It’s finally arrived, today is the UK’s last as a member of the European Union. At midnight tonight in most of Europe, which is 11pm in the UK, Brexit comes into effect. Of course, tomorrow both parties enter the 11-month transition period, meaning the full divorce won´t be effective until next year. It has taken … Continue reading No more delays, time to forget Leave and Remain – Brexit is here
To Brexit or not to Brexit, that is the question hanging over the UK´s politicians at the moment. But, surely, the majority of people voted ‘Leave’ in the referendum; it must all be over bar the shouting. Whatever that might mean for people with disabilities, whatever that might mean for the health service, whatever it … Continue reading Referendum, they think it’s all over, but it isn’t yet
With the biggest decision in a generation set to be decided by the people of the UK, it’s time to protect everyone with a disability in tomorrow’s referendum on the country’s future. A future that is balanced on the proverbial knife’s edge. Yes, tomorrow is the big day, referendum day, and the opinion polls have … Continue reading UK referendum: Vote to protect those with disabiities
Donald Trump (Image copyright Reuters) Why is it, do you think, that American politicians are quick to give their opinions, often unwanted, about events in other countries but are less happy, even offended, when the situation is reversed? During his 'goodbye' official visit to Britain, last month, President Barack Obama said he wanted the UK to remain … Continue reading European Referendum: Obama says ‘stay’, Trump says ‘go’ but the British really don’t care what US thinks
As electoral campaigns go, the official 10-weeks allowed for the UK public to decide which way to vote in the referendum on Europe is nothing when compared to how long it takes for the USA to choose a president. The four main contenders for the two party nominations for president announced their candidacies from March … Continue reading British Euro vote campaign officially gets under way as US presidential hopefuls face New York primary
Swiss to vote on UBI on June 5. Several countries around the world are talking about the idea of introducing Universal Basic Income (UBI), not to be confused with Universal Credit which is being introduced in the UK to replace several means-tested welfare benefits. Universal Basic Income is where the government pays everybody a set … Continue reading Flat rate universal basic income plan for everyone whether in work, unemployed or with disabilities
Uncertainty is hanging over the heads of people in so many different countries this year as questions relating to their futures are being decided at the ballot box. Well, they should be. In the USA, the various Democratic and Republican candidates are fighting through the primary and caucus system to win enough support to win … Continue reading Everyone’s vote should matter – but does it?
Gwen Higgs, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and David Cameron Gwen’s story, warts and all HSCT, stem cell therapy, and its use to treat multiple sclerosis patients has been on television, in publications and even this blog during the second half of January. In just a couple of days, or so, I shall be bringing you … Continue reading HSCT, sunshine, MS and other musings