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UK politics news

A small selection of recent UK politics news articles Failed at the NHS? Try again at HS2: Newly appointed director at rail project has history of ‘wasting public money’ – UK Politics – UK – The Independent  The public sector … Continue reading

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UK politics news

A small selection of news articles about UK and international politics … The health of the nation must be the government’s number one priority | NHA Party  IFS warns of ‘unprecedented squeeze’ on NHS – Home News – UK – … Continue reading

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UK politics news

Recent articles about UK politics, some about the Catholic Church policy of protecting paedos and some about Edward Snowden Socialist Party :: Who’s robbing our NHS? The National Health Service is under attack as never before. In this feature, a … Continue reading

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UK politics

Recent UK politics articles and one about abuse in Florida. LONDON DOCTOR TO STAND IN EURO ELECTIONS “TO STOP NHS DEMOLITION” | NHA Party “I want to use this election to raise awareness of the imminent danger posed to the … Continue reading

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Commentary on and analysis of recent political events

Merry Christmas. The New Statesman reports on Britain’s new Victorianism whereby the filthy rich get filthier rich and that the poor get poorer. Just in case you haven’t realised, we are most definitely not all in this together. We are … Continue reading

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Commentary on and analysis of recent political events

The big story today is the current UK coalition government’s attempts to hide the UK’s part in torture and rendition under the Tony Blair government. Despite repeated denials by liar Jack Straw at the time, evidence has surfaced that Tony … Continue reading

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Commentary and analysis of recent political events

The government is trying to pass a clause in the Care bill today that will allow hospitals to be closed much easier without public consultation. Hospital closure clause battle heats up today Stormy scenes are likely in parliament today as … Continue reading

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Commentary and analysis of recent political events

Number of homeless in England has risen for 3 years in a row, report says Homelessness has increased for three consecutive years, partly because of housing shortages and cuts to benefits, with an estimated 185,000 people a year now affected … Continue reading

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Want to make a worthwhile donation this Solstice?

I’m going to suggest some worthwhile causes for donations here. OurNHS has some suggestions to Have yourself an NHS Solstice… The Tor anonymity project is accepting donations. Homelessness charities shelter and crisis. PDSA need donations. openDemocracy are accepting donations. spiked … Continue reading

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Politics news allsorts

Links today – reach your own conclusions. I spared you from a photo of Alastair Campbell. Secret memo shows key role for Blairites in Labour’s election team (Alan Milburn started the privatization of the NHS under Blair) conflicts with David and … Continue reading

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Coalition cuts blamed for shortage of 20,000 NHS nurses

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/coalitioncuts-blamedfor-shortageof-20000nhs-nurses-8933661.html FOI requests reveal ‘hidden workforce crisis’ at odds with official statistics Freedom of Information requests submitted by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) to dozens of NHS hospitals in England have exposed a “hidden workforce crisis” that has been … Continue reading

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Closure of 23% of NHS walk-in centres ‘will put more pressure on A&E’

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/nov/11/nhs-walk-in-centres-quarter-closedNHS regulator Monitor says closures of 53 popular clinics could leave vulnerable people unable to access GP care Despite huge popularity, nearly a quarter of NHS walk-in clinics offering seven-day care and evening opening have closed in the past three … Continue reading

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Number of NHS ‘super managers’ earning up to £240,000 soars amid pay freeze fear

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/nov/10/nhs-super-managers-428-nurse-pay Figures undermine David Cameron’s claims that health service bureaucracy is being cut The number of elite NHS “super-managers” being paid up to £240,000 a year to implement the government’s controversial health service reforms has soared to more than four … Continue reading

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Conservative pretend-Liberal Democrat achievements

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/08/unthinkable-editorial-legislative-cooling-off-nick-clegg?commentpage=1&per_page=50&orderby=oldest&tab=all#comment-28705937 [T]he Lib Dems did not just “join” the tories, they enabled an economically extreme rightwing administration to assume power and achieve objectives that even the previously most extreme version of rightwingedness would never have even tried. As a consequence: … Continue reading

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Privatisation, a very British disease

http://www.opendemocracy.net/ourkingdom/joe-guinan-thomas-m-hanna/privatisation-very-british-disease JOE GUINAN and THOMAS M. HANNA Britain is an extreme oddity regarding privatisation: nowhere else in the advanced world is there such a willingness to sell everything that isn’t nailed down. Time and again the British public is ripped … Continue reading

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Russell Brand on Revolution

Well worth reading and I will adopt and adapt some of his suggestions. http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2013/10/russell-brand-on-revolution … Cameron, Osborne, Boris, all of them lot, they went to the same schools and the same universities that have the same decor as the old … Continue reading

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Medical tourism generates millions for NHS and wider economy, finds study

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/oct/24/medical-tourism-generates-millions-nhs-health ‘Foreigners abusing system’ claim contradicted by research that also shows more people go overseas for treatment than arrive Medical tourism is a lucrative source of income for the NHS, according to a major new study that contradicts many of … Continue reading

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Ex-Blair adviser linked to US healthcare giant is new NHS boss

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/exblair-adviser-linked-to-us-healthcare-giant-is-new-nhs-boss-8899875.html A former adviser to Tony Blair who has spent a decade at the top of an American private healthcare giant has been appointed to run the NHS in England. Simon Stevens, the architect of Labour’s health reforms who left … Continue reading

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NHS watchdog concerned over care and safety at one in four hospitals

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/oct/24/nhs-watchdog-care-safety-hospitals-england Care Quality Commission says performance at 44 out of 161 acute hospital trusts in England is cause for concern One in four NHS hospitals is a cause for concern over the quality or safety of the care it provides … Continue reading

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Tax Special Investigation: Firms running NHS care services avoiding millions in tax

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/tax-special-investigation-firms-running-nhs-care-services-avoiding-millions-in-tax-8892925.html Companies running care services are among many avoiding millions in tax through a legal loophole. In the first of a series, Emily Dugan and Richard Whittell report Companies receiving lucrative government contracts to run care services looking after tens … Continue reading

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