Opinion – One in three young people suffering mental health troubles – survey finds – via The Guardian

The left-wing Guardian seems to want more public health resources diverted towards the young, for their alleged mental health suffering. I challenge the findings, the analysis, conclusions and policy changes recommended. We know nothing about the survey methodology, sample size, research literature on this subject. How does it compare to other countries and over time in the UK? Things have been getting tough for a long-term – the UK is uncompetitive, with inadequate skills and poor work motivation. Brexit will bring more than seven lean years. I’m surprised that the liberal Guardian is not recommending free Marijuana for all as a policy option? What about toughening up the youngsters with modified national service, along the Israeli lines? Thoughts?

 

Labour is dreaming if it believes Britain wants socialism – The Guardian

Here’s a thoughtful article from the Guardian which is worth a read. The article argues that Britain’s property-owning older investors want to preserve the status quo and don’t trust Labour’s promise of growth in the public sector. Respectfully, the article misses the point. The battlefield will be for the votes of those likely to inherit from their parents and grandparents. Conservative strategists will promote fear, arguing that a Far Left Labour government will be revolutionary, seeking to steal the wealth of ordinary people and their right to pass it to their children and grandchildren. The battle lines will be over inherited wealth. But evidence is powerful too – despite much promise, socialism has failed to delivery to the majority –  it has pandered to its own privileged classes and elites. Thoughts?