Buying Young Democracy

Are Unite, the union, abusing the inaccessibility of the 2016 Young Labour Conference by funding travel and accommodation for delegates who have either openly supported or are affiliated with groups who have supported their preferred candidate for Labour’s National Executive Committee Youth Representative? This is a question I’ve been pondering since Monday, when I was […]

The state of instant messaging

Why is there no excellent instant messaging software? And by excellent, I mean it fits all the following criteria: End-to-end encryption, ensuring that even if your messages were intercepted between you and the recipient, they couldn’t be read Cross-platform support1 Multi-device support2 Sync conversations and message read status between devices Two factor authentication And, of […]

Multilevel Marketing

Herbalife, Forever Living, Amway, eCosway. All of these multilevel marketing (MLM) companies promote themselves as great business opportunities – invest a small amount of money to register as a distributor and set up your own business! Earn profit from the products you sell, sometimes even without having to purchase the goods yourself. Recruit more people […]

The Burzynski Clinic

The Burzynski Clinic is a clinic dedicated to treating cancer patients. It is based in Houston, Texas. It pioneers a treatment called antineoplaston therapy. Except, this treatment isn’t pioneering. It isn’t effective. It does not work. And yet, the Burzynski Clinic continue to profit off it. I am sickened and appalled that cancer patients are […]

I wish…

I sent this off to The Guardian a couple of days ago and thought I’d post it here. I had another infusion of infliximab a few days ago, but have been left wondering if “that day” has come sooner than I’d anticipated… I live with a chronic condition.  It is called Crohn’s disease, a disease […]

Mental Health Issues

This is a blog post about my mental health issues. I am depressed and I have general anxiety problems. I was diagnosed with depression earlier this year. I’d been suffering with symptoms for a while – feeling sad most of the time, self-loathing, insomnia. These had been affecting me for years on and off. Only […]