Just Give it to Boris

CSM EDITORIAL Possibly there are only six things standing in the way of Boris Johnson’s triumphant entry into Number 10 Downing Street: the vanity of the five remaining candidates and Boris’ ability to put his foot in it (no doubt nervous Sir Lynton Crosby has considered using an electric dog collar on Johnson as the days of this leadership election pass). Just give the keys … Continue reading Just Give it to Boris

Confessions of a Trot

BY PAUL NEWALL When I converted to Trotskyism, which bigly disappointed my moderate Labour-supporting father, I discovered two eternal truths: Firstly I found that I was constantly angry and dismissive of opposing views. I was right and anyone who disagreed with my sect was a class traitor with a false consciousness that had been brainwashed by the capitalist media. The second thing I discovered was … Continue reading Confessions of a Trot

One Pan Salmon with Asparagus & Potatoes

Ingredients: 4 salmon fillets 450g asparagus ends trimmed 1.8kg Baking potatoes peeled and sliced 3 tbsp olive oil salt and pepper to taste 2 tsp + ½ tsp mixed herbs (for potatoes and salmon separately) 1 tsp garlic powder 30g butter melted 2 tbsp honey 1 tsp Dijon mustard 1/2 lemon, thinly sliced Method: Preheat oven to Gas 6/400 degrees. Toss potatoes with 2 tablespoons … Continue reading One Pan Salmon with Asparagus & Potatoes

The Rural Healthcare Desert

CSM EDITORIAL The Royal College of Nursing’s annual congress in May identified that the countryside is becoming a healthcare desert. Some rural patients are forced to take £100 taxi rides to make outpatient appointments at their nearest hospitals. The closure of small rural hospitals and GP practices is meaning larger and larger gaps in services. The chances of a ‘digital first’ NHS are also extremely … Continue reading The Rural Healthcare Desert

BBC’s Last Roll

BY ALEXIA JAMES It was always going to happen. Our public broadcaster the BBC is primarily funded by the licence fee, supplemented by income from commercial subsidiaries. And the number of licence fees received by the BBC has been decreasing markedly, principally because the word is out that BBC programmes are not worth £154.50 a year when competitors like Amazon Prime and Netflix return more value … Continue reading BBC’s Last Roll