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Government proposal for total homeopathy ban ‘likely to end up very watered down’

One small drop for man, one giant leap for the National Debt.

One small drop for the NHS, one giant leap for the National Debt.

A Department of Health proposal to reclassify homeopathy as pure cuckoo and so exclude it from NHS spending has come under fire from the alternative therapies industry.

The Department of Health says that there is no scientific evidence to support homeopathy as an effective form of medical treatment and it must be removed entirely from NHS spending. But that is missing the whole point, says local alternative practitioner George Tredinnick.

“It’s a complete category error to want to apply scientific principles to homeopathy, which by its very nature relies on Belief in Magic,” he said. “Unfortunately, Government Ministers have not one tiny drop of imagination between them.”

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Unused left-hand lane of M1 to be dug up and used for affordable homes

audi-in-middle-lane

Sticking to the middle lane gives me the option to doze off

The Department for Transport has announced that the ‘unproductive’ left hand lane and grass verges of the UK’s busiest Motorway will be redeveloped for social and affordable homes.

“We were planning how we could teach motorists to drive properly but when Gideon called for yet more departmental cuts I thought ‘why bother?'” said Secretary of State, Patrick McLoughlin.

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Public services cut to 1930s level: Chancellor makes time travel suck

Class divide- Two Eton schoolboys are appraised by three young cockneys outside Lord's in June 1937 as part of class distinction study

England 1937 and today

George Osborne has sent his autumn statement spending plans to the possibly ironically named Office for Budget Responsibility setting the course for the smallest public service spending since the 1930s. Continue reading

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MoD embarrassed over acquisition of ‘X-Ray specs’ for war zone security

The product looked so convincing, nobody was aware of the con

The product looked so convincing, nobody was aware of the con

Children’s magazines from the UK and the USA have been found guilty of fraud after they were caught advertising X-Ray specs.

The specs, which were seen advertised in many 70’s and 80’s magazines such as ‘Combat and Survival’, ‘Soldier of Fortune’ and even the usually reputable ‘Beano’ have been proven not to work, which not only put boys at risk as they tried to see their teacher’s underwear, but also our forces who were using the specs to look for hidden explosives.
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