Bloody Cyclists and Bloody Motorists

Cycles, like cars etc, are vehicles under the ‘control’ of a single person.  All are entitled to use our roads in safety and none is outside the law.   Declaration of interest – I am both a long experienced driver and cyclist.   Now for some common sense, it does exist.   This isn’t, cyclists…

Workers, scroungers and deservers.

For an economy to exist in a western capitalist country it has to have a workforce – I have ‘A’ levels in ‘Stating the Obvious’ What isn’t so obvious and rarely talked about is the dependence it has on a pool of non-workers. By non-workers I mean those who are capable and available to work.…

Disability and work

I’m sure that more disabled children survive now into adulthood than say, 50 years ago and more able bodied adults survive disabling conditions (long or short term), but I have no statistics. It must be in large part a product of advancing health care; we can do so much more now than then. Society tends…

Corporations Rule, NOT OK!

“It’s business that really rules us now” “Lobbying is the least of it: corporate interests have captured the entire democratic process. No wonder so many have given up on politics It’s the reason for the collapse of democratic choice. It’s the source of our growing disillusionment with politics. It’s the great unmentionable. Corporate power. The media…

Moanday

We all moan, some more than others. We find fault and seek out the negative, but for most of us, it is just a way of dealing with life, for getting stuff out of our ‘system’. It rarely challenges the substantive issues beyond minor disagreements or the occasional row that achieves very little long term.…