Coronavirus: Several US states as well as the UK enter forms of lockdown, people with MS included in UK's vulnerable list, Spain's police enforce country's harsh restrictions as fines are doubled.
A new National MS Society (NMSS) prevalence study estimates that nearly 1 million people have multiple sclerosis in the USA. And that’s more than twice as many as previously thought. The new estimate is that 947,000 people have MS, compared with the long-accepted figure of 400,000. Study results were published as “The Prevalence of Multiple … Continue reading Nearly 1 million Americans have MS, not 400,000 as previously thought – NMSS Study
Accused of failing to include, in the Queen’s Speech, any mention of protection for the National Health Service (NHS) from the forthcoming and controversial European/American TTIP trade deal, UK prime minister David Cameron has agreed to an amendment on legislation before the House of Commons. The move is to fend off the risk of the … Continue reading Cameron protects NHS, Corbyn says not enough
Discrimination is illegal throughout the majority of countries although there are notable exceptions. As an admittedly broad statement, discrimination is more likely in those places with poor records of human rights. In general terms, it tends to be accepted that we must not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, age, physical size and … Continue reading Crazy law to control use of public bathrooms
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 main contenders for the two party nominations for president announced their candidacies from March … Continue reading British Euro vote campaign officially gets under way as US presidential hopefuls face New York primary
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 means-tested welfare benefits. Universal Basic Income is where the government pays everybody a set … Continue reading Flat rate universal basic income plan for everyone whether in work, unemployed or with disabilities
Front runners: Republican Trump and Democrat Clinton. Presidential hopefuls in the race to become the Republican party’s candidate in the USA presidential election may have been reduced to three but it is quite possible than none of those three may be the eventual nominee as chosen by the party’s convention. And, if that seems to make … Continue reading Trump ‘scary’, Hillary ‘a liar’ – pick your US President
Uncertainty is hanging over the heads of people in so many different countries this year as questions relating to their futures are being decided at the ballot box. Well, they should be. In the USA, the various Democratic and Republican candidates are fighting through the primary and caucus system to win enough support to win … Continue reading Everyone’s vote should matter – but does it?
From left: Spanish party leaders seek coalitions, UK's Queen Elizabeth II will be 90 in April, Hillary Clinton set to win Democratic nomination but President? January - now. Spain’s national politicians are trying to put together a coalition to form a government after last month’s general election created a hung parliament for the first time … Continue reading Looking at the 12 months ahead of us
A drip of liquid falling on my face, awaking we with a start. I looked up but saw nothing. I glanced around briefly but, again, nothing. So I settled back down to grab some more sleep. Then, drip, it happened again. This time, I was wide awake and studied the area immediately above me, where … Continue reading It never rains but it ….. drips