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ISIS girl – I want to come home

A news story has broken in the UK regarding a 19 year old woman – heavily pregnant, alone, two previous children sadly passed away – who wishes to come home to her family in the UK to have her baby. What’s the problem you may ask? Get her home fast. Well the problem is where […]

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Knife Crime UK

I have been looking at knife crime UK statistics over the past few years and the results make for very scary reading. In the year ending March 2018, offences where a knife or sharp instrument were involved rose to 40,100 – the highest level in 8 years. Even worse is the total number of murders […]

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Snowflake Society

Every generation in society always seems to be identified by a term such as the free love generation, Generation Z, Generation Y, Generation X, Lads, Sloane Rangers, Yuppies, Baby Boomers etc. So what is the current generation going to be remembered for? I believe it will be the Snowflake and/or reality ‘star’ generation. Snowflake Snowflake […]

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PETA Stoops to a New Low

PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has stooped to a new low with their latest stunt in Sydney, Australia. The stunt involved barbequing a fake dog in a shopping centre. The banner below the barbeque read, “If you wouldn’t eat a dog, why eat a lamb? Go vegan!” Previous stunts This latest stunt […]

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Sheep Worrying – by Dogs

What is sheep worrying? In this context, sheep worrying is any incident where a domestic dog enters an enclosure containing sheep/livestock, the dog doesn’t have to physically attack the sheep to cause distress and/or death. I am particularly concerned with female sheep (ewes) who are in lamb (generally January – April) in the UK due […]

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Dairy Farming UK – making it sustainable

British farmers are amongst the best in the world at providing the highest quality food and produce adhering to the highest standards of stockmanship and husbandry. Some Dairy production statistics Between 1996 and 2015 the number of dairy cows in the UK dropped by 27% to 1.9 million Between 1995 and 2014 the number of […]

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The NHS – A service to be proud of?

The NHS (National Health Service) is funded primarily by National Insurance contributions and general taxation, around 98.8% with the remaining 1.2% from patient charges. The planned net expenditure for 2017/18 was £126.269 billion. The NHS constitution is based around seven points. The service provided is available to all irrespective of gender, race, disability, age, sexual […]

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Would you adopt a homeless person?

Top 3 charitable causes in the UK 2016 saw donations to charity totalling £9.7 billion in the UK. The top 3 causes to donate to in a snapshot over 4 weeks were: medical research 26% animal welfare 25% children or young people 24% The top three causes in other countries Africa Children and young people […]

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The UK Education System – How to make it Work

Overview Is the current education system producing well rounded individuals equipped with the skills and knowledge to make informed decisions, contribute to society, challenge themselves, be successful, happy and confident and continue a lifelong learning journey? Or is it concerned with rating highly in the league tables, getting good results from OFSTED inspections, retention and […]

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Has Political Correctness gone too far?

There was a time when political correctness was a reference to ensuring individuals and groups were treated fairly, with empathy and not marginalized or offended by the words or actions of others. Very honourable although why it needed to be given a name, I don’t know. It’s basically good manners, respect, fairness etc. etc. Unfortunately […]