At first glance Matt Hancock’s announcement that relatives of NHS staff and carers that succumb to COVID-19 will receive a £60k lump sum is quite a gracious offer. I can’t speak for other countries but its certainly a good move by the UK Government. Being from a forces family it did make me think whatContinue reading “COVID-19: If our NHS is at War, then Compensate them like they’re in a War. £60,000 is a start, but is it enough?”
Monthly Archives: April 2020
Information Warfare – Did the Tories really Cheer for Blocking NHS pay rises?
In today’s climate it feels anything NHS related is charged with emotion. NHS workers up and down the country are in the grip of a pandemic that they can scarcely control. Stories of a lack of PPE grip the headlines with accounts from front line workers filling the headlines, restocking Piers Morgan’s ammunition for anotherContinue reading “Information Warfare – Did the Tories really Cheer for Blocking NHS pay rises?”
COVID-19 and Economic Depression – An Historical Parallel and the International Stage
Please follow me at @OptsofPolts on Twitter! Regardless of where you sit on the political fence, COVID-19 was an accident waiting to happen. It goes without saying, not much has been learned from SARS, Swine Flu and MERS. From a UK perspective it makes you wonder what we have been doing since 2003 – especiallyContinue reading “COVID-19 and Economic Depression – An Historical Parallel and the International Stage”
I put this blog together for two reasons. One was to give my political curiosity an outlet, and secondly to have a mini-project to assist me in getting out of what I suspect is depression. The objective of this blog is to look at the “Optics” of what our leaders are trying to convey –Continue reading “An Introduction”