A selection of homeopathic remedies at Ainsworths pharmacy in central London DAVID BEBBER FOR THE TIMESTo save your favourite articles so you can find them later, subscribe to one of our packs. The NHS is facing a legal challenge from homeopaths over a decision to stop funding the alternative medicine.
The NHS is facing a legal challenge because it has resolved to stop funding the bogus remedy of homeopathy. Anyone concerned with public health and the interests of taxpayers should wish the British Homeopathic Association ill in its application for judicial review of this decision. The proper response to such pseudoscientific beliefs as astrology, creationism, ley lines and the healing power of crystals is that they are bilge.
When Diane Abbott went on the Andrew Marr Show on 17th December 2016, she was expecting a rough time. Her party was languishing ten points behind in the polls. Recent by-election results had been disastrous. 172 Labour MPs had denounced Jeremy Corbyn over the summer in a letter of no confidence. A bitter leadership contest had then exposed the party’s ideological divisions in the most public way imaginable. But Abbott—long one of Corbyn’s closest allies—was defiant.
@TheQuikBrownFox@pollsstar@bgolds12@Raphael_Hogarth But you stated as fact that “they” is plural. That’s not true: it can be plural, singular or neither. You also said singular “they” is a modern usage. It’s actually been part of the grammar of English for 700 years. These are not just matters of opinion.
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