NHS privatisation is killing people, says The Lancet

The oldest medical journal on the planet has published a report showing the NHS outsourcing – also known as privatisation – has caused a significant increase in patient deaths. This is due to healthcare services being of lower quality since private firms were allowed to provide them. The study states: The privatisation of the NHS…

NHS privatisation is killing people, says The Lancet
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Wales is trialling a £1,600 a month Universal Basic Income for care leavers | Left Foot Forward

It’s all happening in Wales! I bet UK Labour members are eating their hearts out that they’re stuck with Keir Starmer, who probably wouldn’t dream of allowing such a policy in a million years. The Welsh government has announced that young adults leaving care in Wales will be offered £1,600 a month for two years…

Wales is trialling a £1,600 a month Universal Basic Income for care leavers | Left Foot Forward
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Fed up of This Site banging on about climate change? Here’s Stephen Fry

This is partly for all those “I’m all right” Jacks whose only concern about climate change protest is that they don’t end up being delayed on their way to work. But it’s mostly for those government ministers who put their heads in the sand whenever a fat fossil fuel firm flings money at them to…

Fed up of This Site banging on about climate change? Here’s Stephen Fry
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Cost of living crisis: 10 years of Tory benefit cuts are driving people deeper into debt

It is amazing that this has to be spelt out for people but, with us all having to deal with the Tory squeeze on our incomes, this may have evaded a few people. The cost of living crisis has hit the poorest people and families worst, with people on benefits suffering the worst after 10…

Cost of living crisis: 10 years of Tory benefit cuts are driving people deeper into debt
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Starmer turns away from Labour’s ‘foundational document’ in new lurch to the Right

Labour’s leader has betrayed the party’s members yet again. After wooing leadership voters two years ago with a vow that the 2017 manifesto, devised under Jeremy Corbyn, that brought millions of voters back to the party was its “foundational document” and that “we have to hang on to that as we go forward”… he’s ditching…

Starmer turns away from Labour’s ‘foundational document’ in new lurch to the Right
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No Masks, No Free Tests, Low Sick Pay – The UK Government Is Back In Covid Denial

If you’re reading this in the UK, odds are that by now you’ve had coronavirus: 7 in 10 of us have watched the dreaded red line appear. You may have been stuck in bed with it twice or even three times by now; by April 2022, England alone had recorded almost 900,000 reinfections. When the […]

No Masks, No Free Tests, Low Sick Pay – The UK Government Is Back In Covid Denial
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Rishi Sunak wanted to Americanise the UK’s social care system

Here’s a good investigation from iNews: Rishi Sunak tried to get US-based social care companies to bring their businesses to the UK. He tried to get social care firms Honor and Unite Us, healthcare data firm Komodo Health, health insurance firm Devoted Health, and cancer detection company Grail (whose parent Illumina is advised by former PM…

Rishi Sunak wanted to Americanise the UK’s social care system
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Who does Boris Johnson think he is, trying to tell us what we like or don’t?

Boris Johnson isn’t going to win back voters by trying to tell us all what we think. After being defeated in two by-elections last Thursday (June 23), Johnson tried to play down their significance by claiming voters are fed up of hearing about things he had “stuffed up”: Mr Johnson said: “For a long time…

Who does Boris Johnson think he is, trying to tell us what we like or don’t?
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MPs ask Coffey why she is hiding nine secret DWP reports – Disability News Service

MPs have asked the work and pensions secretary to justify her refusal to release nine potentially embarrassing reports about her department’s work, at least four of which focus on disabled claimant… ============================================ Transparency, honesty, accountability and trust should be there in every aspect of public organisation governess, but the opposites non-transparency, dishonesty, unaccountability and distrust […]

MPs ask Coffey why she is hiding nine secret DWP reports – Disability News Service
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Gatwick: Passenger With Restricted Mobility Dies Leaving Flight | Same Difference

A passenger with restricted mobility has died at Gatwick Airport after leaving an aircraft. Gatwick said staff were helping to disembark three passengers with restricted mobility at the time, inclu… ============================================ The major problem here is that people, especially disabled people are being treated as objects in that ‘one fits all’, people are individuals with […]

Gatwick: Passenger With Restricted Mobility Dies Leaving Flight | Same Difference
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