Child Poverty is Still Rife Despite Promises

Child Poverty is Still Rife Despite Promises The Labour Promise In 1999, Prime Minister Tony Blair made a commitment to halve child poverty by 2010, and eliminate child poverty by 2020. After many years of being a neglected issue, child poverty was back on the political agenda. During the first decade of the millennium, LabourContinue reading “Child Poverty is Still Rife Despite Promises”

The Japanese tsunami and the Fukushima reactor meltdown in Japan

The Japanese tsunami and the Fukushima reactor meltdown in Japan 3 year’s ago the nuclear plant north of Tokyo went into meltdown following the tsunami Radioactive material was spread far and wide and the accident was recorded as the worst since Chernobyl. A Radiation and Public health body, set up after the accident has reportedContinue reading “The Japanese tsunami and the Fukushima reactor meltdown in Japan”

Loadsa Oil In the North Sea & Other Areas

Sir Ian Wood states, (on video) that there are at least 25 Billion Barrels of, North Sea oil recoverable and he was talking about what could be recovered from the existing discovered fields in the North Sea. He was not addressing the potential yield from as yet undiscovered, North Sea Fields and recently confirmed largeContinue reading “Loadsa Oil In the North Sea & Other Areas”

Austerity Cuts England 2010-2014 – A Warning for Scotland

Austerity Cuts England 2010-2014 A recent report highlights reductions in council grants in England over the time the Con/Lib/Dem has been in power. A few examples; a. The ten most deprived councils reduced by £782 each household. b. The ten most affluent councils £48. c. The reduction in the most affluent council in England. Hart,Continue reading “Austerity Cuts England 2010-2014 – A Warning for Scotland”

Rapid Expansion of NHS Privatisation

The Labour Party wakens up to the Tories rapid expansion of the NHS privatization process. http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/aug/30/ed-miliband-labour-put-nhs-centre-general-election-campaign http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/aug/30/nhs-bosses-summits-contracts-unitedhealth-insurer?guni=Keyword:news-grid%20main-1%20Main%20trailblock:Editable%20trailblock%20-%20news%3a%50osition6

Privatisation of the NHS- Nurses

Privatisation of the NHS- Nurses Private healthcare contractors have been experiencing some difficulty recruiting and retaining nursing staff due to existing legislation requiring students to register with the Nursing Medical Council and complete and pass an extended, (3-12 months) rigorous course of training and testing and supervised work. The foregoing will be, (from October 2014)Continue reading “Privatisation of the NHS- Nurses”