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Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

Un-lockdown – Is the Government still hibernating the truth

Posted on: 25th June 2020

Of course it’s right to lift our country out of “hibernation”. A cautious lifting of the lockdown should happen as soon as it is safe to do so. However;1. the Government should have put in place a competent test & tracing system before this happened. Other countries have. But not here; 2. the Government should […]

Crisis shows the true value of key workers and the strength of our communities

Posted on: 29th April 2020

Tomorrow evening we stand out again to applaud our frontline workers. Those people who literally put their lives on the line to save the lives of others and to keep us all going – not just NHS professionals, but care workers, refuse collectors, grocery retail workers, transport workers, delivery services and many, many more. It’s […]

Government’s daily PR briefing exposes its failure – (virtual) Parliament must be recalled

Posted on: 16th April 2020

The Government has been floundering. It’s response to this devastating pandemic has been poor. So for weeks I’ve been urging my former colleagues in our “olde worlde” Parliament to adopt modern technology to get back to work in a virtual Parliament. The UK Government has been slow and indecisive. Way behind the curve with testing, […]

Perhaps our NHS will now get the backing it deserves

Posted on: 16th April 2020

Of course I was relieved to hear news about the Prime Minister this week and pleased he is turning the corner and is now recovering from the deadly Coronavirus; just as I am for the many thousands of others who our NHS has saved from a much worse outcome. He says “it could have gone […]

Amongst the dark clouds …are a few silver linings

Posted on: 1st April 2020

We should of course look for silver linings in the dark cloud of this emergency. It has brought out the very best as well as the not-so-good in people. But the best seems to be winning. And we’re winning other benefits too: Less carbon emitted to our atmosphere which is great for combatting climate change. […]

£millions of Pandemic aid handouts for second homers while low incomers get none

Posted on: 16th March 2020

Fighting for justice for the low paid and self employed, many of whom face severe hardship from the Government’s emergency C-19 measures. Meanwhile the Government gives generous handouts to second home owners. The grants now being offered to Cornwall’s second homers who don’t need the £70 million+ they will be entitled to claim under the […]

Combat Coronavirus by tackling inequality

Posted on: 4th March 2020

If the Government really “will stop at nothing” to combat Coronavirus then it must immediately grant low paid workers the sickness protection rights they’ve steadfastly denied them. The Conservatives’ cheerleaders in the right-wing press say Ministers have promised to “stop at nothing” to avert a COVID-19 epidemic. But those same Ministers seem to be unaware […]

Politics has quickly returned to routine normality…

Posted on: 23rd January 2020

Conservative MPs again voting to reject sanctuary for child refugees. This is as unsurprising as it is disappointing. They of course routinely attempt to defend themselves by quoting the numbers of children who’ve successfully been resettled here in recent years. But this is in spite of not because of Conservative Government policy. As a Save […]

Conservatives’ NHS record on “Black Alert”

Posted on: 11th January 2020

The on-going crisis at our Treliske’s Emergency Department – A&E – exposes the results of four years of Conservative underfunding and mismanagement of our NHS. Again it’s twice been on Black Alert (or Opal level 4) this week alone. I don’t need to explain to people who live at the far end of a long […]

Caribbean holiday

Putting stories before pursuit of truth – our media

Posted on: 9th January 2020

The media tell us that public opinion is sharply divided about the story they have spent the past few days ramming down our throats. Apparently the Harry and Meghan “story” is all Fancy a taxpayer subsidised Christmas break to a luxury Caribbean holiday retreat? Well, let’s imagine we have a female PM and that, just […]