Dear Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer

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A letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer from Prue Plumridge I feel I must write to you in response to your speech at the Conservative Conference in which you referred to the medium-term challenge of dealing with the public … Continue reading

Jeremy Hunt’s Plan for the NHS

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It may not look like it, but Jeremy Hunt DOES have a plan for the NHS – Caroline Molloy  First posted 23 October 2015 on openDemocracy/OurNHS The Tories would have us believe that they are backing away from NHS privatisation. … Continue reading

Mourning for the NHS and “The Sell Off” movie.

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Mourning for Our NHS The NHS is  a beacon of achievement brought in by Aneurin Bevan in 1948, and the nation is rightly proud of it. Both recent Conservative and Labour governments have been complicit with efforts to move aspects … Continue reading

Fight the Trade Deals or lose our NHS and public services for good

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Whatever politicians and corporate lobbyists tell us, our public services and the NHS are absolutely under threat from the EU-US trade deal (TTIP), the EU-Canadian trade deal (CETA) and the even more secret Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA).  We are in … Continue reading

Disgraceful Academy Chain Head was *Sick* at GOOD OFSTED rating

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Latest Twist on saga of Academy Chain Inspiration Trust Latest News on Academy Saga Previously posted by Jamie Smith here “Leaked emails to a national newspaper show head of the Inspiration Trust felt sick at a Norwich school’s ‘Good’ Ofsted rating. … Continue reading

Who says we can’t afford the NHS or Social Security?

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By Prue Plumridge Yesterday in Parliament, we witnessed a shameful spectacle when only 48 Labour MPs voted against the Welfare Bill.  The extreme centre, as Tariq Ali referred to it in his book ‘The Extreme Centre: A Warning’, once again failed to … Continue reading

This is Undeniable Evidence that Academisation has Failed.

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Academisation is Failing – Now Evidence is Undeniable There is mounting evidence that Academisation is failing.  Recently the South Shore Academy in Blackpool was blasted by OFSTED as inadequate. This is sponsored by the Bright Futures Academy Chain. Schools are … Continue reading