Cycling & Other UK Road Safety Policy !?!

Most alleged road safety experts totally ignore the simple truth that if you get run over by the wheels of a HGV or Bus, it leaves you just as dead at 5 Mph as it does at 50 Mph, but then fraudulent Climate Scientists deny the impact of our Sun !

Perhaps the problem stems from the fact that Civil Engineers not Mechanical Engineers are those charged with improving road safety, I once saw a professor from Leeds University claiming that It didn’t make you a better driver if you understood the science of vehicle motion. I would make its teaching compulsory in secondary schools even if just to make Maths and Physics lessons interesting and actually relevant to pupils future lives, plus defend them from corporate snake oil salesmen. I suspect that the fluid you need to buy for the latest emissions technology is actually pre-mixed screen-wash and can probably be safely substituted with such !

Casting back to the 1980s. Norman Fowler ( Now Lord ) when Transport Minister decreed that all trucks ( excluding Tippers ) had to be fitted with MONSANTO Clear Pass to stop spray on motorways. It was hedgehog rubber door mats under the mudguards which soon got full of shit and reduced their alleged effectiveness anyway, it also weighed half a ton which meant you were overloaded with a 20 ton load on a 40ft flat including pallets at 32 tons Gross.

It didn’t actually stop the spray it just made it finer so when theer was salt on the road your screen was soon totally obscured and you had to use the washers, unless you had one of the old toughened screens where good wipers would clear it without wash. The next problem was the manufacturers linking the wipers to the washers, which made it fatal to run out of wash as it left you totally blind, and now the Waffen SS Traffic Police do you for empty washers.

Its even worse now since the introduction of politically correct quiet road surfaces which remain wet for ages after its rained and requiring frequent washer use, the old Hot Rolled Asphelt ( the drivers called it Pig Shit ) with 20mm Gritstone rolled in which above friction afforded some actual mechanical grip in emergency braking. I recall questioning Lancashire County Council the merits of the latest road surfacing technology , and got a letter back from the then Environment Director Graham Harding, where he affected to decern the merits of the increased coefficient of friction of the coating.

Needless to say the miracle coating soon washed and wore off, and perhaps why their are so many potholes in our main roads is due to the fact that you can’t lay Tarmac in the rain and expect it to stick to the original surface, even if you use ” Tack Coat “. I have heard cases where the lunatics have even laid it in wet snow, when they must of know the drivers put a coating of water in the Box prior to loading Hot Stuff to stop it sticking.

Other examples of late 1990s LCC Officers corruption included replacing old Victorian Man Hole Covers for no good reason other than to sell them to Heritage projects for personal financial gain. Similarly Royal Mail managers replaced the VR post box built into the former weighbridge of the 1836 Bold Venture Limeworks ( Chatburn Racing Pigeon Club HQ ) and replaced it with a GR one. It could be said its actually an improvement as there is less chance of the rain getting in in an east wind, but since privatisation the residents of Sunderland Point have had theirs nicked but not replaced.

I would appear to have gone off at a tangent from Cycling but whilst at my favourite pup and otside for a fag I encountered a guy around the same age as me with one of the latest high tech mountain bikes. It looked pretty impressive with disc brakes etc but it cost £500 and on closer inspection it was obvious the Bottom Braket ( the bearing the pedals turn on ) was undersize. I pointed this out and guy admitted that there was already play in it despite being less than six month old, the small wheel bikes built in London featured on the BBC the other night look similarly afflicted.

Perhaps the problem stems from Computer Aided Design, experts at writing software may be incompetent as mechanical engineers, the competence of whom may be tested by asking them when is a 16mm bolt not a 16mm bolt. The answer is when its a Set Screw,. as the threads reduce the cross sectional area, and perhaps many of our road design incompetence is due to idiots using software intended for countries with left hand drive. That’s probably what happened with the design of the new Tilcon Wigan ( opposite Springs Branch loco shed ) concrete plant where you were forced to back artics on the blind side, a nightmare to be avoided when possible.

It would appear that Transport For London boffins have nicked my ideas for improving cycling safety, via total segregation from other traffic but done it in the most expensive and inconvenient for everyone way possible. I include my Brossen99 article in the comments which became a conversation with an intelligent cyclist and on most things we agreed. Perhaps one reason for the high accident rate ( and particularly in London ) is due to perhaps particularly young women ( but not exclusively ) attempting to prove they are doing their bit to ” Save The Planet ” as indoctrinated by the BBC. They may see it as a way to impress a potential partner, or simply pier pressure to conform with the Green Tendy herd, the Green Party is quite popular in some towns and cities. For all his faults and intellectual dishonesty on Climate Change, at least Jeremy Corbyn has a proper bike !

The abject stupidity of some cyclists who use rural roads and keep pedaling up steep hills in the lowest gear possible whilst wobbling about all over the place attempting to avoid actually falling off. Most local people learned as kids on single speed bikes when at primary school that the best policy was to ( Get Off and Milk It ) as you could walk faster than ride pushing it up hills. I can picture in my minds eye some brainwashed idiot wobbling up The Archway during evening rush hour and disrupting the theoretical efficiency of the Bus Lane, perhaps in the Vain Hope that Karl Marx can be resurrected from his nearby grave !

No amount of fancy mirrors or video cameras can solve the cycling safety problem in towns, now compounded by the short cycle lanes leading to the boxes for cyclists in front of traffic. Boxes at traffic lights just encourage dangerous practice, and perhaps all HGVs & buses need fitting with a clear sign on their bums stating DO NOT OVERTAKE TURNING VEHICLE as in Aussie as long ago as 1987. The police just laughed when anybody got squashed sneaking down the nearside of trucks, their main then road safety problem was people attempting to stop or corner on bald tyres in thunderstorms.

It seems that the new mandatory front mirror has to be viewed through a part of the screen not swept by the wipers, and in any case mirrors are worse than useless after the salt or just dirt containing spray from the forever wet quiet road surface gets on them. There is nowhere to stop and clean them, which is impractical if they are still damp anyway, the same principle applies to the lenses of any video cameras.

Its obvious that Dick Turpin Phd and disciples are playing the corrupt politicians at there was an old woman who swallowed a fly again, next the Cycling Lobby will be demanding motion sensing technology which is likely to drive the driver insane with false alerts. Hauliers are finding it increasingly difficult to find drivers as it is now, skilled men leaving the industry pissed off by having to pay a Private Tax to some parasite company for safety certification.

I believe David Cameron has given former Nottinghamshire coal miner Patric McScab an honor for blowing billions on Smart Motorways using US Toll Roads by Stealth ANPR technology. The Average Speed Cameras need to be used to enforce a Minimum Speed for lanes whilst at the same time dumping the EU Speed Limiters to allow HGVs to make up lost time where safe to do so.

Perhaps we need to go back to find the true future as far as road safety is concerned, in the 1970s Radial Tyres transformed road safety, likewise we will need some ( as Engineering professor Stanley Unwin used to advertise on TV ) ” Wetty Grippers ” to cope with the impending Mini Ice Age. Modern and especially low profile tyres are useless in snow, combined with Quiet road surfaces and ABS make descending hills an absolute nightmare At least with the old Pig Shit with 20mm gritstione rolled in a locked wheel would dig through the snow and give you some chance of stopping.

To end on a brighter note, at least Theresa May hasn’t got a dick to keep in her pocket, perhaps a good reason to elect more women politicians and put women on company or public services boards. Its not a good idea putting workers from the shop floor on boards though, as they will probably be trade union reps, most efficient workshops made the idiot Shop Steward just to get them out of the way. We Also need to evict the criminals from the House of Lords, it seems the latest celebrity to block me on Twitter is former CBI Chairman Lord Digby Jones, and whom I perhaps mistakenly thought I could trust implicitly !


Progressive Equals Nazi in Disguise & Glyphosate ???

It seems the common denominator of alleged Progressive Politics ( Either Left or Right ) is an unhealthy obsession with Animal Rights, perhaps in some subtle ploy to infer they care deeply about the rights of their fellow human beings.

The most basic Fundamental Human Right is to be Warm, Dry and have a Full Belly yet their are many homeless people sleeping rough on the streets of our towns and cities, often people with mental health problems. Its clear our UK benefits system is unfit for purpose and perhaps the root cause of many chronic mental health problems as the less fortunate in our society often need to worry where their next meal is coming from.

Those of you who follow me will be well aware that I have been a long supporter of a Citizens Income ( referred to as Basic Income in the USA ) but it would appear that alleged Progressive economists are blowing cold on it. Their latest big idea is Right to a Job, which in all reality means Right to be Enslaved for a subsistence income and where families will be forced to rely on income from their attractive teenagers participating in the ever growing online sex industry..

Perhaps the most bogus theoretical human rights victory the progressives claim as their own is Gay Marriage, which like young Muslim women wearing the full Burka stoked latent Islamophobia, stoked latent Homophobia. At least here in the UK the obvious thing to do would have been to amend the Civil Partnerships legislation on Next of Kin, whilst at the same time allowing Hetrosexual civil partnerships.

It would appear that Progressive Left politics is a vehicle to Hoover up genuine caring people, and to recall the classic Dads Army episode where their captured German U boat Captain says ” Your name will go down on the list ” of those to be excluded from well paying jobs ?

Perhaps the same principle applies to UKIP on the right as personified in the recent EU referendum and where in actual fact many of the key Vote Leave celebrities were actually hoping for our remaining slim majority of genuine caring people to Vote Remain. All in all the perfect plan to nail us all into our coffins, the proof being that almost immediately after the result alleged Eurosceptics ( Namely Daniel Hannan ) were bleating that we would have to keep free movement. Nigel Farage’s new image with Moustache makes him a dead ringer look alike for the the infamous Lord Lucan, who for those of you not old enough to remember disappeared when facing a murder charge.

It would appear that the latest big idea to solve the housing crisis is to convert terraced houses in areas already identified as Ghetto’s via Traffic Calming or more recent 20 Mph Zones into six cell virtual reality private prisons. Apparently the intention is for Corporate property funds to take over where those evil Gangmasters left off after a clamp down on them from public opinion. It would appear that the Corporate Food division of the Wall Street centered Corporate Multinational Cartel wish to poison everyone into an early grave anyway in their pursuit of false profit .

There is currently much controversy about the Monsanto herbicide Glyphosate ( commonly know as Round Up ) and links to deformity in piglets ( leading to increased still birth ) and infertility in dairy cows. At one time when I was racing pigeons American Maize was all the rage, pigeons love maize but when I got some they wouldn’t eat it so I successfully switched to French maize instead. As usual the boffins researching the problem have got their knickers in a twist and therefore ” can’t see the wood for the trees ” in that most probably its not the Round Up, its ( as with Aspartame ) the genetically modified organism itself.

Its been long clear to me that Aspartame screws your immune system yet I’m finding it increasingly impossible to avoid it unless I shop far more expensive elsewhere than the savior of low income families Aldi and Lidl. The term ” Screws ” could infer either suppresses ( at low levels of GMO consumption ) or a higher levels actually turbocharges your immune system to a point where it actually attacks healthy tissue, perhaps leading to Cancer. Its likely that GMOs build up in your body over time as an accumulative toxin perhaps leading to Dementia later in life and aggravating mental health problems by giving you the biological equivalent of intermittent ” Dry Soldered Joints ” in your brain ?

It would appear that UK Rail Accident investigators are desperately seeking a medical excuse to get the driver cleared for passing a signal at danger with his DMU at Paddington leading to a derailment. The Inconvenient Truth is that modern high tech electronics are totally unreliable, plus its obvious the train drivers don’t trust the signals anymore. They are attempting to portray that the Muslim driver was unfit due to having been fasting during Ramadan, but then it was reported in the Daily Express and any excuse to stoke Islamophobia. Perhaps the driver should have cheated and had a sugary drink every couple of hours to supply energy to make his brain work at full efficiency if he could find one without added aspartame ?

Proposed UK Sugar Tax !

It would appear that our UK NHS establishment have nothing better to do than go around suspecting low income people of enjoying life, and now they propose to slowly poison them via financial apartheid !

I can recall when the Sugar Tax was first seriously floated and BBC Breakfast did its business feature on the Coca Cola bottling plant new production line, showing millions of bottles of Diet Coke being produced. Of course its all the food industry’s desire to increase profits by replacing natural sugar with forty times cheaper genetically modified e-coli shit Aspartame, whilst expanding the market for Big Pharma.

Independent scientific research suggests that Aspartame actually causes weight gain, Type 2 diabetes and heart problems, plus it aggravates mental health conditions. Whilst on the cardiac ward at Chorley I encountered a guy of similar age to me on well over 20 different pills to treat a combination of the above physical health problems, and there he was supping gallons of Pepsi Max. I’m well brossen but he was as fat as a pork pig and made me look like Twiggy !

It may be the case that its all part of a cunning plan to close down the British Sugar factory at Newark, damaging the surrounding small farmers who currently supply the plant via their own tractors. Collateral damage probably includes the Derbyshire Peak District limestone quarries and haulage jobs, plus farmers who use sugar beet pulp to improve silage or as feed may need to import from the EU.

I have mentioned Francis William Webb Chief mechanical Engineer of the London & North Western Railway in earlier articles, and it would appear that NHS corporate management ideology has a distinct Webb flavour about it. It was said that Webb would order a set number of locomotives for repair whether they needed it or not just to keep Crewe Works busy, His abject arrogance probably led to the LNWR going bust and having to merge with the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway in 1922 before the 1923 grouping. George Hughes CME of the L&Y also wasted a fortune on fuel efficiency & safety, whilst Sir Henry Fowler CME of the Midland ( a gas engineer ) was totally incompetent.

Little wonder most of our NHS trusts are running a huge deficit, and perhaps the staff shortages which have led to ever increasing Agency Nursing costs are due to genuine caring nurses leaving the NHS as they are unwilling participants in major fraud !

The day I arrived on Healey a big over six foot and built like a brick shit-house with hands like shovels Slovakian Guy arrived, it was later said that he had beaten some poor old woman up and nearly killed her. Apparently he worked as a waiter at the Marriot Hotel at Broughton, his wife worked as a manager for the Housing Association which took over Preston’s council housing stock. She was always bringing in loads of high class male cosmetics ( from Debenhams etc ) for him, and perhaps certain members of the nursing staff were selling it on, likewise if you put decent clothes in the wash they disappeared probably to be sold on Ebay !

Lurch was almost immediately allowed home leave, and needless to say it wasn’t that long before he was allowed home permanently, plus perhaps he was contracted to beat the poor old woman up to force her to sell her home. Taking this concept further, perhaps an easy way to fund participants in corruption or even murder would be for them to book a holiday at some poxy cheap place then get a taxi to the nearest Marriot and spend the whole time there ?

Similarly use of ” borrowed ” high class Store Cards the cost of which the providing company can write off as fraud, and of course Ebay account essential for Money Laundering. Even the young lass with the pony tail who serviced the brew machine spent her holiday at a high class Health Spa perhaps funded by the tokens she stole in collusion with one of the Yarrow nurses, which ensured the patients could never get a brew at weekends !

Those reading this may conclude that there is no limit to what I dare say, but its now obvious that the Wall Street corporate cartel intend to kill us all off anyway when we have paid for and built their playboy infrastructure like HS2 !

Asset Inflation Equals Bogus Growth !

My home is probably the oldest house in my village, incorporating stone almost certainly nicked from shortly after the dissolution of nearby Sawley Abbey likewise the beams are said to be scrap timber from the Spanish Armada.

It will suffice to say that ownership came into my mums side of the family in the 1950s and after selling some of the land to build a petrol station stood them at £500, it was modernised and we rented it to a woman who worked in our shop for the princely sum of £1pw. The rent remained the same up to 1985 when we gave notice to her son and we had it ” modernised ” to move into when my mum retired and we sold the shop, uncovering the beams and fireplace with beehive oven. The original sandstone slates were replaced with second hand Denorwig Welsh Slate, central heating, new kitchen plus upstairs loo cost around £30k, not decorated since.

We did get UPVC doors and windows fitted in 1995 just after my mum died and previous to that a burst pipe under the floor produced plenty of hassle requiring a good bodge with a new plastic pipe from the front garden into the kitchen. Apart from that hardly spent a penny on it, a few minor DIY repairs but we did get a new modern boiler to save on the mega gas bills, circuit breaker for the electrics new shower unit.

My late dad had a bee in his bonnet about it needs decorating but my argument against won the day in that ( if the place was all done up ) I would end up paying more inheritance tax. HMRC did quibble on how the valuation could be so low, but by the time my dad died it was intermittently raining in in the kitchen as a delayed result on my car outside being ” torched ” one weekend in 2001.

Real world economics must prove that the theoretical benefits of house price inflation are Fools Gold leading to False Economic Growth which in turn increases the Financial Apartheid between rich and poor. At this point I have to say that I can’t take our UK Office for National Statistics seriously anymore, fiddled inflation figures yesterday and today unemployment down 8.600 perhaps mostly due to people retiring. I can recall when wholesome Corned Beef was removed from the ” Inflation Basket ” and replaced by Chicken Nuggets, the contents of which may often be what once went into cheap pet food like minced up bone and gristle. The price of corned beef almost doubled overnight, probably to bail out Wall Street loans to Argentina, plus encourage the destruction of the rain forest in Brazil ?

Its clear that the Supermarkets and other Corporate Retail outlets have been manipulating the inflation figures at least since Gordon Brown was Chancellor and introduced CPI for benefits increases to replace RPI. Now there are moves to put company pension ” Index Linking ” onto CPI in the vain hope that it may may stop pension fund deficits taking the FTSE company down with them.

Perhaps the only realistic option is an annual cap on company pension benefits, £23k as with state benefits would be fair, and most wealthy retiree’s live overseas most of the time anyway thus stealing from our own UK GDP. Even then interest rates would probably need to go up to at least 5%, so perhaps high time to take back democratic control of our Bank of England and Cast Out the Goldman Sachs & other Wall Street Puppet Technocrats !

Capital Gains Equals Inflation ?!?

When my dad passed away I inherited a nearby terraced house which he rented out to supplement his retirement income, however the previous tenant had moved out a month before his death, and it was in need of modernisation.

My local council charges half Council Tax on empty houses and it kicked in six months after probate so I was under pressure to complete the work and find a new tenant, fortunately I knew local tradesmen who wouldn’t rip me off. Anyway spent £15k doing the place up and improving it at the same time, could have could have fitted a new kitchen but it was relatively modern and still serviceable.

I advertised it in the local paper and had a family dead keen to move in ASAP, except they couldn’t get a place in the village primary school for their son due to class size limits, their older daughter was already at the nearest secondary school. I had to re advertise it in the new year and by this time I was due to pay the council tax, plus I got ripped off by the former tenants Green energy ( Ecotricity ) company for the Standing Charge.

Anyway I rented it out to posh sounding Sam Perry a tree surgeon, who’s parents lived in a nearby village and he was to share it with his friend John, who were later joined by another friend Ben. Sam had the original Green hairstyle so I did wonder whether he would pay or not but everything went OK even after Sam went down Dorset and up to myself being forced into hospital.

However, by the time I came out of Hospital Ben had moved out due to being sent to Saudi as part of his job in logistics and John was out of work so the rent dried up but he did promise to pay me when he got a job. A year went by and Ben returned to his job at Samlesbury, he also got John a job there as well so I started getting paid again until the lame excuses stated. I did offer a discount just to keep them and avoid the hassle of re advertising, now they are three months in arrears, and I can’t help speculating that the Ribble Valley Mafia are paying them not to pay me ?

They used to supply me with the eighth of cannabis a month I smoked in a pipe to ease my back pain, but it would appear they both have a serious cannabis habit, even if they are not into harder stuff. One of them was dealing computer games on ebay, so perhaps it was a front for drug dealing on a big scale and no doubt others are at it plus much of the stuff on there is probably stolen property anyway.

GAZA, An Object Lesson in False Economic Growth Lunacy !

Many on the left of UK politics use Gaza as a stick to beat the Israelis with, then get accused of being anti-semitic, to which they reply we are only anti Zionist when its probably the case that both Hamas ( via The Mufti ) and those in control of Israel ( Ex SS Jews ) both have political DNA originating in 1930s German National Socialism.

Its now patently obvious that the Arab Spring was a complete disaster for the working class in the broader Muslim middle east and probably precipitated ISIS. This was probably due to ordinary people in Iraq being pissed off being ripped off by US Corporates given contracts to replace the public utilities infrastructure destroyed in the Gulf Wars ?

Liberating Kuwait was fair dynkum, but Stormin Norman should have been allowed to finish the job and kick Saddam out in 1991, perhaps there are parallels with the desert war in WW2 when O’ Connell could have kicked the the Italians out of Libya before Rommel and his Afrika Corps arrived on the scene. Churchill decreed that they had to save Greece so thousands of British reinforcements went into captivity, the Aussies hated Churchill because he diverted ships full of desert trained troops straight into captivity by the Japs at Singapore !

Most people are unaware of the fact that it was Hitler who declared war on the US not the other way round as most believe, perhaps Churchill can be forgiven as Rommel’s success in the desert probably financially ensnared Wall Street. WW2 probably wouldn’t of happened but for Wall Street funding Germany’s rearmament programme in the 1930s on the back of US newsreel footage portraying how wonderful Hitler was ?

Fast Forward to NATO deposing the evil dictator of Libya, and again most likely instigated to saddle the ordinary people with debt to pay for the cost of rebuilding their infrastructure and precipitating a Gulf Arab sponsored Muslim Brotherhood Government. No need to recall what happened with them in Egypt, except to say the tunnels into Gaza were probably never busier with components to fire rockets at Israel !

It would appear to boil down to any excuse to inflate crude oil and gas prices, and the war is on in Yemen again, but nobody cares because perhaps now the working class has finally realised that its they who are the Virtual Reality Palestinians in their homelands. Although I don’t have any problem with Muslims apart from the way they often treat their women and FGM, but the trend for rebellious young Muslim women to wear the full Burka makes them their own worst enemy. Its a situation enflamed by politically correct alleged race relations legislation which technically outlaws the use of the shortened version of the word Pakistani !

Whilst on Healey we shared occupational therapy with Yarrow women and one of the patients was a Muslim teenager who was hoping to study at college, who wore a simple headscarf which she partially removed when relaxed in public. Her visiting elder male relatives had full Muslim metal jacket, one may have been an Iman. I was good mates with the most dedicated support worker on Yarrow and suggested the possibility that she was under pressure to marry a relative from Pakistan and be forced to wear the full Burka.

Needless to say she was soon home, and perhaps the latent racism inflammatory practice of wearing the full Burka would wither on the vine if wearing it whilst driving was outlawed. There are good reasons on restricted side vision grounds, plus the floor length skirt could prevent you from correctly operating the foot pedals in emergency. I try to get friends to laugh about it by referring to them as Penguins, although the term more accurately describes Catholic Nuns !

We must avoid any form of UK Civil War, although failed democracy in the USA suggests that one is now almost inevitable there, and perhaps all due to the toxic PTSD legacy of past conflicts still in living memory !

Anatomy of Mental Health & Dissecting Your PTSD !

In my earlier Probable Link between Bipolar & PTSD article I allude to mental health problems cascading down the generations and destroying lives as often misunderstood by mainstream alleged experts.

My own story started when my Granddad on my Dad’s side was born out of wedlock in 1893, I knew very little of his early life until visiting his cousin Annie in New Zealand in 1991 and spending hour talking family. Apparently he was shunted between the family farm and his mum’s, she married a small business man in the nearby town, he kept her maiden name so I suspect he was at a bit of an embarrassment .

He served in the Royal Artillery during The Great War, so I expect he witnessed his comrades blown to smytherines disposing of a dud shell after if failed to fire, likewise my Dad in WW2. The dates suggest he had to marry my granny after he got her pregnant with my dad, but she really loved him anyway, despite apparent abuse of the fact as I was more recently informed. He used to go to the pub every night then stay in bed until nearly dinnertime leaving my granny to milk the cows and do the milk round, no doubt with help from the kids. A relative told how when he was staying at the farm with his sister,during the holidays he went into her bedroom and did a shit in the middle of the floor and covered it up with a rug. Then he blamed it on her and she had to go home !

Turning to my Dad there are probably a few contributory incidents in his childhood, perhaps starting with an accident involving his younger brother losing most of his little finger on one hand. My Granny was doing the baking and 4 year old Clifford reached up to the kitchen table and pulled a pint pot of flour onto him almost severing said finger, apparently there was blood everywhere. My dad ran down the hill to his aunties in the village and said ” Mother’s Killed Clifford ” the doctor did try to stitch it back on but he had to amputate a few days later.

My dad also lost his little sister to whooping cough the details and circumstances of which I describe in an earlier article, then there was the Police Raid during the investigation into the famous for being unsolved Bashall Eaves Murder. My granny had relatives there so the Police came unannounced one day and broke the door down searching for the murder weapon gun, apparently it completely freaked my dad out !

I think that I have prattled on long enough to give the reader the reader the general idea so perhaps its time to turn to my own case. I suppose it all started when I was about 4 and had to stay with my granny when my mum had to go into hospital to stabilise her Type 1 diabetes. I was asleep on the sofa when my granddad wanted his afternnoon nap, so he just roughly picked me up and tossed me onto the floor, he was also always getting at me for being brossen fat. Soon after when I was friends with the owner of the garage across the road from my home the mechanic there led me on to say ” Its buggered ” in front to the village school headmaster who had called by. Said headmaster of the school I was to attend then gave me a smacked bottom for swearing, probably seeding a latent fear of authority.

Fast Forward to 3rd year secondary modern and when I got the whack off the housemaster for not returning for registration after dinner ( even though we could go home straight after ) and going up onto the by-pass to catch a driver friend for a trip to Parbold. I lost all interest in pure academia and respect for teachers after that, when I was just into my final year I had a moped accident and got unfairly done fro Driving Without Due Care and Attention. I never had a fair chance to defend myself as the arrogant Traffic Cop came to interview me when I was in agony with the broken bone at the top of my arm knitting plus the local magistrates ran a Kangaroo Court anyway as far as motoring offences were concerned.

I was inspired at Accrington tech, especially in the first year when I gained an Award of merit in the exams,, perhaps due in part to the lecturers talking about life in general, one even floated that some members of the class might suffer from mental health problems in future. Things were not going that well at home though, my mum started having problems with here eye due to he diabetes and with hindsight I can’t help speculating the primary cause was the synthetic insulin she was forced to change onto. I was taking her to Manchester to see the top eye specialist, who got her into the eye hospital for a revolutionary new operation which probably failed because they fed her jam and bread for breakfast. I can remember bringing her home in the car and despite the fact that it was freezing cold outside had to open the window as the stench of acetone on her breath was overpowering.

About that time my mum decided that we should buy a new colour TV and give the old one to granny who still only had a black and white set we gave here when we got our original colour TV. We purchased a Ferguson 3V30 top loading VHS video recorder to go with it, ( as everyone we knew already had one one except us ) and I set it all up in the living room. Then my dad came home from work at the mill and saw it whereupon he went ballistic at my mum insisting that we had to take the VCR back and culminating in a Hissy Fit where he knocked the old manual wind dial phone off the top of the telly and cracked the VCR Tape Deck lid so we couldn’t !

By this time my mum’s and my GP had already prescribed her Motivol, and my mum gave me one the day I went for my second HGC Class 1 test on the Wirral, ( which I passed ) after having failed the first after my nerves got the better of me.

I must have written enough now for those on my intellectual wave-lenght to get the big picture, and the main point to bear in mind is that a Nervous Breakdown is often the culmination of a train of life events. In my case the final straw was the probability that the North West Labour Party office on Wilderspool Causeway at Warrington were attempting to shut me up by setting me up to get sent down for benefit fraud in 2000 !

I felt liberated when my dad died in spring 2013, but the key article in my self cure was the Norman Bettinson one, thanks Theresa May for the Hillsborough Inquiry, now we need to explode Child Sexual Abuse by people in high places ASAP and save our NHS a fortune !