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How to solve the £886 Million Pound NHS Deficit – Some simple thoughts

Could it be simple to solve the NHS £886 Million pound deficit in 2017? Is it the fault of the Rich, the Super Rich, Tax Avoidance, Bad Government?.. Or is there a simple solution?

Here from my art studio where I normally do my drawings, paintings and how to draw videos I listen to the radio, like so many of you, and hear the news. So here are some simple thoughts, not a rant, from a simpleton. Musing whether there is a solution that can very quickly sort out the NHS, not just now but here after too.

There are some simple mathematics involved and it could be that a few could sort this out – or many – or a combination of the two.

So get a brew and listen to my thoughts on this subject in this short Youtube Video. My links to the articles in the video are below.

Guardian Article Feb 20 th 2017 ‘NHS trusts post ‘unsustainable’ £886m third-quarter deficit’

Sunday Times Rich list – you need to subscribe to the online paper to see it.

Sunday Times Rich List 2016 Page on Wikipedia

Daily Telegraph Article 7th June 2016 Tim Wallace–even-excludin/


Jeremy Vine BBC Radio 2 programme

Winsor & Newton Artist oils a bit too oily today

This Vlog is a question to Winsor & Newton in regards of their artist oils range of wonderful paints.

Yesterday I painted the left arm of Michael Dunlop’s leathers on my oil painting of him fro the 2014 Isle of Man TT on which he made history for BMW by winning for them for the first time in 75 years at the world famous TT races.

I used Cobalt Blue along with Ultramarine and a few other colours and I work alla prima most of the time to get the detail I require but when I came to put more Cobalt blue paint on my pallete to do Michael’s right boot a lot of oil came out and not the ‘cream cheese’ I am used to painting with. This also has happened with Winsor Lemon and my Ivory Black. This very oily paint stopped me from doing the detail that I normally achieve with your excellent paints.

I can’t think that this is normal so I am looking forward to Winsor & Newton letting me know why this is happening and if it will stop or if I have some dud paint.


Scottish Indedendence and the Cost of Post?…

Just a quick thought Vlog on what will happen to the cost of post if Scotland votes for Independence.

I currently can post a large Letter to Northern Ireland and it costs £1:20 and if it goes to Sourthern Ireland it costs £3:70 as it is not part of the UK and classed as a foreign country. Will this happen to Scotland and the post? Will a CN22 customs form be needed as they will not be able to join the EU straight away either? Just a thought from someone who posts prints to Scotland for my work.

New TT art, Tiredness, the dog and artistic inspiration

Just a short video update Vlog in the link below on how as an artist you have to work through being tired, just like anyone else who goes to work, and not the rubbish pontificated by some that they can ‘only paint when they are inspired’.

My new art includes The Isle of Man TT’s fastest newcomer Peter Hickman and some new Toy Story ‘How to Draw’ films.