Category Archives: privatise

NHS in crisis :: Unpatriotic militants? No, Jeremy Hunt – doctors are just fighting to be able to care for us all.

Clare Gerada on the strike by junior doctors.   Unpatriotic militants? No, Jeremy Hunt – doctors are just fighting to be able to care for us all. Being a doctor – or any public sector worker – shouldn’t be such … Continue reading

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NHS in crisis :: Not fair, not safe – 6 reasons junior doctors are preparing to strike

Not fair, not safe – 6 reasons junior doctors are preparing to strike by Nick Carpenter The junior doctor contract governs the pay and conditions of work from doctors’ foundation year to registrar level. All doctors who are not consultants … Continue reading

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NHS in crisis :: The billions of wasted NHS cash no-one wants to mention

England’s Junior doctors held a 24-hour strike from 8am yesterday. It was the first of a planned series of strikes. Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party and the Green Party should be commended for their support of the strike. (The strike only … Continue reading

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Politics news allsorts

Comment and analysis of recent UK politics events. Major Tory party donor chosen as chair of government nature watchdog Like it says but apparently totally coincidental that an investment banker is appointed head of wildlife and nature watchdog, Natural England. … Continue reading

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Politics news allsorts

Commentary and analysis of recent UK politics news. I found Cameron’s joke quite amusing: “It’s fair to say he’s no longer a follower of Marx, he’s loving Engels instead.”   Vince Cable defends Royal Mail valuation as profit almost doubles … Continue reading

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Royal Mail privatisation: Goldman Sachs and UBS to be grilled by MPs

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/nov/14/royal-mail-flotation-mps-question-banks Investment banks to be asked in Commons why sale of asset favoured foreign investors and if float price was set too low The investment banks tasked with allocating shares in last month’s controversial Royal Mail float face a grilling … Continue reading

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The realities of outsourcing: court interpreters mean miscarriages of justice

http://www.opendemocracy.net/ourkingdom/joel-sharples/realities-of-outsourcing-court-interpreters-mean-miscarriages-of-justice Since court interpreting has been outsourced, wages have plummeted, quality of interpreting has dropped to a dangerous level, and the justice system has often ground to a halt. A foretaste of what to expect from outsourced services across the … Continue reading

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