Tory Majority Day 5: Media Narrative, Welfare Reforms and Housing Benefit London

Tuesday May 12th. ME Awareness Day.  I started watching the news again last night. I thought I detected a slight shift in the media narrative. There was a tone in some reporters’ voices similar to one you would hear from a person pleasantly surprised that their team has *actually* gone ahead and won the cup! I […]

Tory Majority Day 4: Balancing MECFS With Post UK Election Fallout

Monday May 11th. I need to be more careful.  On the Sunday of May Bank Holiday weekend – the weekend before the Election –  my family took me out for an afternoon. I was really looking forward to it but always with socialising, I’m wary of what it might mean for my health condition MECFS. […]

Tory Majority Day 3: What Happened In GE 2015?

Sunday May 10th  The ping-pong on social media amongst my Facebook friends calmed down towards the end of yesterday chiming with the sun warming the air that had been drizzling with rain. All the way through Friday after the Election results were confirmed there were constant comments from my friends and acquaintances over social media. […]

The Basics – The Conservative Majority And Disabled Life In The UK

Saturday May 9th: Starting this project Let’s start with a few questions: Who are you?  I’m a single woman in her 40s. I  live in London. The part of London I live in is a bright royal blue.  So is a lot of the rest of Britain since the General Election of 2 days ago confirmed […]