The conference highlight for me so far was this afternoon’s debate on “caring for an elderly population” with several highly moving contributions, including from the author Terry... Read more
We have made an excellent start to our conference in Birmingham. George Osborne made a strong statement of intent for a future Conservative government today. He showed the sort of leadership today so... Read more
I am in Birmingham over the next couple of days to attend the Conservative Party Conference. The country is looking to the Conservatives for answers over the next four days. Given the lack of... Read more
Ruth Kelly’s decision to leave the government to spend more time with her family leaves a number of questions unanswered. Is this the real reason for Mrs Kelly resigning from the government?... Read more
Whilst Gordon Brown focused on his role as leader of the Labour Party yesterday, fighting for his job, the country continues to wait for the Prime Minister to show some real leadership during the... Read more
The Prime Minister launched another “fightback” today with an article in “The Monitor”. In it he says there is a “need to forge a new kind of government”.... Read more
Gordon Brown’s package of measures to help restore confidence to the housing market and help us deal with higher petrol, food and energy bills is a further indication that he is completely out... Read more
We are now inside the final two months of the US Presidential Election. The two conventions have come and gone and we are starting to get a feel for what an Obama or McCain Presidency would mean for... Read more
I have been writing a blog since the summer of 2008. I use it to share my experiences and views on mental health – I had a breakdown in 2014/15 and live with depression and anxiety – and work life balance.
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