All the lessons Donald Trump has taught us : The Conversation


Love him or hate him, Donald Trump has shown us a great deal in his short time on the political stage. For that, we should be grateful. Here are the lessons taught by Prof. Trump.

Source: All the lessons Donald Trump has taught us : The Conversation

Mother shares footage of her brave son, nine, with dwarfism after he was bullied | Daily Mail Online


The mother, from Brisbane , filmed her son crying in the car after she picked him up from school on Wednesday and publicly shared the video on Facebook.

Source: Mother shares footage of her brave son, nine, with dwarfism after he was bullied | Daily Mail Online

Britain’s welfare state: A return to the Tudor Era


This is the reality of 2020 and in many respects we have gone back to 1494, but it is not too late and make 2020 the year of change where there is full and real equality and not just a word that is spoken, but not meant.

This is not a sudden reversal to 1494 for it started some many years ago, well before 2010, but the last 10 years have been the worst.

Welfare benefits need to be reshaped to help those in need and not used as a punishment.

Social Care needs immediate funding to at least bring it back to 2010, which then was not sufficient.

It should not be seen as a crime to be disabled, to be poor, to be sick, etc for anyone of us, could be there tomorrow, if not today.

Boris needs to take this on board, Now, for to not do so, will create even more deaths than have been occurring and making a crisis in Social Care an even bigger crisis in health.

Health care has, over the last 10 years been continued to be funded, perhaps not to the degree as it should have been, but the drastic underfunding, or no funding for Social Care is causing more problems for health.

Whether we want it or not Social and Health care are very inter-related.

I now refer you to

Pease could I mention that the forthcoming Budget is an important opportunity to address the crucial issue of funding for Social Care, but will it.

Boris has promised, but will he keep his promise and even if money is made available will it be sufficient.

Boris has now mentioned it will take 5 years to get the funding, Social Care can not wait that long.

Boris needs to be told this is not good enough, so it is essential we keep the pressure on Boris and my petition ‘Solve the crisis in Social Care could be the means.

Please see below

We now have the New Year 2020.

However, if the ‘Crisis in Social Care’ is not Solved soon there will not be many more New Years for the care, required for persons in need of care, to be provided by Local Authorities due to their lack of funding.

This will then have a much greater impact on health care provision, which is itself in crisis.

I have therefore created my latest petition, please follow the link

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/solve-the-crisis-in-social-care

For more information please follow the link

https://www.dropbox.com/s/w0f2skyxy37udqb/Solve%20the%20crisis%20in%20Social%20Care.docx?dl=0

Two years on, why is the Windrush scandal still claiming victims? | Vox Political


Didn’t Sajid Javid promise to “do right by the Windrush generation”, on his first day as Home Secretary? (Yes, he did.) What happened? Yet now we see 75 Paul Nichols, who served i…

Source: Two years on, why is the Windrush scandal still claiming victims? | Vox Political

The ‘playing the race card’ accusation is just a way to silence us | Afua Hirsch | Opinion | The Guardian


Many British people are ignorant about how racism works. Yet when black people try to explain, our experience is denied, says Guardian columnist Afua Hirsch

Source: The ‘playing the race card’ accusation is just a way to silence us | Afua Hirsch | Opinion | The Guardian

My love letter to Britain: family ties can never really be severed | Frans Timmermans | Opinion | The Guardian


Since I went to a British school, you have always been part of me. Now you are leaving, and it breaks my heart

Source: My love letter to Britain: family ties can never really be severed | Frans Timmermans | Opinion | The Guardian

Disabled people ‘love’ working for a pittance


Yes, people with Learning Disabilities like to work, but just because some may not understand money is no reason to pay them under the National Living Wage, which is too low itself.

A fair wage for a job of work is an entitlement that all in the UK should receive, irrespective of age, sex, health condition, etc.

Until this is respected all over the UK you will get unscrupulous employers offering people who are desperate or not understanding monetry aspects a wage far less than should be paid.

If employers should need an encouragement to employ persons with disabilities, which they should not, then pay the employers extra to do so and this could then be used to ensure the places of employment are fit for purpose, with regards to working conditions, toilets, work stations, required training and terms and conditions.

While it should not be required to state, but I find it is, the employment offered should be a real job and not just a job to do what others are unwilling to do and they should not be bullied.

There may be others to mention, but really people with disabilities should not be disrespected by employers and also their prospective work colleagues, this should be obvious, but, in practice, it is not, for many persons with learning disabilities feel put upon, bullied, made to feel not wanted. Whereas they really want to work and not content to stay jobless where a few of the unemployed do, just content to receive the benefit for not working.

The benefits that people with learning disabilities do receive are essential to their daily living and are not scroungers as they are stated to be by the Government, certain parts of the media and other persons who are so ignorant they really need re-educating.

Deaths from antibiotic drug resistance are at historic highs, aided by Trump’s policies : NBC News


As warnings about bacteria becoming more resistant to antibiotics have reached a fevered pitch, the White House’s response has been utter indifference.

Source: Deaths from antibiotic drug resistance are at historic highs, aided by Trump’s policies : NBC News

Some smokers credit e-cigarettes with saving their lives – does that matter? : The Conversation


Concerns about e-cigarettes are growing, with the AMA calling for a ban. With the Great American Smokeout on Nov. 21, it’s worth asking: What do smokers think?

Source: Some smokers credit e-cigarettes with saving their lives – does that matter? : The Conversation