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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Doctor!  An NHS Uber GP Service?

Doctor! An NHS Uber GP Service?

Article kindly provided by John Furse. A new app offers 24/7 medical advice ‘in the palm of your hand…so you can talk to a GP when it suits you and your family, wherever you are in the world.’. The Babylon app allows patients to skip queues to see a GP,...

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Rejection of hope: Obama and the Republicans

Rejection of hope: Obama and the Republicans

For a president who was written off as a doomed lame duck sometime around 2011 when the Republican party seized back control of Congress, the actual amount which Obama has accomplished can take you by surprise. Beyond the controversial (and frankly compromised) affordable health act which took up most of...

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Who wants to be a billionaire?

Who wants to be a billionaire?

Peter Burden gives his monthly thoughts on the state of current affairs for KCW Today.  Those of the World’s population who like to apply a little intelligent analysis to current affairs were left deeply flummoxed by the extraordinary decision taken by the American electorate on November 8th. Their choice of...

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Xmas Hols

The time has come. Having worked for American Mom looking after the Brats for a few years now, I am frustrated to find that I have run out of excuses not to join them on holiday at their chalet in Switzerland over Christmas and New Year. I imagine that the...

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From the Back Seat. Part 38

From the Back Seat. Part 38

On Whit Monday evening 1966, Bette Hill, Dad, Eba and a sprinkling of children, piled into the Astoria at Finsbury Park to watch the sesquicentennial Indianapolis 500 live via Early Bird satellite. Dad didn’t go to Indy that year, but, somewhat unusually, decided to write the race report from the...

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Blue Plaque: Dorothy Bland. Mrs Jordan.

Blue Plaque: Dorothy Bland. Mrs Jordan.

The Greater London Council erected a Blue Plaque at 30 Cadogan Place Chelsea London SW1X 9RX in 1975 honouring Dorothy Bland, later known as Mrs Jordan. She was a beautiful Irish actress and courtesan who became the long term mistress and companion of the Duke of Clarence, before he became...

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