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C. Flower
03-04-2011, 09:18 PM
YouTube - Andrew Lansley Rap




YouTube - The Big Society NHS do the Lansley Rap!

C. Flower
03-04-2011, 09:21 PM
YouTube - TUC (Trade Union Congress) March 26 March 2011 11:30am - 3:00pm

C. Flower
03-04-2011, 09:21 PM
YouTube - Half million on TUC demo 2011 - Socialist Party video

C. Flower
03-04-2011, 09:27 PM
YouTube - Trafalgar Square - Massive TUC London Protest - Sat. 26 March 2011 - On Top of Lions


YouTube - Near Victoria Embankment - Massive TUC London Protest - Sat. 26 March 2011

C. Flower
03-04-2011, 09:29 PM
YouTube - Near Millennium Bridge - Massive TUC London Protest - Sat. 26 March 2011 - Not Happy

C. Flower
03-04-2011, 09:31 PM
YouTube - TUC Demo 26th March 2011 The vuvuzella tide flows passed parliament

C. Flower
03-04-2011, 09:31 PM
YouTube - March for the Alternative: TUC Demo: London: March 26th 2011 14.52pm on the Embankment

Hapax
24-04-2013, 12:11 PM
Article by the excellent Allyson Pollock in today's Guardian on the fast-deteriorating condition of A&E under the NHS :


Our only hope lies in slowing down the rate of commercialisation and service closures. A political campaign to reinstate the NHS has begun. Earlier this year David Owen laid the National Health Service (amended duties and powers) bill in the House of Lords. Its purpose is to restore the duty of the secretary of state to provide and secure comprehensive healthcare throughout England

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/apr/04/latest-casualty-health-reform?CMP=twt_gu

Today is significant in this campaign, as the Lords debate Section 75 of Andrew Lansley's Health and Social Care Act, which came into effect on 1 April:


The wording of section 75 requires commissioners to put out to tender everything that could be provided by an organisation other than the NHS. Private contractors are more likely to win these tenders than doctors, many of whom will never have even seen a tender notice. The regulations would create rights for commercial providers under rules originally devised by US corporations to promote their commercial interests. If implemented, they will drag the NHS into a competition law regime which creates obligations for governments to compensate private providers in the event of services being brought back into public provision.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/apr/22/section-75-health-act-destruction-engine?CMP=twt_gu

C. Flower
24-04-2013, 01:22 PM
The discussion on conditions in hospitals is going on in Ireland too - Joe Duffy has been at it for days. Bullying of people who complain is one of the complaints.

http://itsapoliticalworld.wordpress.com/2012/10/08/thousands-dying-of-hunger-thirst-and-bedsores-in-nhs-hospital-care-is-it-happening-here-too/ (http://itsapoliticalworld.wordpress.com/2012/10/08/thousands-dying-of-hunger-thirst-and-bedsores-in-nhs-hospital-care-is-it-happening-here-too/)