Monthly Archives: July 2014

27/07/14 Walk a Mile Is back…The return to Pwllheli

Mad dogs and Englishmen, so they say, go out in the midday sun. I’ll be back in that lovely part of Wales tomorrow having made a somewhat rash decision to walk on the coastal path as opposed to the roads. … Continue reading

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25/07/14 Only 10% of the NHS Budget is Spent on mental health services – a letter to MP’s

What can I do to help? I am, what could be best described as, a mental health campaigner. I am currently walking around the edge of the UK to highlight the experiences of people with a mental health problem, who … Continue reading

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22/07/14 Joint Enterprise – are we all culpable?

The law of Joint Enterprise or Common Purpose came under close scrutiny in a recent TV crime drama by Jimmy McGovern. Don’t worry, just because I buggered my knee, I haven’t decided to try my hand at TV reviews…but have … Continue reading

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13/07/14 A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on. Winston Churchill.

Today, I woke up to one of the most venomous and malicious attacks on folk with mental health problems I think I’ve ever read. So, congratulations to Tim Ross at the Daily Telegraph for that It’s quite a short piece, … Continue reading

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04/07/14 A great day to bury bad news?

Rolf Harris? Andy Coulson? The launch of a great big aircraft carrier at Rosyth? A stabbing of a teacher in France? The funeral of a Palestinian teenager – possibly the victim of an Israeli revenge attack? Oh, and pesky old … Continue reading

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03/07/14 The Battle of Westminster Abbey or, surely there must be some mistake?

On Saturday the 30th of June 2014, a crack group of 60 (give or take) disabled folk attempted to protest against the closure of the Independent Living Fund by occupying some of the grounds around Westminster Abbey. According to reports … Continue reading

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