Monthly Archives: December 2013

17/12/13 The up to date walk a mile trailer by Johanna Wagner

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14/12/13 I’m fine…really

Or, the elephant in the room…or smoke and mirrors… WARNING – THIS BLOG CONTAINS FRANK DESCRIPTIONS OF MY MENTAL HEALTH THAT SOME MAY FIND TRIGGERING/UPSETTING With this walk a mile malarkey I’d charged myself with the task of getting people … Continue reading

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12/12/13 Outsourcing Parliament

The words ‘outsourcing’, ‘putting out to tender’, ‘efficiency savings’ and ‘competitive’ are enough to bring out a cold sweat in many a private and/ or public sector worker. They know, oh too well, that this means – someone wants more … Continue reading

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11/12/13 Patient? PATIENT? I’d love to be called a patient.

I was a social worker in the early noughties when we were told that our punters were to be, from here on in, described as ‘clients’. That’ll help them, I thought. Rebrand the users of the social work service and … Continue reading

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07/12/13 We’re all giants

Madiba,’father’, exploded into my life in the mid ’80’s amid Apartheid, the Specials and the words ‘Free Nelson Mandela’ spray painted on the side of our local Sainsbury’s. Over the ensuing years he became a familiar figure – a symbol … Continue reading

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05/12/13 The Earth is flat, isn’t it?

Imagine living thousands of years ago. There are no electric lights, internet, books…information is passed orally from scholars, to teachers, to people you know, trust and love. This information isn’t independent of your own experience of the world – in … Continue reading

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1/12/13 Thanks Boris.

Imagine, if you will, me having some manner of drag race with BBC Topgear’s mysterious and tame racing driver, The Stig. No, not cross-dressing, silly…a race on a quarter of a mile racing track… I’m given a top of the … Continue reading

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