England’s dreaming – narratives of nationhood

Royal Wedding day, and a lot of mixed emotions for this lefty republican – fury and boredom at the hype in the weeks leading up to it; ironic reflection at the way those two old English revolutionaries, John Milton and William Blake, had their words appropriated by the Royal pageantry (while the designer of Ms […]

Cognitive behaviour theory and market ideology

I’ve only now caught up  with a fascinating piece in the Guardian by Darian Leader examining the Government’s recent decision to place much greater emphasis on Cognitive Behaviour Theory (CBT) in combatting the UK’s growing mental health problem. Put briefly, CBT is an approach to therapy that seeks to correct erroneous thinking patterns to enable […]