The absolute state of the Union

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The State of the Union is generally taken to be the annual reflection on the political, economic and social landscape in the USA, delivered every January to Congress by the incumbent president. But I am going to commandeer the term… Read moreThe absolute state of the Union

Autism research breakthrough – could a blood test be the key to early diagnosis?

Researcher Scientists at the University of Warwick claim to have developed a blood and urine test that can detect autism in children. The test is thought to be the first of its kind and could lead to earlier diagnosis of… Read moreAutism research breakthrough – could a blood test be the key to early diagnosis?

Equality & Respect – A Thing of the Past?

‘Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose’ as the saying goes – the more things change, the more they stay the same. In the 21st century, a time when we think that we, as a society, are enlightened, tolerant… Read moreEquality & Respect – A Thing of the Past?

The Teflon Man of British Politics

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Rightly or wrongly, people in the public eye, be they politicians, sports stars, musicians, actors, are held to higher standards than the rest of us mere mortals. Their every move, every utterance, every tweet or Instagram is scrutinised in forensic… Read moreThe Teflon Man of British Politics

Trump Puts Britain First

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  I really, really want to stop posting about Donald Trump. Despite his penchant for putting his foot in it on an almost daily basis and delivering manna from heaven for any writer, it’s getting a little tiresome hearing his… Read moreTrump Puts Britain First