Best of the Week #3

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/6/16/15810524/senate-ahca-explain-please. If anyone ought to be able to explain the American Healthcare Act, it should be senior Republican senators. Vox asked them what the bill is meant to do. Their responses are wildly varied and totally lacking in detail. An important and frightening story! http://www.conservativehome.com/highlights/2017/06/outsiders-are-not-always-good-and-governments-are-not-always-bad.html. A book review of the rise of the outsiders, and …

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The fire disaster in North Kensington

A tower block  caught fire and was totally destroyed near where we are staying, killing an unknown (17 so far). number of poor people in the middle of the night. Residents of the building, which was constructed in 1974, had long warned of potential fire hazards even though it was renovated just last year. “It …

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The UK General Election: A brief but definitive guide

I must apologise for my last post on the UK General Election. It was an excessively long, rambling piece that covered everything I was thinking about regarding British politics at the time. I was angry, despondent and confused. I felt so let down by politicians on all sides, that I failed to come to a …

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