Taming The (Lone) Wolves

why does a terrorist act as a lone wolf

Saturday’s London terrorist attack affects us all deeply, whether we were directly involved, or watching it from a distance. I feel particularly saddened by the attack because it took place in a part of London that I’m so familiar with, having qualified at Guy’s Hospital, all those years ago. The attack is just the latest […]

“Pardon My French, Madame Le Pen.”

Have you ever wondered about the origins of the expression “pardon my French”? Some say that it originated in the 19th century and was used as an apology by people who used French words in conversations. Nowadays it’s used apologetically after swearing. How wonderful language can be. I’m sure that Marine Le Pen,  leader of […]

Hypochondria, Paranoia and the Brexit Vote: “EU Migrants Who go Bump in the Night.”

What’s up Doc? Have you ever had that feeling that everything is against you, and you can’t do anything about it? If that happens once in a while, that’s part of life. More often, you should consider changing jobs. All the time, then you most probably resemble people suffering from hypochondria and/or paranoia. Hypochondriacs visit […]

Politicians Have Taken the UK to the Brink of Extremism

Having left the UK in 1984, I am beginning to wonder if my fatherland is not the outward looking and relaxed land that I thought it was.  I love the UK, don’t get me wrong. I can assure you that, on the 24th June, I was one of the most upset persons in the EU, […]