them instead.

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MORE BREXIT/GB HORRORS

I see that Nat Health waiting times for ‘non-urgent’ ops are going to be ‘relaxed’ – good to see the first benefits of the £350 million which we were going to save by not being in the EU and pour into the NHS!!! But the lunacy of Brexit apart, what are these immitigable cuts really all about? – They seem to have become another Good Old Great British Tradition, but what other purpose do they serve (apart, of course, from bailing us out and avoiding the unpleasant business of making the bankers accountable)? Meanwhile, long live the food banks and the homeless. Good old GB! Not quite ruling the waves as usual.

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The Shape of Things to Come

OK – before I really do leave for Svalbard – two interesting signs of what’s round the corner: a Tory politician hinting that those in the prime of life have as much responsibility for their parents as for their children; and now ads on the box about how easy it is to grow your own vegetables!
I’ve always predicted we’d all end up living in fortified farmsteads by 2050.
Carpe diem: nemesis ain’t far away no

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13TH

Do try to catch this exceptional documentary by Ava DuVernay about the US prison system’s exploitation of African Americans – the USA seems increasingly to be a totalitarian state predicated upon Capital. Or perhaps not so much increasingly as consistently. 13TH refers to the 13th Amendment.

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