Category Archives: “Later Life Agenda”

TV Debate and Absence of PM

There is much that is and has been said, and Party-partisan dismissed, about Cameron’s stance that he will submit himself to only one TV debate. To date, however, no-one has offered what amounts to a rational explanation for this purported … Continue reading

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The Ageing Crisis – The Disingenuousness of Government

It cannot have escaped the notice of anyone interested in or involved with the “later life agenda” that government – and the Department for Work and Pensions and the Department of Health in particular – is bleating about the financial … Continue reading

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National Health Service – or, National Wealth Service?

   (Article from Forum member, Ivor Timson – published here, with thanks, by his permission.  Ivor did not offer a title for his article.  The title, therefore, is the sole responsibility of the site Administrator and blame attaches to him … Continue reading

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The left hand knowing what the right hand isn’t doing?

  An article in Friday’s Guardian – http://bit.ly/RMwoEJ , and reported elsewhere – makes for interesting reading.  The pre-shuffle Minister for Care Services, Paul Burstow, raises doubt as to the commitment (or, as he sees it, lack of commitment) to … Continue reading

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Annual Assembly 2012 – Wednesday, 28th March

          Members of the Forum will have received notice of the Annual Assembly to be held at Carr’s Lane Church Centre in Birmingham city centre.  Along with the notice, they will have received an agenda for the day and … Continue reading

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Abolition of the Rural Advocate

      Amongst the so-called “bonfire of the quangos” the government said it was going to abolish in the interests of saving money is the Commission for Rural Communities (the CRC).  To be precise, although some of the activities currently dealt … Continue reading

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The Bad Times are a-coming!

Interesting item in the current (May 2011) issue of the Mature Times (thanks to Chris Smith for this ‘heads-up’).  The Institute of Economic Affairs (apparently a body which is respected) says that pensioners are being molly-coddled and they should bear … Continue reading

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