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Gratitude for the NHS

Saturday and Sunday I still felt somewhat shocked and shaken, by the fall I had on Friday evening, as full sensation and feeling hadn’t yet returned to my right foot and ankle. As I stood up it still felt as … Continue reading

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A Fall becomes a Set Back and a Shaggy Dog Tale

  Yesterday’s events brought back a memory from 1962 when I was a student nurse in Exeter. I especially recalled a young man on the orthopaedic ward who had a talent for inappropriately releasing the cot sides from his bed. … Continue reading

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New Poem on Archive Mined

I’ve posted the fifth draft of a freshly minted new poem – PROPRIETARY RITES – on ARCHIVE MINED and FRESHLY SPUN.

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Exclusive: Dennis Skinner on his EU(W) vote

Originally posted on The SKWAWKBOX:
As the mainstream media (MSM) pushes a false portrayal of last night’s vote on the government’s European Union (Withdrawal) Bill – formerly called the ‘Great Repeal Bill’ – as being about a divided Labour Party,…

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Falling Prey to my inner wimp

Although most days, of late, have tended to feature a time of sustained pain and discomfort, its manner of onset varies considerably. Sometimes an ache in the palm of the hand and fingers, or more frequently wrist, can be set … Continue reading

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Still setting the narrative: Laura P’s ‘Tory enemy’ comment rolls on

Originally posted on The SKWAWKBOX:
Almost a month ago, the SKWAWKBOX spoke to the excellent Labour MP Laura Pidcock in what has since become a famous interview. Asked about the phenomenon of Labour MPs being too cosy with their Tory…

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Jacob Rees Mogg calls people who went to state school “potted plants”

Originally posted on Pride's Purge:
Tory leadership contender Jacob Rees-Mogg said today he believes women who are raped should be forced to give birth to her rapist’s baby. Rees-Mogg also once spoke at a dinner to a far-right group…

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