Monthly Archives: June 2017

Iain Duncan Smith: “I was a Cruel and Heartless Bastard as Work and Pensions Minister.”

Originally posted on Ipswich Unemployed Action.:
Iain Duncan Smith: Covering Himself Against Regime Collapse. This caught my eye, and doubtless plenty of others, this morning when I bought my copy of the claimants’ favourite daily, The ‘I’. After a recent…

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Health and social care after the election: what issues still need attention?

The political tumult of recent weeks seems to be subsiding and a second snap election appears less likely – for now. Leo Ewbank asks what the new political environment might mean for health and social care. The political tumult of … Continue reading

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Tackling variations in clinical care

The Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) programme aims to bring about higher-quality care in hospitals, at lower cost, by reducing unwanted variations in services and practices. The Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) programme aims to bring about higher-quality … Continue reading

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Umunna’s EU amendment. Nothing to do with his front-bench rejection, of course

SKWAWKBOX Chuka Umunna’s grandstanding on his unwinnable EU amendment on Thursday was only ever going to serve the purposes of one person: Chuka Umunna. But it was nothing new. Just after the General Election, Umunna was telling LBC Radio that he … Continue reading

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DUP pact already wobbling as govt agrees NI abortion deal to avert QSpeech defeat

SKWAWKBOX Jeremy Corbyn’s amendment on Wednesday to the Tories’ Queen’s Speech was both intelligent and right. By proposing the lifting of the cap on the pay of public sector employees – including the firefighters, police and NHS staff who have … Continue reading

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Tories don’t think #MayDup govt can stand – advertising for #GE17_2 staff

SKWAWKBOX The Tories are stumbling through the charade of trying to get their ‘thin gruel’ Queen’s Speech through Parliament. First they scraped a narrow win against Corbyn’s amendment to actually stop making police, firefighters, doctors, nurses and other public servants … Continue reading

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NHS Cuts Mean People Are Crowdfunding To Buy Wheelchairs

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Capitalism – Putting a price on everything

Deloitte Access Economics calculated that the  Great Barrier Reef in Australia is worth A$56bn (£33bn; $42bn), a  value 12 times greater th… Source: Capitalism – Putting a price on everything

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Pride by John Erickson

If you’re anything like me you not only hate opening up your Twitter feed each morning but also feel compelled to in order to make sure you didn’t miss whatever new atrocity to come out of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. After…

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