Sadly the past few weeks saw a re-eruption of violence in the ongoing Israeli – Palestinian conflict. Dorky Mum makes an informed and impassioned plea for us to talk about Gaza. And Not My Year Off considers the effects of the ongoing blockade of Palestine.
Huge companies avoiding tax has been a big story this month and I think Daddacool hits several nails on their proverbial heads in his post looking at whether tackling this could avoid cuts to services. While the tax avoidance continues, Just Do It Mummy discusses the real difficulties being faced by families in these austerity times. And Spencer at Dad and Proud has a fiery solution!
For Exeter Mum and other parents in her position, the lack of funds in the NHS for essential resources is having a real impact on their children’s lives and development. But Mums the Word reminds us that while all is certainly not perfect in the NHS, we should also remember to appreciate the good things about it.
The media itself has been in the press with the findings of the Leveson report being made public. How do you feel about this? As bloggers and users of social media we have a role within this world – with newspapers claiming we have more freedom than they do. For me I would like the press to be free, but operate within the law. Kraken Wakes takes a forthright look at the role of a certain actor in the Leveson enquiry. And elsewhere Mammasaurus looks at some newspapers enjoyment of judging women’s appearance and turns the tables on them!
Lastly with the recent PCC elections setting new lows for turnouts, In a Different Voice looks at whether the lack of information given to voters was part of the reason for this apathy and I had a think about how to invoke passion for politics in the young.
All that remains now is to invite you to add any posts I missed to the link below, and to wish you all a fabulous Christmas. See you next year!