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The Daily Mail have systematically hunted Meghan and Harry down like Diana over a number of years. Now they claim H&M to be "traitors" for being hunted and choosing a different path for themselves ... cont'd

@DailyMailUK @MailOnline @AlisonKMurray @carolJhedges @RachelAshleyVox
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The Mail's treatment of Meghan and Harry is the same behaviours that tabloids apply to Remainers, Judges etc.

They invested 17 pages of hate in their pursuit of H&M today because they chose a different pathway for their exit instead of a tunnel of love ...

#Meghan
Sorry seems to be the hardest word for Mail readers. It seems to me that they live their lives like candles in the wind ...

Meanwhile, #WWIII, #ClimateCrisis, #BrexitShambles get no coverage due to the #gaslighting of our gutter press ...

@EUflagmafia @velvetsilk
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Remember this from 2011? - ‘Before the election David Cameron promised NHS staff there would be no more top-down reorganisation of the NHS’. We then had reforms ‘so big they could be seen from space’. Now @Conservatives promise the NHS is not for sale! Yeah right #GE2019 #VoteNHS
And this from 2012? ‘Professor David Green, Vice Chancellor of Worcester University, has written to Mr Cameron asking him to intervene to stop what he called the “madness” of cuts to training numbers’ #GE2019 #VoteNHS telegraph.co.uk/news/health/ne…
Note the Department for Health responded using the metric of a Nurses per Bed increase. Why? Because NHS beds were being cut faster than nurse training numbers! The over 65 year olds weren’t born yesterday. This decimation of the NHS has been a long term @Conservatives project
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We’ve made a video 🎬

No spin lines
No empty slogans

Just the FACTS

From #nhs workers of what we’ve seen happen to #ourNHS over the past few years

The #ToriesTrackRecord speaks for itself

Please share
#FactsNotSpin #NHScrisis

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1️⃣ FUNDING

These promises of “extra spending” we hear every year never materialise

The reality: An NHS underfunded by by 30% since 2010

That’s 30 BILLION / year short

The recent ‘cash injection’ promised by the Tories, is STILL under what the 4% needed to stop further decline
2️⃣STAFFING

Dangerous staffing shortages across the NHS

40,000 nurses
10,000 Hospital DRs
7000 GPs

For years the govt have been warned about the worsening shortages

Their response:

Visa caps
Nursing bursary cut
Training budgets cut
Imposing unfair contracts on Junior DRs
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When have we/the media stopped asking the difficult questions and are we damaging our cause?
A thread…..1/ #WATON #GE2019
2/ The #GE2019 is fought over big issues aside from Brexit. It’s a great tactic, if you don’t forget Brexit…..which is what is happening. We are living a re-hash of 2017. The B-word is reduced to slogans on the right and #Cakeism on the left. Best avoided by the leaders.
3/ It is almost as if they are not pressed for detail because we cynically believe we already know the answer they will give. But that just deprives us of ways to make our case.
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It was inevitable that the Vote Leave team - which went on to form this government's Downing St apparatus - would replay the 'fake claim & offer on a bus' stunt.
They are good at framing.
Fortunately, so is Labour. Which is why the Tories are doing the bus thing again.
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The original bus was designed to promote a general impression of high EU membership costs. And tie that to a false offer on the NHS. Which we all know the Tories want to sell off to American companies.

But it worked because bien pensants (like me, at the time) amplified it.
We were all outraged at the bus lie, so we explained all day long how it wasn't true.

We suckered for the frame. Thereby endlessly repeating "£350 million" and "spend £350 million on the NHS".

It was the best advertising Vote Leave ever had - and WE gave it to them FOR FREE
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EU-27 citizens make up 5% of the UK population but make up 10% of UK doctors. i.e. EU citizens have been a net benefit to our Doctor-Patient ratio.

What message did we send them in 2016 when we let Farage & Boris Johnson paint them as a burden?
#NHSCrisis
bbc.co.uk/news/health-50…
What effect has Boris Johnson had on the #NHScrisis? independent.co.uk/news/health/br…
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Hi + thanks for tuning in to this @docsnotcops takeover so far tonight, here from 7-9pm. Now we’ll be talking about the public health impacts of charging migrants to use NHS services #PatientsNotPassports
This @docsnotcops takeover has health workers, activists, campaigners bringing the real stories of the harms of charging to Twitter - I’m a doctor in central London and can't stand how distressing and harmful the charges are @TheBMA #PatientsNotPassports
Even though patients with HIV are not required to pay, the fear factor means migrants who are HIV+ are delaying seeking treatment - according to the @Nat_AIDS_Trust @ACTUP_LDN @lgsmigrants nat.org.uk/publication/ne…
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Ok, I'm not a health expert, or a politician, just a low level, acute care grunt who look after sick people and the elderly.

But here's my idea of why the #NHScrisis is happening, and how to (maybe) solve it.
The government and Hunt are quite right, spending on health is at record levels. Even accounting for inflation, growing needs etc, why are things this bad? With record trolley waits, ambulance queues, mental health crisis, surely something must be wrong?
Where is gone badly wrong is this:

Social care

Social care, which includes everything from care homes, meals on wheels, carers, day centers, are largely funded by the local councils.
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Dear Brexiters,
Politicians made it so your completely understandable decision started a fire in our house.
You're in here with us. It's your responsibility to help us put it out.
If you voted Brexit because you were worried about globalisation hurting normal people, well Brexit has brought about "Global Britain".
(Exporting our goods beyond Europe is more expensive, so smaller companies won't cope as well as Multinationals)
If you voted Brexit because the EU is "letting in everyone so they can steal benefits and cause an #NHSCrisis".... it turns out the UK simply wasn't enforcing the EU's restrictions on immigration.
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Like everyone else we’ve been practicing corridor Medicine on a brutal shift today. Moreover,we have two triages: normal triage and resus triage. Our 5-bed has been running with 7-8 patients. Each blue-light ambulance - and there have been MANY...(cont.) #corridorEM #NHSCrisis
...was no longer automatically going straight into resus as they would usually, but handing over in the usual place where we’d decided whether or not they were sick-but-not-as-sick-as-the-ones-already-in-resus. If not, they go into the corridor. If ‘big’ sick, we’d have to...
...decide which one of the pts already in resus was sick-but-not-quite-as-sick-as-the-new-patient, who would then give up their bay and be demoted to the corridor. Tomorrow I think we should just get Estates to take the swing doors off resus, they’re superfluous. This is...
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