Brexit isn’t the problem. 40 years of Neo-Liberal Economics is…

As ever, the Brexit debate is as free of nuance as it was 22 months ago, or for that matter in 2016. The UK Government was presented with Operation Yellow Hammer in 2016, outlining the immediate problems that would appear once we left. This report was knocking around Government for years. Seemingly it was completely ignored.

20190802_Latest_Yellowhammer_Planning_assumptions_CDL.pdf (publishing.service.gov.uk)

We have a shortage of HGV drivers in the UK…

“Tonight we burn responsibility in the fire
We’ll watch the flames grow higher
But if you get too burnt, you can’t come back home”…

**12th October 2021**…

** Joint Health & Science Committee publish their long awaited report into Boris Johnson’s Governments response to Coronavirus**…

**You can wince your way through it here:**

Coronavirus: lessons learned to date — Health and Social Care, and Science and Technology Committees — House of Commons (parliament.uk)

Euphemistically titled: ‘Lessons Learned’, it is shy to apportion blame but it does lift the lid on the bizarre John Bull mindset of the Boris Johnson Government and the British…

How self-delusion unravelled my life.

A not so happy family…

In June 2008, my mother of a bleed on the brain…

The bleed was caused by a fall from a bus, hitting her head…

It kept bleeding because she was on the blood thinner Warfarin…

Warfarin has a warning in bold letters: If you hit your head, urgently seek medical…

Hybrid working and the creative industries. It’s just so great. Ya?

Follow Southend-On-Sea Pier to the Land of Milk, Honey and Hybrid Working…

Southend Borough Council has published it’s strategic plan — Or New Local Plan — for the borough. It’s been lurking in the municipal cupboard since 2019 but Covid-19 punted it into the long grass, however, it’s back and it makes for interesting reading:

https://yoursay.southend.gov.uk/southend-new-local-plan

It’s all about regeneration of Southend-on-Sea…

Yesterday was ‘Freedom Day’ in the UK. The day when pretty much all ‘Lock Down’ restrictions were lifted and the good people of England can go about their God given business.

Jail everyone I don’t personally agree with…

This wasn’t freedom from Covid-19 Day. The figures of Covid-19 infections continue to rise exponentially and are predicted, by the UK Government itself, to hit 200,000 new infections a day. Basic maths tells you that equates to more cases requiring hospitalisations and more deaths. …

Like winter…

Staring from a window. A window. Across the field. Field.

These days lie like Winter. Winter. Without you here, I won’t see you. I won’t see you. I won’t see you.

Again..

Staring from a window. A window. Across the field from the Sloe to the dry stone…

The Chilterns AONB

Red Kites soars like the cathedral spire. Chiltern Hills stretching to horizon’s edge. Ancient men from ancient times, did they feel the Ley lines beneath my feet? I feel connection in my bones, my head my heart.

This surely is God’s own country.

The connection I feel with you, was…

Duncan Poundcake

Loser in a Lost Land…

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