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Why mentally ill people are an easy target for the #Tories (#UK #Politics #Health #welfare #bedroomtax)

The governments targeting of vulnerable people has been unprecedented in recent political history. In particular, mental health services can no longer cope with demand because of horrendous cuts to NHS services, and the demise of funding for the voluntary sector. 1,230 more words

Government & Politics

Mental illness: watch your language

Nick Cohen has today written an article in The Guardian which tries to argue two things at once. Firstly, that people with mental health problems are likely to be disproportionately targeted by cuts. 954 more words

Blogging Mental

Auntie Beeb and Uncle Jimmy

This bastion of truth, this empire of excellence, this disseminator of veracity, this moral Matriarch …


“There is a small group of powerful people at the BBC who think it would have been better if the truth about Savile had never come out. 162 more words


Bain's Law

There’s a law for everything. Today I came across Betteridge’s Law which dictates that a “Any headline which ends in a question mark can be answered by the word no… 206 more words

What's Left? - Review

Nick Cohen

Fourth Estate (400 pages), 2007

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What’s Left? How Liberals Lost Their Way is a polemic against the liberal left.  1,279 more words

Book Reviews

Liberal Hero of the Week #86: Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch

Reason: for standing up to prejudice.

Context matters. So do intentions. Which means that when Benedict Cumberbatch this week used the word ‘coloured’ — provoking one of those wearily predictable storms — it needs to be read with the other words surrounding it: 409 more words

Liberal Hero / Villain