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You Should Get Your Flu Jab (YES, YOU!)

Note: Nobody at The Nopebook is medically trained. Always get the opinion of a doctor, nurse or pharmacist in regards to a vaccination for any reason. — I got a text message from my doctors’ surgery telling me I was eligible for a free flu vaccination. I’ve never had one …

Have the Brexit Blues killed Labour’s Leftist Rebirth under Corbyn?

Prior to the recent Labour Party conference held in Liverpool, Twitter was buzzing with increasing support for a second referendum (dubbed the People’s Vote on Brexit). Prior to the conference, Corbyn was clear that his preferred resolution of the Brexit issues would not be a second referendum, but a fresh …

Would You Like a Living Wage with That?

There is a horribly widespread belief that the people who serve you french fries, sell you tickets at the local multiplex, pour your morning cup of coffee, and ring up your purchases at every high street shop somehow don’t deserve a living wage. Customer service work is generally perceived to …

Jacob Rees-Mogg is Not a Traditionalist, He’s a Bigot

Trigger Warning: Mentions of abortion and rape. — Although Theresa May remains steadfast in her determination to remain at the top of the Conservative Party, her own party and onlookers are starting to pile on the pressure. In fact, 50% of party members want Theresa May out before the next …

Cruel Summer

I’m sitting in the GP’s office while the doc babbles enthusiastically at me about our local Parkrun and how thousands of people now congregate every Saturday morning to undertake that vaguely absurd activity, jogging. It’s a great atmosphere, he says, and since I say I like running wouldn’t it be …

Repeal the 8th: Everything You Need to Know About Abortion in Ireland

Trigger warning: This post contains talk of abortion. — Abortion has been free, safe, and legal in Britain for 50 years. Any person who requires abortion for any reason can be assisted, treated, and receive after-care, all with the aid of the NHS. In the Republic of Ireland, however the …