Read Write

Making the world smile, one muscle at a time

Are there parallels between Thatcher and Cameron?

by Marrick on April 8, 2013

“Thatcher is dead, long live Thatcherism” is the toast in a thousand London clubs as hard faced bankers get all dewy-eyed and sentimental about the late Tory leader and the most divisive Prime Minister of the second half of the twentieth century. In common with her acolytes, Cameron and Osborne, Thatcher was quick to give […]

Labour must look to the grey vote to win in 2015

by Marrick on November 18, 2012

The latest You Gov / Sun poll has thrown up some interesting strategic conundrums for Labour In Scotland, on the national level, Labour (64) has surged ahead of both the Nationalists (19) and the Tories (11). Effectively, the Tories are finished North of the border and Labour##Q##s "No" stance to independence isn##Q##t affecting their popularity […]

Death of a friend I never got to know properly

by Marrick on September 29, 2011

My best friend##Q##s father died yesterday. A heart attack at 79 is not an unusual occurrence, and given he had an attack five years ago, only surviving because of the prompt actions of those custodians of the nation##Q##s health the NHS, it would be safe to say he was living in overtime. Following an operation […]

Is there a fat pill on the way?

by Marrick on November 16, 2010

Scientists have gained strong confirmation of the direct connection between the FTO gene and obesity, obtaining the first direct evidence that over-activity of the gene leads to overeating and obesity in mice. The research team from the University of Oxford and Medical Research Council (MRC), with funding from the Wellcome Trust and MRC, have published […]