Do not drink alcohol while taking temazepam. It can increase some of the side effects, and could possibly cause a fatal overdose.
And what are those side effects which can be increased by drinking alcohol while taking temazepam? Here are some:
weak or shallow breathing;
fast or pounding heartbeats;
confusion, slurred speech, unusual thoughts or behavior;
hallucinations, agitation, aggression;
thoughts of suicide or hurting yourself;
restless muscle movements in your eyes, tongue, jaw, or neck;
pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness;
fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms;
problems with urination; or
nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
Less serious side effects may include:
daytime drowsiness (or during hours when you are not normally sleeping);
amnesia or forgetfulness;
muscle weakness, lack of balance or coordination;
numbness, burning, pain, or tingly feeling;
headache, blurred vision, depressed mood;
feeling nervous, excited, or irritable;
nausea, vomiting, stomach discomfort; or
dry mouth, increased thirst.
It will be interesting seeing which of these side effects emerge in Mr Farage in the coming hectic two weeks.
But seriously, as a fellow human being I don’t think this is good. He’s overdoing it and should stop, for the sake of his family.
Since then, there have been thousands more people polled, millions more pounds spent on campaigning and millions more words written/said about the election. So, I now have a ++BREAKING NEWS++ update! Continue reading →
The Sunday Express today has the story: “Ukip sets lawyers on biased BBC: Furious Farage goes to war over Left-wing debate audience”.
You probably saw Nigel Farage complaining about the audience during the debate of five opposition party leaders last week. The clip is below where he says it is “a remarkable audience even by the left-wing standards of the BBC”.
Surely he realised that if he went on to a debate programme with four left-wing speakers, then the audience would be 80% left-wing. Isn’t it obvious? The audience should reflect the make-up of the panel.
However, the BBC, being the BBC, bent over backwards on impartiality. ICM, the polling company, independently chose the audience to reflect the overall UK political situation:
Of the 200-strong audience, about 58 were Conservative or Ukip supporters, while about 102 backed Labour, the Lib Dems, SNP or Plaid Cymru, all Leftist parties. The remaining 40 described themselves as undecided.
So, 29 per cent of the audience were UKIP or Tory supporters. That would seem relatively fair given that the Tories weren’t even on the panel.
Anyone who has tried to be in the audience on a BBC political show knows that agents are meticulously fair about ensuring the audience reflects the panel.
But just to be ultra-fair the BBC have now given Nigel his own show.
In a previous life I had a radio show where I played records from the 50s, 60s and 70s. I played songs occasionally by Northern Irish singer Ronnie Carroll. “Roses are red” was one I particularly remember playing. It was number 3 in the charts in 1962. I have it on vinyl, carefully “archived” in my loft. Carroll had six top forty hits between 1956 and 1963. He represented the UK in the Eurovision Song contest in 1962 with “Ring-a-ding girl” which came fourth. The following year he represented us with “Say wonderful things” which also came fourth. He was the only singer to represent the UK in Eurovision twice.
Sadly, Ronnie Carroll passed away this week, aged 81. I’ve embedded “Roses are red” below.
As well as being a singer, Carroll was politically active. He stood in the 2008 Haltemprice and Howden by-election. He was a regular phone-in caller on BBC Radio London and was standing as an independent candidate in Hampstead and Kilburn. Because nominations had closed prior to his demise, his name will still be on the ballot paper. If he is elected, the election for that constituency will have to be re-run.
You’ll need a visa to work or do business or academic research in the UK
The visa you apply for depends on your circumstances.
A ‘skilled worker’ visa may be suitable if you’ve been offered a:
##skilled job in the UK
##role in your overseas employer’s UK branch – the visa you apply for depends on your circumstances
##job in a religious community
##job as an elite sportsperson or coach
A ‘temporary worker’ visa may be suitable if you want work in the UK for a short time:
##in arts or entertainment
##as a volunteer
##in a work experience role
##for a charity
##for a religious organisation
You can also apply for an international agreement visa if you’ll be doing work covered by international law while in the UK (eg working for a foreign government or as a private servant in a diplomatic household).
‘High value’ workers
A ‘high value worker’ visa may be suitable if you’re:
##a graduate entrepreneur
##a leader in arts or sciences
You may be eligible for a UK ancestry visa if one of your grandparents was born in the UK.
You can also apply as a:
##domestic worker in a private household
##representative of an overseas business
How your visa is treated depends on what sort of job you are pursuing.
But of course those categories don’t apply to EU citizens who have a different process, but who still need to be coming here to work or study, or be able to support themselves. And what about the 1-2 million Brits working and/or living in Spain, France, Germany, Ireland and other EU countries? They would have to come back to the UK if we came out of the EU. That would be a cataclysmic cutting off of our economic nose to spite our face.
Back to the James O’Brien show. We then had Christine Hamilton saying that ‘immigration into this country is equivalent to adding the population of Greater Birmingham every three years’. The population of Greater Birmingham is 2.4 million. For the year from Oct 13 to Sep 14 net migration to the UK was 298,000. I think La Hamilton is taking immigration only, which was 624,000 in that period. She is then adding a bit. Quite a bit, in fact.
…that people living in low-immigration areas are still worried about migrants.
According to the latest British Social Attitudes survey, “those most likely to be directly exposed to migration in their daily lives have much more positive views”.
“Londoners, those with migrant heritage, and those with migrant friends (all of whom are more likely to have regular direct contact with migrants) have more positive than negative views about immigration’s effects.
“The most intensely negative views are found among the oldest voters, and those with no migrant friends.”
That explains why UKIP’s target constituencies in the May elections are areas of well below average immigrant populations, as the Channel 4 News piece states.
A rather strange canvassing experience tonight. – 15 minutes talking to someone who said they were considering voting either Lib Dem or Green.
They wished that the banks had been allowed to crash in 2008, with all the inherent chaos that would have caused. They want a flat tax for personal income plus one for business in order to put lots of accountants out of work (a statement delivered with a straight face). They want to stop EU migration into this country, and force the 2 million Brits living in Europe to return to the UK, in order to reduce unemployment amongst the young.
And they are considering voting Lib Dem or Green?
They are a Radio 4 listener.
I made my excuses and left rapidly, putting them down as UKIP.
I much prefer my UKIP supporters when they are obviously raving lunatics from the off. I can’t stand this pretence of being progressive, reasonable and intelligent, and then smuggling the mad views in under the radar.
It was great to see three women in the leaders’ debate last night. Despite being a political junkie, I actually hate these debates and was not intending to watch. But I got sucked in.
On the whole, I was impressed that, across the board, the leaders seemed reasonable and normal. I was particularly impressed by Leanne Wood.
I thought Nick Clegg made a great point when he rounded on Ed Miliband and asked him to apologise for being part of the Labour government that “crashed the economy”. It’s a great point. Ed Miliband was there with his faux outrage about Clegg breaking his pledge on tuition fees. But what result did that have? It resulted in an alternative system which has brought record amounts of poor students into universities. Labour crashed the economy – losing jobs and ruining lives.
Whatever I say about Nigel Farage doesn’t matter. 10-15% will still vote for him and UKIP’ll get 3-5 MPs. But it was noticeable that six of the leaders looked reasonably well adjusted. One of the leaders stood out with his jerky movements and getting worked up with outrage at his own observations: ‘They all agree – but I don’t’. The problem is that he speaks utter bollocks. To say that the EU gives us “absolutely no advantages on trade” is rubbish. Richard Branson would just laugh in his face. To mention EU immmigrants working in this country without mentioning the two million British citizens living and/or working in other EU counties is ridiculous. The man is a classic demagogue. Look at him in the photo above. That’s a classic Mussolini pose.