Naivety is key to the anti-vaccine movement

  I will never understand the anti-vaccine lot. Perhaps though, when you have never watched your baby fight for life, tubes coming out of every available orifice, monitors beeping incessantly, when you have never watched the rib cage strenuously rise and fall at each breath, perhaps it is far easier to believe one discredited doctor … Continue reading Naivety is key to the anti-vaccine movement

Brexit: People may die because our word is worth more than our country

Brexit really should be dead. That big red bus now only exists as the subject of satirical memes, and the claims it made (like the politicians who made them), have long since lost all credibility. The bus has arguably become a metaphor for all that is wrong with Brexit, and that extends to us being … Continue reading Brexit: People may die because our word is worth more than our country

Wearing your heart on your sleeve isn’t a weakness – it’s a strength

  I was bullied something chronic at school. An only child with no sense of what was in vogue, happier to listen to Bob Dylan or Simon and Garfunkel than Now albums, on non-uniform days I wore floral dresses instead of jeans (the horror!) I was never in with the cool kids, and for years … Continue reading Wearing your heart on your sleeve isn’t a weakness – it’s a strength