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LIB DEM PRESSURE ON TORIES TO WITHDRAW NHS PRIVATISATION PLANS

This article is by SLF Co-Chair Gareth Epps *Update, 13.30 25/02/2013* Andrew George MP has a letter in the Guardian regarding this matter Good news for Liberal Democrats wanting to see some opposition to the secondary legislation introduced on the

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Liberal Democrat Conference does not support the Health and Social Care Bill

“The Social Liberal Forum welcomes the vote by the Liberal Democrat conference not to support Andrew Lansley’s Health and Social Care Bill. It is a poorly-conceived, muddled mess that exposes patients to increased risk and lands frontline health professionals with

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Evan Harris reacts to the NHS vote at Spring Conference 2012

Responding to the vote (by 314 to 270) of the Liberal Democrat Conference to reject a call from Shirley Williams to support the Health and Social Care , Dr Evan Harris – who proposed the deletion of the lines which

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Liberal Democrats should continue to debate whether to support the Health and Social Care Bill

Despite the welcome and significant changes to the Health & Social Care Bill that Lib Dem parliamentarians have secured, there remain serious concerns both within the party, Parliament and the medical profession about the impact and timing of the reforms. As

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Lord Smith of Clifton writes: trends and tendencies in contemporary UK politics and the future of the Lib Dems

(Preamble: Trevor Smith joined the Liberal Party in 1955 when it had five MPs; he fears he may die with the LibDems having the same number!) The Lib Dems are in a very serious state, possibly facing meltdown of the

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Better a localist NHS than a nationalist one

Yesterday, Health Secretary Andy Burnham wrote an article for the Guardian aiming to set out the clear blue water between Labour and the Conservatives on the National Health Service. In doing so, he inadvertantly demonstrated quite how vapid Labour’s vision

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We love the NHS

The debate in the us about healthcare seems to be getting increasingly insane, with Obama being compared to Hitler, Sarah Palin spreading lies about “death panels” and assorted nonsense. A repeat of the debate in the early 1990s when the

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