Yearly Archives: 2012






London Met’s licence is revoked

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has announced the licence London Metropolitan University had, which allowed them to sponsor non-EU students, has been revoked. This decision was a surprise for many and, understandably, there is much distress amongst some/all of the affected students. However, what doesn’t help is the massive overreactions from organisations such as the […]


My Carers campaign ends

Regular readers of my blog will know that I admire the work of Carers and have felt (for a long time) that they don’t get enough recognition or support for what they do. They spend much of their time taking care of vulnerable people – often sacrificing part of their life as a result. They […]




Overreactions to tattoos

A couple of things prompted this post. Firstly, there was the following series of tweets from the Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg, made yesterday: I replied to one of these, but I’ll go into that later. The second thing that prompted this post was an article from the Guardian, entitled ‘Just one little tattoo‘. This passage […]


Armed Forces Day 2012

This blog post isn’t going to be long. It isn’t directly linked to politics, healthcare, education or any of the other topics I normally cover on here. It merely notes the importance of Armed Forces Day, which is happening at the time of typing. Across the country, there are celebrations, parades and all manner of […]