Biometric UK Visas: End Of The Other British Lottery?

How do you prove who you are? For the British, a driving licence , a utility bill or even just a library card has traditionally been sufficient. That’s no longer enough for the Government. It’s pushing hard for a compulsory national identity card scheme, claiming that it will help counter terrorism and ‘benefit innocent people’. […]

Filed under: Immigration & Visas | Posted on June 1st, 2008 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

It’s an Emergency: Take Me To Heathrow!

The Crisis of Confidence in Britain’s Healthcare. Which are the five worst hospitals in the UK? According to a Health Commission survey published in May, they are all in London:  Homerton (Hackney),  Mayday (Croydon), Barking (Essex),  North Middlesex and (at the very bottom) Ealing. Not particularly reassuring if you happen to live in those areas. […]

Filed under: Healthcare | Posted on June 1st, 2008 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

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