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David Shulkin: Sacked secretary in parting shot at Trump


David Shulkin: Sacked secretary in parting shot at Trump

He said that in recent months “the environment in Washington has turned so toxic, chaotic, disrespectful and subversive that it became impossible for me to accomplish the important work that our veterans need and deserve”.

It was the latest in a series of departures from Mr Trump’s cabinet.

This month alone, the president has fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and National Security Adviser HR McMaster, while his top economic adviser Gary Cohn also left. Meanwhile, White House communications director Hope Hicks’ last day was on Thursday.

Malcolm D B Munro
Thursday 29 March, 2018

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Filed under: Arts, Current Events, Media, Music, poetry, politics, songs, stories

This is the country which unilaterally abolished slavery: ‘Shameful’; widespread outrage over man denied NHS cancer care


This is the country which unilaterally abolished slavery: ‘Shameful’; widespread outrage over man denied NHS cancer care

Malcolm D B Munro
Monday 12 March, 2018

Comment: This is very much less than an adequate response: “We are working hard to try to resolve this as quickly as possible.”

Filed under: Arts, Current Events, history, Media, Memoir, politics, stories

Education as a Public Good: Why I’m a striking lecturer; I want to stop the slow death of public education


Why I’m a striking lecturer; I want to stop the slow death of public education

Malcolm D B Munro
Monday 12 March, 2018

Filed under: Arts, Current Events, history, Media, Music, poetry, politics, songs, stories

Modern Slavery Act 2015


Modern Slavery Act 2015

Malcolm D B Munro
Monday 19 February, 2018

Filed under: Arts, history, Media, Music, poetry, politics, songs

Why are not more heads falling? – Mark Goldring, chief executive of Oxfam GB, Caroline Thomson, Oxfam chairman of trustees


Why are not more heads falling? – Mark Goldring, chief executive of Oxfam GB, Caroline Thomson, Oxfam chairman of trustees

Malcolm D B Munro
Tuesday 13 February, 2018

Filed under: Arts, Current Events, history, Media, Memoir, Music, poetry, politics, songs, stories

Mark Goldring, chief executive of Oxfam GB, “use of prostitutes was ‘not explicitly contrary’ to Oxfam’s code of conduct.” – If it was not, then what was it?


Mark Goldring, chief executive of Oxfam GB, “use of prostitutes was ‘not explicitly contrary’ to Oxfam’s code of conduct.” – If it was not, then what was it?

Malcolm D B Munro
Tuesday 13 February, 2018

Filed under: Arts, Current Events, history, Media, Music, poetry, politics, songs, stories

Trumps Wall in Britain? UK pledges extra £44m for Channel border security


Trumps Wall in Britain? UK pledges extra £44m for Channel border security

Malcolm D B Munro
Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Filed under: Arts, Current Events, history, Media, Memoir, Music, poetry, politics, songs, stories

Who says I can’t wince? Jokes about Antartica


Who says I can’t wince? Jokes about Antartica

Malcolm D B Munro
Tuesday 16 January, 2018

Parent advisory: These jokes are not suitable for children over the age of twenty four (or older).

Filed under: Arts, Current Events, Media, Music, poetry, politics, songs, stories

How can Chess be funny? When checks mate


How can Chess be funny? When checks mate.

Malcolm D B Munro
Tuesday 16 January, 2018

Filed under: Arts, Book Review, Current Events, history, Internet threats, Media, Memoir, Music, poetry, politics, songs, Startup companies, stories

Do Jedi pun?


In other words “Java the Hutt” These Sci-fi and Fantasy Puns Are out of This World

Malcolm D B Munro
Tuesday 16 January, 2018

Special note: Very definitely “Internet Threats”

Filed under: Arts, Book Review, Current Events, Eternailities, history, Internet threats, Media, Memoir, Music, poetry, politics, songs, stories

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