So Achilles has finally come out of his tent and, at last, a victorious end to the forty year Eurosceptic siege of Brussels can be seen on the horizon.In one apparent glorious shift of the tectonic plates, Boris’s ‘outing’ has succeeded in turning the marginal into the mainstream. Euroscepticism, once the territory of Mr Cameron’s mad swivel-eyed loons, has overnight morphed into the acceptable stuff of polite metrosexual liberal dinner party conversations. Johnson and Gove between them have provided its new and acceptable face.
The EU plan to take over the UK’s criminal justice, ending the era of Magna Carta. Vanessa is inspired to present an article by Torquil Dick-Erikson’s on this take over – so you can spread the word to support the Leave vote.
Vanessa reads an enlightening article by Alan Sked who was an original founder of ‘The Referendum Party’ which became the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), and while he is now a notable critic of UKIP, his views on the EU and the need for UK to leave it remain as solid as ever!
Vanessa reads a historic report on Churchill’s speech to parliament following the Dunkirk evacuation near the start of WW2. This is followed by the much lauded speech by Hillary Benn MP (son of Tony Benn) which wound up the recent debate on allowing the RAF to mount air-strikes against ISIS in Syria.
Vanessa reads a tribute to Cynthia Payne from the Telegraph by Rebecca Reid and shares the prologue of her own autobiography – for a signed copy (just in time for Christmas!) drop her a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
Vanessa interviews Charles about his early life in the air force, working (almost) for IBM, wanting to move into teaching and landing in care home management… leading to a life of campaigning for those with learning disabilities – even now in his 90’s.
The Rise and Potential Demise of Structured Day Services for Adults with Learning Disabilities. 1955 – 2005
Bold Visions: the short cut to inclusion – or the inevitable route to Winterbourne View?
Lawrence: An Ambassador Extraordinary
THE TRAGEDY OF WINTERBOURNE VIEW
Good Intentions – And the Law of Unintended Consequences.
Vanessa presents four items that caught her attention in the press about the EU referendum and its campaigns.
Vanessa Interviews Charles Booth, Vicar of All Saints Church, West Parley.
Discussing life’s challenges, a life in the church, how things have changed and where they may be going.
‘In Their Shoes’ a series where Vanessa interviews people from all walks of life from far and wide – this episode with Chrissy Smith a psychic medium and counsellor – and partner of Kerin Webb interviewed by Vanessa last week!
She shares her life experience, including fighting for support for her hidden disability – and announces her upcoming book!
‘In Their Shoes’ a series where Vanessa interviews people from all walks of life from far and wide – this episode with Kerin Webb.
Kerin Webb D.Hyp, MPNLP, DipCBT
Kerin’s Associate Christina Smith