More load of cobblers on the way to increase the numbers of people who can go sick on full pay, if you work in the public sector, on incapacity benefit if you work in the private sector or claim jobseekers allowance.
Apparently shyness, bereavement and eccentric behaviour could be classed as a mental illness under new guidelines. Tea leaves ‘thieves‘ probably could get off with shoplifting and the like because they will claim they are shy and have a psychiatric disorder and not responsible for their actions.
The British Psychological Society has opposed the changes to the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) of Mental Disorders which could also include internet addiction and gambling as a medical problem, psychiatrists in the US have also spoken out against them. Speaking out against them will go nowhere once the human rights do-gooders get the ball rolling.
Mind you the drug companies will see a golden opportunity to make huge profits supplying drugs to combat shyness, Ker-ching!
Tories and their ‘oppos’ looking like pop stars
Is it me or do the Toff/Tories choose their female ‘people’ depending on whether they look like pop stars. A few days ago I pointed out Anne Milton, the woman who wants to water down beer, looks like Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood now we have Emma Harrison the woman appointed by David Cameron to get problem families back into work and who pocketed £8.6m last year, most of it from the taxpayer, looking like a doppelgänger for female leather clad rocker Suzy Quatro.
Suzy Quatro is on the right.