Chaos and lies

There seems to be a lot of news at present. It is not just the quantity that is exhausting. Like the weather, severe news events are becoming unnaturally common. Once-a-century phenomena are occurring several times a week. Personally, I would like some respite. Events are piling in on top of each other so that, for […]

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Lost struggles

Last week, Sally Brampton walked into the sea and died. Her editorial and authorial skills were widely admired, and her death caused a lot of sadness. For a few days, mental illness amongst the famous was back in the news. I thought that the media coverage of her death was pretty appropriate in tone, but […]

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¡No pasarán!

People who have a religious faith say that it affects everything they do, though it mostly goes unstated. I suppose that political convictions are similar. It is wrong for doctors to use their clinical relationship with patients as a platform for political proselytisation, but health and health care are deeply political matters. In a job […]

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