Friday, February 21, 2014

Even the NHS is supported by the drug companies

Why is Janssen supporting the 2014 Mental Health Network Annual Conference? The Mental Health Network was established by the NHS Confederation, the membership body for all organisations that commission and provide NHS services, to "provide a distinct voice for mental health and learning disability service providers". It is supposed to speak on behalf of the whole NHS, so I'd have thought it didn't need pharmaceutical company money to do that.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The cost of the Guardian

I've been moaning about the Guardian costing £1.60. Today I was charged £1.20 when scanned in the shop even though the paper still has £1.60 on the front!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Blog resistance

Hey, now I know why I blog! See Howard Caygill's Digital Resistance. Blogging "... plays a significant role in delegitimising domination by making it available for scrutiny and comment from a variety of perspectives, potentially contesting the tendency towards monopolization of information, wealth, power and ultimately violence essential to legal rational or even total domination".

Saturday, February 08, 2014

The "spectre" of Savile

CockRoache has been found not guilty. Reinforces the case for a public inquiry (see previous post).