“The political and media exploitation of an under-resourced NHS and the scapegoating of our Health Secretary for political gain undermines the real need for cross party work towards progress. Let’s hope that the newly formed Long-Covid Inquiry group is well intentioned. We cannot afford to take our eye off the ball when it concerns the […]
Tag: Val Waldron
Who are the “Working Class” today?
The subject of Social Class is an area where angels fear to tread, but in these times of deep fragmentation of the UK political Left, it is time to look at what the “Working Class” means to Socialists in the 21st Century. As I write, and the news about PM Boris Johnson’s planned prorogation of […]
Val was brought up in the Garnock Valley in North Ayrshire before Thatcher and Co scalped it of its industry, and subsequently does not think that Ken Clarke talks sense by any stretch of the imagination. She had the dubious honour of being the first person in the family to go to university, but […]
Val Waldron Writing
News, Articles & Opinion Knapdale Beavers and Land Reform Your Country needs you! Hopeless Proper Equality for Women… Thrash ’em all… Who are “The Working Class” today? A Spoonful of Blood Inertia to the Left of me Zombies to the Right The Forgotten Say it Ain’t So, Jo The Homecoming Open Letter to an Undecided […]
Equality for Women… Thrash ’em all…
You’d almost think that the Tories knew right from wrong. Foreign Office minister Mark Field attacks, sorry restrains female Greenpeace protester Janet Barker, and says he was acting “instinctively”, that she may have been carrying a weapon. He regrets it of course and immediately refers himself to the Cabinet Office for an investigation. Meanwhile Theresa […]
It’s not easy to keep your head above water in these politically turbulent times, but do we have a choice? I’d say that we don’t. The future is not ours to give up on. We all have our low points though and for me the world really shifted on its axis on 7th November 2016, […]
Your Country needs you!
For a long time now I’ve been looking at that question that greets me on my Facebook page, inviting me to post about my perfect life, my dinner, my cat; “What’s on your mind?” The Far right. That’s what’s on my mind Facebook. Thanks for asking. All life is there; more conspiracy theorists than you […]
Knapdale Beavers and Land Reform
Good times are coming for the Knapdale Beavers, who have sculpted their permanent mark on the stunning ancient deciduous forest. They will become a protected species in May 2019, in a long awaited and controversial move. Much of this area though flanked on both sides by huge areas of privately owned land is in the […]