https://tinyurl.com/d7f3y9a4 Another brilliant documentary by BBC 3. I was going to comment on what happened in Spain when I found this documentary - we are just as bad. I was shocked I didn't realise it was still this bad. When you look at how these racists behave, it's like watching nasty 5-year-olds in men's bodies… Continue reading It’s not just Spain
The higher the profile, the more likely the bullying!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWvLOXqk9yE Equality and Human Rights Commission is about as higher profile as you can get - just the kind of profile and status bullies love. Going forward, what will the EHRC tell its workers to do when first targeted by a bully? What to look for and how to respond? I very much doubt it!… Continue reading The higher the profile, the more likely the bullying!
Work-related suicides should be investigated by watchdog, unions say
Photograph of headteacher Ruth Perry on railings school. Photo: Andrew Matthews/PAFrom The Guardian Monday, May 22nd Matthew Weaver"Death of headteacher Ruth Perry prompts calls for employers to have to report when workers take own lives Work-related suicides should be reported by employers and investigated by the safety watchdog amid concern that workplace stress is at… Continue reading Work-related suicides should be investigated by watchdog, unions say
Could Trump win 2024?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVuUzAcyDwc Scandals that would have finished other candidates just seemed to make Trump more popular in 2016. However then he was up against Hillary Clinton - I've always wondered which was Hillary's greater disadvantage. Was it that she was a Clinton but not Bill, or was it that she was a woman? They say you… Continue reading Could Trump win 2024?
A health service in which people are afraid to raise issues is one in which patients will continue to die unnecessarily.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSE-XlAvT0s Now even in an organisation set up to investigate patient safety there has been bullying The Health Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) is England's independent national investigator for patient safety. HSIB investigates serious patient safety risks that span the healthcare system, operating independently of other regulatory agencies. It aims to produce rigorous, non-punitive, and systematic… Continue reading A health service in which people are afraid to raise issues is one in which patients will continue to die unnecessarily.
Some things are worth getting angry about
Living away from home for the first time - what are the rules? Young people away from home can be very vulnerable to a particular form of grooming - love bombing - whereby the perpetrator befriends their target, their mission being to gain the target's trust. They will test the connection by turning on their target to… Continue reading Some things are worth getting angry about
No one should have to pay to breathe
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAe2GCBZO-o No one should have to pay to breathe. The whole point of anti-discrimination legislation is to create a level playing field so that disabled people do not experience barriers that non-disabled people don't. Paying extra because you are disabled is not acceptable - all access equipment should be centrally funded, including the running costs,… Continue reading No one should have to pay to breathe
Khan is much more my mayor than Charles is my king!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hUdjjmGqgA Sir Mark Rowley’s article in the standard stated, “...While we said that our tolerance for disruption of the Coronation celebrations was low, it was not zero. I must challenge those claiming there was a ‘protest ban’ around the Coronation. This is simply not accurate. There were hundreds of undisturbed protestors along the route, including… Continue reading Khan is much more my mayor than Charles is my king!
I smell a stitch-up
Graham Smith is arrested before the coronation. Photograph: Daniel Boffey/The Guardian https://tinyurl.com/4388hsd9 It is not just the arrest of Graham Smith, the chief executive of Republic, that stinks - the Daily Mail published stories ahead of the coronation that Republican protests could endanger life - scaring horses with rape alarms, etc. Apparently, this story was 'leaked'… Continue reading I smell a stitch-up
There is someone trying to hold the BBC to account.
Lena Ferguson, with Channel 4 colleague Alex Thomson, is taking a bullying case against the BBC. Photo Matthew Fearn/AP The Sunday Times October 18th 2020 "An award-winning television producer has launched legal proceedings against BBC Northern Ireland at the High Court in Belfast seeking damages for alleged bullying. The case is being taken by Lena… Continue reading There is someone trying to hold the BBC to account.