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11_august_2016

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,519

Thursday 11 August 2016.

Dear Mrs May,

What in the world…? United Lincolnshire hospitals NHS trust (ULHT) has announced that crisis point has been reached and to protect patient safety they are looking to reduce A&E hours because of a shortage of doctors.

Before Andrew Lansley and then Jeremy Hunt got their unlovely hands on our NHS we had a fully functioning 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, NHS hospital service in Britain. Now it’s in chaos and, unless I am very much mistaken, reduced A&E hours at ULHT means less than Hunt’s duplicitous 24 hour service and ULHT is far from alone.

Simon Stevens, CEO of NHS England, ex-President of Global Strategy for United Health of America (GSUHA), who lobbied for health care around the world to be included in the infamous Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, is destroying our NHS.

He is paving the way for privateers to take over each of the 44 ludicrously named ‘Footprint’ areas (they should have been called ‘Steamrollers’ or ‘Jackboots’). His plan is to open up each area to US private health corporations, which is what he lobbied for whilst with GSUHA.

Under his Sustainability and Transformation Plans he is set to reduce A&E departments from the 140 full A&E hospitals in 2013 to between 40 and 70. It’s hard to imagine how they’ll cope with a single Friday night let alone anything else.

This has all come about after David Cameron vowed in 2009 that there would be no more ‘tiresome, meddlesome, top-down re-structures’ of our NHS, since 2010 that’s exactly what we’ve had, the biggest in the history of our NHS. Hunt and Stevens have no mandate to undertake their despicable acts of social vandalism and worse, it’s all taking place underhandedly and deceitfully.

The nation is not being informed by government or the mainstream media. The majority of the pubic simply have no idea what is going on, many of those I’ve spoken to were absolutely clueless. I do not blame them in any way, they are living busy lives, many struggling just to keep their heads above water. They have no time to scrutinise the actions of your government, and well you know it. The first many will know of the situation will be in the event of an emergency, and I wonder how many will not survive those emergencies? This is a national crisis and a tragedy waiting to happen for which Stevens is paid somewhere in the region of £190,000 a year and Hunt £134,565 and given your reappointment of Hunt as Health Secretary, you fully support them.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/aug/10/hospital-a-and-e-crisis-shortage-emergency-doctors?CMP=share_btn_tw

http://999callfornhs.org.uk/footprints/4592357931

http://blogs.channel4.com/factcheck/factcheck-camerons-broken-promises/20429

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_Stevens_(NHS_England)

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/tory-jeremy-hunt-rakes-1m-5714882

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22_june_2016

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,471

Wednesday 22 June 2016.

Dear Mr Cameron,

The one thing I can say about the EU referendum and the Tory campaign is that it has been run by the fantastically corrupt for the fantastically corrupt.

I have never witnessed a more brutally corrupt campaign which has sowed discord and confusion at every step of the way.

Ipsos MORI found that 47 per cent of the public believe the claim that we pay £350 million a week to the European Union. Why would they not? It is a lie that has been ruthlessly promoted with malicious intent.

I saw some clips of you in a TV studio facing the public. What boggles my mind is that people would actually go to such an event, sit docilely in seats and ask you questions as if anything you say will be of any value to them whatsoever.

In America snake oil salesmen used to go around the country preying on folks with their magic elixirs of life. In Britain people will happily attend a TV event to participate in the same sort of flannel from politicians who not only have a vested interest in lying but have a proven track record. Isn’t that so, Mr no more top down reorganisations of the NHS?

Michael Gove, Boris Johnson and Priti Patel all claim that money saved from EU membership can be spent on the NHS. These are Tory policy decisions that are not in the remit of any of those politicians and I have heard no such commitment from you, Jeremy Hunt or George Osborne in the event of a majority vote for Britain’s exit. As such these ‘suggestions’ do not represent real term benefits, they are mere speculation against the facts over the last six years which show that the break up and privatisation of the NHS is inevitable due to Tory policy and a deliberate starvation of funds.

The reality is that Jeremy Hunt and Simon Stevens, CEO of NHS England, have launched their ‘Footprints’ plan which will close services and sell off NHS land and hospitals which, unless we fight them tooth and nail, will happen regardless of the EU result. Part of that plan is to reduce the number of A&E departments from 144 A&E departments in England (2013 figure) to only 40-70. This is social vandalism by stealth on a grand scale for which you have absolutely no political mandate.

I can do no better than repeat the words of Aneurin Bevan in 1956 for today, you Tories have “besmirched the name of Britain. You have made us ashamed of the things of which formerly we were proud. You have offended against every principle of decency and there is only one way in which you can even begin to restore your tarnished reputation and that is to get out! Get out! Get out!”

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/nearly-half-of-britons-believe-vote-leaves-false-350-million-a-week-to-the-eu-claim-a7085016.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/04/14/eu-referendum-spend-brussels-billions-on-nhs-instead-boris-johns/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-eu-referendum-36523764

The NHS is being deliberately starved of funds, and this proves it

https://www.opendemocracy.net/ournhs/deborah-harrington-madeleine-dickens-and-caroline-molloy/hunt-and-stevens-leaving-their-dirty

http://nhap.org/are-we-really-going-to-lose-more-than-half-our-aes-in-england/

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/03/02/michael-sheen-nhs-cuts-speech_n_6783056.html

http://www.newstatesman.com/uk-politics/2010/02/aneurin-bevan-1956-speech