Category Archives: Health

Punishment: time to put it behind us.

“This hurts me more than it hurts you,” said the headmaster as he reached for his cane. “Pull your pants down boy, I need to see your cheeks glow.” “This hurts me more than it hurts you,” says the apocryphal … Continue reading

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Enough is enough.

Call me naïve if you like, but I still believe that most politicians go into the business because they want to make the world a better place. They may lose their way, become seduced by the sense of their own … Continue reading

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Lib Dems to be offered radical new Health Policy

I shall go to Glasgow this weekend with a group of others to promote our new policy on the NHS. After a year of deliberations, a policy working group set up by Liberal Democrats failed to reach agreement. Two policy documents … Continue reading

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Will Lib Dems take the high road or the low road to Scotland?

Liberal Democrats meet this weekend at Glasgow for the Autumn Conference. It is only a few days since the eyes of the world were looking to Scotland with one big question in their minds. Anyone who cares about politics will … Continue reading

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The hush hush health policy

So what are these proposals that no-one dare let Liberal Democrats see at Conference? There is an increasing body of reputable opinion and evidence that market competition is an expensive irrelevance in healthcare. It is interesting to note that every … Continue reading

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How democratic are the Liberal Democrats?

Sometimes I despair. Sometimes I have hope. The UK may not be as corrupt as the Ukraine, but the influence of big business, consultancies and think-tanks on political policy development is scary. Russell Brand says that we should not vote. … Continue reading

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Your hospital could be closed or taken over without any consultation.

In the law of the jungle we see nature red in tooth and claw, dog eats dog, might is right, competition is king and the playground bully rules the roost. In a civilised society, however we have different values. We … Continue reading

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