Category Archives: UK

But apart from this minor detail, the NHS is the best health service in the world.

A report by the Commonwealth Fund which compared the health systems of 11 countries gave top marks to Britain’s tax-funded universal National Health Service. If only there wasn’t this tiny detail which dampens the jubilant mood just a bit:

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Easily Confused (48) Bank Holiday

Bank holiday in Britain: Bank holiday in Greece:

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Ambulance on Sark

Sark, one of the Channel Islands, doesn’t have cars. People move around mostly on bicycle. There are also some horse-drawn carriages and a few tractors, mainly to pick up supplies from the harbour. There are so few people that license … Continue reading

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Ed Miliband presents new Labour leader

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Nepal and the Royal Baby

The world’s attention was directed at Nepal after the devastating earthquake. Until a woman gave birth to her second child. As one Twitter user put it succinctly: Beyond showing that the world and most media have an attention span shorter … Continue reading

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The bird doesn’t care what you did

You may have done great things in life. Maybe you are a hero. Maybe you are famous. There might be a statue erected for you on a bridge in Edinburgh. Then a bird will come and shit on top of … Continue reading

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