On Saturday 8th August 2020, healthcare staff across the UK gathered in cities and towns to call for pay negotiations to be opened immediately for NHS workers. My opening speech for the Birmingham event is below: We’re here to talk about pay. Those who work in the NHS have never done so for the fame … Continue reading #NHSpay15


Today it's World Mental Health Day, the time when for a brief moment some politicians appear on TV to say how concerned they are about mental health services (which they've been running since they appeared on TV last year saying the same thing) and how they are going to take bold action to make everything … Continue reading #WMHD2018

Third runway

Chris Grayling, the Secretary of State for Transport, announced today that the UK Government has agreed to allow the building of a third runway at Heathrow Airport. In amongst the details, he included setting aside £2.6billion (!) for compensation to people who live in the area, much of that to cover soundproofing. I've read numerous … Continue reading Third runway