Posts by James Bond

Black lives matter and Fawlty Towers

There has been considerable talk on social media about banning of certain episodes of Fawlty Towers and other TV programmes for fear of offending people. I am a UK born and raised Indian ethnic minority. Please watch this video to see my view on this. An episode of classic 1970s sitcom Fawlty Towers is set…

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What a waste of money!

Needless blood transfusions. What a waste of money! Although today is world blood donors day let me be controversial. One huge wastage of money is needless blood transfusions. World blood donors day 14 June 2020. Are you making the ultimate gift of life? Safe blood saves lives, but many people across the world have little…

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Mental health awareness week-what we can all do.

This week is Mental health awareness week. This year it’s worsened by the lockdown. As this week ends let me give you some resources and some basics that the general public need to know. I speak as a former doctor. There is still a terrible stigma against mental illness. At some stage of our lives…

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Total respect to Labour MP Jess Philips

I refer to Labour MP Jess Phillips reveals she battled anorexia and drug misuse in her 20s and admits she has ‘irrational anxiety’ that makes her ‘assume her children are dead’ if they’re late home (1.) I speak as a former doctor. There is still a terrible stigma against mental illness. At some stage of…

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