ur weeks after NHS reform came into effect the reaction is coming out loud and clear. Nurses voiced their disapproval of the reform and called them “stupid rules”. 28 top doctors went further expressing their fury.
This particular group of doctors are concerned with the Selective Internal Radiotherapy Treatment which is also called the “magic bullet”. It targets only liver tumours and until April 1, 2013, specialists had a free hand to decide on its use.. Now bureaucrats approve whether to give the radiotherapy or medicine. Is the decision based on prognosis or cost? Either way it is wastes time and leaves any tumour to grow until it is untreatable, causing needless death.
The 28 specialist doctors have written their objections, warning that there could be unnecessary deaths unless the system is reversed back. The doctors emphasized that the previous system was working fine and there was no need to change it.
It is incredible that Prime Minister David Cameron still maintains that the reform will save money. He has installed another group of bureaucrats who surely will add to the cost. A hefty price paid no doubt for simply putting put ‘yes’ or ‘no’ on a form. Surely it is important that a medical professional makes any treatment decision after assessing the full facts of each case. This hould be a job for a person highly qualified on liver tumour treatment.
Then there is the other side of the coin; that of more broken Tory promise. Mr Cameron pledged the NHS was safe in his hands. He insisted that no patients would suffer as a result of the shake-up. David Cameron must realise any delays in treatment could cost lives.
Already the newly installed bureaucrats cannot decide whether SIRT is radiotherapy or a drug, which highlights their uselessness. Are we going to know how much that incompetence will cost the NHS or in the long run British taxpayers? Over the three years the government has been in power, the number of new departments put into various places is unjustifiable in view of the economic situation. Yet, all these departments or agencies did not give full satisfaction in the work they are supposed to do. There are too many scandals in the short three years. Is David Cameron only working to get his friends into the act wherever and whenever?
The case of 28 highly specialised doctors signing a letter regarding these unnecessary and totally dissatisfied changes is unprecedented.
The Daily Mirror also reports that 30 patients, in only one London hospital, are waiting for a decision on the funding of their brain tumour treatment. The leading surgeon also calls it unacceptable and points out it will cause unnecessary deaths. The new central NHS service already looks like a vast administrative black hole.
Doesn’t anyone in government realise that the new system costs an awful lot more money. It is no use to any one and a hindrance to patients needing treatment, as well as frustrating specialists as patients die needlessly.
To be accepted in the Bullingdon club, UK PM David Cameron's old club, would-be members have to burn a £50 note in front of a tramp. That shows the full extent of their attitude towards ordinary people. Never heard of the Bullingdon Club? According to Wikipedia "
The Bullingdon Club, founded in 1780, is an exclusive society at Oxford University
, noted for its grand banquets and boisterous rituals, such as 'trashing' of restaurants and college rooms".
This Bullingdon club was famous for having Prime Minister David Cameron, Chancellor George Osborne and London Mayor Boris Johnson as members. The club is not just for the rich but the super rich. The booze must be flowing like a river and the club made a name for itself for trashing restaurants in Oxford. Surely the elite could not be proud of their behaviour when they were already privileged to go to Oxford’s universities. By the looks of it the liquid lunches and dinners are still on the menu.
To burn a £50 note in front of a tramp, to be accepted into the club, tells you everything of their attitude towards other people, especially at a time of great hardship. The information was leaked to the newspapers through a friend student in Oxford.
This very despicable report came as councils found that people sleeping rough increased dramatically from 2,181 in 2011 to 2,309. It is hardly surprisingly. It is a wonder the figures are not higher with UK Prime Minister David Cameron and his Chancellor George Osborne constantly cutting back, on everything but their own salaries and expenses.
The moment the Bullingdon club news leaked Labour MP Ian Mearns condemned it.
At the beginning of this month it was revealed that a member of the Bullingdon Club set fireworks off in a club. These people not only got away with it, because daddy kept paying the bills, but they also got into the highest positions of the country. If ordinary people had done this they would have been arrested and charged with criminal damage. They also would have a criminal record for the rest of their lives which would hamper them when applying for a job.
According to a revelation in the Daily Express George Osborne was a full member of the hellraising infamous Bullingdon Club when in Oxford. He also appeared as an astrologist in the University publication Rumpus. His reports appeared under the not-very-bright name of "Oik". The picture of him was in a costume of a wizard with a pointed black hat.
How good his reports were we cannot judge but it is certain that his wizardry is having no effective on the present economy. On the other hand having achieved three recessions, with the fourth most probably looming in the shadows, and the country down graded from AAA credit rating for the first time since 1970, needs a "special" magic touch to achieve that. Furthermore, he still keeps on with austerity and has promised more cut-backs in the next budget.
THAT IS REAL WISDOM.
It is marvelous how people are constantly told how bad the economy is in Britain and that there is no alternative but to work harder, and endure a period of austerity. Yet, a report has just been published which states that Ministers of Parliament are only there for about a quarter of the year.
Now this definitely will leave you speechless, if nothing else will. A one-week mini-break will start tomorrow May 1, 2012 and will be announced ahead of the local elections. This is the result of MPs having been "working" in the House of Parliament for 10 days after their 19-days Easter holiday.
They will no doubt rush there for the Queen's speech on May 9 2012. Oh yes no doubt because then they will have a hard time for nine days having to attend Parliament. Hold on though. Don't let them exhaust themselves. Nine days is a long time of having to work in the House Commons.
Therefore, they will deserve their extra-long 17-days break for Whit Monday and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Celebration, which ends on June 10. After all they give their best for the country, don't they. After their return to Parliament they will not have a holiday for a whole month.
This hard time will end when they go on a six-week recess for the summer. Wouldn't we all like these kind of holidays and after al the people would be more deserving. If you add all of these holidays up it gives them 56 days out of 75 days. Admittedly they have to work in their constituencies but nevertheless they are MPs and should be available to discuss and sort out the problems of the country.
There are real pressing political problems and looking at the little time our politicians are spending in the Commons it is not surprising little is ever achieved.
Emma Boon, campaign director of the Taxpayers' Alliance made a good point when she stated that people expect their MPs to be their voice at Westminster but, how can they challenge ministers about what the Government is doing, if Parliament isn't even sitting?
Labour MP Chris Bryant agreed and said: "It makes my blood boil. Why can't we be debating big issues?" This is certainly disgraceful and not many people are aware of it. Ordinary People are too busy rushing around working full-time, getting the shopping, taking the kids to and from school, preparing meals and so on.
People often hardly have a minute to lift their heads to realise how the MPs are paid fat salaries plus endless expenses (which surely their brief times in the Commons do not warrant) plus all sorts of other income. Yet, they have the nerve to demand austerity and hard work.
Ah but one thing did happen. David Cameron and/or the Conservative Party did find the guilty one who brought Britain into a double-dip recession. It is - have a guess - George Osborne and the Lib-Dems.
Now, there you have it at long last. Another excuse. It took at bit longer this time since there wasn't any snow storm nor the Euro changing drastically to blame. Nevertheless David Cameron and the Conservative Party wouldn't give up to find the excuse. GEORGE OSBORNE AND THE LIB-DEM PARTY.
Tags: UK politics, David Cameron, Lib Dems, UK politicians holidays, House of Commons
Oh no, not another UK PM scandal. Since they won the 2010 election the ConLib coalition has certainly kept the press going with juicy stories. First of all it was with a string of promises not kept, if any ever were at all. Then there were all the cuts and austerity measures levied against the UK public but only for the ordinary people of course. People were expected to rein in their spending whilst bankers still carried on pocketing billions of pounds in bonus payments. All the time the Prime Minister did nothing about it.
Then there was the UK involvement in Libya. David Cameron paid £150billion to the country but not to rebuild the houses. No it went towards ammunition which NATO destroyed. £150billion, while his own people in the UK are struggling to make ends meet.
When Libya's dictatorship was brought down relatives of the Lockerbie bombing had their hopes raised that at last they would receive some answers. Eventually Musu Kusa was allowed to leave Libya and come to London. It has to be said that he is really "the man" more even than Gaddafi. Mr Kusa met the Foreign Secretary William Hague who promised to question him with regard to Lockerbie. The relatives were anxious to meet Mr Kusa but it was not arranged and he was even allowed to fly out of Britain. Not only was he supposed to be involved with the bombing but also he was Gaddafi's right hand man.
Then PM David Cameron chose a man who was in court for the phone tapping scandal and was a Senior executive of the Newspaper group, to work for him. He became, you still can't believe it, the Communication Secretary at 10 Downing Street. When confronted by the opposition in Parliament David Cameron said he had made a bad judgement.
Mr Cameron surely knew about the problems and in spite of it all put him into this position, where all his communication goes through his hands. It is incredible that a man educated at Eton and Oxford can do a thing like that.
The uncovered scandal of cash-for-Cameron access arranged by the Conservation followed. The dust had yet to settle down when a few days later the scandal of this budget was announced
At the last budget George Osborne cut the top earner's tax from 50p to 45p and yet he taxed pensioners. Mind you. most of the top earners have their accounts abroad and pay hardly any tax if at all. One thing I do have to give Mr Osborne credit for, is that he wanted to tax the £2million and over, in what was called a mansion tax. Who stopped him there and then? Why David Cameron who was constantly preaching about austerity.
Cameron also paid tens of billions of pounds to the IMF Fund which does nothing to save any economy . All it does is cost more money.
There are many more scandals which would fill up the pages of any huge book but let's get to the latest one. One of David Cameron's 'friends' was caught stalking his ex-wife. She put a stop to it but when the press looked a bit deeper into Steel magnate, £266millionaire, William Ives, it was discovered that he supported the Conservative Party. Supported that is with a £561,000 donation which was not on the list of disclosure.
It was also discovered that he began his career as a doorman for the notorious Kray Brothers. He had worked at their club which was also notorious Esmeralda's Barn in Knightsbridge in London. With the press revelations he tried to play it down, saying that as an East End boy, boxing also which was very widespread in East London, you could not help but know or run into these most famous brothers.
This point one can accept but being engaged as a doorman for the Kray brothers and at their top club, no.. I think the top class or government still has not, or does not, accept that the public is a bit wiser these days. People cannot be fobbed off with any of these stories and excuses of not knowing.
Furthermore it was mentioned that William Ives, who claims to run a respectable business now, was invited to the Garden Party at 10 Downing Street when David Cameron won the election but of course he was not mentioned on the list. To emphasise that he was NOW running a respectable business leaves the question, what was he running before? He also blamed his ex-wife for trying to blacken his name but a friend of hers has denied all the rumours.
Tags: David Cameron, George Osborne, Kray brothers, William Ives, scandal, Libya, Musa Kusa
Is it a surprise that David Cameron visited his buddies and had lunch with them? No. What is a surprise though was that they were from the scandalous Goldman Sachs. After that great scandal it was expected that they would face criminal charges or at least be closed down. Nothing like that at all though. They are still trading and flourishing.
The investment bank was in a new scandal this week when one executive managed to keep his dignity and resigned. Greg Smith had his resignation letter printed in the New York Times stating that his colleagues were "ripping off clients" and calling them ‘Muppets’.
But our great UK Prime Minister David Cameron still went and had lunch with Goldman’s chief executive and chairman Lloyd Blackfein and his friends.
When $2billion were wiped off the Wall Street giant share value it started a great uproar but as time went by it died down. That is what these giants always count on. With that trick they always get away no matter what scandal they create.
It has been whispered that the Eurozone crisis and credit crunch was orchestrated by powerful men like those at Goldman Sachs. Many with enormous power have links to Goldman Sachs.
Surprisingly the head of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi is a former high ranking executive of Goldman Sachs. Mario Monti the new Prime Minister of Italy was an international adviser to Goldman Sachs. Lucas Papademos the new PM of Greece was a top man in the European Central Bank and manoeuvred Greece into the Euro. Michael Hintze a billionaire of a hedge fund worked for Goldman Sachs in several senior roles. He is also the number one financial backer to the UK Conservative Party. Gavin Davies previously held a position as head of the economics at Goldman Sachs and is a donor to the Labour Party. His wife worked for Gordon Brown. Sam Cameron wife of David Cameron worked for Goldman Sachs executive Mike Sherwood after he led a buy-out consortium in 2005. Former Goldman partner Sebastian Gregg is a confidant of the Prime Minister David Cameron. Their friendship started at Eton and continued at Oxford University and they were part of the infamous Bullingdon’s Club. Ex-Goldman chairman Richard Sharp was one of four City figures employed by Chancellor George Osborne to start the brutal austerity drive of the Treasury.
And on it goes. Isn’t that an eye opener and don’t they know how to gather together to ride us into disaster. Yet nobody is there to stop Goldman Sachs even after all these scandals which devastate ordinary people’s life.
David Cameron, the people he associates with and also employs at 10 Downing Street are the worst kind and incredible. He only admits it when one of his employers is caught out but then he merrily carries on. This is not good enough. David Cameron knows very well their background. People like Andy Coulson who was in court in 2007 for phone hacking. Yet Mr Cameron employed him in 10 Downing Street as Head of Communication. Talk about putting the cat amongst the pigeons. Then there was Dr Fox the Head of MoD and so the string goes on.
Doesn't all of this speak for itself.
On a previous summit meeting, regarding an EU vote, the UK Prime Minister David Cameron refused to sign and therefore France was in contempt of Britain, for jeopardising Europe's future.
Germany's Angela Merkel and France's Nicholas Sarkozy both criticised David Cameron. He was viewed as the villain of the piece and his EU friends rapidly disappeared. Last Friday, February 17, the UK Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister Mr Clegg and UK Foreign Secretary William Hague went to Paris for yet another summit meeting.
What was noticeable was that Mr Sarkozy and Mr Cameron were suddenly now the best of friends. Mr Cameron even went so faras to back Mr Sarkozy's election campaign. He pointed out that Mr Sarkozy has great leadership skills and courage plus he thinks that he has achieved a great many things for his country.
What had happened? Something must have been achieved between them, without a public disclosure. Offering this backing to Mr Sarkozy's election campaign he not only asked for great criticism but, apparently, it is also against diplomatic convention. This would usually prevent British leaders showing a preferential side in a foreign election.
Furthermore, Mr Cameron also promised support to the rebel fighters in Syria. He pledged to give £2million of aid to civilians. All so that he could be admired for helping civilians who sure do need it but for decades all of the aid never reached the needy, Instead it was given to governments of the various countries and squandered on weaponry and on luxurious lifestyles.
It makes you wonder whether Mr Cameron ever listens and learns. He pointed out that the international community does nothing to stop Assad's murderous way, of his own people. Britain and France are now establishing a military command centre for future campaigns. The question arises here, are Britain and France now planning to move in on Syria? The two leaders also agreed on plans to build a new generation of pilot less "fighter Drone" aircraft by the combined efforts of BAE and France's Dassault.
After the Bombardier disastrous decision by UK Prime Minster David Cameron, letting the contract go to Siemens, with the result of 1,500 highly qualified workers losing their their jobs, there is now another loss. This time it is the Typhoon fighter plane.
Cameron calmly let India's government buy the fighter jets from France. He told MPs that he would make the Indian government change its mind. Yet, it was revealed that in the two weeks after the decision was made, he never once spoke to them. Again another promise broken. Apparently, the tender for the Typhoon was 25 per cent higher than the French Rafale jets. Therefore, India's defence ministry decided to buy it from the French firm Dassalt instead of British-made Eurofighter jets.
When the announcement of the decision came through Cameron told the MPs he would fight for the British Eurofighter Typhoon. According to him it has far better capabilities than Rafale. He added further that the Eurofighter is not out of the contest. They will have to re-start and get the best deal for the workers in Britain. At the same time he admitted that he never yet put a single call through to the Indian defence ministry.
Labour made great effort to give the re-negotiation added weight but then they found out that the Government never even bothered to contact the Indian ministry.
Britain gives far more in aid to India than France, and David Cameron just sits back letting this it happen. At a time of high unemployment this will have an impact on BAE's workforce.
Civil servants had let go a total of 15 big military projects at the Ministry of Defence. Makes you wonder what are they there for. In spite of all that loss the MOD is £6billion over the budget. These lost military contracts add up to £60billion. IT IS INCREDIBLE.
Yet David Cameron still sits back and lets it all happen apart from when it comes to the ordinary people. When it comes to budgets cuts he moves and cuts and cuts and cuts.
David Cameron still doesn't seem to see it and will carry on. Lansley plans to open up the NHS to private companies, and now comes the most amazing factor, he is willing to transfer the £100billion budget to GPs (doctors).
Not only would all these new measures dismantle the NHS but how can the government give away £ the NHS and a 100billion in a cash strapped economy.
Tim Montgomery, former chief of Staff, revealed this secret meeting in an online article. His close friends Owen Paterson, Michael Gove, Ian Duncan Smith and Sir George Young were immediately under suspicion as to who had spilled the beans. Another source also admitted that 12 of ouf 23 Cabinet Ministers voted against the Health reforms
Of course, No 10 Downing Street's spokesman said that every Cabinet minister was in favour of the Health Reform and agreed with Lansley. Mr Lansley added that the only problem against the Health Reform would come from the Lib Democrats.
Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham stated that it was a disgrace to be forced to go to the website to tell Mr Cameron the damage he is doing. Andy Burnham also pointed out that Cameron promised to protect the NHS. Further news was revealed that Ed Miliband, the Labour Leader, wrote to the House of Lords and urged them not to vote for the Health Reform bill.
The British Medical Association, Royal College of Nursing, Royal College of GPs and the Royal College of Midwives oppose totally David Cameron's Health Reform. With these great institutes and 12 Cabinet Ministers out of 23 not in favour surely the message is loud and clear. Surely David Cameron must realize that nobody wants the Health Reform bill.
David Cameron held a Cabinet meeting in which he was told by the majority of his ministers to sack Andrew Lansley, the UK Health Secretary, and to drop the Health Bill. He was further warned that he would lose public trust if he continued.
It was promised in the election manifesto that new legislation would be brought in to stop these huge salaries and bonuses. When the coalition was formed and nothing happened in that respect complaints and protest were voiced again. David Cameron responded by promising that a law would be brought in to stop this by March 2011. In the meantime the banks and city awarded themselves with salary rises of 45 per cent, while the ordinary people's minimum wage was effectively reduced.
Every month we are reading about another billion pound bonus being handed out and some of it by banks which are in great financial trouble.
Now, when people did not see any other way to stop these ridiculous pay-outs and formed the Occupy movement the government has managed to act quickly to quell the protests. Within a few months, they were in court being told that they illegally occupy the place in front of St Paul's cathedral.
It would have been far more worthwhile if the government would have brought out, at the beginning of last year, a law to stop the billion of pounds bonuses being given out. Occupy would not have had a reason to camp in front of the St Paul's. These people have now a criminal record while banks' managers and city boys are still lining their pocket.
Well done, David Cameron and coalition, say I with heavy sarcasm. Well done.
Source: Yahoo News
It is absolutely incredible how quickly the court and law can react when it wants to. Occupy has now officially been given a court order to clear the sites in the UK. Well done ,David Cameron and your government. You wouldn't bring a law in to stop the huge amounts of money creamed off by bankers and stock exchange people, but you will to hit the occupy movement.
Another storm has broken out in the UK, Houses of Parliament. Prime Minister, David Cameron promised previously to clean-up parliamentary affairs, in so far as that he would no longer allow the influence of public affairs companies to wield power over the government.
Now here comes the scandal, which has been revealed.
James O'Shaughnessy who is an ex-Tory director of policy has joined Portland Communication. This company's clients include BAE systems which delivers arms, plus governments around the world. Under UK government rules he should have informed the appropriate Whitehall committee of his intentions. This committee vets jobs for former political aides and the like to prevent them using their government knowledge and connections to bolster their new career. There is a two year period after leaving office which is aimed at preventing ex parliamentarians lobbying their old colleagues, and the like.
If David Cameron is not more careful he will go down in history as the UK Prime Minister of broken promises. He already has an enormous list broken promises.
The PM's spokesman would not comment. Surprise, surprise. However, Labour MP Jon Trickett commented: "His hypocrisy beggars belief". Yes it does. Sadly in time it will not. It will be just what we expect of this man.