A Resolution to End Drug Deaths

“This time of year is for reflection and resolution. I believe we need a national resolution to end drug deaths.” This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph: 30/12/2019 Available: https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp/resolution-needed-to-end-epidemic-of-drug-deaths/  [Accessed: 2019, Dec 31] Christmas Eve is traditionally one of those times of the year when you can wrap the finalContinue reading “A Resolution to End Drug Deaths”

The Real Reason for the Season

“A few years ago, my wife and I became weary stressing ourselves buying for people who have everything they need.” This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph: 23/12/2019 Available: https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp/ewan-gurr-remember-the-real-reason-for-the-christmas-season/  [Accessed: 2019, Dec 24] I recently spoke to a mum at the school gate who told me she called the JobContinue reading “The Real Reason for the Season”

Democracy Depends Upon Our Election Vote

“The most troubling trend I have observed is the numbers of potential voters who believe their voice has been undermined.” This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph: 09/12/2019 Available: https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp/ewan-gurr-you-must-use-your-vote-democracy-depends-on-it/  [Accessed: 2019, Dec 10] There was a time when General Elections took place in or around every five years but, alas,Continue reading “Democracy Depends Upon Our Election Vote”

The Sadness When Christmas Equals Crisis

“I sought to share the brutality of poverty in a way that was not exploitative to the individuals experiencing it.” This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph: 02/12/2019 Available: https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp/ewan-gurr-when-christmas-equals-crisis-for-those-in-poverty/  [Accessed: 2019, Dec 03] On December 1 2017, I decided to start tweeting anonymised encounters I had with people experiencing povertyContinue reading “The Sadness When Christmas Equals Crisis”