Where have we seen this before?

( I will not comment on the coup attempt itself-  it has had excellent coverage.  What interests me is the historical parallels) The last four years (and yesterday was culmination) has shown the underbelly of the nation, what happens when jobs are scarce and insecure, education is dreadful unless you have a lot of money, …

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If they can do it in London………

“Dear Mr Hanrott You are now eligible for the Pfizer Covid Vaccination. Please contact the surgery to book it urgently. We have only a few appointments left for this week. Kind regards,    Megan Mann Reception Team The Pembridge Villas Surgery 45 Pembridge Villa,    Notting Hill Gate,  London W11 3EP” The above arrived yesterday …

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Reining in the police

Since 2016, the District of Columbia has spent more than $40 million to settle police misconduct lawsuits, according to the records released by the Office of Attorney General .  The records did not include several other settlements for lawsuits which, the police department told the council, cost taxpayers $805,000. About $33 million detailed in the …

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US Pharma’s financialised business model

“Price gouging in the US pharmaceutical drug industry goes back more than three decades. “In 1985 US Representative Henry Waxman, chair of the House Subcommittee on Health and the Environment, accused the pharmaceutical industry of “gouging the American public” with “outrageous” price increases, driven by “greed on a massive scale.” “Even in the wake of …

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Junior is still living with his parents

Nearly two-thirds of childless British single adults aged 20-34 have either never left the family home, or have moved back into it, according to new research into the “boomerang” generation. There are now an estimated 3.5 million young single adults living with their parents in the UK, a third more than a decade ago. (The …

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