On 4th November, after a lively debate, the Yorkshire and Humber Liberal Democrats overwhelmingly backed a motion from Richmond LibDems for local accountability for the NHS. Richmondshire Branch Chair, Philip Knowles, said that decisions affecting patients in North Yorkshire are increasingly made by organisations outside the County and without any accountability to the people or their elected … Continue reading Yorkshire and Humber Liberal Democrats back call for NHS local accountability
AGM-Agenda-20171 2016 Draft AGM Minutes
The National Institute of Economic and Social Research has found that Brexit has cost each household in the UK £600 a year. To put that into context that works out at £16B - almost twice what the Office of National Statistics says that the UK contributes to the EU. David Davis also said yesterday in … Continue reading The cost of Brexit
OK so he hasn't actually joined the LibDems - and I'm not sure we'd have him anyway. This morning on Radio 4's Today programme Oliver Letwin suggested that it made sense to have a hypothecated 1p rise in income tax to pay for the NHS and social care. Spookily that was precisely what we suggested … Continue reading Oliver Letwin joins the LibDems!
The Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby CCG agreed yesterday to close Wards 14 & 15 at The Friarage and 'decant' the patients to Bishop Auckland, Darlington and Middlesbrough. In the presentation yesterday, they said that 65% of the respondents supported the closure totally ignoring the 347 people who signed our petition against the closure. We may … Continue reading CCG Board votes to close Wards 14 & 15
Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire media mogul who employs 4,000 people in the UK, says Brexit is the “single stupidest thing any country has ever done” apart from electing Donald Trump as President. He also said, “It is really hard to understand why a country that was doing so well wanted to ruin it. It was not … Continue reading Brexit is the “single stupidest thing any country has ever done”
On Friday the 13th it was really unlucky for Nigel Farage and his fellow Brexiters. The Times published a YouGov poll which showed that 47% now think it is wrong to leave the EU and only 42% think it's right to leave the EU. Women are even stronger remainers with 49% for staying against only 40% for … Continue reading The tide is turning on Brexit
John Redwood was interviewed on Today on BBC Radio 4 and he told even more porkies. About Article 50, he said 'under the Treaty the process is irreversible'. That is a bare-faced lie. Article 50 was deliberately designed to be reversible. Don't take my word for it - check with Scottish peer who wrote it. He … Continue reading John Redwood
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