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Try looking in the monthly archives. April 2016

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LONG live our noble Queen … LONG to reign over us

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with three kings-in-waiting: son Prince Charles, grandson Prince William and great grandson Prince George.
Queen Elizabeth II, monarch of the UK and numerous other commonwealth countries, has certainly broken a couple of records during her reign
Today, April […]

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Would you stay if your partner used a wheelchair?

 
Every so often we see, on Facebook, and perhaps other social media sites, a drawing of someone in a wheelchair – accompanied by a question along the lines of “If this happened to your partner, would you stay?”
Most people who […]

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MS diagnosis – It’s normal to grieve

 
Reading a great article It is normal to grieve after MS diagnosis by Teresa Wright-Johnson1 in Modern Day MS, and seeing that depression was part of her grieving process, reminded me of two things.
First is that grief is ok. Whatever […]

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Welfare benefit cuts high on anti-austerity agenda

Placards proclaiming ‘Cut War Not Welfare’  are held aloft during Saturday’s Anti-Austerity protest.
Anti-austerity protests and movements have become increasingly popular during the latter half of last year year and again this year.
Mass protests have taken place around the world, notably […]

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Tribeca ban increased demand for Vaxxed screenings

 Robert de Niro: “I think the movie is something that people should see.” 
Vaxxed: from Cover-Up to Catastrophe has undoubtedly gained great impetus from being dropped from the Tribeca Film Festival, gaining many screenings throughout the USA – very often to […]

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Terry made fun for viewers of ‘love – hate’ Eurovision

  Sir Terry Wogan, who died in February, commentated on the Eurovision Song Contest for 28 years. 
Love it or hate it, the Eurovision Song Contest returns to our screen next month but this year the shenanigans have started earlier than usual.
We […]

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British Euro vote campaign officially gets under way as US presidential hopefuls face New York primary

As electoral campaigns go, the official 10-weeks allowed for the UK public to decide which way to vote in the referendum on Europe is nothing when compared to how long it takes for the USA to choose a president.
The four […]

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Flat rate universal basic income plan for everyone whether in work, unemployed or with disabilities

 Swiss to vote on UBI on June 5.
Several countries around the world are talking about the idea of introducing Universal Basic Income (UBI), not to be confused with Universal Credit which is being introduced in the UK to replace several […]

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From benefit cuts to tax havens – blame Dodgy Dave

      Prime Minister Dodgy Dave David Cameron and, right, Dennis Skinner, the Beast of Bolsover.
Putting aside all talk of the leak of the so-called Panama Papers, the kerfuffle which followed did result in UK Prime Minister David Cameron being labelled […]

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Could a new plant-derived oral drug, called T20K, really prevent progression of multiple sclerosis?

Oldenlandia affinis (Photo from Flora of Mozambique).
Now, I don’t know about you But I have a healthy skepticism about new drugs that are said to be able to change how multiple sclerosis affects me. And I can imagine that the […]

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