The Industrialisation of Mental Health

14th January 2021 4

Newspapers are reporting mental health crisis as fact, despite official statistics showing no significant increase in mental illness in younger people. Many reported surveys do not refer to diagnosed conditions but self-reported feelings, and articles rely heavily on expert opinion. The Guardian claims to represent the views of campaigners, politicians and therapists, as well as students, yet a mere eight of its … [Read on]

Trump’s last hours

9th January 2021 190

What a shameful end to the Trump presidency. Every decent Tory, every decent conservative, every decent patriot, will have to live down the scenes from the Capitol Building in Washington: its storming by a mob incited by a president who insists his ‘landslide victory’ was stolen, and was recently recorded telling Georgia’s Republican election chief to ‘find’ enough votes to … [Read on]

Advice to commentators

9th January 2021 28

Our bloggers are complaining that certain commentators are beginning to make the site a free blog site of their own. In future comments on blogs are to be limited to 150 words, and apart from single line replies to other commentators, no more than two comments totalling 200 words. Comments going over these limits will be taken down Your co-operation … [Read on]

The next great financial crash – just outside sir!

6th January 2021 8

It is said that instead of using government grants to help their businesses weather the Covid storm, company owners are throwing this fountain of fake money at companies like Tesla. So much has been thrown at the lithium battery manufacturer that the company is now worth a trillion and the stock price now so high the company cannot make a … [Read on]

The Salisbury Review’s New Year Resolutions.

2nd January 2021 8

Petition Amazon to show the country of manufacture on its goods so you don’t have to buy from China. Don’t buy from China anyhow. Not to pay the BBC licence. Fight Feminism. Give up your seat on the train to a woman. Subscribe to the quarterly print magazine Subscribe to the quarterly digital magazine

An unsayable epidemiology

29th December 2020 65

The priest’s sermon this Sunday concerned the integrated nature of things, all reaching up to that great controlling intelligence which lies somewhere beyond our ken. I think that was it anyway. I was having happy thoughts about how well Christmas with my friends had gone.   As I walked home in the weak winter sun, I passed an Asian grocer’s … [Read on]

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