We need reform of banks before 2019

Reproduced from letter published in Worcester News Wednesday 21st September 2011 SIR – One of the causes of the 2007/2008 credit crunch, the bail-out of the banks, the drop in our living standards and the cuts to our jobs and services is that the banks and other city institutions were not properly regulated and were […]

The Green Thing

A friend recently sent to me this by email – I though it worth repeating: In the line at the store, the cashier told an older woman that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren’t good for the environment. The woman apologized to him and explained, “We didn’t have the green […]

GP Consortia – next steps to privatisation?

The proposed Conservative plans to give GP’s the ability / right to contract health services don’t sound that radical right?” The problem is that in practice most doctors will not be contracting the health services themselves, they will be coming together in large consortia which in plain language means that our health service will now […]

Monsanto & the Merchants of Death?

If you want to see the effects of GM foods look to the United States – guest piece courtesy of their Organic Consumer Association (http://www.organicconsumers.org) In the 1990s, Monsanto found an ingenious way to sell large quantities of its broad-spectrum toxic herbicide RoundUp to farmers. The company’s scientists gene-spliced corn, soy, cotton, and canola with […]

Dilemma at the heart of Labour’s opposition

The following letter comes from the letters page of The Guardian 31/12/10…… While I share Seumas Milne’s analysis of the fragility of the coalition, I do not share any optimism that Labour can offer a credible alternative (Cameron and Clegg have shown they are for turning, 30 December). Having ditched their principles in government, Labour […]

Worcester Pensioners Treated Like 2nd Class Citizens

Pensioners living in Worcester are being prevented from using their free bus pass before 9:30am. This is very frustrating for example when trying to get to the doctors or a hospital appointment first thing in the morning. Where is the joined up thinking – I thought we were trying to encourage people to use public […]