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Inside Britain’s psychiatric nightmare Penelope Campling's 'Don't Turn Away' asks how much has changed since the days of grim asylums

Detention rates have surged (Cynthia Johnson/Liaison)

Detention rates have surged (Cynthia Johnson/Liaison)


August 2, 2022   7 mins

There were still grim Victorian-era asylums dotted around Britain when Penelope Campling started out as a young psychiatrist almost 40 years ago. She began her career in The Towers, one of two such places in Leicester. It was bleak: filled with people admitted decades earlier, often on barbaric grounds such as having an illegitimate baby, who were then forced into effective imprisonment and forgotten. They were rigidly controlled, chemically coshed and often subjected to cruelty. Many staff seemed as robotically institutionalised as their patients; one consultant would prescribe electric shocks as punishment for crying.

Campling moved six months later to a new mental health unit tied to a general hospital. This building seemed to embody a brave new chapter in the history of psychiatry as the huge old institutions began being emptied in Britain. The drive to shift their 100,000 patients into community settings had started in the Sixties as the counter culture confronted traditional institutions across society. Radical psychiatrists such as RD Laing — who described insanity as “a perfectly rational response to an insane world” — challenged the core concepts of control, while a series of scandals exposed the brutal realities lurking behind the locked doors of some state “care”.

Significant strides have been made since in unravelling the mysteries of the human mind. We have greater clarity on the corrosive impact of abusive or chaotic childhoods, along with deeper understanding why some people struggle to cope with life, spiralling into self-destructive behaviour and even suicide. Advances have been made in medical treatment, evidential insights gained into effective therapies. There is more openness on mental health and fewer taboos talking about such issues with celebrities, sports stars and even members of the royal family opening up about their trauma.

On the surface, it seems as if we have made great progress away from those dark days when we hid away disturbed people to suffer in hulking asylums on the edge of towns. But have we really? Campling is unconvinced. “Perhaps the truth is that severe mental illness is just as frightening, just as stigmatising, just as much a taboo as it has always been,” she writes in Don’t Turn Away, a superb account of her life on the  psychiatric frontline. “We do not seem to want to face the reality of the suffering of those with more serious mental health problems, nor to fund their care properly. It is easier to tranquillise, restrain, separate, lock them up or ignore them than it is to engage properly with their needs and their pain.”

She is right. I stumbled onto these issues while investigating the dehumanising detention of autistic people and citizens with learning difficulties, discovering they were being stuffed into secure psychiatric units due to the dearth of often-cheaper community services. Almost everyone accepts this is wrong — a shocking denial of human rights that tends to greatly intensify problems  — yet still thousands continue to be forcibly sedated, physically abused and locked in solitary cells in NHS-funded hellholes. Then the more I looked into our secretive psychiatric system, the more I saw similar issues of a struggling sector that is buckling under abuse, avoidable deaths and inadequate community provision while being milked by profiteering private firms.

Campling writes sympathetically on cases seen over her career, skilfully describing the complexities of dealing with damaged patients, the dilemmas of assessing risk and determining why some people enduring mental pain end up harming or killing themselves. Some stories are bizarre, some depressing, but all are fascinating.

The significance of her work, however, lies in questions raised over treatment of people with mental illness — especially the estimated half a million citizens with serious psychiatric conditions. Bear in mind Britain has the highest depression rate among children in Europe, along with one-third of the continent’s drug overdose deaths as citizens try to blot out their struggles and traumas. Our jails are clogged with autistic people and prisoners suffering psychiatric problems, many of whom really need support or treatment rather than incarceration. Others end up living on the streets. One study by the London School of Economics earlier this year found all these mental health problems cost the British economy £117.9bn annually.

Yet our complacent society thinks it has learned the lessons of the past because a few prominent people talk more freely about anxiety and depression. While we may have shut the big asylums, abandoned use of straight-jackets and stopped dunking psychotic people in ice baths, there remains a striking lack of empathy for people with acute psychiatric conditions. Whatever politicians and medical leaders might claim, there is no parity of care between physical and mental health as services scrap for resources and reel under siege from citizens. Meanwhile, detention rates under mental health legislation have surged, more than doubling over the past four decades and rising faster than almost anywhere else in Europe over the past decade.

Campling details her long involvement in therapeutic communities, where patients “haunted by the past, terrified of the future” were empowered to take charge of their lives and trusted to run the unit — but as she points out, many months of intensive therapy in a residential home for unpopular patients with a history of self-harm is expensive and sometimes risky, even if it can provide a place that feels safe for them to confront demons. Instead, such community services have shrivelled, managers imposed flawed bureaucratic models of treatment — and the legacy is that doctors squabble to ditch the more difficult cases and patients need to be “waving an axe” to access help now, in the chilling words of one psychiatrist to me.

Therapeutic communities have been steadily reduced while crucial social care support systems have crumbled after local authorities bore the brunt of austerity. Day hospitals and day care centres have shut. Swaran Singh, professor of social and community psychiatry at Warwick University, said even Britain’s much-admired Early Intervention in Psychosis Service — which he helped introduce in south-west London soon after the turn of the century to deliver holistic care for conditions such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia — have been cash-starved and dismantled. Other experts say Assertive Intervention Teams, which provide integrated models of care for long-term patients, are being decimated.

“In-patient care is now terrible,’ said Prof Singh. ‘The staff are demoralised and they rely on coercion rather than compassion and care.” And these problems are escalating: the mental health emergency among children has become so profound that it threatens the country’s prosperity, warned a devastating report by former children’s commissioner Anne Longfield last week.

Longfield demanded a £1bn boost for the overstretched system that is turning away sick children. Money is vital, but only part of the equation. The sums skimmed off into tax havens or to pay off debt-financing by some of the abysmal private firms indicate other factors are involved. These fat cats — now providing one in four NHS-funded mental health beds and close to half the spending on child and adolescent services — skim off hefty profits behind opaque corporate structures as overloaded health services send more and more sick citizens into their secure units. Often they are backed by financial wizards who see disturbed children, teenagers with autism, suicidal adults or elderly people with dementia simply as cash cows.

The Priory group is the biggest private mental healthcare provider, but has been criticised for failings in the care of 30 patients who died over the past decade, including the son of a friend of mine. Built up originally by a prominent Labour donor, it passed through a bank, private equity outfit and US healthcare giant before being sold last year for £1.08bn to a Dutch private equity operator. Yet why are many of the most problematic and high-risk patients dumped by the NHS on such badly regulated firms — in stark contrast to private subcontractors in physical care, entrusted only to carry out routine surgeries such as cataracts, hernia repairs and hip replacements rather than more complex procedures?

The answer betrays the lack of concern for people with severe mental health conditions, autism and learning disabilities. We spend £2bn a year on outsourcing psychiatric health services, yet the wider system remains shockingly inefficient as well as often inadequate. It is based on excluding people from obtaining restricted services, then limiting duration of any contact due to financial constraints rather than a focus on the best treatment. Even for children, there can be a wait of almost three years for outpatient services while fewer than a quarter are seen within the four week target — yet delays fuel anxieties and heighten any feelings of abandonment, failure or low self-esteem. “It is a terrible thing to say, but I have seen many people made worse when they try to contact mental health services,” concludes Campling. “We are so used to excluding people in this callous system that we hardly notice the impact any more.”

Others agree that the culture of mental healthcare in the UK has tilted to risk management over attempts to understand and address the patient needs. SP Sashidharan, honorary professor at Glasgow University’s Institute of Health and Wellbeing, said soaring mental health budgets are being soaked up by coercive secure units that simply control individuals in extreme distress. “This is a scandal. There has always been a conflict in psychiatry between control and care since sometimes people are locked up for treatment but the dial has shifted sharply towards control. The culture is all wrong now.”

He also fears rising budgets are being drained by “well-being” with surging demand for milder mental health concerns such as anxiety and depression. Yet even here, experts say patients can wait almost half a year to see a psychiatrist — and then simply get an online appointment. Often it is based on box-ticking risk assessments. Some trusts have even turned to use of psychiatrists based in India, paid to sit at their computer all day discussing problems with patients in Britain. Yet the one consistent finding in therapy is that success depends on strong relationships, the precious “therapeutic alliance” between patients and therapist.

There are glimmers of hope. One group filling the gap with low-cost counselling is Headstrong, a community-interest group that has adopted the Teach First model by offering cut-price therapy delivered by 500 trainee counsellors and psychologists who are supervised by 50 experienced practitioners. Or we can look to Trieste, the north Italian city that pioneered an alternative model of community-based psychiatric care, a humane system based on consensus, consultation, and patient rights rather than reliant on coercion, forced sedation and high-security fences. It is recognised as a world-leading model; I found it incredibly uplifting to visit.

Sadly, the Government last week rejected this approach that bans long-term admission of low-risk patients. So we struggle on with a dismal system that starts with general practitioners doling out too many drugs such as anti-depressants given pressures on their time and the delays to access therapeutic services. The pandemic has turbo-charged the problems and pressures, as highlighted by Longfield’s report.

State failures mean mental health concerns — especially those at the most serious end of the spectrum — are left untreated until they explode. Campling notes that even people requesting private therapy seem “increasingly desperate”, often after months waiting in vain for NHS services. She admits that despairing clinicians must often prioritise “one group of desperate patients over another” and argues that their role has become largely reactive, dealing with emergencies and people in crisis, rather than providing pro-active, therapeutic care that could reduce overall costs to taxpayers — as well as providing a more humane path for patients.

She concludes that the only hope to obtain treatment for some “severely-damaged, highly self-destructive patients” is to commit a crime, even if they are being abused by violent partners, pimps or predatory parents. This is such a damning indictment — and not just of a floundering mental healthcare system, which has moved less than we like to think from those days of abusive incarceration in giant asylums. It is also a savage condemnation of a selfish society that averts its gaze from so many of its most vulnerable citizens. The sad truth is that we have moved over the course of this doctor’s career from a system of shocking control to one of shameful neglect — and we all share the guilt in this failure.


Ian Birrell is an award-winning foreign reporter and columnist. He is also the founder, with Damon Albarn, of Africa Express.

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Lotus Eatet
Lotus Eatet
1 year ago

Very disingenuous article, using sleight of hand and conflating what are in reality very large differences that exist between autism and learning difficulties, personality disorders, and major mental illnesses such as psychoses (schizophrenia, bipolar disorder). The vast differences between these conditions mean that the treatments and appropriate treatment settings are also vastly different. The levels of medication and compulsion under the mental health act will vary greatly. The level of insight patients having to their own condition is a key factor and by definition is largely absent in the psychoses.

The article – like many similar ones – either simply fails to grasp or chooses not communicate the reality that many of our patients are so ill and disturbed that they represent a most profound risk to themselves or to others and require compulsive treatment in levels of varying security. Inevitably that sometimes means big fences and the use of restraint to protect them from themselves and to protect others, while treatment is provided.

As others have already pointed out it’s easy to pander to political and ideological prejudice by slamming the private sector (Priory) but one could just as easily choose 30 deaths or serious incidents within the NHS estate and point to apparent failings.

Penelope Campling’s book sounds like it was written from the perspective of a psychiatrist who led therapeutic communities and therefore was almost exclusively seeing people with severe and enduring personality disorders and not psychoses. The typical therapeutic community patient has insight and agency and responsibility over their behaviours and emotions, and so the model of consensual, collaborative commune type care can – superficially at least – appear to work.

These therapeutic communities are simply not appropriate for the treatment of patients with acute schizophrenia or bipolar disorder Who have lost touch with reality and have no insight into their conditions. Therapeutic communities are also incredibly expensive luxury items on the Mental Health menu, with precious little empirical evidence of their effectiveness. All too often therapeutic communities end up being dysfunctional microcosms of institutionalisation in of themselves, and at worst they can become almost cult like and sinister.

chris sullivan
chris sullivan
1 year ago
Reply to  Lotus Eatet

I think that you are partly wrong – I worked in a TC for many years – and we had many clients with psychotic disorders – the key was to enable enough insight so that they would choose to join you in maintaining wellness – early warning signs ,close liaison with psychiatrists , meds up in a stress induced crisis, down again afterwards – all done with a high level of trust conducted with daily one to one or group sessions to keep on top of most developments. We also provided this service very cheaply because there was liittle bureaucracy to pay for. Please Dont make global statements about TC’s unless you have worked in an effective one – they are a godsend for esp young people with no caring community of their own…………………..

sue boatswain
sue boatswain
1 year ago

Excellent piece When I worked as a psychotherapist/analyst I had several refugees from The Priory in my practice. I formed a veyr low opinion of their methods many of which seemed designed to keep ptients there as long as possible resumably to rack up their costly fees.
As I tweeted earlier today, as a trianee in the 70s I was shocked to find men and women, often on the top floor of many-floored psychaitric hospitals who had been confined there either as single mothers, or with learning problems or in many cases I uspected simply because theye were a nuisance to their families and the authorities.

Mark Walton
Mark Walton
1 year ago

Like any open wound best treated early! Sadly it festers in a world that couldn’t care less! Mental health and well being should be front and centre of a caring society. We would do well to stem the continual revolving doors of mistreatment. EIT showed much promise! Easy to pick off the Priory hey… tut, tut just look how well good the public sector did, Whittingham etc, etc!

The way forward is education! Drop in well being centres and psychiatric services at every health centre. Gps are ill prepared to deal with the onslaught from lockdown, the wounds are open and first aid is better value than prolonged delayed, crisis care. Drug misuse intervention is a priority as the connection with mental illness is glaringly obvious. Time for the billions to be spent much more wisely ….. suffer not little children!

Dougie Undersub
Dougie Undersub
1 year ago

The professionals must accept a lot of the blame. Just as ambulance chasing lawyers have bankrupted the legal aid system, psychiatrists have been busy medicalising an ever-widening range of what we used to consider normal, if slightly eccentric, behaviour. No wonder there isn’t enough cash to go round.
And when it comes to the mental health of children, St Greta and her fellow scaremongers have a lot to answer for.

ralph bell
ralph bell
1 year ago

Important and very informative article.
Many Mental health and Adults with learning difficulties greatly benefited from care in the the community supported family unit type approach. Some had been locked up for 40 years with low risk needs. Some people were not able to participate and would have been better supported in a specialist hospital setting.
It was similar with the inclusion all all Special Education Needs pupils in schools, rushed through with some benefiting and some finding it too much and not benefiting at all, with the distress of being ostracised. The wider pupils were also negatively affected by disruption.

jane baker
jane baker
1 year ago
Reply to  ralph bell

Well where I live, the fine city of Bristol the Central shopping area called Broadmead which was always a bit crap I never go there now nor do the people I know. We all prefer to go to Bath ,Cardiff,Cribbs,Yate as Broadmead is now one big dossers social club. Its infested by them. How is hanging about in a(naff) shopping centre boozing all day with your mates better than the old asylums. Low risk needs. They get put in a nice flat with a few basics a bed a table,a cooker and within a couple of months they lose it because it takes intense concentration and.self discipline to manage money especially of you’ve little of it. They don’t want to stay in their boring flat all day watching Flog It so they go out to meet their mates for companionship and the craic and I get that. But then none of.us want to go there.

chris sullivan
chris sullivan
1 year ago

I worked in therapeutic communities in NZ from 1984 till 2002 when they were corporatised and effectively defunded – they were run by Richmond Fellowship originally started in England then spread to other parts of the world. We provided a home, full time rehab programme plus some semi supervised accomodations that appropriate clients could move if they needed it . Clients could return for respite to people they already knew and felt safe with. We ran these facilities for a pittance compared to the corporate models which did away with any semblance of rehab – BUT staff were quite well paid and stayed long term – THERE WAS NO WASTED MONEY ON BUREACRACY you see. By 2010 there were many many middle managers and no one working with the actual clients who were eventually moved out to live by themselves in the caring bosom of the wider community. Apparently there is a mental health support crisis in NZ now. God I detest the ‘experts’ who got to make those decisions and the politicians who enabled them – i hope there is a purgatory with a special section for them all !!

h w
h w
1 year ago

Is it possible for any system of paid personnel, however numerous well-trained, well-remunerated and caring, to replace or create the loving enduring relationships that are the precondition for mental and spritiual well-being? Are there enough kind, wise people on the planet to do care as well as is needed as paid work? How about the loved ones of all these paid personnel – who is caring for them while so much time is spent getting paid to care for other people’s loved ones? Is it possible that funding all these medical workers and corporations and systems comes at the cost of funding unwaged familly care work?

jane baker
jane baker
1 year ago

Oh yes. We sold off all those rather dignified and splendid architecturally Victorian asylums to developers to become executive homes and we turfed out the mentally suffering into the warm,caring,sharing community. Great idea. Why spend money on all that maintenance when they can sit in shop doorways all day. The word “asylum” means “,place of safety”.not.”prison”.
Ive been at that dark place and if you’re there you could be in a Palace,you could be surrounded by people who love you but you’re in a burning dark internal hell,the exterior circumstances make no difference. I’m not there now but I’ve been there. Then a few years ago a friend of mine went there,she is.oK now but it was that same unreachableness.
Just because.YOU,the doctor feel.disturbed at seeing the patient or inmate in bed all day,refusing to wash and in rags (I wasn’t quite that bad) doesn’t mean freeing them is going to change anything. Of itself. I always say,”the.community is where they burn witches”. I know it was the Yhatcher administration who closed down and.sold.off all those places to save money but under the guise of caring,so.the poor souls could rejoin “,the community” just like they shut all the mines to destroy the unions power but under the guise of clean energy.

Douglas H
Douglas H
1 year ago

Good article, the sort of thing that would appear in The Atlantic, or – back in The Good Old Days – in New Society.

Matt M
Matt M
1 year ago

Other than Prozac-style anti-depressants what are these treatments have been discovered for severe mental illness in the last fifty years? I’m not aware of these breakthroughs.

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Aaron James
Aaron James
1 year ago

The writer does bring up his preferred villains as they are easy targets:
“The sums skimmed off into tax havens or to pay off debt-financing by some of the abysmal private firms indicate other factors are involved. These fat cats — now providing one in four NHS-funded mental health beds and close to half the spending on child and adolescent services — skim off hefty profits behind opaque corporate structures”

but another one is possibly the seemingly good guys, the Legal Profession who caused the original system to be discarded, and kept discarded, to protect the ‘Rights’ of the Mental Patients. It brings to mind the animal rights guys who let the farmed Mink free from from their cages as it was cruel, although this just means these farmed mink would starve.

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Laura Creighton
Laura Creighton
1 year ago
Reply to  Aaron James

Ah, in Sweden we only _wish_ the American mink would have starved. Instead they have thrived which is bad news for the ground nesting bird and vole populations, and part of the reason why the native mustelids — weasels and stoats — are declining.

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Siobhan O'Neill
Siobhan O'Neill
1 year ago
Reply to  Aaron James

I visited a client as their RPR in a care home on one of the hottest days of the year. He was laying on his bed in a t-shirt and incontinence pad and had no fan in his room. He said he had a fan but someone had removed it. I went to see the care home manager to get him a fan and she told me ‘if he wants a fan, the family can buy him one’. He has no family. But anyway it’s her duty to ensure standards of care and comfort. She has become a gatekeeper for the money rather than a gatekeeper for the care. Meanwhile outside sit two of the largest cars I’ve ever seen. So Birrell isn’t wrong when he says private providers see people with dementia and learning disabilities as cash cows. In my experience, sadly, that is all too common.

Fraser Bailey
Fraser Bailey
1 year ago

Yes, it is despicable that the old, the sick, the vulnerable and the mentally ill are seen as cash cows in this way.

Maureen Finucane
Maureen Finucane
1 year ago

12 years of Tory Government have cut mental health services to the bone but it wasn’t much better under Labour where in many cases, prisons served as the first stopping off point for the mentally ill until they could find a hospital bed for them.

kenny joseph
kenny joseph
1 year ago

Quite a lot of mental health and other problems are caused by the immune system just look up damage to the HPA axis, my mother married a man when I was three years old unfortunately she was passive and he was a psychopath we had 12 years of hell and misery the violence was appalling along with other forms of abuse he left when I was approaching 15 years of age, at the age of around about 19 I started suffering racing mental thoughts and anxiety attacks, This is common with that broken axis along with bipolar disorder irritable bowel migraines are form of anaphylaxis that can be caused by too much tyramine in the food ie like cheese, It took 40 years for me to get a correct diagnosis in the meantime it burnt gigantic holes through my life savings my wife left me one of her excuses was that I was always ill I had to take early retirement after working for forty years that was before diagnosis and I spent £30,000 of my life savings supporting myself waiting three years after being referred by my GP to see the local mental health unit at the hospital, along with all the other problems that Britain’s got I’ve got absolutely no respect for this country anymore.

Edward De Beukelaer
Edward De Beukelaer
1 year ago

The problem is that the type of medicine that is mainstream is not adapted to reality. Current mainstream medicine is a model that has been slowly created to feed the medical industry. Dr Malhorta explained this quite well , supported by a number of articles and letters in the BMJ over the last decade, that the majority of the medical world does not know that they do not know the influence of this industry on western medicine. It is high time to change the medical paradigm from trying to treat illness to finding out how to create health. This will totally change the look of medicine but is fiercely resisted….

Caroline Watson
Caroline Watson
1 year ago

Realistically, what do you do with a large, mentally disabled man who has no concept of appropriate behaviour, a huge amount of anger and an inability to communicate, and who puts a young female carer in hospital with concussion or rapes her?
My niece works with such people and has been in hospital with concussion twice because the same man has hit her. We dread worse. In one place that she worked, a male colleague had his foot amputated after an attack by a resident exacerbated an old sports injury.
Secure accommodation with properly trained and paid staff is the only solution for some people.

Carlotta Petrolini
Carlotta Petrolini
1 year ago

In America it is my understanding reform to least restrictive environment was a legacy of the Kennedy family, who like my own family, had personal challenges within their family unit.

I think least restrictive environment approach is good however it is extremely difficult for the family even when finances are in place to accommodate home care. America has never fully funded the move.

With the baby boomers aging out substandard and haphazard inpatient care is becoming a nightmare scenario for the infirm and weak.

Family care should be funded instead of care homes by the govt. it would be cheaper and like foster kids, while most family situations have their flare outs – who wouldn’t prefer being mistreated by loved ones over strangers. Within reason of course the dangerously or repetitively abusive environment is untenable.

In my families case my grandmother was loved and while it was exceedingly painful for her husband and kids, there was one son who held some sway with her. I can’t say I loved her but I occasionally saw a spring in her step and a flash of who my grandfather fell in love with.

Carlotta Petrolini
Carlotta Petrolini
1 year ago

Well the only other observations I would make is that in my grandmother’s case my grandfather had money and she was in a presumably better private facility to which he convinced her to commit herself. After visiting her there once my horrified mother 20 some years later when watching One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest with me said if one wasn’t crazy before being committed there one certainly would be after.

And 2). While the Catholic Priests are guilty of crimes against children nuns would be a better option for care providers than minimum wage paid strangers. While some are very compassionate any trinkets the family purchases their loved ones of any value or not would be pilfered. Becoming a monastic is somewhat out of favor and Hospitals and care homes are Catholic businesses now.

Carlotta Petrolini
Carlotta Petrolini
1 year ago

And to critics of Faye, she would have worked as a maid before choosing to move us back to that property, but economics and my grandfather wanted her there.

Carlotta Petrolini
Carlotta Petrolini
1 year ago

It is what it is people, deal with it and don’t let those ghouls experiment on your loved ones traumas in order to confirm their expert opinion that they know what normal, love, mental health or being fully human is all about.

Carlotta Petrolini
Carlotta Petrolini
1 year ago

No these adolescent interests weren’t my obsessions my momma wanted me to understand our challenges because my grandmother hated me and my brother and tormented us when she could.
For instance trying to convince me she murdered my grandfather and would poison others with food if I did not keep watch etc.
She was deranged. She was gleeful when grandpa died. Faye would say yes but she was a tormented soul.
For sooth the “experts” contributed to her derangement and judging from their current idiocies surrounding the denial of biology and transing 2 year olds 
 have not evolved. Run from the experts! Watch every pill and every idea they force feed your loved ones. The truly deranged are running the asylums and issuing diagnoses.

Carlotta Petrolini
Carlotta Petrolini
1 year ago

Charlie’s boot right up you Jew Genuises arses

Carlotta Petrolini
Carlotta Petrolini
1 year ago

southern lights over Tel Aviv then door to door retire extermination pest control bahahahaha

Carlotta Petrolini
Carlotta Petrolini
1 year ago

You ain’t a funny Qunt

Carlotta Petrolini
Carlotta Petrolini
1 year ago

You a known quntress

Carlotta Petrolini
Carlotta Petrolini
1 year ago

Slurp it fer us Silverman

Carlotta Petrolini
Carlotta Petrolini
1 year ago

We’s jus gettin stahted Jew Genuises

Carlotta Petrolini
Carlotta Petrolini
1 year ago

Can you frame it or is you under counter surveillance now Jew Qunts?

Carlotta Petrolini
Carlotta Petrolini
1 year ago

We turning it on Gramps
 all the way to a final solution

Carlotta Petrolini
Carlotta Petrolini
1 year ago

You wouldn’t leave it at the Rape would ya Jew Qunts?

Carlotta Petrolini
Carlotta Petrolini
1 year ago

BOOM – a – rang

Carlotta Petrolini
Carlotta Petrolini
1 year ago

Southern nuclear lights over Tel Aviv then door to door

Carlotta Petrolini
Carlotta Petrolini
1 year ago

Look wut Grandma ETZION done cooked up fer you little Jew Qunts

Carlotta Petrolini
Carlotta Petrolini
1 year ago

No you may not trade it fer Mary Queen of Spamalots spoiled ham

Carlotta Petrolini
Carlotta Petrolini
1 year ago

Reap whaa as t you have sewn Jew Qunts

Malcolm Webb
Malcolm Webb
1 year ago

Another article saying that the State must provide. The problem is that the State is incapable of satisfying the needs of every good cause but our politicians lack the intelligence or spine to tell people this. So a creaking free at point of delivery for all NHS pretends it is world class and shouts for a yet bigger slice of the pie whilst defence, education, housing, transport, energy etc all shout for a bigger slice too – egged on by politicians pretending there are no limits and all can be done with improved efficiency and/ or more taxation. The truth is we need to make the cake bigger whilst also ordering our priorities within a sensible and constrained budget which will not bankrupt us or encumber succeeding generations. There have to be trade offs. Not all special pleadings can be accommodated and sadly some very good causes must wait or be funded privately. However carrying on in this fashion of spreading public finance further and further and hence thinner and thinner will only result in widening the extent of underperformance and failure across the board – and, worst of all, in the most important of our national priorities such as health, education, defence and energy.

Carlotta Petrolini
Carlotta Petrolini
1 year ago
Reply to  Malcolm Webb

Slurp it in public fer us Silverman you Jew Qunts love you some decades old FOLLMAR juice you slurp off Kenny Keith Goldberg Rapist shaft.

Incoming
 Charlie’s golden boot going sideways up yer Jew Qunt arse

Carlotta Petrolini
Carlotta Petrolini
1 year ago

Gamer them boards
 Granny ETZION and her cadre of Jew guíñeles done built Auschwitz 2 fer you Jew Vehr man dahling

Carlotta Petrolini
Carlotta Petrolini
1 year ago

Ah ha ha ha ha

Kenny Harris
Kenny Harris
1 year ago
Reply to  Malcolm Webb

Other countries spend the same per as Britain with far better outcomes I have been paying income tax for 61 years plus other taxes, and what about the inflation linked pension schemes for public services workers have the tax payers in private sector always got to stump up for those the NHS is far to inefficient with bloated bureaucratic overhead with all it costs.

Carlotta Petrolini
Carlotta Petrolini
1 year ago
Reply to  Malcolm Webb

Society or the community is going to pay one way or another, emergency room visits, incarceration or pie housing assistance etc IF the individual is truly unable to stabilize

Andrew Fisher
Andrew Fisher
1 year ago

“Bear in mind Britain has the highest depression rate among children in Europe, along with one-third of the continent’s drug overdose deaths as citizens try to blot out their struggles and traumas”
What ‘struggles and traumas’ precisely? Does it seem credible that there has been an enormous increase in mental health conditions in recent decades? Why would this be, when, despite, the rather mild dose of economic austerity since 2008, people are better fed and housed than they have ever been? Is defining millions of people as being ill and almost creating this as the foundation of their identity the right solution?

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