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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 […]

2020 – Offering the benefit of doubt…

Posted on: 30th December 2019

Let’s offer them the benefit of doubt in 2020⁄ If what’s promised is delivered, 2020 ought to be a year to look forward to… The Prime Minister promises to restore our NHS, boost our economy, resolve the social care crisis, leap towards zero carbon Britain, slash poverty and to invest in education, policing, vital infrastructure, […]

A “Golden Age”?!

Posted on: 19th December 2019

This Government wants to pass legislation to make sure it does what it says it will do. Evidently it doesn’t have much confidence in its own trustworthiness… But that’s what this Government has promised; to pass legislation to make sure it delivers money which it promised the NHS. Less than the NHS needs, but nevertheless […]

Tribalism won’t save our NHS from the Conservatives

Posted on: 25th October 2019

Strewth! Here we go again… Liberal Democrats DO NOT support the privatisation of the NHS and will fight Tory attempts to put profit before patient care. I spent long enough fighting a Labour Government which rolled out the red carpet for the private sector in the NHS and fighting the Tories during those awful Coalition […]

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We’ll take the NHS money – though we suspect it’s just more counterfeit pre-election promises

Posted on: 30th September 2019

Local Candidate and NHS campaigner Andrew George said he’d be pleased to accept the money the Conservatives have said is on offer for the local NHS, and that he’ll make sure its delivered effectively, so long as the Conservatives show where the money is coming from before they lose office. Mr George said, “If the […]

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Investment in the NHS

Posted on: 15th August 2019

I’m grateful the local Conservative MP drew attention to my comments about the importance of investment in the NHS in his column last week. I’ll leave you to decide whether he misunderstood or deliberately misrepresented what I said. But I don’t apologise for saying that proper investment in our NHS is a higher priority than […]

Cornwall should welcome NHS announcement – even if it’s from Johnson’s magic money-lending tree!

Posted on: 5th August 2019

Today’s hospital funding announcement confirms imminent General Election The Johnson Government is making an extra £850 million available for future capital spending on NHS hospitals. This includes nearly £100 million for the long awaited and long promised rebuilding of the seriously deficient Princess Alexandra Maternity wing at Treliske, Truro. Facilities in the wing have become […]

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We celebrated the 70th birthday of our NHS a year ago

Posted on: 18th July 2019

We celebrated the 70th birthday of our NHS a year ago. At the time, health campaigners like me also pointed out the NHS was more debt-ridden, under-staffed and crisis-managed than at any time in its history. To deflect criticism the PM, Theresa May, announced £billions more for the service. The media were immediately taken in […]

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Using Edward Hain Hospital as a day centre

Posted on: 11th April 2019

Using Edward Hain Hospital as a day centre rather than as a Hospital is to help the Conservatives save face. But we want our Hospital back. Inpatient beds and vital medical services are desperately needed.