Comedian and actress Sherri Shepherd talks about coming back to doing stand-up.
LysanderH: The double standards are risible. State butchers & war criminals like the House of Saud & Netanyahu are permissible, even feted, but Palestinian & Irish resistance fighters, the Davids against the Goliaths of occupation by a foreign army, are vilified. Ancient history, here's the real news: 'The NHS has suffered the longest squeeze in its funding as a share of the economy since it was founded after the war. Its annual increase in funding in the first four years of Tory-led rule was 1.3%, despite growing patient demand and increasing healthcare costs. Then there’s social care for the elderly: a devastating £6bn less spent since David Cameron entered Downing Street. As Dorling and Basten note, since 2010, many care homes – all too often a privately run racket – have closed; and cuts to social security, not least disability benefits, have undoubtedly played a role. There are other chilling factors at play, too. Until the financial crash, Britain’s suicide rate had been falling. Since then, experts believe there could have been an extra 1,000 deaths from suicide and an additional 30 to 40,000 attempts, with austerity playing a role. '(Guardian, 08/18). And let's not forget the the 169% in homelessness. My political priority is Britons unnecessarily suffering RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW.