Monthly Archives: July 2011

Thinking about restating the list …

and whether ACPO & co should be on it. If ACPO are on it … should they all be on it? That’s reasonable, don’t you think? I am a political dissident and I object strongly to be treated as a … Continue reading

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NHS news review

David Cameron is accused by Labour of breaking an election pledge that NHS spending would not be cut. NHS cuts costs by delaying operations so that patients either go private or die. Unhealthy foods kill. Lansley consults with junk food … Continue reading

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NHS news review

The Guardian reports that the cost of the Con-Dems’ assault on the NHS is rising at almost £1m a day. Many operations are routinely refused because of cuts. This may be the beginning of the end of the NHS and … Continue reading

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Previous blog: August 9, 2006 – Hypocrite John Reid pushes the NeoCon line

I had a free blog hosted by cjb.net from January 2006 to May 2011. My blog at cjb.net was mysteriously deleted in early December 2008. Here’s a post from my previous blog.   John Reid presented a speech ‘Security, freedom … Continue reading

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Previous blog: November 16, 2009 – DRAFT: SCRABBLE SERIES

I had a free blog hosted by cjb.net from January 2006 to May 2011. My blog at cjb.net was mysteriously deleted in early December 2008. Here’s a post from my previous blog.   Looks like I’ve started a Scrabble series. … Continue reading

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Previous blog: November 14, 2009 – Scrabble

I had a free blog hosted by cjb.net from January 2006 to May 2011. My blog at cjb.net was mysteriously deleted in early December 2008. Here’s a post from my previous blog.   It’s drawing towards Christmas and one tradition … Continue reading

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NHS news review

Nixon promotes private health care in similar fashion to David “I love the NHS” Cameron and Andrew Lansley. [I don’t agree with the comments on Clinton]. Conservative election poster 2010 A few recent news articles concerning the UK’s Conservative and … Continue reading

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NHS news review

Sir Roger Boyle, the UK’s former National Director for Heart Disease and Stroke criticises Andrew Lansley’s plan to abolish the National Health Service. “Competion means more providers, which means more contracts have to be placed which means transactional costs rise. … Continue reading

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NHS news review

Conservative election poster 2010 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. GPs will be forced to privatise NHS, GP leaders warn | GPonline.com … Continue reading

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NHS news review

Conservative election poster 2010 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. News on NHS ‘was timed to be buried’ (From The Northern Echo) … Continue reading

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NHS news review

The main NHS news is that the British Medical Association (BMA) is to “start a public campaign to call for the withdrawal of the health and social care bill”. http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/jul/20/doctors-campaign-against-nhs-reforms  NB article recommended. The BMA, which represents 140,000 doctors, voted … Continue reading

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NHS news review

The Lib-Dems [edit: Con-Dems] are announcing an extension of “choice” in the NHS. What this means in actuality is an increase in privatised provision under the Any Qualified Provider scheme formally [edit: formerly] known as Any Willing Provider. Dr Hamish … Continue reading

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NHS news review

Conservative election poster 2010 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. Urgent warning on nursing shortage / Britain / Home – Morning Star … Continue reading

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NHS news review

Conservative election poster 2010 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 hospital wins right to challenge closure of children’s heart surgery unit … Continue reading

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NHS news review – Colin Leys

Healthy alternatives | Red Pepper Colin Leys looks at how Scotland and Wales have rejected marketising the NHS As expert commentators have amply shown, the coalition’s plan to privatise the NHS lacks any basis in evidence – no surprise there. … Continue reading

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NHS news review

Waiting times rise. Sir Richard Thompson, president of the Royal College of Physicians says that the National Health Service is “creaking at the seams. Our members are finding it difficult to cope.” Blindness fears for diabetics as a drug is … Continue reading

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NHS news review

Conservative election poster 2010 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. Private medical insurance news: Increased need for private care and insurance Commenting … Continue reading

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Time to show some RESPECT Cameron and Clegg

I had this argument with Bliar re: show some respect Bliar. It’s time that Cameron, Clegg and Lansley showed some respect to the conventions and basically the way it is in UK. The UK national health service is respected and … Continue reading

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I’r gaad!

Missing Rigorous Inyuition. Let’s hope the muse returns soon.

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NHS news review

Prof. Appleby of the King’s Fund think tank says that spending more on the NHS is possible. link Tory think tank the Institute of Economic Affairs proposes abolishing the NHS and even claims that there is widespread public support for … Continue reading

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