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October 2012 Blog Posts (7)

PFI albatross opens NHS up to private sector

The resource-draining Private Finance Initiative (PFI) foisted on public sector projects by New Labour is helping to create the conditions for the break-up and privatisation of the National Health Service.

The evidence is to be found in two reports over the last 48 hours – from a special administrator appointed following the financial failure of South London Healthcare Trust and today’s report from the Commons’ public accounts committee.

Yesterday, a special administrator …

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Added by Paul Feldman on October 31, 2012 at 8:05 — No Comments

Finally! Exposed! The Deficit Myth! So, David Cameron When are You Going to Apologise?

This blog is by Ramesh Patel was was copied from here http://huff.to/PbA4OL

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"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on"

(Winston Churchill)

As a Conservative I have no pleasure in exposing David Cameron's deficit claims. However, as long as the party continues to talk down the economy via the blame game,…

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Added by joe taylor on October 27, 2012 at 17:30 — 2 Comments

Why Reforming the NHS doesn't work

http://www.reallylearning.com/Free_Resources/Really_Managing_Healthcare/why-reforming-nhs-book.html

Haven't read it yet so not a recommendation, but looks interesting -  darn those pesky economists...

Added by Kate Gordon on October 25, 2012 at 21:00 — No Comments

good news for people fighting for the NHS

At last, some really good news for people fighting for the NHS.
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Added by joe taylor on October 22, 2012 at 18:30 — 1 Comment

Why Are We Bailing Out The Banks

For months now we have been bombarded with information about the 'Financial Crisis' the Euro Zone, Growth, Inflation etc. etc. etc.


It's really hard to get your head around what's going on. The language used is so technical.


We get an inkling of what is happening in Greece, Spain and Ireland and hope to hell that doesn't happen here.


Is it all our fault because we borrowed too much so we have to bail out the banks with the money that used…
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Added by joe taylor on October 19, 2012 at 10:30 — 42 Comments

Criminalising public protest?

Next week Trenton Oldfield, the man who disrupted the Oxford and Cambridge boat race, will be sentenced for causing a 'public nuisance'. This ancient law has no sentencing guidelines, allowing judges to impose anything up to life imprisonment.

Whether you agree with Oldfield's protest or not, this is something we should all be concerned about. I've blogged some thoughts here: …

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Added by Julian Dobson on October 10, 2012 at 19:00 — 1 Comment

Seeking support with an Appeal to the Criminal Cases Review Board to quash the convictions of two Young Innocent Men who were hung in 1952

 

I very recently decided to trace my family history , I was astounded to find out , that I have a second cousin Edward Francis Devlin a Mancunian like myself , who was hung at the age of 22 with another young mancunian aged 21 called Arthur Burns in a Liverpool prison in 1952 per a crime they seemingly didn't commit.

There is a blog page on the net titled Executions of the Day and if anyone is keen, please have a read of the story. It is listed and can be found under the date…

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Added by Lady Lindsay Langlands on October 10, 2012 at 1:00 — 2 Comments

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