Author: Ian Jacques

Credit where debit is due… North Devon MP, Selaine Saxby

Ian Jacques

Local households recently receivedĀ a letter from Selaine Saxby, our North Devon MP, which contained a petition to complain about dentistry, or lack of it, in North Devon. I also note that she asked a question in the House of Commons on the same subject in July 2022. You can look at this in two ways: […]

The sick man of Europe – letter to the editor. UPDATED

Ian Jacques

The phrase ‘the sick man of Europe’ originally applied to the Ottoman Empire and has been used to describe various countries since, including the UK in the 1960s and 1970s as well as Italy, Greece and even Germany following unification. The UK lost the label after joining the EEC and concentrating on trade within Europe […]