If you lot win you will have no idea what
to do on the Monday Morning,it came from Billy Hinds a man who i greatly respect. Was
he right? well at first i sat and thought he was but then i thought how worse a mess could
we make i mean Governments change all the time.the trick is getting the best officers to do
the job. Will i ever be proved right. When i think of Labour this book come to mind.
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any stories or gossip,need us to come along and take some pictures or film your
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what the BBC Executives would think if we showed them the real Salford.I wonder how they would feel living in front of this? remember the old black and white pictures of the 60s slums
well yes a lot as changed since then under Labour the colour of my films.
Could you imagine 60 Labour Councillors in May and no opposition.what a scary thought.Well there is a lot at stake so remember to vote to keep some serious opposition in Salfords Council Chamber.
Coalition threatens founding principles of National Health Service
10 September 2011
Speaking at the Green Party national conference today, deputy leader Adrian Ramsay attacked the coalition government’s plans to move the NHS towards privatisation.
In his keynote speech this morning in Sheffield, Adrian Ramsay said:
‘The Tory-Lib Dem proposals threaten the founding principles of our National Health Service and they do this by shifting more responsibility and delivery of healthcare out of public hands.
‘The Government’s plan is one where private companies provide services commissioned by GPs, paid for by taxpayers.
‘But the British Medical Association is clear: most GPs want to focus on treating patients not commissioning.
‘NHS privatisation is a bad deal for the patient and a bad deal for the taxpayer. It does matter who delivers your care – not just what it costs.
‘We have a clear message for the Government: We’re proud of the NHS. We still believe in healthcare free at the point of delivery. We still believe in healthcare based on clinical need, not ability to pay. We haven’t stopped believing in healthcare to meet the needs of everyone and we reject your privatisation.’
A 37-year-old man has died after he was shot at a pub in Salford.
Police were alerted by staff at Hope Hospital at 3.10 am today after the man was brought into the hospital with a gunshot wound.
He died at the hospital shortly afterwards.
It is understood the man was shot at the Wellington pub on Regent Road, Salford.
Seems strange to me in a time when a force needs strengthening the condemns THINK IT’S TIME TO CUT.
by Yuri Prasad
Tory plans to wreck the NHS and hand the remains to their private sector buddies were set to take a step forwards this week.
The government’s health and social care bill was due a third reading in the House of Commons as Socialist Worker went to press. The bill was put “on pause” in the spring as the outcry against privatisation started to ring in MPs’ ears.
But despite near-unanimous opposition from health workers and the public, it seems likely that spineless Lib Dem MPs will help the Tories vote the measures through.
The proposals, which would then move to the House of Lords, will mean:
- The whole service is up for privatisation as private firms will have the “right” to tender for NHS services.
Local GP bodies will now commission health services. They must ensure that competition between different providers comes above health equality.
The bill will allow GP commissioning to be handed over to multinational health insurance firms—including those found guilty of denying care to those they insure in the US.
- NHS hospitals will have no limit on the number of private patients they can treat. That means growing waiting lists for ordinary patients as NHS trusts in financial trouble prioritise those with money.
- Monitor, the regulator, will have a duty to “prevent anti-competitive behaviour”. That means ensuring nothing gets in the way of private sector profits.
The prospect of super-profits has right wing Tories and health bosses rubbing their hands with glee. Already there is talk of closing hospitals that are “surplus” and “unnecessary”, including the giant St Mary’s in Paddington, west London.
Private firm Helios is in talks to take over 20 hospitals.
The German company has a reputation for slashing jobs and pay. Doctors in Germany’s Verdi union struck against it earlier this year.
Such a struggle here could act as a lightning rod for the simmering anger at cuts that exists across the service, and among all those who rely on it.
Source the socialist worker
Source 24 Dash.com
Pickles put in charge of dealing with Britain’s ‘problem families’
Eric Pickles has been put in charge of dealing with Britain’s 120,000 ‘problem families’, it has been reported.
According to the Spectator magazine, the Communities Secretary has been given direct responsibility for the flagship family-intervention policy, which was announced by Prime Minister David Cameron in the aftermath of last month’s riots.
The Spectator reports that Downing Street decided to hand the policy brief to the Department for Communities and Local Government amid fears that it could become ‘bogged down in bureaucracy’ as it cut across so many departments.
CLG will receive extra budget for implementing the programme, with additional funding coming from the departments for education and work and pensions, the magazine explains.
Iain Duncan Smith had initially been earmarked to deliver the policy, and was keen to take it on, but the Spectator believes this is further evidence that the Liberal Democrats remain wary of Duncan Smith’s social conservatism.
Last month, Cameron said he will put ‘rocket boosters’ under efforts to get the much discussed policy off the ground.
He said the government should be less sensitive to claims that intervening was ‘interfering or nannying’.
Cameron said bureaucracy was ‘hampering support’ for families facing multiple problems.
He is said to want to use the family intervention project model, adopted under Labour, which seeks to help families who face a combination of problems such as drug and alcohol abuse, mental illness, unemployment, poverty and anti-social behaviour and truancy.
Support usually involves allocating a single social worker( I WONDER WHERE THESE ARE GOING TO COME FROM) SORRY MY THOUGHTS.. to gain an overview of the problems facing the family, including having to deal with up to 20 different government agencies and support services.
“We’ve got to get out there and make a positive difference to the way families work, the way people bring up their children,” the Prime Minister said last month.
“We need more urgent action… on the families that some people call ‘problem’, others call ‘troubled’,” he said.
Most support for families with multiple problems is now provided through local authorities – though sometimes contracted out to other organisations – and funded by the Early Intervention Grant, which was essentially cut by 11% in 2011.
The grant also funds Sure Start children’s centres and work in areas such as teenage pregnancy and youth crime perhaps we could reopen the ones closed under the Condems? Sorry my thoughts again.
If people sat back and looked closely
at the amounts some people take from this council,special allowances,leaders allowances
of soon to be defunct parties.Loans to big Business,Millions on Orchestras,news sheets
that line our bins,ice rinks,town twinning’s, the list is endless.Perhaps it is time for an
elected mayor.If we carry on in this fashion i dread to think of the end results.Perhaps
we really need some one who is a little out spoken none PC and willing to try a different approach.I always say look at the results of the person doing the job and Labour i am afraid
you get a big F perhaps it’s time to follow others who got on their bikes and looked elsewhere. Because as the song said a change is going to come.