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BBC News – NHS accused of bias against private sector

March 29, 2011 9 comments

BBC News – NHS accused of bias against private sector.

So why am I not surprised at this news?

God help the NHS if it was ever subjected to healthy competition from a Private Sector offering to carry out the same operations at NHS costs.  No wonder they are frightened it would impact on NHS hospitals, with their grossly inefficient management structures.

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BBC – BBC Four Programmes – The Killing

March 28, 2011 6 comments

BBC – BBC Four Programmes – The Killing.

If you didn’t happen to catch this series on BBC Four, its 20 episodes remain available for now on the BBC Iplayer site. A second series is scheduled for the Autumn.  Very well worth watching – up there with “24”.

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Mark Steyn: Do-gooders in a land with no good guys

March 27, 2011 11 comments

Mark Steyn usually has a take on politics which very much is in accord with my own – why else would I enjoy his writing, I suppose you could ask…
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“No more Dictators” Demonstration – report from the Front!

March 7, 2011 6 comments

Saturday afternoon strolling towards and through George Square in Glasgow, I noticed a few banner-carrying pedestrians heading in its direction, and a number of police, in twos, converging on the square. What’s going on? I asked a couple of young policemen. A demo in favour of the opposition in Libya and so on, they told me.
By the time we returned through George Square, the demo was in full swing – a good natured small bunch of demonstrators, watched by just two police constables, of which one was female – the only ones in sight within a half mile of George Square. Now, that is sensible policing. Read more…

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RAF Cuts – Matt’s take on it – priceless!

March 5, 2011 8 comments
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Mantlepieces: What does your mantlepiece tell us about you?

March 4, 2011 22 comments

BBC Radio Four link
Driving past Loch Laggan and through Lochaber, and by Loch Linnhe through Glencoe this morning on a personal photoshoot, I had the car radio tuned to BBC Four. Woman’s Hour was on. My attention was drawn to an item about mantlepieces, and what human beings choose to put on them. Read more…

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BBC iPlayer – HARDtalk: Malcolm Turnbull, former leader Australian Liberal Party

March 1, 2011 9 comments

BBC iPlayer – HARDtalk: Malcolm Turnbull, former leader Australian Liberal Party.

Bearsy, would this fellow be any improvement on your Welsh ladyfriend?

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February 28, 2011 Leave a comment

This is for Val – the advice on “AddThis” is for sending items read on the web directly to WordPress – mea culpa.

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Malawians voice anger against farting bill – Yahoo! News UK

February 19, 2011 16 comments

Malawians voice anger against farting bill – Yahoo! News UK.

Reminded me that it’s time to harvest my Jerusalem artichokes…

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Fourth Photography Results

February 17, 2011 16 comments

Some great shots in very difficult weather conditions, in the UK at least – and some brave attempts to cope with what was a very specific brief.
Low Wattage’s Dawn over Pond, Pseu’s Blue skies, Bootsy’s vivid red skies, Tocino’s pink twilight all appealed to me, as did JM’s valiant Embra evening image, but in the end it came down to Sipu’s Mozambique Beach Dawn and Bravo’s Moscow Winter Dawn, both non-UK entries.
Sipu’s composition and subject attracted the popular vote, scoring 4/9 votes, and I liked it very much, however the one which appealed most to me as Judge was Bravo’s Moscow Dawn, which had an unusual and well defined foreground and the soft pastel skies of twilight, which is what swayed my own decision.
Over to you, Bravo!

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