No form of abuse is acceptable no matter what circumstances are involved.
With Social Media they do have the resources to eliminate the abuse though their platforms, but they appear unwilling to do so.
The legislation promised in the Queen’s Speech could well alleviate that to some or all extent. However, these platforms are owned my multi-billionaires and so their resources to fight or reduce the effects of any such legislation are enormous, but that should not stop the legislation coming into force and if it needs to be amended to make it more enforceable then so be it.
Black footballers could come off Social Media but why should they, why is it the innocent who have to act, rather than the perpetrators being punished, it is because it is easier for this to occur, but it is a major limitation of freedoms. Just because something is difficult should not be an excuse to not proceed, as by not proceeding this is as bad as the initial racial abuse and is in effect condoning but inaction or insufficient action. If the was put into every legislation, that inaction or insufficient action was illegal then more would be done by all concerned.
Source: Why Does Social Media Deem It Acceptable to Allow Racial Abuse to Black Footballers? | Community | News
‘Removing the deputy leader from her role as the head of campaigning for Labour has sparked dismay across the whole party’
His actions are purely showing that Labour have still not got the leader they need to get back into power. He is using Angela Rayner as a distraction from his own inadequacies, for this is not the showing of a strong leader, but one who is trying to save himself.
He should be shouldering all the responsibilities of Labour
show in Hartlepool and the rest of the country.
To bring in a candidate who was strongly Remain, when Hartlepool was strongly Leave is showing very bad judgement and does nor bode well for a strong and effective Labour Party.
Source: Keir Starmer wants to be decisive but demoting Angela Rayner risks looking merely chaotic
Autism is a condition not an illness, so why are the NHS still looking after people with autism as though there is a health cure.
People with autism have difficulty dealing with changes of routine, so taking them from a safe home environment is not a way to deal with anyone showing autistic tendencies. For it is not a health cure that is required, but a change of direction by the health authorities to understand autism more and thereby understand each person with autism. For each person with autism is an individual and needs an individual approach, unfortunately health does not work like that and just uses an approach which is the same for everyone.
Putting persons with autism in these health institutions is nowhere the correct approach, as they need to be within the community, one that is part of them. Autism is not a mental problem, but the way the health authorities and then the general community is. Care in the community should have been the best approach, but true to form community care was never sufficiently funded and is still not along with many other areas including Social Care, which is also seriously underfunded.
The National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 was supposed to have been the answer, but it would never be without the required sufficient funding.
Care and Treatments reviews were introduced in 2015, to alleviate some of the problems, but really it needs a complete overall and more importantly to be sufficiently funded.
Source: Sobbing mother describes ‘barbaric’ treatment of autistic daughter in hospital | Express & Star
Funding from higher taxes would cut avoidable deaths and improve equality after the Covid pandemic, yes it would, but with Social Care it can’t wait for over a decade for it needs its funding now, like yesterday.
COVID, if we did not know it already that England, even the whole of the UK needs Social Care like never before. The funding increase has to be now, before any more deaths take place.
The funding situation was bad enough before the start of austerity cuts in 2010, they made it much worse and now COVID has left Social Care so decimated that no one is safe.
To not do anything, shows that this Government has no consideration for anyone in need of Social Care, it is as though they are being left to fend for themselves and this they are unable to do, hence their need for Social Care.
To do nothing means that this Government has blood on its hands.
There is a petition, Solve the crisis in Social Care, https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/solve-the-crisis-in-social-care, Which needs your support
Source: UK needs £102bn boost to NHS and social care, says major report | NHS | The Guardian
Yet again persons with learning disabilities, (LD), are, apparently, going unnoticed by the UK Authorities. This is in spite of a report in November 2020 from Public Health England, which showed that people with learning disabilities were three to six times more likely to die from covid-19 than the general population during the pandemic’s first wave
This is when, before COVID-19, the risk of persons with LD dying earlier than persons without LD is well known and the reason the LeDeR programme with the University of Bristol, is being researched, which started on 1 July 2016 and is funded by NHS England.
So, why with all the above are persons with LD being ignored and even worse, if they went into hospital could well have a DNR (Do not resuscitate), placed on their record.
It would appear all is against persons with LD, but why?
Do these authorities feel the right to life of persons with LD should be ignored, if this is correct, then this is a very dangerous and very worrying premise, for to believe, this is how exterminations start, just look at Germany in the 1930/40s.
This needs to be stopped forthwith for persons with LD have as much right to life as anyone.
Source: Fury at ‘do not resuscitate’ notices given to Covid patients with learning disabilities | Coronavirus | The Guardian
More evidence that the AstraZeneca vaccine is safe, so why is the EU continually coming out against this vaccine and not any of the others.
First we had Macron and Merkel then the blood clot scare followed by 17 European countries suspending use of the vaccine all of this without any reliable justification.
Is all this because of the AstraZeneca connection with the UK or do they wish their populations to catch COVID-19? If it is the latter this will be very disturbing. For while blood clots are not registered as one of the side effects of the vaccine, blood clots are down as one of the possible consequences of contracting COVID-19.
No wonder the take up rates of having the vaccines in Europe are very disappointing and while this is a very real cause of concern within Europe, it is also a very real concern in the rest of the World, including the UK. As by not having an effective take up rate this is leading to possible more mutations, some, which could well reduce the effectiveness of the vaccines, leaving those of us who have been vaccinated open to contracting COVID-19 with maybe serious consequences.
This, I feel is the EU playing with politics and a further punishment for the UK leaving the EU.
The EU need to get over themselves for they are the reason for Europe starting a possible 3rd wave of Coronavirus, due to their shambolic dealings with measures to combat COVID-19. Slowing in vaccine approvals, slow in placing vaccine orders, having less effective contracts of purchasing of COVID vaccines.
On the face of it the best thing the UK did was coming out of the EU, as the EU is much too bureaucratic.
Now the EU is threatening to stop companies exporting Vaccines, especially to the UK, when they have many supplies of vaccines in storage in the EU. This is showing the EU in their true colours.
Source: AstraZeneca vaccine safe and effective in new trial data | Reuters
Morgan is acting like a spoiled brat, now I am not sure if this is for show or this is him.
Watching the show just now, he walked offset, which I presume it means it is the later. Will he be back, I feel he will, which will be a shame.
Source: Piers Morgan torn apart for ‘hateful’ takedown of Meghan and Harry interview on GMB | The Independent
This was a very explosive interview, but one that had to take place for it showed, yet again, how ‘The UK Monarchy’ is out of place in the 21st century for it really needs to escape its assumed safety of the 19th century. For other European Monarchies have changed and survived and the ball is now and has been for sometime in the Court of The Monarchy.
Will The Monarchy survive, well I do hope so and it is still not too late for them to fully embrace Harry and Meghan.
Unfortunately, Harry and Meghan will be viewed badly by many in the UK, as many UK racists will feel their views are being supported, especially if they are Monarchists as well. Then the UK Monarchists will be against them.
But they will be supported by anti-monarchists and also many ‘people of Colour’.
This is a great opportunity for racism to be tackled by the establishment in the UK and show racists that they will not be tolerated.
I wish Harry and Meghan well and their starting family.
Source: Palace under pressure to respond to Harry and Meghan racism claims | Monarchy | The Guardian
A very explosive interview and some points which come as no surprise to myself.
The Racist comment for one, as I have believed for sometime that there was a racist element within ‘The Family’. In this I query, where are the ‘persons of colour’ within the employment of The Family, for I am not aware of one, let alone others.
I am also not surprised about the comment that Prince Charles stopped communicating with Harry.
That is just The Family, for I feel it would have been even worse within the area of what I call ‘the grey suits’ for, I feel, this area is much worse than The Family in how they treat persons who are classed as outsiders.
By The Family, not fully accepting, as I have said before, is a great opportunity lost, but not unexpected.
This interview is indeed a massive bombshell and one from which The Family, may never recover.
I am also not surprised, even before the revelations that Meghan had had ‘suicidal thoughts’, which she took the The Families HR Department, one which is not good, especially with regards to the alleged abuse to members of some of Harry and Meghan’s staff, where it appears the HR Department took no action.
Source: ‘I didn’t want to be alive any more’: Meghan and Harry describe racism and royal animosity in Oprah interview | Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex | The Guardian