Monthly Archives: March 2011

NHS news review

Conservative and Liberal-Democrat coalition hypocrisy is seen in recent NHS news with Andrew Lansley saying “The government’s commitment to our NHS is strong and enduring. Labour would cut our NHS in spite of the increasing demands on the service. The … Continue reading

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NHS news review

Andrew Lansley is promoting the role of ‘mutuals’ in providing services in his proposed NHS ‘reforms’. I understand ‘mutuals’ to mean different structures such as co-operative societies ‘co-ops’ or charities which are not profit making organisations. There are few details … Continue reading

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More on bees and Neonicotinoid pesticides

The Independent has a further article on bees and Neonicatinoid pesticides. I’ve looked for those “two independent studies carried out in the past two years” showing that “bees treated with imidacloprid … are far more susceptible to disease, even at … Continue reading

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NHS news

NHS news is dominated by the Trade Unions Congress (TUC) ‘March for an Alternative’ march and rally event on Saturday. It is estimated that some 500,000 people attended making it the biggest march since the anti-war protest of March 2003. … Continue reading

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Police arrest the wrong people for the wrong reasons

The trade Union Congress (TUC)’s ‘March for an Alternative’ protest march and rally event took place on Saturday (26 March 2011). The purpose of the event was to demonstrate opposition to public spending cuts imposed by the UK’s Con-Dem – … Continue reading

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Neonicotinoids and dying bees

  The Independent has an article today about concern that Neonicatinoid pesticides are damaging the bee population. It says that Prof. Robert Watson, chief scientific advisor at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has initiated an inquiry. Growing … Continue reading

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NHS news

Many are expected to participate in the TUC’s March for an Alternative demonstration against public spending cuts in London today. Protests in UK are not that different to recent protests in the Middle East. Protestors protest to demand changes in … Continue reading

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NHS news

MC NxtGen’s Andrew Lansley rap. Certainly heartfelt with ageist insults. NHS news is dominated by a forecast reduction in real-term’s financing of the NHS. It is expected that coalition imposed cuts generally will start to be experienced soon with the … Continue reading

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NHS news

NHS news summary: Yet more confirmation that the Health Bill will destroy the NHS, PM Cameron accused of hiding high satisfaction with the NHS and Unite accuses the Con government of not thinking through NHS reforms. A few recent news … Continue reading

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NHS news

NHS news summary: There appears to be a growing acceptance that Lansley’s bill will destroy the NHS and transform UK health care to the US model i.e. health care only for the rich. UK Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg claims … Continue reading

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NHS news

A few recent news articles concerning the UK’s Conservative and Liberal-Democrat coalition government – the ConDem’s – brutal attack on the National Health Service. Cuts protests: why we’re marching | World news | The Guardian Nora Pearce, 62, midwife, Kingston … Continue reading

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Letter to Nick Clegg

Portion of a letter to Nick Clegg from Felicity Arbuthnot Response to Nick Clegg, UK Deputy Prime Minister | Dissident Voice A “no-fly zone” is another oxymoron, a total contradiction in terms. It means that Colonel Gaddafi’s “brutal, savage and unacceptable … Continue reading

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NHS news review

The Unions are promoting their anti-cuts March for an Alternative event next weekend. There will be a march topped with a rally at Hyde Park. There are rumours that Labour Party leader Ed Miliband will address the rally. It’s disappointing … Continue reading

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I find the second featured article interesting. The article recognises the importance that Lansley was formerly Cameron’s boss and suggests that Cameron was not interested or aware of the extent of Lansley’s ‘reforms’. In a related exercise, I have been … Continue reading

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NHS news

A few recent news articles concerning the UK’s Conservative and Liberal-Democrat coalition government – the ConDem’s – brutal attack on the National Health Service. Doctors fear private sector will damage NHS | Healthcare Network | Guardian Professional Research involving 1,645 … Continue reading

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NHS news ** UPDATED ** Missed many news links in the original posting

Of note: Ed Miliband, leader of the UK Labour Party performs well yesterday against Prime Minister David Cameron at Prime Minister’s Question Time on the destruction of the NHS issue. David Cameron accuses Ed Miliband of publishing (reading actually) a … Continue reading

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NHS news

Comments by dizzy dissident: Of special note is Yesterday’s vote by the BMA to call on Health Secretary Andrew Lansley to withdraw the abolition of the NHS bill. Andrew Lansley’s response needs to be fact-checked e.g. that the BMA previously … Continue reading

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NHS news

The notable NHS news in the past hour os so is that the Bristish Medical Association (BMA) has called on the Health Secretary Andrew Lansley to withdraw the bill that destroys the NHS. The Press Association: Doctors vote against NHS … Continue reading

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NHS news

A few recent news articles concerning the UK’s Conservative and Liberal-Democrat coalition government – the ConDem’s – brutal attack on the National Health Service. NHS reforms face overhaul after Liberal Democrats’ rebellion | Politics | The Guardian The government’s plans … Continue reading

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