Minister for Loneliness sounds like an unreleased Depeche Mode song.
Hopefully this initiative impacts elderly scammers.
Good on the UK! Hopefully this marks a new trend in a government actively responding to mental health like it's a real thing (between disorders, disablements, anxiety, etc.) instead of ignoring it and hoping it goes away.
I think I'm amply qualified to be the Minister of Pokemon and Trading Card Games.
I wonder where in the house of parliament cafeteria he will choose to sit?
Are there any British in here that can sort of corroborate that this is an actual problem that needs to be addressed this way?
Until they reinstate the ministry of silly walks, no-one cares.
Their offices will be located in the Fortress of Solitude.
Actually, loneliness is a kind of silent killer. I think this is a great idea. It's not limited to elderly people--single parents come to mind, for example.
> [There] is an increasing tendency among modern men to imagine themselves ethical because they have delegated their vices to larger and larger groups.
> Everyone thinks of changing society and nobody thinks of changing himself.
> There’s only one way to improve society. Present it with a single improved unit: yourself.
Albert Jay Nock
I've just had an idea: I will be the minister for loneliness for my own little community.