Lying is always wrong.  Except when there is a good reason for it.  So, it’s not always wrong. When is a lie not a lie?  Is the omission of truth a lie?  Sparing someone’s feelings or to avoid a confrontation.  It’s not black and white.  Except when it is. Leaving out a fact might amount […]

The same

News and Comment from Roy Lilley. If austerity can give us innovation, pressure may give us team work.  When people work under pressure, two things happen.  Either the group falls apart in an ignominy of rows and bickering or, they come together, natural leaders emerge, a common purpose surfaces.  They achieve the amazing. The sort […]

Big issues for us all

The prime minister has shown that she understands the two big issues facing the NHS. First she identified the cause of the winter crisis that has eluded so-called experts: too many people are ill. This simple truth has been ignored by all those with political axes to grind, who prefer to invent preposterous alternative theories […]


Mike Duggan.  I’m guessing there won’t be many of who will know who he is. (Here) He’s taken on one of the toughest jobs you can imagine.  He is the first white mayor of Detroit in 40 years.  A basket case of a place.  An urban disaster story. Dugan is reversing the slide.  In a […]

A Round To It

News and Comment from Roy Lilley. It’s a circular beer mat.  A freebie from an exhibition. On one side, the company blurb.  On the other, one word; Tuit.  It was a round-tuit.  Get it?  One of these days, I’ll get around to it… It amused me.  Anyway, it’s disappeared.  One of these days I’ll get […]