I didn’t think this would happen but I actually agree with something Priti Patel says. It is high time that people on social media stopped hiding and are visible and accountable. She is only taking this action though because of the grief MPs get online. What about the grief ordinary people have been getting online for years? Perhaps it will encourage better behaviour in boards like this in the future too?
Dreadful news. Perhaps it is time to provide armed guards for MP’s surgeries. I knew nothing about this MP but it sounds like he was one of those who did his job for all constituents quietly behind the scenes and did it well. People should not have to put their lives on the line when they sign up for public service. Too many nut jobs out there. RIP
I’m not a fan of boxing anyway as it seems pretty clear that constant battering of the skull is not healthy, but female boxing just seems so wrong. Just read that an 18 year old girl, Jeanette Zacarias Zapata has died after being knocked out in the ring. If there concerns about heading a football, surely it is time that boxing was looked at again. Even head guards don’t protect against the constant battering the brain gets.
Missed this news yesterday but another footballing legend has passed away. One of the best poaching goalscorers ever. His legs were too short for his body but it gave him a low centre of gravity which was ideal for a striker as he had amazing balance. RIP
After many years of death and disability amongst our soldiers we have now left the country and once again it is at the mercy of the Taliban. The families and loved ones of those who have lost their lives and those who will spend the rest of their lives without limbs must be wondering why they bothered. We followed the US in their supposed fight against terrorism. Yet another failure of American foreign policy that we trotted dutifully behind. What a waste of lives and resources that turned out to be.
There was a very touching programme on BBC2 the other night about Chris Packam retracing a walk from his childhood days along the Itchen from Eastleigh to Winchester. He talked about his battle with Aspergers and how having dogs saved his life when he thought of ending it as a young man. Mental health issues are all over the media at the moment and this programme brought home what some people have to deal with, in his case it has been a life long battle. He might not be everyone’s cup of tea but to achieve what he has done with his life despite his having to deal with autism is incredible. If you haven’t seen it I can thoroughly recommend it on Catch Up. It is called Chris Packham: The Walk That Made Me.