Tag: Responsibility

The Appliance Of Science…

…sometimes, it’s not really thought out very well: A smartphone app that “nudges” patients with alcohol-related liver disease away from their favourite drinking dens and off-licences is being trialled by a London hospital. Good grief! Does everything have to have…

“Shut Up”, He Explained…

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said the county council should stop its “endless grumbling” over free school meals. Taking a leaf out of Obama’s book, there, Nick? ‘You won’, right? The Liberal Democrat leader visited Oxford to promote the…

The First Rule Of NHS Club Is….

…yeah, you can probably guess, can’t you? The outgoing boss of the NHS in England has revealed he plans to spend the next stage of his career defending the health service from newspapers which “hate the NHS”. Newspapers don’t ‘hate’…

Officer Krupke Could Not Be Reached For Comment…

Camila Batmanghelidjh again… *sighs* In pursuit of greater discipline, the education secretary, Michael Gove, this week advocated tougher sanctions: the picking up of litter and the writing of lines as punishment. … His concerns are legitimate. Pupil violence is manifesting itself…

Yes. Yes, We Can…

“When it comes to our children, we can never be too careful. It’s a hazardous road and can be very dangerous.” So rather than expect parents to be responsible for their children (if you can’t ‘hold their hands all the…

Like there’s no tomorrow

I work for the underclass. I also work for a bunch of other people who are in the financial mire – temporarily or permanently – and from which I suspect no amount of health insurance and voluntary pension saving could…

The Phones Might Be Smart, But The Owners…

…well, they aren’t: Surging numbers of people struggling to pay for ‘must-have’ smartphone deals, a debt advice charity has warned, after seeing the number of cries for help with phones generally more than treble over a five-year period. Aha! Modern…

Uniform Blues…

Another school term, another fuss over uniform requirements and another case where you wonder who is the adult, and who the child: Holly-Mae Donaldson, 13, was told to go back to her Hester’s Way home on the first day of…

Some Common Sense At Last?

Finally, a welcome u-turn: Dog owners will be safe from prosecution under revised dangerous dogs laws if their pet attacks someone trespassing in their home – even if the “intruder” is doing a good turn. Ministers say dogs cannot be…