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Drug companies threaten NHS because it’s trying to use cheaper treatment — RT UK...

Two multinational drug companies are threatening the NHS with legal action over its prescribing of...

Care BnB – Would you rent a room to the NHS for a stranger...

Published time: 26 Oct, 2017 09:22 Edited time: 27 Oct, 2017 08:22 An NHS hospital...

Govt orders inquiry into NHS blood contamination scandal that claimed more than 2,000 lives

The government is to hold a full inquiry into the “worst NHS treatment” in history...

NHS patient information illegally shared with Google DeepMind

Published time: 3 Jul, 2017 16:03 Data belonging to 1.6 million patients was illegally shared...

Health secretary failed to reveal severity of NHS mail blunder that ‘put patients’ lives...

Tory Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has come under fire after it emerged he knew that...

Cyberattack on British NHS hospitals launched from North Korea, investigators say

Published time: 16 Jun, 2017 13:37 The ransomware cyberattack that hit Britain’s National Health Service...
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Video: Trump Education NHS Dementia Tax #ToryElectionFraud BCfm 2017 General Election Politics Show

First hour: News review: with Bristol city councillors Asher Craig (Labour), Geoff Gollop (Conservative) & Jude English (Green): What got you interested in politics...

Stephen Hawking declares which party he’s voting for to save NHS

Labour must win on June 8 because the Conservative Party will destroy the National Health Service (NHS), renowned physicist Stephen Hawking said, having previously...

NHS braces for more ransomware hack attacks… but where’s Britain’s health secretary?

The National Health Service (NHS) warns of a day of chaos as doctors return to work and switch on their ransomware-infected computers. Some operations...
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Video: NHS cyberattack: follow NSA means, money & motive + German police on trail...

Today's cyberattack on the NHS, just follow the money – mass surveillance, data mining, Peter Thiel and Palantir criminal data mining firm - NSA...

'97% of NHS trusts working as normal after cyberattack’ – Home Secretary Rudd

Published time: 13 May, 2017 20:04 All but six of the 248 NHS trusts in...

NHS still reeling following ransomware attack as govt remains in dark over culprit

Patients are facing a weekend of delays as the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) battles...
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Video: NHS Hospitals Have Run Out of Beds

The British Red Cross has described the situation for British healthcare as a humanitarian crisis, says Dr. Margaret Ridley Help support The Real News...

NHS faces crippling crisis if Brexit forces out tens of thousands of EU nurses...

An estimated 22,000 nurses in England come from European countries, more than four percent of...

#OurNHS: Thousands rally in London to protest privatization of health service (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Published time: 4 Mar, 2017 15:10Edited time: 4 Mar, 2017 15:52 Thousands of activists, including healthcare...

Blame fat kids for NHS crisis says ex-surgeon & shadow health secretary

The NHS is in crisis and fat kids are to blame, a leading doctor warned,...

The Tories Are Wrecking the NHS in Order to Privatise It

Are we witnessing the unfolding of the last chapter of the Tories’ plan to privatise the NHS? The first step was taken by the...

UK’s Labor Party chief demands May’s response to crises at NHS

The UK’s opposition Labor Party leader has demanded answers from Prime Minister Theresa May after the British Red Cross warned the country’s National Health...

Cyber-ransom: Frontline of online fraud posing risk to NHS patients’ lives

Cyber-blackmailers are increasingly targeting the National Health Service’s IT systems, which hold the data of millions of patients, in an attempt to...

Immigration crackdown would lead to UK staff shortages, including in NHS, report warns

The future of some UK businesses is at risk if the government follows through with its plan to crack down on immigration, a new...

Female heart attack victims 50% more likely to be misdiagnosed by NHS – study

Women suffering a heart attack are 50 percent more likely to be misdiagnosed and go untreated by the National Health Service (NHS), according to...

1yo boy in Scotland prescribed antidepressants on NHS

A one-year-old boy was prescribed antidepressants by Britain’s National Health Service (NHS), it has emerged. ...

Easy access to online porn is 'damaging' men's health, says NHS therapist

A top psychosexual therapist is warning about a surge in the number of young men suffering sexual health problems because of online...

Cannabis vaporizer being tested by NHS could lead to ‘properly regulated market in UK’

A cannabis product used by people suffering from various conditions is now being tested by the National Health Service (NHS) in a move it...
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Video: Liam Nevin’s PFI forces Southmead Hospital North Bristol NHS Trust into debt &...

Financial special measures They have announced a two-year NHS planning and contracting round for 2017-19, to be completed by December 2016, and linked ... Via...

Brexit bad for your health? NHS woes won’t be fixed by Vote Leave, says...

Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) has become a political football in the EU referendum race,...

Senior Tory defects from pro-Brexit campaign over ‘untrue’ NHS claims

Tory MP Dr. Sarah Wollaston has defected from Vote Leave just weeks before the Brexit...

NHS managers are being forced to lie to the public

Carol Ackroyd Local managers are being forced to slash NHS budgets and replace existing hospital and community services with unproven ‘new models of care’ (inspired...

Cameron faces 1st Queen’s Speech defeat since 1924 over failure ‘to protect NHS from...

Prime Minister David Cameron faces a Queen’s Speech defeat as 25 Brexit campaigners from his own party threaten to join forces with Labour to...

‘Slippery fish’ Cameron is duping the public, TTIP is threat to NHS, critics say

Prime Minister David Cameron stands accused of “duping” the British public with his claims the National Health Service (NHS) is “completely protected” under the...

UK unions agree to implement pay cuts for NHS workers

Via WSWS. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. Ajanta Silva The British government is enforcing a miserly 1 percent increase...
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Video: Daphne Havercroft UHB NHS Foundation Trust SWWHAG meets John Savage

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‘Spiraling’ NHS debts leave £22bn ‘black hole,’ no solution in sight – MPs

National Health Service (NHS) budgets in England face a £22 billion (US$31.1 billion) “black hole”...
State owned recruitment company within NHS to be privatised

NHS privatisation – Is Hunt selling department to company his cousin is Chair of?

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Victory to the junior doctors! Defend the NHS!

Junior doctors in England, outraged by the Tory attacks on their terms and conditions and the dismantling of the National Health Service (NHS) are...

Future Look 2025 : The Total Collapse Of The British NHS

In 2017, the US/EU trade deal called the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) was signed by Washington and the unelected leaders of the...

Funding crisis, staff shortages leave NHS among world’s worse health services — OECD

Healthcare in the UK is among the worst in the developed world, a new report has concluded, with underequipped and short-staffed hospitals leading to...

NHS faces mass walk-outs if Tories force new contracts

A new survey suggests that thousands of British junior doctors will quit the National Health Service (NHS) if the government presses ahead with his threat...

NHS faces worst financial crisis in a generation

The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) is facing an almost £1 billion deficit, the worst financial position in a generation. NHS trusts in England racked...

NHS warned of exodus of junior doctor

Media reports say an unprecedented number of National Health Service physicians have registered for certificate allowing them to work overseas. According to the reports, the...

‘NHS will crash in 2yrs without extra funding,’ former health minister warns

Former Health Minister Norman Lamb has warned the National Health Service (NHS) will crash within two years unless the government injects billions of pounds...

UK MPs get free VIP service at NHS to protect from public

British lawmakers get free VIP service at the National Health Service (NHS) hospital to protect them from public, UK media reports have revealed. According to...

Examining the myths, lies and deception of NHS privatization

These discourses are related and the mainstream views are used to justify and in the hands of some seek to even deny the existence...

NHS trusts ordered to make emergency cuts amid £2bn spending black hole

National Health Service (NHS) trusts have been ordered to slash spending and cut staff numbers as a £2bn black hole in Tory health spending...

‘NHS crippled by pro-life abortion protesters,’ activists warn

The National Health Service (NHS) is facing undue pressure from anti-abortion protesters and action must be taken to protect its assets and services, authors...

‘NHS failing elderly patients’

A report conducted by academics has revealed that one in three patients over the age of 65 in hospitals are treated with sub standard...

Child Hood Abuse Survivor Faces Jail NHS DRUG INDUCED PSYCOSIS

The horrors of prescribed medication in the UK for  Joanne Peacher Nhs Nightmare The horrors of prescribed medication in the UK — how Police lock...

British patients to be fined for missing NHS appointments

The government is planning to take action to ensure people take responsibility for the precious NHS resources by charging patients for missing their appointments. However,...

British Government will cause loss of 30,000 NHS nurses

Some 30,000 nurses in the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) face layoffs over the Conservative government’s immigrant laws which threaten a staffing crisis. British media...
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Video: NHS is ‘sacred cow’ which Prince Philip dare not criticise Thames TV (1984)

Prince Philip dare not criticise NHS 'sacred cow' Thames TV Prince Philip in gaffe claim over Filipino NHS staff 21 February, 2013 | By...

‘NHS hospitals wasting millions every year’

The latest review of the UK National Health Service (NHS) spending has revealed an excessive amount of waste, including too many staff holidays, soluble...

£22bn NHS cuts and ‘staff burnout’ could halt Tory reforms – health trust

Plans to move the National Health Service (NHS) to a seven-day service could be hampered by increased pressure on staff, coupled with £22 billion...

Obesity is the new smoking: NHS England

NHS England’s chief executive Simon Steven has warned parents and teachers against high sugar consumption and emphasized the need to tackle overeating with the...

NHS letting down dying patients

A health commissioner’s report has detailed systematic failings in end-of-life care provisions that have resulted in dying patients being severely let down and distraught....

PM Cameron reaffirms NHS funding – but can he be trusted?

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has promised to honour his pledge of an extra £8 billion per year to the National Health Service (NHS)...

The Tories’ NHS cash pledge can’t mask their assault on the NHS

The health service faces a deep financial crisis that puts patients at risk. And for all George Osborne’s rhetoric, the Tories are demanding yet...

NHS England: Where’s the money going?

NHS England won't publish data on where it spends its money, including to private companies. What happened to the promised transparency? TAMASIN CAVE The new NHS...

500,000 NHS workers strike

Tomáš Tengely-Evans Up to 500,000 NHS workers in England struck out four hours today, Monday, in the first national health strike over pay for 32...

NHS supplier risking complicity in nine US executions

A major supplier to the NHS is at risk of becoming involved in American executions, after Alabama altered its lethal injection ‘cocktail’ to include...

“Waste of money” and “poor care” – NHS privatisation failures exposed across the East...

STEVE SWEENEY Hospital inspectors have written to the first 'franchised' NHS hospital warning them of serious concerns. And up the road, the NHS has won...

British NHS patients left without medications by private contractor

Tony Robson The failure of UK private contractor Healthcare at Home (HaH) to provide the home delivery of medications correctly and on time has placed...

Health Workers Walk Out To Defend The NHS

HEALTH workers will walk out across England tomorrow in the fight against the Con-Dem coalition’s vicious attack on the NHS. People are set to lobby...

NHS England Surgeons Carried Out Heart Surgery on Wrong Patient

Wrong toe removed and wrong foot operated on Charlie CooperThe IndependentDecember 12, 2013 Surgeons at an NHS hospital carried out heart surgery on the wrong patient,...

Halt to NHS pay rise rapped by unions

Unions have slammed the government™s proposals to halt National Health Service (NHS) pay rises, saying the plans will lead to calls for industrial action. Unions™...

Thousands take part in UK NHS protest

Thousands of Britons are taking part in a massive protest against the UK government™s NHS cuts.Thousands of Britons are taking part in a massive...

Risk of death at NHS up amid shortfalls

A shortfall of nurses at UK™s National Health Service (NHS) hospitals raises the risk of patients dying as its computerization adds up to more...

UK NHS: pitfalls and gross misconduct

Britain™s National Health Service (NHS) has been a bone of contention between a government trying to reduce national health costs and a public struggling...

NHS death rates higher than US hospitals

Britain™s National Health Service (NHS) hospitals have one of the highest death rates among western countries, being higher than the rates in the...

NHS England boss in new claims scandal

New records show the outgoing head of the National Health Service (NHS) in England claimed almost £14,000 in travel and food expenses in the...

NHS workers jailed for abusing patients

Three NHS workers at Whipps Cross University Hospital in east London have been jailed for abusing elderly patients.Three health care assistants at Britainâ„¢s National...

NHS zombie walk to hit UK Tory conf.

Britainâ„¢s trade unionsâ„¢ umbrella group is calling for a major health zombiesâ„¢ demonstration outside the Conservative Party Conference venue next month as a public...

UK NHS waiting list at 5-year high

The number of patients on a waiting list at NHS hospitals is at a five-year high, new figures show.The number of patients on a...

NHS needs reforms to survive, Hunt says

British Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said the National Health Service (NHS) will not survive unless staff members adapt reforms on the way by...

‘UK NHS faces chronic staff shortage’

UK NHS is facing chronic staff shortage, the King's Fund thinktank warns.Britainâ„¢s National Health Service (NHS) is facing such chronic staff shortage in elderly...

‘13,000 died needlessly at NHS trusts’

13,000 die needlessly at NHS trusts, a report is expected to reveal.Britainâ„¢s National Health Service (NHS) has been responsible for up to 13,000 preventable...

‘NHS appalling, wrecked by managers’

One of Britainâ„¢s top cardiologists says the National Health Service (NHS) is in an Å“appalling” state, Å“wrecked” by shambolic managers. Jane Somerville, who established the...

UK NHS fees ‘could endanger lives’

New plans to make foreigners pay for the UK health service could endanger lives, charity says.New plans by the British government to make foreigners...

Foreigners to pay £200 to access UK NHS

New proposals will force foreigners in Britain to pay at least £200 a year to use NHS services.A new set of government proposals...

British NHS watchdog promotes privatisation

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‘NHS boss should quit over baby deaths’

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UK govt. to face massive NHS protest

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NHS baby deaths cover-up: 3 named

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Britain’s NHS needs major changes

Britainâ„¢s NHS needs major changes to avoid failures, health and social care charities say.Britainâ„¢s National Health Service (NHS) needs major changes to avoid failures...

NHS chief quits over Stafford scandal

NHS chief Sir David Nicholson decides to step down in March 2014.Britainâ„¢s National Health Service (NHS) chief Sir David Nicholson has finally caved in...

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Thousands of protesters have poured into the streets of London to voice outrage about the governmentâ„¢s proposed changes to the NHS. The protest, backed by...

Thousands expected to attend NHS demo

Protesters in a demonstration against the closure of A&E and maternity services at Lewisham Hospital on January 26, 2013Thousands of British activists are expected...

NHS warned over emergency care

The NHS emergency care system could collapse in six months as a result of rising demand.Britainâ„¢s National Health Service (NHS) emergency care system could...

NHS may collapse unless elderly give up hospital beds — Health Minister

Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) will collapse unless action is taken to improve care for elderly patients outside of hospitals to free up much...

NHS battle planned in London next week

An unprecedented coalition of British trade unions, Labour MPs, medical staff, anti-privatization campaign groups and London residents will descend on the streets of London...

Hunt Urges Bosses To End Gags On NHS Whistleblowers

Jeremy Hunt has stepped up pressure to end the use of legal gags on whistleblowers as he faced calls for an independent inquiry into his own department's involvement.

In a letter to the chairmen of every Trust, the Health Secretary warned against a culture in some quarters of "institutional self defence that prevents honest acknowledgement of failure".

In order to avoid a repeat of the Mid-Staffordshire scandal it was vital to "recognise and celebrate staff" who had the "courage and professional integrity" to speak out over safety concerns, he suggested.

He called on all bodies to ensure their actions met both the letter and the spirit of NHS whistleblower guidance.

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The high number of unexpected deaths at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust could have been prevented

On Friday Mr Hunt warned United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust that it faced action if it had wrongly tried to silence a former chief executive from speaking out about patient safety concerns as part of a unfair dismissal case settlement.

Gary Walker was threatened with legal action related to his reported £500,000 payout after breaking his silence to allege he was forced out of his job in 2010 because he put patient safety ahead of Whitehall targets.

The trust is one of 14 being investigated by health chiefs over high mortality rates in the wake of the public inquiry report into serious failures at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust that led to hundreds of unnecessary deaths.

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Members of Cure the NHS demonstrate outside Stafford Hospital, during an inquiry into standards of care at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust

Mr Walker welcomed the Health Secretary's intervention as a "very positive move" but said the threat of action against him for an interview with the BBC's Today programme on Thursday had still not been lifted.

And he suggested that Whitehall had a hand in prompting the action and should also be investigated.

"The threat against me has still not been withdrawn, despite the reassurance that it should not be in place," he said in his latest interview with the programme.

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"I don't think I want to be too negative about Mr Hunt. He has clearly taken a personal interest and said that he will personally carry out the investigation and get to the bottom of it."

He questioned though how the Trust had known in advance of his decision to speak out.

"The Trust were never contacted by me or the Today programme so somebody from the Department of Health, and I do not know who that was, clearly spoke to them.

"I don't think that Mr Hunt can investigate his own department so I think he should be looking for someone exceptionally independent from all of this so I don't think it should be a civil service investigation.

"The whole chain of command needs to be looked at if Mr Hunt wants to stand by the transparency agenda."

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Hunt 'can't investigate his own department' said NHS whistleblower Walker

He has claimed that NHS chief executive Sir David Nicholson ignored him when he raised concerns about patient safety in 2009. He told the Daily Mail that Sir David was "not interested in patient safety" and called on him to resign.

The Francis Report into the Mid-Staffordshire scandal called for a ban on the use of gagging orders that prevented concerns being raised about patient safety.

Mr Walker was sacked in 2010 for gross professional misconduct over alleged swearing at a meeting but insists he was in fact forced out for refusing to meet Whitehall targets for non-emergency patients when the trust came under pressure because of soaring demand for beds for emergency patients.

He defended his acceptance of the so-called "supergag", which prevented him even from revealing the existence of the agreement, saying the saga had help break up his family, left him unable to pay his mortgage and left him with "no choice".

East Midlands Strategic Health Authority rejects Mr Walker's claims and insists that it acted at all times "in the interest of patients".

Deaths, lies and the NHS: Shocking new healthcare scandals emerge in UK

A British health manager warned the boss of the NHS four years ago that his hospital was a threat to patients’ safety. A nationwide investigation into avoidable hospital deaths has found that such warnings from doctors were often silenced or ignored.

­Gary Walker, the former chief of United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust, was silenced in 2010 under a £500,000 ‘super gag’ agreement; he is now risking legal action by the NHS by speaking out. Walker reportedly received the payment last year; his former employer now faces a major investigation over its unusually high death rates, in the midst of the Stafford inquiry fallout.

Walker said that the chief of the NHS chief was “not interested in patient safety,” and called on him to resign to end the “culture of fear” he had created in the NHS, Britain’s Daily Mail reported.

Walker spoke to the BBC in an exclusive interview for its ‘Today’ show on Radio 4, in which he explained that his hands had been tied: “I was in danger of losing my house – I have children to support. And one thing you must remember that if you're attacking the very top of the NHS the sanctions are pretty dramatic.”

On Tuesday, shortly after learning of his plans to appear on national radio, the NHS wrote a letter to Walker reminding that, “If you have provided an interview or should this interview proceed you will be in clear breach of the agreement and as a result the Trust would be entitled to recover from you the payments made under the agreement.”

The letter reiterated that he was legally obliged not to inform anyone, besides family, of the terms of the gag agreement. The letter was released by the Lincolnshire Independents, a minor British political party, alongside other correspondences. The party said it was “shocked at the documents we have uncovered.”

Walker was fired in 2010, allegedly for using profanity during meetings. He and his supporters claimed that he was forced out for whistleblowing.

Leaked Letters reveal systemic neglect

New leaked letters have shown that doctor concerns over the Lincolnshire hospital were constantly ignored, despite that medical staff often challenged management about policies that threatened patient safety. The number of ‘excess’ deaths at Lincolnshire Hospital stood at 677 between 2009 and 2012, according to David Bowles, the former chair of United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust. Bowles said he quit over such dangerous target-setting.

In one letter, a doctor described a complex 10-hour medical procedure as a “major operation with major risks attached.” The patient’s operation was then postponed, because there were no Intensive Care Unit beds available at Lincolnshire Hospital in central England.

Another letter outlined the serious threat to the public caused by excessive targets, as well as intimidation from above: “I must make you aware of my concerns about the balance between patient safety and targets and inform you that in my view the current bullish and sometimes ruthless pressure from above on the management team in my Directorate is unfair and unacceptable,” a clinical director told Paul Richardson, NHS Trust Chair of United Lincolnshire Hospitals.

One more anonymous doctor begins, “I am writing in the immediate aftermath of today’s tragic death of an otherwise well patient,” adding that ward staffing levels were inadequate for postoperative care, and that the “enormous pressure” exerted by target requirements resulted in ad-hoc arrangements for short notice surgery.

Lincolnshire Hospital is one of nine others that over the last week were slated to be investigated for unusually high death rates in the wake of the Stafford inquiry results. The Stafford inquiry was part of a long-term investigation into the hospital’s filthy wards, unnecessary deaths and understaffing.

Stafford Inquiry

The revelation comes shortly after inquiries into some 1,000 ‘avoidable’ UK hospital deaths in Stafford, central England, which concluded earlier this month that “corporate self-interest and cost-control” were to blame for the wider-scale NHS problems that allowed the deaths to happen.

Inquiry head Robert Francis, QC, urged for greater protection for NHS whistleblowers, as it emerged that many who try to speak out against hospital management are silenced. Many complaints were voiced about standards of patient care at the central England hospital, but they either went ignored or were given no adequate response, despite the approximately 1,000 deaths.

Harrowing accounts of poor standards of care and hygiene and patients dying in undignified circumstances plagued the institution; further reports emerged of patient neglect and the failure to supply basic provisions.

One patient’s relative reported that health and safety rules prevented drinks from being left out at night, leading thirsty patients to drink water out of a flower vase. Relatives of two other patients reported that their family members had been dropped.  

Others fell victim to deadly infections rampant in the filthy wards, such as the superbugs C. dificile and MRSA. One relative said that her mother was so badly infected with C. dificile that she had to be buried in a sealed body bag.


Whistleblowers silenced

There have been serious attempts to discredit, bully, or fire NHS whistleblowers, which resulted in a media scandal last August.

Kay Sheldon, a board member of a UK healthcare watchdog, raised concerns that poor leadership and performance were a threat to public safety. She was diagnosed as possibly suffering from schizophrenia by an external assessor in a clear attempt to discredit her.

Many whistleblowers fear reprisal, as it there is a high possibility that they could be fired by those they raise concerns about. And in September, Labour MP Katy Clarke pointed out that lawyers representing the NHS were all too often silenced using gagging clauses when settling employment cases.



“I warned [David Nicholson, NHS boss] that Lincolnshire was going to become the next Mid Staffordshire. He didn’t investigate those concerns, and now look what’s happened,” Walker said.

“We cannot allow the disgraceful culture highlighted in the Mid-Staffordshire report to put Lincolnshire patients at risk,” said Chris Brewis, an independent politician on the Health Scrutiny Committee at Lincolnshire County Council.

NHS Guidelines Breached 500 Times in Three Years

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New statistics released today reveal that NHS staff have breached IT guidelines almost 500 times in the past three years, although the true numbers are expected to be much higher.

UK NHS boss faces unions call to resign

Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) chief Sir David Nicholson should resign for his failure in 1,200 preventable deaths at Stafford Hospital, highlighted by an inquiry, one of Britain's biggest unions says.

The two-year inquiry, chaired by Robert Francis QC, has been set up to assess unnecessary deaths of hundreds of patients at Mid Staffordshire Trust.

In his 1,782-page report, Francis found failings at “every level” of the NHS system and therefore called for a shake-up of health watchdogs as well as criminal charges against those instrumental in patients’ deaths by poor care and negligence.

“Sir David Nicolson, who has thrown down the so-called Nicolson challenge of £20bn cuts, is not the person to lead the NHS into the world of patient-focused care as outlined by Robert Francis,” said Rachael Maskell, Unite the union's national officer for health.

“A complete overhaul of dysfunctional management in the NHS needs to happen as a matter of urgency and the first person out the door should be Sir David Nicolson, chief executive of the NHS Commissioning Board - perhaps, the most powerful person in the coalition’s new NHS,” she added.

This comes as Frances O’Grady, general secretary of the British trades unions' fedetaion the Trades Union Congress also warned that such appalling neglect and mistreatment should never happen again.

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Government Warned Against ‘Wholesale’ NHS Changes

The Government must "avoid wholesale reorganisation" of the NHS following the damning report into failings of care at Stafford Hospital, according to its author. Robert Francis QC, who led the public inquiry into Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust...

Radical NHS Overhaul Due After Care Scandal

The much-anticipated report from the public inquiry into serious failings at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust is set to be published, kickstarted by a grief-stricken woman after her mother died.

The landmark report is expected to propose wide-ranging reforms of the NHS.

It has been suggested that chair of the inquiry Robert Francis QC will recommend that hospitals should face tough new scrutiny by teams of inspectors which include doctors and nurses.

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Julie Bailey, of campaign group Cure the NHS, who lost her mother Bella, aged 86 whilst she was a patient at Stafford General Hospital

The move will form part of an overhaul of the array of regulatory bodies that failed to detect failings in patient care at the trust, it has been reported.

It is also expected that Francis, a specialist in medical legal issues, will recommend a "duty of candour" that would see fines or threat of closure used against hospitals that fail to tell their patients if their treatment went wrong.

The public inquiry was ordered after it was revealed that between 400 and 1,200 people more people died than expected at Stafford Hospital between 2005 and 2009 amid "appalling" standards of care.

Julie Bailey set up the campaign group Cure The NHS after her mother, Bella Bailey, 86, died at the scandal-hit hospital in 2007.

Patients were left for hours sitting in their own faeces, food and drink was left out of reach and hygiene was so poor that relatives had to clean toilets themselves.

Gillian Peacham, whose husband Arthur died in the hospital in 2006, said that without the campaign people still would not know what happened at the hospital.

"I really truly believe that if it hadn't been for Cure The NHS this would all have been brushed under the carpet," Peacham said.

In addition to basic care errors there was a string of clinical blunders including botched operations, misdiagnoses and drugs were not given or given late.

Francis's first report, drawn from the independent inquiry he chaired between 2009 and 2010, concluded that patients were "routinely neglected" while the trust was preoccupied with cost-cutting and targets.


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Members of Cure the NHS demonstrate outside Stafford Hospital, during an inquiry into standards of care at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust

Concerns have been raised that other organisations may suffer the same fate amid the NHS £20 billion efficiency drive.

Indeed cases of poor care standards at the trust are still surfacing.

Last week the trust confirmed that an employee at Stafford Hospital was suspended after taking photographs of patients.

And the week before it emerged that police were investigating after a baby was found with a dummy taped into its mouth.

Human rights lawyer Emma Jones said her firm Leigh Day is investigating claims of abuse at 10 other hospitals.

Jones, who represented 120 victims of abuse at the trust, said: "Every day abuse against patients takes place, and it is usually the most vulnerable who suffer and without widespread reform it will continue.

"People who are admitted to hospital are vulnerable. They are often frightened and have not been told what is wrong with them, or what treatment they will receive.

"These issues need to be addressed and reforms put into place as a matter of urgency to ensure such a situation does not arise again."

The Patients Association said that the Government must urgently address the "care deficit" in the NHS.

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The high number of unexpected deaths at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust could have been prevented

Chief executive Katherine Murphy said: "Whilst our first thoughts must be for those families and friends who lost loved ones so tragically in Mid Staffs, every possible action must be taken to avoid such an appalling scandal ever happening again.

"Our Helpline hears from patients, relatives and carers every day who raise concerns about basic standards of care and safety, from not receiving adequate pain relief to a lack of assistance to go to the toilet, not being met.

"There are a number of urgent issues the Government and the NHS must confront to address this care deficit and provide the highest quality services possible.

"Whatever the specific recommendations are from the Francis Inquiry, a fundamental shift in the culture of NHS organisations so that both appalling and good care are viewed as learning opportunities is crucial."

The report was due to be published in October but Mr Francis announced that it was to be delayed.

The inquiry, which sat for 139 days, heard from heard from victims, their family members, patients' groups, charities, medics, politicians, unions and representatives of some of the royal colleges.

So far, the bill for the Inquiry has exceeded £13 million.

Jeremy Taylor, chief executive of National Voices, said he hoped the report would act as a spur for strengthening of patient and public voice in the health service.

He said: "No matter how good, regulators and inspectors cannot be everywhere at once. Patients, families and staff are the eyes and ears of the health service. We must ensure that they are in a position to speak out and be listened to."

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THE NHS in Devon has refused to divulge details of GPs' pay. In a formal request made using the Freedom of Information Act, The Express...

A catalogue of NHS data breaches

By Leo King | The NHS has lost confidential medical records and personal details of thousands of patients it has emerged in an investigation...

One million lose out in NHS dental reforms

By Rebecca Smith | Instead of improving access to NHS dentistry the reforms have made it worse, the report by the House of Commons...

Booze makes you feel angry, sexy or tearful, say scientists proving the obvious —...

Published time: 22 Nov, 2017 11:48 Edited time: 22 Nov, 2017 11:49 The alcohol you...

Obesity epidemic means British kids as young as 10 are getting joint replacements —...

Published time: 20 Nov, 2017 17:56 A growing epidemic of people needing joint replacement because...

Wisconsin Police Gun Down Young Teen on Reservation

Another young teen of color is dead at the hands of police officers -- this time on a reservation in Wisconsin. Officials claim that...

New kind of politics, huh? Theresa May’s husband linked to Paradise Papers — RT...

Published time: 17 Nov, 2017 10:24 Edited time: 17 Nov, 2017 10:40 Theresa May’s husband...

Tory austerity is ‘economic murder’ linked to 120,000 deaths – study — RT UK...

Published time: 16 Nov, 2017 12:55 Tory austerity policies may actually be killing people, according...

Erectile dysfunction pills are now the top party drug for British millennials — RT...

Coke, MDMA, speed… Viagra? This is now the standard pitch of UK drug dealers as...

Rees-Mogg resurrects ‘bogus’ claim that Brexit will give hospitals £350mn extra per week —...

Jacob Rees-Mogg has resuscitated the widely debunked pro-Brexit claim that leaving the EU would deliver...

Will Mueller Get the Goods to Take Out Trump?

Donald Trump's possible connections to the Russian government and billionaire oligarchy came roaring back into the headlines last week with the announcement that the...

Is Brexit bad for your health? UK hospitals among most reliant on foreign medics...

Published time: 7 Nov, 2017 09:13 Britain is among the most reliant on foreign doctors...

Children should be given drugs to reduce risk of heart attacks & strokes, says...

Published time: 3 Nov, 2017 16:59 Edited time: 3 Nov, 2017 18:07 Tens of thousands...

RT looks at how powerful men are protecting themselves against sexual harassment allegations —...

In workplaces across the UK, including Parliament, people in positions of power are sexually harassing...

‘Get the pillow ready!’ 74yo woman’s email can be used to end her life...

Published time: 1 Nov, 2017 20:12 A judge has ruled that a 74-year-old Christian woman...

May’s promise to tackle mental health undermined by stats — RT UK News

Published time: 26 Oct, 2017 12:41 Edited time: 27 Oct, 2017 09:07 Theresa May has...

North Korea behind ‘WannaCry’ cyberattack on British hospitals – security minister — RT UK...

North Korean hackers are thought to be behind a cyberattack that brought down National Health...

‘False assurances’? Boris Johnson declares all EU citizens will have rights protected after Brexit...

Published time: 26 Oct, 2017 13:11 Edited time: 26 Oct, 2017 13:24 Boris Johnson has...

Thatcher cabinet tried to ‘cover up’ role in 2,400 deaths from AIDS, Hepatitis C...

Published time: 25 Oct, 2017 15:23 Senior ministers in Margaret Thatcher’s government tried to cover...

Moms-to-be are not pregnant ‘women,’ but ‘people’ – UK to UN — RT UK

A mom-to-be cannot be called a “pregnant woman” – she is a “pregnant person,” the...

Christian printer refuses to make business cards for trans customer… both accused of discrimination...

Published time: 16 Oct, 2017 10:47 A transgender-diversity consultant was left “gobsmacked” after a devout...

PMQs: Corbyn and May fight over poor people

A clear-voiced Theresa May, who has clearly been hitting the cough syrup, managed to get...

People are going blind & dying because of UK hospital delays, report finds

Published time: 5 Oct, 2017 14:56 Edited time: 5 Oct, 2017 15:21 Patients waiting for...

Britain has blood on its hands in Libya, not the time for Johnson jokes...

In many ways, what Boris Johnson is doing is very much like Donald Trump. He...

UK public sector employment at record low

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Boris Johnson launches ‘hard Brexit’ think tank… in another challenge to Theresa May’s authority

Published time: 27 Sep, 2017 11:29 Boris Johnson is to launch a think tank that...

Nationalize everything! Labour unveils radical plan to ‘take back’ utilities & transport

Published time: 25 Sep, 2017 15:59 The Labour Party has revealed plans to renationalize Britain’s...

‘Tranny bashing’: Woman granted ‘humanitarian’ residency in New Zealand after years of abuse in...

Published time: 21 Sep, 2017 11:29 A transgender woman has been granted residency in New...

Is Boris Johnson about to be sacked? Same old Tory splits over Europe and...

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson penned a 4,000-word essay last week outlining his “glorious” vision for...

Boris Johnson slammed by UK statistics chief for repeating debunked Brexit claim

Published time: 17 Sep, 2017 16:43 UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has been criticized by...

Warren's Medicare for All Home Run: 'Everyone Covered, No One Goes Broke'

"This struggle will ultimately not be won here on Capitol Hill, but through grassroots activism all across this country." —Sen. Bernie Sanders Flanked by nurses,...

Tories’ £1bn not enough to stop DUP backing Labour on health service pay

Published time: 13 Sep, 2017 16:16 The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) has voted with Labour...

‘Sick people’: UK has worst life expectancy rate in Europe

Published time: 11 Sep, 2017 10:32 Edited time: 12 Sep, 2017 07:48 The UK is...

Hunt for nurse from Britain’s most prestigious military school over leaked records

A nurse from Britain’s most prestigious military school has been struck off and “gone to...

‘Shameful’ Chancellor Hammond accused of ‘bragging’ of financial success as nurses turn to foodbanks

Published time: 8 Sep, 2017 09:53 Edited time: 8 Sep, 2017 10:06 Tory Chancellor of...

Cancer cover-up? Alcohol industry accused of mass deception

The public is being deceived and misled by the alcohol industry over links to deadly...

Harvey makes 3rd landfall, strikes Louisiana coast for 1st time (PHOTO, VIDEOS)

Published time: 30 Aug, 2017 10:15 Edited time: 31 Aug, 2017 08:28 Tropical Storm Harvey has...

London acid attack caught on CCTV as police hunt for suspect (VIDEO)

Published time: 1 Sep, 2017 11:48 Edited time: 1 Sep, 2017 14:27 Police have released...

Alleged rape, amputations, lost keys: England sees spike in serious incidents on ambulances

Published time: 31 Aug, 2017 16:07 Serious incidents on English ambulances, including alleged rape, a...

Trump Is Trying to Cut Disaster Relief to Build a Border Wall

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The Activists Who Helped Shut Down Trump's CEO Councils

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Published time: 22 Aug, 2017 15:16 Edited time: 22 Aug, 2017 15:17 More than a...

Britain’s new aircraft carrier enters service amid controversy and criticism (VIDEO)

The biggest warship in Royal Navy history debuted on Wednesday morning as she sailed into...
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Video: Ta-Nehisi Coates: I Would Like to See Donald Trump Resign & Leave White...

https://democracynow.org - Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who is himself named after Confederate leaders, is now tasked with investigating the white ... Via Youtube

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Expert who disabled ‘WannaCry’ cyber attack indicted over bank malware ‘Kronos’

A British-based malware researcher has been indicted in connection to the “Kronos” malware which targets banks....

Doctor charged with 118 sex offences, 1 against a child

Published time: 3 Aug, 2017 09:32 A doctor from East London has been charged with...

Treating an acid attack: Doctors issue first aid advice after 400 incidents in 6...

Doctors have issued advice for witnesses of acid attacks, which can play a crucial role...

Kill-joy Labour MP reports young art student to police for creating fake hard-left rival

An art student in London has been operating a Twitter account and website under the...

‘Tory civil war’: Boris Johnson denies quit claims over EU migration

Boris Johnson has dismissed claims he is on the verge of quitting as foreign secretary...

Brexit plans in chaos as govt contradicts itself over migrant free movement

As the government announced the start of a year-long study on the effects of EU...

Charlie Gard: Police probe death threats against London hospital staff

Published time: 23 Jul, 2017 16:55 Police are investigating death threats made against hospital staff...

The Russia Investigation is Distracting Us from These Two Key Issues

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Romanian journalist confronts awkward Theresa May over Brexit at swanky party (VIDEO)

Published time: 14 Jul, 2017 15:17 A Romanian journalist confronted UK Prime Minister Theresa May...

Vatican Police 'Break up Gay Orgy' at Home of one of Pope Francis' Advisors

Editor's Note: For the mainstream media, it is quite fashionable to cast aspersions on the Catholic Church while ignoring the transgressions of...

‘State actor’ behind NotPetya cyberattack, expect ‘countermeasures’ – NATO experts

Published time: 4 Jul, 2017 14:26 NATO officials have warned that last week’s global cyberattack...

Vote Leave campaign chief admits Brexit referendum was ‘dumb idea’

Published time: 4 Jul, 2017 16:01 Dominic Cummings, director of the official Vote Leave campaign,...

Tories defend Grenfell inquiry chairman after Kensington MP demands his resignation

The justice secretary had to step in to defend Grenfell Tower inquiry chairman Sir Martin...

Theresa May wants to remain PM until 2022… but desperately seeking Lib Dem help

Although Tory rebels reportedly want her gone by the summer of 2019, Prime Minister Theresa...

Donald Trump could make snap UK visit next week to avoid mass protests

Downing Street is readying for a potential snap visit by Donald Trump as early as...

London’s Metropolitan Police uses Windows XP, vulnerable to hacking & ransomware

The UK’s largest police force remains highly vulnerable to hacking and ransomware attacks, as it...

#NastyParty: Twitter fumes as Tories find £1bn for DUP but deny emergency workers pay...

Published time: 29 Jun, 2017 11:33 The Tories are facing a barrage of social media...

Troops Wrongly Prescribed Damaging Drugs Before Deployment due to Failures in IT System, Senior...

Troops preparing to deploy overseas are being wrongly prescribed damaging anti-malarial drugs due to failures in the Ministry of Defence’s medical IT...

‘Where’s your magic money tree?’ Theresa May faces backlash over £1bn ‘bung’ to DUP

UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s billion-pound deal with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to prop...

HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier runs on Windows XP, vulnerable to cyberattack

Published time: 27 Jun, 2017 10:24 Edited time: 27 Jun, 2017 10:31 The HMS Queen...

Tories & the DUP: What does the future hold for Britain’s newest government?

Criticism poured in from all sides after the Conservative Party finally reached a deal with...

British Medical Association slams government's health policy

The British Medical Association has criticized the government for its National Health System policy. Read more

Westminster says cyber attacks targeted Houses of Parliament

Published time: 24 Jun, 2017 15:26 Edited time: 24 Jun, 2017 20:35 The UK’s Houses...

Brexit referendum 1 year on: 10 moments Britain would rather forget (VIDEOS)

One year to the day since Britain opted to leave the European Union, RT UK...

Times claims hacked passwords of Tory cabinet ministers traded on Russian-language forum

A Times investigation claims that the hacked passwords of top UK politicians, diplomats, and police...

Theresa May makes 1st Brussels trip since election bruising to discuss EU nationals’ rights

British Prime Minister Theresa May is heading to Brussels on Thursday afternoon to brief her...

Theresa May admits gov response to Grenfell fire ‘not good enough’

Published time: 17 Jun, 2017 16:55 Edited time: 17 Jun, 2017 17:08 British Prime Minister...

17 confirmed dead in London tower inferno, figure ‘likely to rise’ – police

Published time: 15 Jun, 2017 10:03 Edited time: 15 Jun, 2017 10:54 Police confirm 17...

Labour Doing So Well in the UK General Election Did Not Surprise Me

Eight months ago I wrote an article on Dissident Voice entitled “The Corbyn Effect: A British Democratic Revolution in the Making” in which I...

Theresa May orders public inquiry into tragic London tower blaze (VIDEO)

Published time: 15 Jun, 2017 16:36 Theresa May has called for an official public inquiry...

Why This Year's UK Election Feels Like a Victory After 20 Years of Neoliberalism

Jeremy Corbyn campaigns in West Kirby, England, May 20, 2017. (Photo: Andy Miah) In 1997, I voted for the first time in a British general...

Corbyn’s vote-winning anti-austerity agenda killed the Tory manifesto

Published time: 13 Jun, 2017 11:28 Prime Minister Theresa May has apologized to Tory MPs...

Brexit in peril: What would Theresa May’s political demise mean for Brussels talks?

With Theresa May’s position looking increasingly precarious, what are the implications of the exit polls...

Monsters, fish fingers & space lords: 5 of the weirdest candidates standing in UK...

Thursday’s UK general election is a two-horse race between Theresa May’s Conservatives and Jeremy Corbyn’s...

‘Who should I vote for?’ Google reveals top searches ahead of #GE2017 (VIDEOS, GRAPHS)

Hours before UK voters head to the polls, Google Trends is providing an interesting insight into not only the partisan divide online, but also...

Spy agencies expect torrent of new job applications after London Bridge attack

Published time: 6 Jun, 2017 12:58 Britain’s spy agencies expect the recent terrorist attacks in...

‘I’m going to be a terrorist,’ 3rd London Bridge attacker told authorities

The Moroccan-Italian man identified as the third London attacker told Italian authorities “I’m going to be a terrorist” when he was stopped at Bologna...

Could an anti-Brexit independent unseat the Tories in their rural heartland?

Rural English seats have long been considered safe Tory terrain. But in the southwest constituency...

Britain’s Trident nukes vulnerable to hack attack – report

Published time: 1 Jun, 2017 10:50 Britain’s Trident nukes could be rendered useless by hackers...

900,000 Brits too fat to work, study claims

Almost 900,000 people in Britain are out of work because they are overweight, according to a new study. The figure is five times higher...

Vote for nuclear suicide pact! Spoof election posters appear across London

Published time: 30 May, 2017 15:52 Satirical posters warning that a Tory election victory will...

Could song calling Theresa May ‘Liar, Liar’ reach No1 in UK music charts? (VIDEO)

Captain Ska’s new track ‘Liar, Liar’ has shot to number two in the UK iTunes...

Tory lead over Labour shrinking fast after manifesto launches

Published time: 22 May, 2017 10:29 Edited time: 23 May, 2017 11:03 The Conservative lead...

Hospitals across UK told to ‘prepare for further incident’ in wake of Manchester attack

Published time: 25 May, 2017 22:37 The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) has issued an...

Ohio Pipeline Spill Raises Broader Questions About Oversight

Releases of more than two million gallons of drilling mud triggered federal and state agency actions against the developer of Ohio's Rover Pipeline this...

Britain needs 200,000 migrants per year to save itself from Brexit ‘catastrophe’

Britain must allow at least 200,000 migrant workers to enter the country if it wants...

Tory manifesto targets immigrants, free school lunches & elderly home care

The Conservative Party’s election manifesto was officially published on Thursday, packed with social measures so...

Corbynistas already planning Labour’s victory party as Tory lead narrows again

Thousands of Facebook users say they will flock to the Red Lion pub in Westminster...

Ex-spy chief condemns Microsoft for leaving Windows XP users vulnerable to cyberattacks

A former UK spy chief has hit out at Microsoft for cutting support for its...

Ultra-left or blueprint for growth? Labour manifesto gets mixed reviews

The Labour Party’s 2017 election manifesto received mixed reviews from experts and politicians, although there...

Boys in skirts: London private school to make uniforms gender-neutral

A top private school in London has promised to introduce gender-neutral uniforms in a bid to support the soaring number of students questioning their...

WannaCry hackers have not withdrawn any ransom bitcoin, surveillance shows

Published time: 15 May, 2017 15:40 Hackers collecting bitcoin following Friday’s cyberattack have not yet...

That’s our policy! Tories accused of stealing ideas from UKIP & Labour

Officials of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) have accused Theresa May’s Conservative Party of stealing...

UK defence secretary insists nuclear subs safe despite concerns over #WannaCry vulnerability

Published time: 14 May, 2017 14:34 British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon insists he has “complete...

Massive Ransomware Infection Hits Computers in 99 Countries

A massive cyber-attack using tools believed to have been developed by the US National Security Agency has struck organisations around the world....

Theresa May endures radio phone-in from hell as medics attack Tory healthcare record

Published time: 12 May, 2017 11:41 Prime Minister Theresa May was grilled on Thursday night...

Leaked NSA exploit blamed for global ransomware cyberattack

A zero-day vulnerability tool, covertly exploited by US intelligence agencies and exposed by the Shadow Brokers...

Transgender man with bionic penis finally loses his virginity

Published time: 12 May, 2017 15:56 A transgender man with a bionic penis has finally...

Hospital computers across England shut down by cyberattack, hackers demanding ransom

Hospitals across England have reportedly been hit by a large-scale cyberattack. Some are having to...

“Meltdown”: The Guardian’s Jonathan Freedland Writes Jeremy Corbyn’s Obituary

In bygone years, defenders of the Guardian’s supposed ‘progressive’ credentials would typically cite the presence of Seumas Milne, Owen Jones and George Monbiot. The...

‘We have 4 weeks to ruin their party’: Fighting talk as Labour launches battle...

It was gloves off as the Labour Party officially launched its electoral campaign in Manchester...

‘Are you a woman?’ Prince Philip’s worst racist and sexist gaffes revisited

Published time: 4 May, 2017 15:34 Edited time: 4 May, 2017 22:11 As the Duke...

Absolute Mayhem: Watch British PM struggle to justify nurses on food stamps (VIDEO)

Published time: 30 Apr, 2017 18:28 Politicians the world over are known for their verbal gymnastics...

‘Sufficiently horrifying’: British granny wins PTSD case after witnessing granddaughter’s birth

Published time: 30 Apr, 2017 16:36 There’s no doubt that witnessing the miracle of life can...

Theresa May to ‘send Boris Johnson on foreign trips,’ keeping him away from election...

Published time: 26 Apr, 2017 09:52Edited time: 27 Apr, 2017 08:22 Boris Johnson will play only...

Cyberattacks on British hospitals & universities on the rise – report

State-sponsored and criminal gang hackers are increasingly targeting British hospitals and universities, researchers claim. ...

Jeremy Corbyn Is Britain’s Best Hope

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has suggested the UK could join US military action against the Syrian government without parliamentary approval. Johnson said he and PM...

Labour leads among voters under 40, despite trailing massively overall – Yougov poll

Published time: 26 Apr, 2017 12:42 Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour is the most popular party for younger...

EU Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt is a ‘raving lunatic’ – Nigel Farage

UKIP MEP Nigel Farage has taken to social media to brand EU negotiator Guy Verhofstadt...

Return of guillotine & golf ban: 84yo UKIP candidate’s controversial manifesto sparks outrage

Controversial proposals from a local council candidate in Glasgow, ranging from a return of the...

MPs back Theresa May’s call for snap general election

Published time: 19 Apr, 2017 13:46Edited time: 19 Apr, 2017 13:49 MPs have approved prime minister...

Consequences of ‘barbaric’ vaginal implants see 800 British women take court action

Published time: 18 Apr, 2017 16:01 Over 800 women are taking the makers of a vaginal...

Labour forecast to get snap election battering, yet Corbyn welcomes chance to ‘stand up...

Published time: 18 Apr, 2017 11:14Edited time: 18 Apr, 2017 11:46 The Labour Party reacted with...

At least 11 suffer severe burns as ‘noxious’ substance spills in London bar

Published time: 17 Apr, 2017 07:06Edited time: 17 Apr, 2017 07:13 A suspected noxious substance has...
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Video: Russia, Syria & Iran demand no further US strikes on Syria – foreign...

The US cruise missile attack on Syria was an act of international aggression, Russia, Syria and Iran have stated after a meeting of their...

Britain handed over £14bn in taxpayer cash to developing nations in 2016

Britain is the third largest donor of foreign aid in the world, according to figures...

Doctors trained abroad more likely to face competency probes

A new study has revealed doctors trained overseas are up to 13 times more likely...

Up to 270,000 affected by British lender Wonga’s data breach

Published time: 9 Apr, 2017 20:02 British payday lender Wonga has warned its customers in both...

Increasing number of Brits want to become French to stay in EU

A record number of British people are applying for French passports in order to retain...

Did Theresa May ‘sabotage’ Remain campaign by hiding benefits of immigration?

Prime Minister Theresa May has been accused of sabotaging the Remain campaign in the run...

Remove ‘offensive’ Union Jack charity badges, hospital security guards told

Published time: 6 Apr, 2017 15:53 Hospital security guards who fastened Union Jack badges to their...

Pickup without STIs: Free condom drive to target Tinder, social media

Published time: 6 Apr, 2017 21:24Edited time: 6 Apr, 2017 21:25 New guidelines from the National...

Your thanks are welcomed every time

by Chris Hopkins / April 2nd, 2017 I sat in their chairs like stains on the fabric,measuring a life gone,counting the refresh rate on a...

‘15 minute makeover:’ Spoof exposes shocking reality of elderly care crisis (VIDEO)

Published time: 6 Apr, 2017 16:37 Unison, one of Britain’s biggest trade unions, has kicked off...

Don’t fear robot takeover, says AI pioneer

Humans have nothing to fear from artificial intelligence (AI), a pioneer in the field says, who believes concerns about an apocalyptic world run by...

‘In a trance’: New database to record ‘zombie’ effects of illegal designer drugs

A national database listing the effects of so-called ‘zombie’ drugs has been created for doctors...

Peter Tosh’s Resistance against Racism, Apartheid and Settler-Colonialism

March 21 was the 57th anniversary of the Sharpeville Massacre that was carried out by the South African apartheid regime against protesting Africans in...

Fury over transgender double rapist being relocated to female-only prison

A rapist who underwent a £10,000 NHS surgery to change sex has sparked fury after being relocated to a female prison unit. Jessica Winfield, born...

Skin creams containing paraffin linked to dozens of UK fire deaths – report

Published time: 19 Mar, 2017 18:20 Emollient skin creams which contain paraffin are responsible for dozens...

Three-parent baby could be born this year after new fertility technique gets go-ahead

Published time: 16 Mar, 2017 16:58 Britain’s first three-parent babies could be born this year, after...

What austerity? Taxpayer-funded £369mn Buckingham Palace renovation approved

Funding for the renovation of Buckingham Palace has been approved by MPs, and it will...

Hammond’s Budget ‘out of touch with reality’ for millions – Corbyn

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn accused Tory Chancellor Philip Hammond of setting out a “budget of complacency,” as the upbeat assessment of the UK economy...

Budget predictions: Chancellor to keep purse strings tight in last pre-Brexit financial statement

Chancellor Philip Hammond is expected to keep the strings to the British state purse pretty...

Stephen Hawking to Labour leader Corbyn: Step down, you’re a disaster

Published time: 7 Mar, 2017 10:50 Renowned theoretical physicist and Labour supporter Stephen Hawking has called...

Hammond expected to build up Brexit cushion in budget statement

Published time: 5 Mar, 2017 16:27 The incoming budget statement is expected to announce good news...

Pedophiles face chemical castration in prison to stem growing number of sex offences

Some pedophiles in prisons will be chemically castrated or given behavior-altering medication as part of...

Donald Trump’s Deepest Fraud

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org U.S. President Donald Trump came into office promising to “drain the swamp” of corruption, and to restore the American...

Ground-breaking genetic test may lead to sex-selective abortions

A ground-breaking genetic test that allows women to discover the sex of their baby just...

Tom Regan: The Life of the Animal Rights Party

I first met animal rights philosopher Tom Regan in April of 1985 after he’d given a rousing speech in Philadelphia condemning the University of...

More govt cuts ordered despite UK public services being at ‘tipping point’

Government departments have been ordered to find extra spending cuts from their day-to-day budget in order to save £3.5bn by 2020. David Gauke, the chief...

Is Theresa May’s Brexit strategy about to be derailed by 2nd Scottish #IndyRef?

UK Prime Minister Theresa May fears First Minister Nicola Sturgeon could call for a second...
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Video: The Richie Allen Show On davidicke.com Sunday November 13th

Richie reviews the Sunday papers and looks back at last weeks US election. He also talks about Richard Branson and the privatisation of the...

Jailing parents for female genital mutilation ‘unlikely to benefit the child’ – police

An English police force has come under fire for claiming the prosecution of parents who allow female genital mutilation (FGM) of their children is...

Female bosses ‘more likely to hire gay & lesbian employees’

Published time: 23 Feb, 2017 12:59 Female employers favor gay and lesbian job applicants over heterosexual...

‘I won’t resign’: Corbyn staying put after Copeland by-election fail

Published time: 24 Feb, 2017 17:15 Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is under pressure to resign after...

Twitter bots ‘linked to Russia’ now accused of targeting UKIP in Stoke by-election

Published time: 22 Feb, 2017 16:31 Another day, and more accusations of Russian interference in elections....

UKIP says Britain should slash its foreign aid budget

The UK Independence Party (UKIP) is calling for an 80 percent cut to the foreign...

What a headache! Migraines really could cost you your job, study shows

Almost one in five people who suffer from extreme headaches and migraines have lost a...

UK charity preventing pedophiles from abusing faces closure (RT VIDEO EXCLUSIVE)

Jack Dawson was a teenager when he realized he was attracted to young boys. His...

UK splurges £2bn on cybersecurity while ramping up Russophobia

The British government has shelled out almost £2 billion on bolstering its cyber-defenses while accusing...

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by Chris Hopkins / February 12th, 2017 And there,hung the moon, in a night, black with weight, and my shadow cast like an island. The sign posts said nothing,and...

British bosses fear losing key EU workers when Brexit bites

Over a quarter of British businesses are now worried their European staff will leave once...

‘Sex workers capable of love:’ Dominatrix defends husband from pimp claims after BBC documentary

Charlotte Rose agreed to take part in a BBC 3 sketch called ‘Things Sex Workers...

ISIS-linked hackers attack British health service websites

Hackers linked to Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) have carried out an attack on a series of National Health Service (NHS) websites, exposing serious...

Robots could take 250,000 public sector jobs by 2030, think tank warns

Robots could soon replace up to 90 percent of the British government’s administrative staff, sparking...

Donald Trump ‘has been good for the UK economy,’ says Bank of England

Britain’s economy is benefitting from greater confidence in US financial markets following the election of...

Robots with ‘cultural awareness’ could soon be looking after your granny

Humanoid robots programmed to be culturally aware and have a good bedside manner could help solve the crisis in care services for the elderly,...

The British Government Has Colluded with Monsanto and Should Be Held Accountable in the...

“The British Government has colluded with Monsanto and should be held accountable in the International Criminal Court in The Hague for crimes against humanity...

Down the Rabbit-Hole to Trump’s Victory

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org There are several key reasons why Donald Trump won, such as that he achieved a 1,405,004 nationwide popular-vote victory in...

British govt spies on its citizens' health records to catch illegal immigrants – report

Thousands of National Health Service (NHS) patients have had their data accessed by the Home...

EU nurses working in Britain could pose public health risk, warns watchdog

Britain’s nursing regulator has warned the government that a lack of checks on foreign nurses working in UK hospitals could be putting public health...

Millions face dire consequences of rundown of Britain’s National Health Service

Millions face dire consequences of rundown of Britain’s National Health Service By Robert Stevens Prime Minister Theresa May and Conservative ministers have spent the last week denying...

Britain’s first pregnant man says he has received death threats

The UK’s first pregnant man told British television that he has received death threats from...

Robots could erode the right to privacy, Britons fear

Artificial intelligence could erode privacy, make face-to-face contact a thing of the past, and stop...

Doctor Robot? British hospitals to trial AI helpline managed by ‘chatbots’

Britain’s state-run National Health Service (NHS) may soon direct emergency and advice calls to robot...

Rats & cockroaches infest cash-strapped British hospitals, millions spent on pest control

Hospitals in the UK are infested with vermin including cockroaches and rats, sending National Health...

Britain in 2030: Brexit & robotics herald inequality, mass unemployment – IPPR

Britain faces a decade of low growth in the wake of Brexit with widening income...

Fat, drunk, & lazy: 4 out of 5 Brits are overeating, binge drinking, not...

Four in every five British adults are now “overweight, lazy or drink too much,” risking...

‘Brexit – we’re making a mess of it!’ Mash-up artist ridicules British politicians (VIDEO)

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Govt minister mocked for suggesting oath to British values for all civil servants

Sajid Javid was slammed both online and off for proposing that elected officials, council workers,...

Female genital mutilation ‘parties’ taking place in UK despite ban

Female genital mutilation (FGM) parties are taking place in the UK, where specialist midwives flown...

EXCLUSIVE: Sex workers suffering violence call for greater legalization of the trade (VIDEO)

If there is one thing the Conservative Party has been concerned about since it took...

Female Genital Mutilation 'Parties' in Britain with Nurses Being Flown in to Carry out...

Female Genital Mutilation "parties" are taking place across the UK, a charity has warned. More and more girls in Britain are being...

3-parent babies can now legally be born in Britain

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Hospital where ‘mothers could leave with wrong baby’ is ordered to improve security

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The New York Times Is Nothing More Than Subservient Government Lapdog

On Wednesday, December 14th, the front page of The New York Times featured four news-reports, each of which displays how the employees (editors and...

Human males lost penis bone because sex was too short, researchers say

Male walruses have penis bones up to 2ft long, while those of monkeys are the...

Can test for 3-year-olds predict who’ll end up in jail or on drugs?

Scientists have developed a test for three-year-old children which they claim can determine whether kids...

Unisex: ‘He’ & ‘she’ become gender-neutral ‘ze’ at Oxford University

Oxford University students are being urged to use gender-neutral pronouns such as ‘ze’ rather than ‘he’ or ‘she’ in an attempt to reduce the...

Robot takeover begins? Corporate giant Capita replaces staff with automatons

Outsourcing giant Capita is to sack 2,000 staff and replace them with robots in a...

Man who lost penis to flesh-eating virus sues hospital (GRAPHIC IMAGE)

A man is suing a hospital after losing most of his penis to a flesh-eating...

Britain’s first ‘3-parent baby’ could be born next year

The first British ‘three-parent baby’ could be born as early as next Christmas after the controversial mitochondrial replacement therapy (MRT) was given the green...

Putin & Assad are our friends against terrorism, says new UKIP leader

Newly-elected UKIP leader Paul Nuttall believes Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar Assad...

Queen’s elite Guards regiments are badly short of soldiers – MoD figures

Manpower in some of Britain’s elite Guards regiments, which protect Buckingham Palace, has fallen so dramatically that only a few hundred junior infantrymen can...

Petition to make UK royal family pay for Buckingham Palace repairs gains 62k+ signatures

A petition calling for the British royal family to foot the bill for £369 million...

Uncovered: Fossil Fuel Industry Has Back-Door Access to UN Climate Talks

As countries descend on Marrakech for the negotiations of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), a new infographic by Corporate Accountability...

Tory austerity ‘systematically’ violated rights of disabled Britons – UN

The United Nations has accused Britain’s Conservative government of violating the human rights of disabled...

BBC’s Children Show ‘Just a Girl’ Is About A Transgender Child Taking Hormone Blocking...

The BBC series aimed at children as young a six describe how Ben became Amy by taking hormones to halt puberty. It is...

Get pregnant at work! Sperm slowly released by ‘fertility pump’ strapped to thigh

Women could soon get pregnant while going about their daily routine with the help from...

National Sperm Bank closes down after only 8 donors come forward

Britain is facing a shortage of sperm as the publicly-funded National Sperm Bank initiative is...

British ex-soldier cuts off own toes with pliers to avoid hospital delays

A former soldier cut off two of his gangrene-ridden toes with a pair of tin...

Cameron to publish ‘tell-all’ memoir… but will ex-PM come clean about #PigGate?

Former PM David Cameron says he will publish a ‘tell-all’ autobiography, reflecting on the highs...

Single Men Will Get the Right to Start a Family Under New Definition of...

Under the new terms, heterosexual single men and women, and gay men and  women who want to have children would be given the...

Huge cut in vasectomy operations as men put off fatherhood until later life

The number of vasectomies carried out each year has fallen by almost two-thirds in a...

Public says it prefers Tories, but demands Corbyn’s Labour policies – poll

He might trail in the polls when it comes to his chances of becoming Britain’s...

The skeleton of a bull

by Chris Hopkins / October 9th, 2016 I see,like frost bitten tender growth,blonde flashes,throughout the grey and green,of the spider limbed olive tree.I see the...

Freedom after Brexit? UK may be forced to continue paying billions to greedy EU

Britain may have to continue paying billions of pounds into EU coffers after withdrawal from the European Union, a government official has warned. While the...

Migrants plan strike action to prove contribution to UK

Migrant workers are planning a labor boycott to highlight the role they play in British society in response to growing concerns over post-Brexit racism. Matt...

Proposed Legislation Would Further Weaken Ohio Clean Energy Standards

An Ohio lawmaker says he's no longer pushing to continue a freeze of the state's clean energy and efficiency standards, but legislation...

15yrs into Afghan War, psychologist warns ‘veterans must not become a business’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Mentally wounded military veterans must not come to be viewed as a business opportunity by...

‘Another Aleppo moment’: Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson can’t name foreign leader he admires

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson could not name a foreign leader he admires, when asked during a televised town hall meeting. On Wednesday, Johnson and...

Antibiotic-resistant bugs in British supermarket chicken reach record levels

A food poisoning bug found in three-quarters of British supermarket chicken is showing drastically increased...

Cameron legacy ‘a bit of a tragedy’: Bernie Sanders’ brother Larry who launched MP...

Oxfordshire’s Larry Sanders, who launched a bid to take former British Prime Minister David Cameron’s...

Cheers! Hangover-free alcohol is (almost) here

A new type of synthetic alcohol has been discovered which could allow drinkers to enjoy...

What To Do in a Bleeding Emergency

Knowing how to stop heavy bleeding can literally be a matter of life and death. It can occur within minutes and more than 35 percent...

Indiana fertility doctor used his own sperm 'around 50 times,' papers say

After one woman discovered eight unknown siblings following a commercial DNA test, she investigated and learned that her biological father was her...

4mn-strong petition forces MPs to debate 2nd Brexit referendum

MPs will debate calls for a second referendum on EU membership after a petition calling for a rerun of the vote amassed more than...

Amputee builds himself Lego leg while waiting for prosthetic limb

A diabetic amputee who built himself a Lego leg while waiting for a new prosthetic...

Obese people & smokers to be barred from routine operations in UK – officials

People suffering from obesity and smokers could be denied basic operations across the UK’s National...

War-scarred British military veterans face healthcare ‘postcode lottery’

Armed Forces charity SSAFA says military veterans face a ‘postcode lottery’ in accessing National Health...

Canada’s Green Party and Allegations of Anti-Semitism

Sticks and stone may break my bones, but names will never hurt me — and they may come back to haunt the name-callers. In finding...

Labour will block Brexit, says leadership rival Owen Smith

Labour leadership candidate Owen Smith has vowed to stop the government triggering Article 50 of...

McDonald's Could Be Held Liable for Franchise Wage Theft, Federal Judge Rules

(Photo: Thomas Wanhoff; Edited: LW / TO) A federal judge in California allowed class action wage theft litigation to proceed against McDonald's, on...

Sex workers will suffer ‘disastrous’ outcome of health service cuts, medical experts warn

Sex workers face a greater risk of violence and poor health as a result of...

Sexual health warning in London as syphilis cases rise 163%

An alert about Londoners’ sexual health has been sounded as new figures show five times...

Mother jailed for forcing healthy children into surgery to claim benefits

A mother who forced her healthy children to have surgery so she could claim benefits...

Canceled operations & waiting times a ‘significant burden’ on UK patients – report

National Health Service (NHS) trusts in England canceled an average of 753 operations on the...

‘Drunkorexia’: Brits skipping meals for guilt-free binge drinking

Britons are regularly skipping meals so they can binge on booze without gaining weight, a new study into the nation’s health has revealed. According to...

More transgender men using fertility treatment to get pregnant

Dozens of transitioning women are choosing to freeze their eggs at specialized clinics if they...

Patients test positive for Zika virus in 2 UK cities – reports

Three patients in two Yorkshire hospitals have tested positive for the Zika virus after returning...

Brexit: UK could retain control of migration from EU for up to 7yrs while...

In a major concession from the EU, the UK could be exempted from free-movement rules...

British Doctors Faced With 5,700 Cases Of Female Genital Mutilation In One Year

Health authorities have recorded 5,702 new cases of female genital mutilation in just one year, official figures show, equivalent to more than...

Polls suggest challenger Smith has little chance of removing Labour leader Corbyn

Hours before the deadline to register to vote in Labour’s leadership election, Jeremy Corbyn challenger...

How Britain’s Aristocracy Are Playing the Brexit Thing

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org on July 6th; now updated in this version’s closing paragraphs HISTORICAL PRELIMINARY The European Union, and opposition to Brexit (or...

British demand for sex change procedures booming

Britons seeking gender reassignment treatments have surged in number over the last decade. Referrals to...

Owen who? 2nd Labour leadership challenger to Corbyn is relative unknown

While he may have been in politics for almost 15 years, Owen Smith MP is...

Rise in transgender children puts British primary schools under pressure

UK primary schools are attempting to enforce “trans-inclusive environments and curricula” as the number of...

Cameron: A political obituary… PM leaves a legacy of failure and claims of pig...

As David Cameron ties up the loose ends at 10 Downing Street before his long-serving...

Women on top in Westminster, but a defeat for feminism?

Britain’s two most powerful political parties could soon be led by women, with one, Theresa...

‘Bregret’? Wales changes mind about leaving EU, poll finds

It’s too little, too late, but Welsh voters now back remaining in the European Union,...

Gove outlines his desire not to be PM… during pitch to be PM

He admitted to having “no charisma or glamour,” but Justice Secretary Michael Gove told Britain...

‘You’ve never done a proper job in your lives!’ Farage booed as he mocks...

UKIP leader Nigel Farage has mercilessly trolled the European Parliament before warning them the UK will not be the last country to leave the...

Farage sorry for Brexit ‘bullet’ speech a week after Jo Cox murder (VIDEOS)

UKIP leader Nigel Farage has apologized for his choice of words in a Brexit victory...

Baroness Warsi subjected to Islamophobic abuse after defection from Leave camp

Tory peer Baroness Warsi has been subjected to online Islamophobic abuse since she switched her...

Tax hikes, more austerity: Osborne’s punishing recipe for post-Brexit budget

Chancellor George Osborne has warned he will be forced to slash public spending and ratchet...

Turkey tactic: Block Ankara’s EU accession, Boris & Gove tell Cameron

Senior Tory Brexiteers Boris Johnson and Michael Gove have called on Prime Minister David Cameron...

Brexit battle of the sexes: EU debate dominated by men, but how will women...

Considering they make up a slim majority of the British population, women have been notably...

Vote Leave unveils post-Brexit ‘roadmap’ as Remain camp warns of ‘decades of uncertainty’

Pro-Brexit Vote Leave has unveiled a blueprint for the UK to “take back control” if...

Scaremonger Alert! Brexit would trigger tax hikes, spending cuts: Osborne

British Finance Minister George Osborne has warned that Brexit would trigger tax hikes and spending cuts across the UK. Osborne, who is campaigning for Britain...

Jeremy Corbyn urges Labour to back ‘Remain’, despite own EU doubts

Jeremy Corbyn has urged the “whole Labour movement” to back the drive for the UK to stay in the EU, in a bid to...

Downing Street vetoes ‘Boris Johnson in Nigel Farage’s pocket’ anti-Brexit poster

Pro-EU campaign “Britain Stronger in Europe” had reportedly planned to release a poster showing Brexiteer...

400 cases of female genital mutilation recorded in the UK every month

More than 1,200 cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) have been recorded in England over...

Women face "mass sex attacks" by migrants if no Brexit – Farage

UKIP leader Nigel Farage said women could be at risk of “mass sex attacks” by...

UKIP MEP fails English test with Twitter gaffe, internet goes crazy

UKIP MEP David Coburn has been ridiculed on social media after his tweet stressing the...

Eat Too Little Salt?

It has long been held that a diet high in salt is dangerous to the heart, raising the risk of heart attack and stroke. But,...

Leave campaign says UK at risk from Turkish criminals if it remains in EU

The UK will be at risk from Turkish criminals, while the health service will be...

‘The Thick Of It’ Jeremy Hunt remix will brighten up your weekend

British Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt got a grilling by veteran news presenter Jon Snow this...

Government capitulation on TTIP driven by unlikely Tory-Labour alliance

An unlikely alliance of Labour and Tory Euroskeptic MPs has forced the government to bow...

Can the Greens Deliver at Last?

Natalie Bennett recently announced she will not be standing for re-election as leader of Britain’s Green Party. I’m pleased about that. She should have...

Psychiatric patients encouraged to vote in Brexit referendum

UK trusts and charities have launched initiatives to encourage mental health patients and people with...

WWII vets rally behind EU, as Cameron warns Brexit risks war in Europe

Veterans of the Second World War have called on the British public to vote to...

Patients' private data more secure with Google than with UK hospitals, AI developer says

Google DeepMind's cofounder Mustafa Suleyman has lauded the data-sharing deal with the NHS to create...

How Limiting Access to Birth Control and Abortions Hurts the Economy

Our nation's economic health and reproductive health are linked. (Photo: UCI UC Irvine) Reproductive health isn't just about abortions, despite all the attention...

TTIP Leaked Documents Show Obama Demands

Killing Paris Accord Against Climate Change Eric Zuesse "248 pages of leaked Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiating texts” show that the American negotiating position, as...

Poor Scottish men die young due to cheap red meat diet, study shows

Men living in some of Glasgow’s poorest areas are dying 30 years early due to their consumption of cheap red meat, according to new...

Striking junior doctors reject ‘liar’ Hunt’s ‘scaremongering’, say world-class care continues

Junior doctors are taking all-out strike action for the first time in the history of...

Project Fantasy or Project Fear? EU Referendum campaign officially begins

Britain’s EU referendum campaign officially kicked off on Friday, with both sides warning of the...

Thousands to descend on London to demand David Cameron’s resignation

Thousands from across the UK are expected to gather in central London Saturday in protest...

British Conservative Breaks Ranks, Opposes TTIP

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org It’s as if, say, during the Republican Administration of U.S. President George Herbert Walker Bush, the person who had...

Fat or thin, you’re on your own: Britain is failing the obese & people...

Dangerously overweight and underweight people are being let down in Britain, as the glut of...

Wanted: Pedophiles for chemical castration trial

Swedish scientists are using a British crowdfunding website to raise money for a controversial chemical...

£35k in fake banknotes burned outside Home Office in deportations protest

Activists burned £35,000 in fake banknotes outside Britain’s Home Office in protest at new immigration...

Publisher McGraw-Hill Discontinues Textbook With Map of Palestine

The McGraw-Hill Publishing headquarters in New York City. (Photo: Mike Steele; Edited: LW/ TO) In March 2016, executives at the McGraw-Hill textbook publishing...

12,000 English children hospitalized in suicide attempts, self-harm

More than 12,000 under-16s were admitted to hospitals in England for self-harming in 2014/15 – a 76 percent rise on 2009/10 figures. The disturbing figures...

The world’s first ‘healthy towns’ to be unveiled in the U.K

Britain's National Health Service (NHS) has recently launched an ambitious-sounding initiative to build ten new housing developments designed to facilitate healthy lifestyles with the...

UK Junior doctors dispute at a crossroads

Via WSWS. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. Statement by NHS Fightback The UK junior doctors’ dispute has entered a...

Petition to ban 'dangerous' Cameron from re-entering UK receives over 23k signatures

More than 23,000 people have signed a petition to stop British Prime Minister David Cameron...

UK funding Ethiopian spies who snatched Londoner & put him on death row

The British Government is funding the training of Ethiopia’s intelligence services, responsible for the incarceration...

Spring budget: RT looks at the winners & losers

Chancellor George Osborne will unveil his latest Budget for the UK on Wednesday, and with...

Deporting migrants who earn less than £35k is ‘crude’ & ‘ludicrous’ – MPs

Plans to deport skilled migrant workers from Britain who earn less than £35,000 per year...

5,000 procedures canceled as junior doctors launch 48-hour strike

Thousands of medical procedures across England have been rescheduled as a result of a two-day...

Been There, Done That: The US Way of War as a Do-Over

A US military convoy drives through Najaf, Iraq, on March 7, 2010. (Photo: Omar Chatriwala) With General John Campbell's tour of duty in...

Poor mental health care in England is “ruining lives,” report finds

Via WSWS. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. Dennis Moore Mental health care in England is now so poor and...

7 reasons to feel defiant on International Women’s Day

(RT) - Women fought mercilessly for property rights, voting rights, legal rights, and the right...

‘Corporate power grab:’ Govt’s refusal to release TTIP documents sparks outrage

The government’s refusal to publish sensitive information that could reveal the negative impact TTIP might have on Britain’s health service has been condemned by...

Blind woman fitted with ‘bionic eye’ sees for first time in 6yrs

A British mother of three who was given a revolutionary ‘bionic eye’ has spoken of her delight at regaining her vision for the first...

‘Legal tightrope’: N. Irish medics fear life imprisonment over abortion advice

Medics in Northern Ireland are anxious they could face imprisonment for offering advice to women who are seeking an abortion, healthcare leaders have warned. Doctors...

Drink to good health? Alcohol-related hospital admissions up 50%

Alcohol-linked emergency hospital admissions have risen by over 50 percent in under a decade, according to a new study, with the rate of people...

Britain’s controversial extremism tip-off hotline fails to engage Muslim community — report

Britain bet on a key anti-radicalization program, intended to encourage members of the Muslim community to tip off authorities, to help it deal with...

British Medical Association calls off UK junior doctors strikes

By Robert Stevens  On Monday evening, the British Medical Association (BMA) called off yesterday’s planned 24-hour strike of 40,000 trainee junior doctors in England, to resume...

UK: Junior doctors vote to strike

By Barry Mason The British Medical Association (BMA) announced the result of its ballot of junior doctors on Thursday. The doctors voted overwhelmingly to strike in...

37,000 beds in British care homes cut by 2020 — report

Nearly 1,500 of Britain’s care homes will close by 2020 because of the financial crisis facing the sector, a new report predicts. The National Health...

Human Rights Act abolition would shield soldiers from abuse claims

Abolition of the Human Rights Act will grant military personnel greater protection from legal claims against them for violating human rights overseas, according to...

Britain: Government’s general practitioner surgeries plan paves way for further privatisation

By Ben Trent The Conservative government is pushing ahead with plans to keep general practitioner (GP) surgeries open seven days a week between 8 a.m. and...
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Video: Gaddafi son speaks from jail: solitary confinement, windowless cell, abuses & violations

Human Rights Watch has revealed they were allowed access to Saadi Gaddafi, the jailed son of deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. He's been in...

TTIP: The Aristocracy Aren’t Satisfied; They Demand More

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org A new analysis of the Obama-proposed TTIP ‘trade’ treaty, which the U.S. would have with Europe, finds that it...

Another Way Obama’s ‘Trade’ Deals Help International Corporations Privatize Government

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Recently, the issue was raised regarding the profits that would flow to international corporations by Obama’s proposed trade-deals encouraging...

Tories want to charge £4,000 for Freedom of Information requests

Conservative Party plans to crack down on Freedom of Information (FoI) rights could see charges of up to £4,000 levied on those gathering data...

New Report on Secretive EU Trade Deals Highlights Corrupt Agenda for Mass Privatisation  

Public services in the EU are under threat from transatlantic trade agreements that could endanger citizens’ rights to basic services like water, health, and...

Britain Ruled by Political System Built on Dishonesty, Disinformation, and Duplicity

The Tory party conference is underway after their unexpected outright win on May 7th. As usual, success always brings out the worst in right-wing...

British patients being denied drugs because of high prices

Cancer patients in the UK are being denied drugs because of unnecessarily exorbitant prices. Patients in the UK have been told "the NHS will not...

‘UK National Health Service on brink of collapse’

Britain’s former health minister warns the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) will crash, unless instant cash is injected into the healthcare system. Norman Lamb says...

Consumer culture ‘feeding’ body image anxiety, BDD sufferer tells RT

Consumerism could be crippling the mentally ill, RT’s William Njobvu finds, as one Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) sufferer reveals she turned suicidal as a...

Is 200 years of Tory corruption about to come to an end?

RINF Alternative News It's no secret that UK politics has always been a hotbed of sleaze. From its earliest days, the political scene has been...

Corbyn and challenges to political power

Noam Chomsky and other serious critics on the left often have to contend with dismissals from opponents (including most in our political and media...

Probe ordered after HIV clinic in London reveals patients’ identities

The UK’s health secretary has ordered a probe into breach of the privacy of hundreds of HIV patients whose confidential details were leaked by...

UK psychologists campaign against cuts and social inequality

By Ross Mitchell In August, British psychologists organised a five-day “Walk the Talk” march, to protest against budget cuts and social inequality and the effects they...

Sexual health clinic accidentally publishes HIV status of 800 patients

A sexual health clinic in London has accidentally disclosed the HIV positive status of nearly 800 patients, it has emerged. Europe’s busiest sexual health clinic,...

‘Without Britain there’s no EU,’ says Finnish finance minister

Finland’s Finance Minister Alex Stubb has backed the British government’s agenda of reforming the UK’s relationship with Europe, calling the Conservative Party’s demands deliverable...

Mentally ill children locked in police cells due to hospital bed shortage

Three mentally ill children a week are locked up in police cells in Britain due to a lack of hospital beds amid government cuts...

Healthy 75yo UK woman dies in Swiss euthanasia clinic to avoid ‘becoming a burden’

A healthy former nurse has killed herself at a Swiss euthanasia clinic because she feared developing a terminal illness and being unable to take...

This outstanding response to the MP’s pay rise is food for thought

Via Laura Land Dear Jeremy Hunt ‪#‎iminworkjeremy‬ Do you remember the story about the patient who went to hospital on Friday night and didn't get seen by...
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Video: Lapavitsas Calls for Exit as the Only Strategy for Greek People

In an intense speech in Athens, Costas Lapavitsas says the Syriza plan was to achieve radical change within the Eurozone - and that's impossible. Via...

13 holes in government & media account of 2005 London Bombings

Litany of media, police & judicial failures: 10th anniversary of 7/7 London Bombings Lies & betrayal of victims' families: 10th anniversary of 7/7 London...

Terminally ill benefit claimants asked when they are expected to die

The terminally ill claiming state benefits in Britain are being asked their expected time of death, according to the elected chairman of the work...

UK: Another £22 billion in “savings efficiencies” in National Health Service

Via WSWS. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. By Ajanta Silva One of the Conservative government’s first official announcements after coming...

British Government Push GPs to Open 7 Days a Week

The UK government is hoping to negotiate a new deal with GPs if they agree to open for seven days. Problems surrounding waiting times for...

Experts warn British govt. against further cuts to social care

A further £1bn in cuts to social care will hit thousands of Britons, experts say. Over £1bn worth of funding will be taken from social...

Crisis envelops UK Labour leadership contest

By Paul Mitchell (WSWS) - Labour Party leader Ed Miliband resigned last week following the party’s rout in the May 7 general election, but a crisis...

UK nurses to go on strike

Britain’s Conservative government is on a collision course with NHS nurses who are threatening to go on strike if their wages are cut. The Royal...

UK kids turn obese at younger ages

British children are becoming obese at younger ages, according to a major study. The study by University College London (UCL) warned on Wednesday that the...

Britons protest against Tories’ austerity cuts

Hundreds of Britons have staged anti-austerity protests against the new Conservative government’s planned cuts to public spending. Some 1,000 people marched in the central city...

UK legal migrants ‘too scared to seek medical help’

A charity group says migrants who are in possession of proper documents are still afraid of arrest and thus avoid seeking vital medical care. Doctors...

‘We Will Not Surrender Our Voices’: British Teens Lead Thousands-Strong Protest Against Austerity

'We want an end to austerity. An end to the poor getting poorer and the rich getting richer.' Sarah Lazare (Common Dreams) - A spirited protest...

Hypocritical Tory MP Under Fire For Betraying Voters

(RINF) - Another Tory MP is facing criticism for betraying voters in Stevenage, UK. As part of his election promise in 2010, conservative MP Stephen McPartland guaranteed...
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£30bn black hole in Tory spending plans, tax think tank reveals

Chancellor George Osborne is facing a £30 billion black hole in his budgetary plans if he is to honor the Conservative Party’s general election...

When is a democracy not a democracy? When it’s in Britain

SHAUN LAWSON Imagine a country where the views of well over half of the electorate are discounted and treated as an irrelevance. Imagine a government...

UK party leaders’ debate: Pro-business parties discuss how best to impose austerity

Chris Marsden Seven-and-a-half million people tuned into ITV’s UK party leaders’ debate Thursday night. Though a highly regulated and stage-managed affair, the debate served to underscore...

A Former Chief on How We Can Turn Back the Tide of Militarization

Police in America belong to the people–not the other way around. Former Seattle police Chief Norm Stamper on how we can turn war zone...

Rising Global Inequality and the Reign of Corporate Empire

Steven MacMillan Today’s world is increasingly becoming dominated by private special interests and multinational corporations who usurp political systems around the world, creating vast wealth...

Comprehensive Trade And Economic Agreement And The Transatlantic Trade And Investment Partnership: Don’t Let...

Colin Todhunter As part of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), there are plans to enshrine massive powers for corporations that will allow them to challenge...

A brief history of the TTIP: Stop this corporate plunder

Colin Todhunter RINF Alternative News The corporate jargon surrounding the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal is about ‘protecting’ investment’, reducing ‘unnecessary’ barriers and ‘harmonising’...

Tens of thousands march in London against low wages

Paul Mitchell Around 80,000 overwhelmingly public sector workers took part in a “Britain needs a pay rise” march and rally in London on Saturday organised...

The Tories Don’t Understand Human Rights

We have human rights because we are human, not because we are British. Forced to abandon NHS bashing for the sake of the election, David...

UK poor priced out of healthy diet – report

Healthy eating could trim your wallet as well as your waistline due to a spike in UK food prices, according to a study by...

Scrapping human rights law is an act of displaced fury

The Tory plan to break with the European court is all about blunting Ukip’s bayonets — channelling rage that should be aimed elsewhere Jonathan Freedland It’s...

British Health Workers Urged To Take Strike Action

Annette Mackin Britain’s biggest health union today named Monday 13 October as the day for England’s first NHS strike over pay in 32 years. Unison health...

Scottish Independence: British Establishment In Full Throttle Panic Mode

Deirdre Fulton With less than 48 hours before historic vote, pro-independence leader calls promise of extra powers a "last minute desperate offer of nothing" With less...

Scottish Independence: Establishment Resorts To Scaremongering

Established power hates uncertainty, especially any threat to its grip on the political, economic and financial levers that control society. And so it is...

19% Rise In UK Citizens Being Hospitalized For Malnutrition

Rising levels of food poverty have led to malnutrition becoming more common in the UK, experts say. The public health problem is responsible for...

UK PM lobbied to ramp up military spending amid deep public spending cuts

Prime Minister David Cameron should pledge to increase state spending on Britain’s armed forces for a full five years, according to a pressure group...

Protection for whistleblowers: day of action

The Whistler, a fellowship alliance that brings together Compassion in Care, Cure the NHS, the Courage Foundation and the Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ)...

Cancer drug row puts greed before need

The row over drugs pricing this week may have wiped six months off the lives of 1,500 women. Kadcyla, a drug to treat an aggressive...

Full scale of Gaza attack is revealed as families return home

Adam Cochrane A 72-hour ceasefire began at midnight on Monday of this week, but the death toll from Israel’s brutal assault on Gaza now exceeds...

150,000 protest in London against Israel’s siege of Gaza

Paul Bond Saturday saw the largest British demonstration to date against the Israeli military siege of Gaza. People from all over Britain joined the march...

UK hospital accused of selling body parts for booze

A leading cancer hospital is to be investigated following allegations that one of its staff members exchanged human body samples for whisky and cash. The...

British PM Cameron Enabling Wall Street’s Takeover of National Health Service

The U.K.’s cherished public health service is in danger of being sold off to private corporations via a trade deal that would create a...

For U.K. youth, disappointment means demonstration

Kate Aronoff On Monday, I wrote about how a disappointing Obama administration may not necessarily turn post-millennials into archconservatives. While we may have to wait a few...

War criminal Tony Blair has made a lucrative career from mass murder

A decade after launching the war that killed a million Iraqis, Tony Blair is still busy helping out dictators and making himself richer, writes...

New disability payments system responsible for deaths in Britain

Dennis Moore A new disability benefit, Personal Independence Payments (PIP), brought in by the UK government to replace Disability Living Allowance (DLA), has resulted in...

Why isn’t Labour offering an alternative to Tory austerity?

Workers are furious with the Tories, but Ed Miliband’s Labour Party seems determined not to offer anything better. Tomas Tengely Evans looks at why...

£40 billion in UK local authority cuts by 2020

Margot Miller and Robert Stevens The loss and destruction of many local government services in the UK is to escalate over the next six years....

UK unions propose one-day protest strike over pay

Tony Robson Trade unions representing over a million British local government workers have completed balloting their membership for a proposed one-day national strike on July...

REVEALED: Edwina Currie approved Jimmy Savile’s role at hospitals

Jimmy Savile was given “free run” in hospitals to turn up day or night, which allowed him to assault patients. And his senior role at...

What Would Happen If a Thug WITHOUT a Badge Threw a Grenade on Top...

What if you woke up at 3 am to realize that you were the victim of a violent home invasion? What if your baby was screaming in agony but you had a boot on the back of your neck and couldn't help him? What if the invaders were cops?

Desperate bosses try new bribe at Care UK

Raymie Kiernan Care UK workers are preparing to resume their battle against a savage attack on their pay and conditions. The Unison union members have struck...

Thousands of vulnerable children and adults still at risk of abuse and torture

RINF Alternative News In 2011, the National Health Service faced a scandal when rampant patient abuse at the Winterbourne View private hospital was brought to...

SWAT team critically burn toddler with flashbang grenade

A toddler is in a medically induced coma after a SWAT team raided the family’s home and threw a flashbang grenade into his crib,...

Local government pay ballot could boost united walkouts

Annette Mackin The possibility of more than a million workers striking together in July has moved a step closer. The GMB union announced on Friday of...

Globalist Institute Schedules Child’s Sex Change Despite Parent’s Objection

Britain’s National Health Service and the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust clinic will allow a 16 year old girl to change her sex...