Here in the UK, the expression “Take Back control!” has been widely abused by those who should, and do, know better. It has been promulgated and promoted by those who know exactly what they are doing, and they have been steadily building on their control for decades. They are using the familiar propagandist’s ploy of … Continue reading Peddling Twaddle or Taking Back Control!
I have been looking at some stuff covering the recent series of reports on poverty by the UN Rapporteur, which made comparisons between the UK now, and the mean-spirited approach of 19th Century workhouses that Dickens wrote about. How much has really changed? On the face of it, there are certainly similarities in attitudes that … Continue reading Poverty? What the Dickens does the UN mean?