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Monday, 15 February 2016

New Agenda on Sunday. is out! Edition of 14 February 2016

Good morning everyone.

England centre Jonathan Joseph
Hat-trick hero Jonathan Joseph

Swing low, Sweet Chariot !! A win in Edinburgh and a win in Rome. The “Triple Crown” beckons perhaps even the “Grand Slam”! I shall not put my England rugby shirt back into the wardrobe just yet.

Jeremy Hunt talk goes ahead after doctors were told it was cancelled

I make no secret of the fact that I fully support the junior doctors in the BMA dispute with this government, or perhaps more accurately, with Jeremy Hunt. It is a dangerous and provocative announcement that the government intends to “impose” the new contracts. They should remember that under Employment law 101, they can't force a contract on our junior doctors without sacking and rehiring them, which shows both how shaky the ground they're on is, and how much contempt they hold our doctors in.

Syvret ‘right’ to voice abuse fears

Meanwhile, back in Jersey, the Jersey Evening Post is reporting that former Senator Stuart Syvret had legitimate concerns about child abuse and his dismissal from the position of Health Minister was wrong ex-Home Affairs Minister Wendy Kinnard said speaking at the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry. Many of us have always said that Stuart Syvret was right. There seems to have been no evidence given to this enquiry to refute his allegations, only more rhetoric, evasion and smears from the usual suspects intent on perpetuating the conspiracy to cover up the abuse.

State Opening of Parliament
MPs are set to get another pay rise of almost £1,000 this year

I will not comment on the fact that our MP's are to receive yet another pay rise from April this year, taking their MP salary to £75,000 per year (ministers of every level of course receive substantially more) in addition to the seemingly bottomless pit of taxpayers money available in the “MP's Expenses account and the perks of the “Freebies” and “Jollies” which many of them (not all I hasten to add) enjoy and seem to take pleasure in publicising extensively. It is comforting to remember that “we are all in this together”.

Still no snow regardless of what the Express may continue to plaster over their front page. I suppose that the “Law of averages” says that they must be right sooner or later. Have a nice week.