Okay, so this is very familiar post-apocalyptic fare, in the vein of Mad Max and a hundred other end-of-the-world movies and television shows, but the twenty-eight minute science-fiction short, Arch, has its own unique charms. Director and writer Preston Yarger manages to put a professional shine on many of the old genre tropes while adding some fun touches of his own. Pretty enjoyable stuff as far as it goes, even with all the Tank Girl and Punisher riffs.
Esther McVey on a Good Day.
Proof that disreputable Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey has a thin skin comes today from The Disability News Service.
Disability charities that sign up to help deliver the government’s new Work and Health Programme must promise to “pay the utmost regard to the standing and reputation” of work and pensions secretary Esther McVey, official documents suggest.
The charities, and other organisations, must also promise never to do anything that harms the public’s confidence in McVey (pictured) or her Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
Disability charities like RNIB, the Royal Association for Deaf People and Turning Point have agreed to act as key providers of services under the Work and Health Programme – which focuses on supporting disabled people and other disadvantaged groups into work – and so appear to be caught by the clause in the contract.
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