Parliament Squared

Parliament Squared

We Brits gave the biggest sigh of relief when the Westminster Circus Act aka as the General Election ended at 10pm on 8th June 2017. Of the many mistakes the PM made during this May-hem was a) to call it and b) to call it late allowing eight weeks of...

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A sneak preview of the General Election results on 8th June 2017.

A sneak preview of the General Election results on 8th June 2017.

Out of 650 seats, the Tories will win 413 seats, Labour 166 and the Lib Dems 12 that leaves 59 to be shared by SNP, Plaid Cymru, the Greens and the Irish parties. UKIP’s vote will be wiped out. If you had just woken up on 8th June 2001 and...

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Alternative Truths

Alternative Truths

Unless you’ve just returned from a few months on a desert island without a radio or internet device, you must have caught at least a few snatches of the new American soap that’s gobbling up the ratings in Britain. This drama is less sophisticated than the West Wing or the...

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#SteveJobsMustFall

#SteveJobsMustFall

Hi Steve You swiped left on life nearly 5 years ago now. Or, from your perspective, at iOS 4.3.5; which was pretty much the iRon-age to today’s iOS 10.3. You’d be so proud how the defining feature of you’re the latest system is pushing the boundaries of emotional articulacy: So,...

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A simultaneous rise in depression and physical inactivity? No wonder…

A simultaneous rise in depression and physical inactivity? No wonder…

Physical activity has been universally recognised for decades as a method to improve physical health, trim the waistline, boost sex drive, and add years to our lives. But working up a sweat also works wonders for our grey matter. Somewhat confusingly, it actually makes us feel more energetic throughout the...

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Westminster Attack: Is more surveillance the answer?

Westminster Attack: Is more surveillance the answer?

Last month, London bore witness to horrific scenes on Westminster Bridge when a 4×4 vehicle travelling at over 50 mph mounted the pavement mowing down around 40 pedestrians, tourists and Londoners alike, and killing two. The ‘lone wolf’ assailant then ran from the car towards the Palace of Westminster before...

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Delete the elite?

Delete the elite?

Lent is the traditional time to deny yourself your worst habits. I thought I’d give up double entendres; but it’s so hard. I always thought that the easiest thing to give up would be denial itself. But then, I had no idea how deeply in it I was. Turns out...

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Parliament Squared: Labour

Parliament Squared: Labour

Whither the future of the Labour Party? The polls for them have been dire for the past eighteen months and show no signs of improving. Corbyn’s abject leadership has extraordinarily led to a renewed interest in what was fast becoming another defunct party: the Lib Dems. They took Richmond from...

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The NHS crisis can never be resolved as long as Governments evade the real cause

The NHS crisis can never be resolved as long as Governments evade the real cause

Peter Burden gives his opinion on the NHS for KCW Today. The parlous state of the mighty NHS has become a recurring and growing news item in Great Britain over the last thirty years. As it is perceived at the moment, it has an insatiable appetite for quantities of money which...

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Parliament Square: We are coming to the end of 20th Century Politics

Parliament Square: We are coming to the end of 20th Century Politics

Consider. In America  you have to raise from wealthy supporters at least $1billion to fight the Presidential election. If you win, they are richly rewarded. Trump unlike any other president before him foreclosed on all Obama’s appointments on the actual day of his coronation. Not the end of the week...

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