Monthly Archives: September 2011

NHS news review

There are two main news stories concerning the NHS in the past few days: Opposition to privatisation of the NHS at the Labour Party Conference and campaigners succeeding in – at least temporarily – preventing NHS Gloucestershire from transferring NHS … Continue reading

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Conservative election poster 2010 A few recent news articles about the UK’s Conservative and Liberal-Democrat coalition government – the ConDem’s – brutal attack on the National Health Service. Tories not to be trusted with the NHS, Miliband warns | GPonline.com … Continue reading

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Conservative election poster 2010 A few recent news articles about the UK’s Conservative and Liberal-Democrat coalition government – the ConDem’s – brutal attack on the National Health Service. The Press Association: ‘Unprecedented’ cuts threat to NHS The NHS is facing … Continue reading

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Conservative election poster 2010 A few recent news articles about the UK’s Conservative and Liberal-Democrat coalition government – the ConDem’s – brutal attack on the National Health Service. BBC News – Judicial review threat to NHS Gloucestershire Legal action is … Continue reading

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‘Health Secretary’ Andrew Lansley’s claims yesterday that 22 NHS trusts had contacted him saying that they had difficulties meeting PFI payments backfired. Lansley’s claims were exposed as misleading and factually incorrect. That Lansley makes misleading and factually incorrect statements is … Continue reading

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The sorry of Cligg and Surf

Queen Victoria died on 22 January 1901. It is four, five or six generations ago ~ according to how young your family went about it. This is relatively recent in our history and it is worth asking grandparents and great-grandparents … Continue reading

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Equinox

According to Wikipedia Equinox is 9.04 a.m. I’m not sure what that means – surely it’s a day that has equal light and dark. The bees have started settling down – didn’t I mention that I am a  beekeeper? They’ve reduced … Continue reading

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NHS news review

Cathy Warwick, General Secretary of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) suggests abandoning the controversial Destroy the NHS / Health and Social Care Bill. Falling ill at the weekend could literally cost you your life, according to a report on … Continue reading

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Claims that NHS pay is too expensive. There is already anger amoung NHS staff and unions about changes to public sector pensions needing higher contributions for lower pensions. Groups of commissioning GPs are concerned that they are required to be … Continue reading

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GP magazine returns to the often recurring theme of NHS changes driving away GPs. The Royal College of Nursing repeat their opposition to the Destroy the NHS / Health and Social Care Bill and say that MPs are not listening. … Continue reading

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Voting Lib-Dem and police issues

The Liberal-Democrats are engaging in allsorts of illiberal and anti-democratic gymnastics to avoid a vote on abolishing the NHS. I’m sorry to admit that I actually voted(1) Liberal-Democrat at the last general election. I could never vote Tory and I … Continue reading

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I support …

Reasonable and fair – who can disagree with that? Reasonable and fair? Well, there’s self-determination of course ~ self-determination without those bombs raigning down … +++is’nt that Neo-Liberal bullshit instead of our bullshit?+++ No, it’s your bullshit. Then there’s being … Continue reading

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“Liberals” and “Democrats” to meet with whole-hearted NHS abolitionist and orange-booker (Tory) Nick Clegg. Conservative election poster 2010 Nick Clegg faces stormy conference as activists vent fury at NHS reform – UK Politics, UK – The Independent Nick Clegg faces … Continue reading

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Colin Leys – co-author of ‘The Plot Against the NHS’ – has an article at Opendemocracy. The NHS will be privatised – it doesn’t matter what the British people want | openDemocracy In voting for the third reading of Andrew … Continue reading

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Conservative election poster 2010 A few recent news articles about the UK’s Conservative and Liberal-Democrat coalition government – the ConDem’s – brutal attack on the National Health Service. Save our NHS | The Socialist 14 September 2011 After minimal amendments, … Continue reading

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Conservative election poster 2010 A recent news article about the UK’s Conservative and Liberal-Democrat coalition government – the ConDem’s – brutal attack on the National Health Service. Circle Health aims to take over Epsom NHS hospital | Society | The … Continue reading

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Monitor to employ 600 at an average salary of over £50,000. Private health firms are experiencing a boost in business from NHS cuts. The ConDem coalition government eases information requirments for private healthcare providers. The ConDem coalition government hides the … Continue reading

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C’mon, let’s go

  They say “Thank you sir”   I say “Thank you comrade. Come the revolution”. edit: The point I’m trying to make here is: Whenever you’re called sir or madam (or whenever you have a similar opportunity, say “Come the … Continue reading

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Conservative election poster 2010 A few recent news articles about the UK’s Conservative and Liberal-Democrat coalition government – the ConDem’s – brutal attack on the National Health Service. NHS reform bill must be resisted, leading doctors tell royal colleges | … Continue reading

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DRAFT: al tru ism vs. accepted nonsense

Wow! al tru ism vs. accepted nonsense?

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