West Lothian (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Back in 2004, 46 Labour MPs representing Scottish constituencies were pivotal in passing The Higher Education Bill through Parliament at Westminster. The final vote was 316 for and 311 against.What this meant was that both of my children when they came to enter university were saddled with astronomical debts. The passing … Continue reading English Devolution and the West Lothian Question
Holy Bible Title Page (Photo credit: mrbill)The government remains determined to ignore the real reason behind the rise in food bank usage throughout the UK as they chip away at the welfare system so as to prop up the bankers and bondholders. Now the Department for Work and Pensions, which should remain neutral on political … Continue reading DWP Smears Trussell Trust
The headlines at the BBC News website shout "London Marathon runner Mami Konneh Lahun misses flight"As a tribute to Mami Konneh, the runner from Sierra Leone I'd like to dedicate this fine tune.https://youtube.googleapis.com/v/H6LVI1gDswg&source=udsRelated articlesPolice Still Searching for Missing London Marathon Runner Mami Konneh LahunLondon Marathon runner Mami Konneh Lahun goes missing before flight homePolice seek … Continue reading Mami Konneh, Keep on Running!
Seems Nick Clegg is touting his party round looking for another host to latch onto.I wonder what the Labour leader's response will be?Ed MacDonald, or was it Ramsay Miliband?Related articlesNick Clegg: 'Labour have changed'Ed Miliband: No coalition with Nick CleggLib Dems axe pledges for coalition deal - The Times (subscription)
Utah Phillips (Photo credit: Wikipedia)I was watching BBC Question Time the other night and the great and the good were waffling on about removing the right of tube workers to withdraw their labour. Most of the Parliamentary politicos seemed to think restricting the right to strike for public transport workers might be a good thing. … Continue reading The Right to Strike
Seems that someone else is getting involved in the saga around politicising OFSTED.Seems that David Laws is accusing Gove of acting politically over the appointments and de-appointments.Hold on, David Laws?Yes, that David Laws.Just to remind ourselves.Oh the integrity of them all!Related articlesOfsted row deepens as Laws 'furious'Breaking News: Gove 'politcising schools watchdog'Breaking News: Gove 'politcising … Continue reading Oh the integrity of them all!
Sometimes a worship song comes along which really moves you. This one below from Pastor Charles Jenkins is one such. Awesomely so. Love the lyrics to it as well.https://youtube.googleapis.com/v/ej5Wr43JYHE&source=udsAuthored by Chris Hall
The smartphone now makes it so easy to get access on the move to audio podcasts of teachings and direction from many people. Certainly I'm finding that I'm using my smartphone more in the car to listen to sound Christian teaching, doctrine and worship rather than the radio or the news.Here's a list of people … Continue reading Favourite Podcasts
s. Bipunctata (Common False Widow) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Seeing a lot in the news about the recent sightings of False Widow spiders in England. Given that it is one of the few spiders in the UK whose bite can break the skin then perhaps the worry can be understood although I expect it will die down … Continue reading Invasion of the spiders
BBC News - Orchid View inquest: Pharmacist 'sickened by care home'"Later, the inquest heard from the former regional manager Sarah O'Mara who denied claims she did not make enough visits to Orchid View, and also denied there was a policy of having no agency workers because of financial constraints.The coroner said to her: "I haven't … Continue reading A society will be judged on the basis of how it treats its weakest members