Category Archives: Older People

Isolation and Loneliness as brought on by the Government

A touch-stone of the DWP and recent governments (local as well as national) is the concept of “digital by default“.  All that paper, all those trees saved!  And near-enough instantaneous communication too. But, for whose benefit?  Certainly not the now-privatised … Continue reading

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Double standards?, Hypocrisy?, Left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing? Or just plain and simple Politics?

Over recent weeks I have noticed a couple of particular publicity campaigns, both, beyond question, either directly supported by or otherwise encouraged by the current government.   I am sure I am not alone in having noticed the conflicting, contradictory even, … Continue reading

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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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“Stupid is as stupid does!”

    By virtue of yet another example of Ministerial stupidity I am increasingly reminded of the quotation made in the film wherein I so easily identify the astonishingly ‘simple’ likeness as between Iain Duncan-Smith and Forrest Gump:  “Stupid is as … Continue reading

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Digital Britain? The other side of the double-standard coin?

     I am one who uses the internet a lot.  Owing to my (age-related) hearing loss, I use the internet as my main means of communication.  I do not need convincing as to its usefulness and value.  But that “convincement” … Continue reading

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Emailing or phone-texting: Texting Code for Seniors

Young people have their texting codings, now we Seniors have our own!!! * ATD – At the Doctor’s * BFF – Best Friend’s Funeral * BTW – Bring the Wheelchair * BYOT – Bring Your Own Teeth * CBM – … 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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