I’ve just watched a new video made by Scope and Stephen Fry which challenges us to consider the power that just two words can have. The examples they use in the video include:
‘I’m pregnant’,… read more
This post is about SWANs – not a long-necked member of the wildfowl family – although that might’ve been the natural assumption, given my penguin tirade the other day.
The SWAN I’ve been thinking about stands for Syndrome Without… read more
I’ve written before about my tics’ strange ability to see into the future. They were able to predict the Jimmy Savile scandal long before the story broke, and they’ve become so finely tuned that I’ve decided to share… read more
This morning I woke to the news that our beloved Chancellor George Osborne has been caught parking in a bay reserved for disabled people – my heart sank.
“What’s the harm in that?” you might ask, “we all… read more
It’s April Fools’ Day, a day recognised all over the world as the time for jolly pranks and elaborate hoaxes. Today we’ll read absurd stories about spaghetti growing on trees, interruptions to gravity or read more
On 13th December 2010 I wrote a post entitled ‘Not Much Choice’. In light of what I’m about to describe, that title now seems eerily prescient.
In the post I gave a brief description of a conversation with a… read more
A few weeks ago I wrote about the new Personal Independence Payment (PIP), the disability benefit that’s due to start replacing Disability Living Allowance (DLA) from April.
There are many big concerns about PIP, which appears to be… read more
I’m looking out of my bedroom window again, watching the blanket of snow get thicker and thicker as the day goes on. I’ve got a bit of a cold so I haven’t ventured out, but from my warm lookout… read more
Today I’m going to write about four very important words and none of them is ‘Biscuit.’
Yesterday I wrote about the changes to the assessment process for the new Personal Independence Payment (PIP), which will replace read more
I’ve written about the Government’s poorly conceived and callous Welfare Reform Bill many times in the last two years, often saying how scared these policies make me feel. Leftwing Idiot doesn’t like it when I say this – understandably… read more