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I wonder whether any Conservative politicians realise that the period of prosperity we experienced during the 20th century resulted not from exploitation and greed but from a workforce with access to excellent health care, free medicines, free school milk & orange juice for kids
And on free education through to 18 and free university with full maintenance grants to enable every intelligent student to get to the most prestigious institutions and collaboration with other scientists across Europe with generous funding for research
And workers' rights including the five day week that allowed families to enjoy leisure time and spend the fair earnings that gave them freedom and the chance to broaden horizons, instead of working 80 hours just to scrape together the cost of the next meal
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This thread explains the assault the UK government is mounting on the NHS: its historical roots, its recent manifestations and the plans for the future.
Most importantly, it explains what we need to do to prevent the assault succeeding.
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If it seems hard to believe that any UK government would think healthcare could be shifted from the state to privately owned and run medical facilities, make sure you read the cabinet paper from 1982 cited at the end of this article.
99-percent.org/what-is-the-ma…
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Over the last 12 years, the assault on the NHS has been waged largely by economic means – starving the NHS of funds so that it increasingly struggles to perform.
99-percent.org/crisis-what-cr…
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#CunningPlan #ToriesUnfitToGovern #CostOfLivingCrisis
What’s behind the Treasury idea that #GP’s should prescribe cash for those in #fuel poverty?
~ Richard Murphy
taxresearch.org.uk/Blog/2022/08/2…
/2 According to the Guardian ‘GPs could write prescriptions for money off energy bills for the most vulnerable under a plan drawn up by the Treasury’. Let’s just think about that for a moment. A thread….
/3 To provide a caveat, the #Treasury has not said Team #Truss has adopted this plan as yet, but it’s been put out as an idea for a reason, and it must exist, so what’s wrong with this proposal? #ToriesWrong #CostOfLivingCrisis
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🚨 Announcement thread 🧵

For the last 18 months we've been building a movement to halt + reverse #NHSPrivatisation.

We've run MP briefings, public webinars, sent 12,000+ letters & ad vans round London, projected onto parliament and built an interactive map.

Now we're...
...excited to launch our next step: a series of in-person events across the UK!

We'll be in Edinburgh, Brighton, Harrogate, Birmingham + Cardiff this autumn and we'd love you to join us: bit.ly/Events-Sign-Up💙

Our online community is incredibly powerful. Now we want to…
...take things to the next level & meet as many of you as we can.

All NHS staff+members of the public are welcome to learn more about our work, share what's happening in your area, and shape the next phase of the campaign.

The NHS is in crisis. To protect it and ensure the...
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Why did we build a map of NHS privatisation + outsourcing? 🗺️💙💰

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Lots of people are (rightly) worried about #NHSPrivatisation, but they see it as something to avoid or prevent happening in the future.
The truth is - it's already here.

Privatisation has been...
...creeping into the NHS for 30 years.

This transfer of assets into private hands has landed the NHS in major debt, created a postcode lottery for patients & as published in the Lancet; led to an increase in ‘treatable mortality’(preventable deaths)...
thelancet.com/journals/lanpu…
...by introducing a profit motive, priorities are inevitably skewed. The sole focus of healthcare workers should be patient care, not profit margins.

Short term contracts also disrupt long-term caring relationships which are incredibly valuable, esp. for clinically complex...
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1/14 I hesitated at voicing my opinion on this rather contentious issue…

But I feel that without individual testimonies, we will fail to understand why some GPs (myself included) feel mainstream primary care is no longer for them.

#GPCrisis
@HelenRSalisbury @MartinRCGP @rcgp
2/ Obvs the relentless vilification from the MSM hasn’t helped, esp the claim by some that the number of ‘part-time’ GPs is the problem.

Those on the inside know that a typical day is 11-12hrs long & a ‘half-day’ is regularly 7-8, but hey, let’s not let facts get in the way.
3/ & I don’t suppose those of us who volunteered to work f2f in acute #COVID services within the community in spring 2020 will forget that our pleas for effective #PPE were repeatedly ignored & dismissed by govt, PHE, NHSE, HSE & senior advisors.

@CMO_England @MattHancock @UKHSA
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The government's Health & Care Bill will accelerate #NHSPrivatisation. And is it any wonder given the links between private healthcare companies and members of Boris Johnson's team?

We're taking a deep dive into these links today, and next up is Samantha Jones...
An ex-director of new care models at NHS England, Samantha Jones recently stepped up her role in Number 10.

But before that she was the Chief Executive of Operose - the UK subsidiary of the giant US private healthcare corporation Centene. During her time there she oversaw…
...the acquisition of AT Medics.
The merger made Operose (& therefore Centene) the largest private supplier of GP services in the UK; they now have 70 GP practices under their belt.

The Health & Care Bill soon heads to its 3rd reading in the Lords. To turn the tide against...
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We're taking a deep dive into the links between some high-profile politicians and private healthcare companies today.

First up: Sajid Javid.

And his links with the California-based company, C3ai which delivers AI software to the health sector...
...our current Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has around £45,000 worth of shares in the company.

He also spent 10-12 days and received £151,835 per annum for "providing advice on the global economy, geo-politics and market opportunities" to them...
...given this, can we really expect our Health Secretary to defend a truly public health service?

Read other stories of the links between MPs + private healthcare companies in our latest blog post here 👉 everydoctor.org.uk/blog/private-h…
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1/ Thread: disagree with this. Seems details of the No.10 party have been known by many for a long time. If MSM wanted to pursue it when it was more timely, they could have...
voxpoliticalonline.com/2021/12/08/is-… via @MidWalesMike
2/ Plus, the "Johnson is a corrupt liar" narrative is useful as it plays on the "1 bad apple" trope, as does the idea that "the Johnson Government is uniquely bad" and that once normality is restored our problems will go away... #Number10Party
3/ By contrast the horrific Nationality and Borders Bill and #NHSprivatisation legislation making its way through Parliament, exposes the truth about the less-than benevolent intentions of the British state. The #HealthAndCareBill is built upon years of cross-party legislation...
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@Turloughc @NarcAware @maryellenfield @BylineTimes @RealBristolNews The British Helsinki Group defended dictators - including Milosevic.
And Johnson has ennobled Fox.
balkaninsight.com/2020/08/06/ang…
@Turloughc @NarcAware @maryellenfield @BylineTimes @RealBristolNews Stone a regular speaker at meetings of racist-libertarian offshoot of neoliberal Mont Pelerin Society, the Property and Freedom Society. Peter #Thiel, Palantir (co #Cummings hired to manage NHS pandemic data) another guest
+#Richard_A_Epstein #NewFrontiers
northeastbylines.co.uk/cummings-brexi…
@Turloughc @NarcAware @maryellenfield @BylineTimes @RealBristolNews Part 2
'Dark money has flowed into the making of Brexit from America, Putin & other sources. It is likely to have been flowing in 2003-5 from the Heritage Foundation to New Frontiers Foundation founded by Cummings & his ally James Frayne' @Tentoads4truth
northeastbylines.co.uk/cummings-brexi…
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If there’s ANYONE at @educationgovuk @CommonsEd with a heart or a conscience, please understand that forcing millions of unvaccinated children into mitigation-free schools day in day out is a level of #WilfulNegligence I didn’t imagine possible in modern 🇬🇧.
@nadhimzahawi
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#COVIDisAirborne - WE ALL KNOW THAT.

If you’re unsure of what that means for CROWDED, POORLY VENTILATED, INDOOR SPACES, like SCHOOLS…

❗️#ThinkSmoke ❗️

@halfon4harlowMP @peterkyle @KateGreenSU @sajidjavid
@RCPCHPresident @ChildrensComm @NAHTnews @karamballes @10DowningStreet
Whether the motivation is a flawed #DeliberateMassInfection policy to reach “Herd Immunity” or part of a wider plan to crush & crash the #NHS (hastening #NHSPrivatisation ) by letting #COVID “rip” …..it is wholly unacceptable, unethical & immoral to “experiment” on our young.
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1/ Morning @JamesMelville 👋….I see you and your #CovidDisinformation pals on @talkRADIO are still at it.

Could I suggest that you speak to someone who actually knows what’s going on in the #NHS before debating a really important topic live on the radio?
@JuliaHB1
2/ If you don’t know/understand all the issues at play in our perfect storm of #COVID19UK, #GPCrisis & #NHSCrisis then as journalists, your duty is to find out rather than whip up more anti #NHS sentiment.

We’ve got more than enough of that to deal w/ already, I can assure you👇🏼
3/ A quick example ➡️

Yesterday a 17yr old (X) attended a local WIC with mild upper respiratory tract symptoms.

X had a through examination, a detailed explanation, reassurance & good safety-netting, all documented.
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Thank you Dan, once again you’ve explained with absolute clarity one of the most significant failings of @10DowningStreet ‘s catastrophic #COVID19UK management.
@danielgoyal

1/22 - Sorry🙏🏻💙
I qualified as a GP in 1996, but no longer work in “normal” General Practice & have not done so since Oct 20.

I now spend 90% of my time as a “GP in A+E” & work in our 2 local UTCs.

I’ve also been part of the local #COVID “hot” services - in our #HotSite & doing home visits.
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From talking to my GP friends & colleagues, I believe my experience is not at all uncommon & has played a HUGE PART in the current #GPCrisis - both for the health & wellbeing of our patients but also for the recruitment/retainment AND wellbeing of GPs themselves.
#TeamGP
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There are many layers to the #Covid19UK human catastrophe but IMO it’s all DELIBERATE @mrjamesob

Not even @BorisJohnson is so ignorant that he can’t understand the seriousness of what is currently unfolding.

The crux is - HE WANTS IT TO HAPPEN!

@sajidjavid @JonAshworth
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If you were looking for the perfect foil for the #BrexitShambles & #NHSPrivatisation in one fell swoop AND you wanted to divert attention from the cronyism & corruption being uncovered every single day….you’d create as much chaos, fear & desperation as possible….
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….carefully positioning your scapegoats (the EU/drs/nurses/teachers/refugees….

You’d allow #COVIDDisinformation to run riot, including from the @UKHSA (& conveniently replace #PHE), whilst churning out a #COVIDisOver narrative through a compliant media.
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Our focus today is PFI - a.k.a Private Finance Initiatives. Today, PFIs drain an average of £2 billion from NHS Trust budgets every year. How exactly? 🤔 Here’s a little history…
Initially launched by the Conservative government in 1992, and expanded enthusiastically by the Labour government in 1997, PFIs were a method of financing public infrastructure projects via private partners. They allowed...
the government to defer public spending (albeit at a much higher cost in the long run given the debt repayments) - in effect creating a mortgage on the public sector. PFIs were used to finance a range of projects including schools & parts of the London Underground, but where…
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Today we’re focusing on MPs - the only way we’ll #ScrapNHSBill is if enough of them speak out. So we wanted to start the day with a big **thank you** to the 30 MPs who’ve stood up for the NHS so far by expressing their interest in starting an All Party Parliamentary Group on…
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As #KeepingTheReceipts week 14 draws to a close, the long-term ramifications of Brexit and cuts to public services, including the NHS, continue to be felt across the UK, and MPs and Lords face renewed scrutiny over their financial dealings. THREAD:
1. The week kicked off with former PM David Cameron once again taking centre stage, after it emerged that he pocketed $10m before finance company Greensill’s collapse, with his spokesperson calling his remuneration a “private matter”
2. Hard-right lobby group, the Institute of Economic Affairs, lost a court battle over it being described as such following a conversation between @PeterKGeoghegan and LBC presenter @mrjamesob, focusing on their opaque funding.
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@sepidgar2 Philanthropic endeavours - a great disguise for terrible crimes

As is the #CrimesAgainstHumanity currently committed under the disguise of “sustainability “
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@sepidgar2 Including funnelling children into abusive social care system via increasing false accusations of factitious induced illness & medically unexplained symptoms ,under the guise of “parity for mental health “ & “sustainability” of private NHS joint providers of health & social care
@sepidgar2 Including negative affects of geo engineering on the natural world & #climate
Seeding oceans, stratospheric aerosols , blocking the sun with dust, to “save the planet from climate change”
As we “save the NHS” through #MUSviolationsHour of the chronically ill & vaccine injured
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As we conclude #KeepingTheReceipts week 10, cronyism once more takes centre stage after days of new revelations uncovering VIP contracts, donors/political allies elevated to key positions and the Tories pushing through plans to accelerate #NHS privatisation.

Let’s dive in:
1. On Monday Sue Gray, a key witness who played a major role in granting Greensill Capital formal access to Whitehall, was blocked from giving evidence to the PACAC by the Cabinet Office and Michael Gove
2. The same day, it emerged that Cameron had taken a salary of more than $1m a year for just 25 days work, more than $40,000 per day
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Picked this up from ArseBook- credit Sarah Wright

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"Did you vote Tory? This is what you've got coming up -

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1) Photo ID to vote in general elections.
But isn't that fair, you say? Well no, it isn't. First voter ID fraud is almost non-existent. Last time there was just ONE conviction and one warning issued for ID fraud.

2/12
So why are the government so keen? Simple, it's a highly effective form of voter suppression. Around a quarter of voters do not have either a passport or driving licence. In trials hundreds of voters have been turned away from polling stations.

3/12
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#NHSprivatisation has been creeping into the NHS for 40 years. Understanding the past is vital to plan for the future. Here’s a timeline of some of the key moments we’re sharing with MPs today
1980s: The internal market. Meant to create competition & increase efficiency, instead it caused admin costs to soar. From 5% in the mid-70s to 14% by 2003, according to a study by York University.
1992: Private Finance Initiatives. Used to build new hospitals, PFIs plunged the NHS into a sea of debt & we’re still paying them off. Buying out PFI contracts would cost £25-33bn but since repayments are set to reach £82bn - this would be a massive saving of public money...
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🎉WE'VE HIT MORE THAN 100 MP & STAFF REGISTRATIONS for our #NHSprivatisation briefing = our biggest parliamentary briefing yet!! 🥳
There's still left time to register before Thursday, so please invite yours now if you can't spot them below!
actionnetwork.org/letters/write-…
And we look forward to welcoming
Clive Lewis MP🟥
Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP 🟥
Virginia Crosbie MP🟦
Zarah Sultana MP🟥
Ruth Cadbury MP🟥
Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP🟥
Esther McVey MP 🟦
Diane Abbott MP🟥
Harriet Harman MP 🟥
Grahame Morris MP 🟥
Geraint Davies MP 🟥
Tim Farron MP 🟨
Ben Bradshaw MP 🟥
Helen Hayes MP 🟥
Chi Onwurah MP 🟥
Bernard Jenkin MP🟦
Matthew Pennycook MP 🟥
Margaret Greenwood MP🟥
Angela Eagle MP🟥
Mohammad Yasin MP🟥
Caroline Lucas MP🟩
Karen Buck MP🟥
Fleur Anderson MP🟥
Apsana Begum MP 🟥
Dan Carden MP🟥
Paul Girvan MP🟥⬜️🟦
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86 MPs & staff have registered for our #NHSprivatisation briefing and there's still a few days to go - could we smash 100 & make this our biggest briefing yet!?!? If yours hasn't signed up already invite them now 👇 & please RT to share as far as possible
actionnetwork.org/letters/write-…
And we can't wait to welcome...
Helen Hayes MP 🟥
Chi Onwurah MP 🟥
Matthew Pennycook MP 🟥
Bernard Jenkin MP 🟦
Margaret Greenwood MP 🟥
Angela Eagle MP 🟥
Mohammad Yasin MP 🟥
Tim Farron MP 🟨
Karen Buck MP 🟥
Fleur Anderson MP 🟥
Apsana Begum MP 🟥
Dan Carden MP 🟥
Clive Lewis MP 🟥
Virginia Crosbie MP 🟦
Charlotte Nichols MP 🟥
Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP 🟥
Zarah Sultana MP 🟥
Ruth Cadbury MP 🟥
Cherilyn Mackrory MP 🟦
Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP 🟥
Ian Byrne MP 🟥
Grahame Morris MP 🟥
Geraint Davies MP 🟥
Caroline Lucas MP 🟩
Ben Bradshaw MP 🟥
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