I know what’s it’s like to go through change in the working environment, who doesn’t? So, in some ways, I actually have some sympathy with the plight of junior doctors and their dislike of the new terms and conditions as per Mr Hunt’s widely criticised new NHS contract 7-Day-A-Week sound bite policy. Do I agree with their strike action? No, but not for the obvious reasons. Striking can get results except when it’s against the inevitable. Striking to prevent redundancies caused by poor business performance or new technology are doomed to failure. Striking against political whim is also doomed unless your actual aim is to dislodge the politicians in question. If the junior doctors (I hate that term, it brings[…]

David Cameron is apparently set on trying to enhance the UK’s reputation in the eyes of a key ally (the USA) by joining the “Let’s bomb Syria” party. Is that really a good reason to spend millions of pounds, risk the lives of our service personnel and, probably, kill a number of innocent Syrians? I don’t think so. The Prime Minister wants to join the international Bomb-a-thon to supposedly appease the Yanks – they probably think we aren’t doing our bit when it comes to indiscriminate bombing – and to protect us from the threat of IS. This can, according to Dave, be done by dropping lots of expensive ordnance on dusty Syrian towns that are reputed to be boltholes of the[…]