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Blogs by Ryan Case
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My hopes for 2012
Well, none of us can argue that 2011 has been a busy year.  It's also been a year where the political and economic direction of the UK and Europe h...
Checking into the hospital at 7am, the nerves were all over the place.  And I'm disappointed to say that the welcome at the ward didn't really help...
The debate about gay marriage was thrown back to the front of the media queue this weekend when Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York, said that the...
Preparing for Conference
I remember putting my name forward to attend my first General Conference a few years ago.  I have to admit that I wasn't really sure what I was let...
This summer will see the Olympics come to London for the first time since 1948.  Obviously things have progressed since that time, but the back dro...
Most governments have tinkered around the edges with the NHS, but none have gone right for the heart of it.  None until now.  The current Tory led...
The Galloway Effect
Today sees the people of Bradford West wake up with the news that they have a new MP, George Galloway.  There was some concern yesterday day time a...
A Little Respect
You may have seen my recent blog (The Galloway Effect) following the Bradford West by-election.  Well, in hindsight I may have published it a littl...
May 3rd sees the UK going to the polls in a variety of elections.  There'll be elections for 131 English Local Authorities, all 32 Scottish Local A...
The New CWU Youth
It's been a few days now since the end of the CWU 2012 General and Industrial Conferences, so I've had time to sit back and think about policy th...
I've been a little bit overwhelmed recently by everything that's going on in the world.  It's difficult to keep up when so much is happening that c...
NHS cuts hitting home
We all know that when David Cameron said that the NHS budget was protected, this was as likely to happen as Margaret Thatcher being a columnist in...
We all know that we live in challenging times.  We all know that things need to change.  But, the difference between us and the government is that...
Post Olympic Blues
Now that the Olympic and Paralympic Games have left London on their four year journey to Rio, I feel a little down.   I was one of the sceptics in...
Of course, we all know about the US Presidential election taking place on November 6th.  But how many know about the other elections taking place i...
Olympics Economics
Get out the bunting, have a party, spend like you've never spent before.  Yes, the economy is in recovery.  Stop worrying.  It's all over.  We've b...
Three Peak Challenge
On May 4th 2013 I'll be completing the Yorkshire Three Peak Challenge.  It's a 26 mile walk over Whernside (2415ft), Inglebrough (2372ft) and Pen-y...
Equal Marriage
You'd be forgiven for thinking that the whole of society will ground to a halt and that we'll return to the dark ages if/when equal marriage become...
21 March 2013 So, I thought I'd give a quick update about my preparations for the Yorkshire Three Peaks which I'm doing on May 4th.  On Saturd...
£53 a week…easy…not
You might have thought that we were being bombarded with April Fool's jokes yesterday, but sadly not.  The most destructive changes to the UK welfa...
In recent weeks we've seen a very public humiliation of a 17 year old girl from Kent.  Paris Brown, chosen to be the Youth Police and Crime Commiss...
As we come towards the end of this executive year, there'll no doubt be some of you who are considering standing for election to the national CWU Y...
The Other Royal Male
Unless you have avoided all contact with the world last month, you will know that William and Kate became parents to baby George.  And why would yo...
So, the Conference season has come to a close for the three main political parties.  As a Union it's clear that we have some issues in terms of the...
It's like a cloud that shrouds your thoughts.  It's like something has stolen your ability to think clearly.  It's like all of the darkest thoughts...