UPDATE: 25/12/2012 Nassir Ghaemi has replied to my email saying that he will take some time to explore these links and then pass on some thoughts. He added: “My initial impression is that this is quite an unwarranted vulgarization [sic.] of  an already out of date and oversimplified medical theory.” ORIGINAL POST: I came across an editorial by Nassir… Read More


Simon Fanshawe was a guest on this morning’s BBC Breakfast reviewing the mornings papers. He started with this article from the Daily Mail – “Rises in welfare will be capped for six years.” This is a transcript of some of what Simon said. (Audio beneath.) “Let’s start with Grant Shapps, who I think is my least… Read More


Lord Fraud has said that the benefits system available to MPs was “dreadful” and hindered MPs from “having a lifestyle” on the state. The Tory peer, who (along with 650 other MPs and over 800 peers) is raging against the radical overhaul of the expenses system and IPSA, insisted he understood the necessity of living… Read More


The Countess of Mar tabled a written question that asked the Government: “What person or organisation is legally liable for the wellbeing of benefits claimants who are found to be fit for work under the work capability assessment and who are then made to work?” In a written reply, the Minister for Welfare Reform at the Department… Read More