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In 1960, at the 902nd plenary meeting of the United Nation’s General Assembly, Nikita Khrushchev was so annoyed by something Harold Macmillan had said that he banged his shoe on the table. Some historians say that he just waved the shoe around a bit. Either way, it was a surprisingly ineffectual gesture from a man who had control of the world’s second largest arsenal of nuclear weapons.

This is my personal blog. It is mainly concerned with mental health and politics, although music and other matters do creep in fairly regularly. It does not represent the views of my employers, nor any organisation in which I hold office, whether paid or honorary.

Nothing in this blog should be taken as advice to guide individual medical treatment. No financial decisions, including betting on horse races, should be made on the basis of my opinions. It would be especially unwise to consult this blog when making choices about marriage.