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All the free prescriptions vote grabber has done is fund the trade in illegal prescription drug trade. In 2014 the NHS bill for opiate based painkillers in Cardiff was four times that of London. Remember that the population of London is just about 10 million which is almost 7 million more than in the whole of Wales.
The Welsh Gov has been an epic fail and what they have done to the NHS is a disgrace. Jobs for mates on exec boards terminally stupid decisions on Health Board locations made by Edwina Hart and millions wasted on layer upon layer of unnecessary management and duplicated back office jobs.
Everybody who the useless WG consulted on the changes to the Health Board told them that a single North Wales Board would not work but ignoring expert opinion Edwina knew best. And to add insult to injury they named the calamitous Health Board after a Liverpudlian brothel keeper who died of syphilis.
It was a brilliant performance, my daughter was running around screaming with joy as Victoria went to Bishop Heber High School like her. I had half hour of Heber Rocks! Heber Rules! and Heber! Heber!
North Wales along with the rest of Wales is in receipt of European Structual Funds (ESF). This is given to areas in the EU that are recognised as being areas of poverty. In Wales’ case the country is spilt down the middle with West Wales receiving 2/3 more than East Wales, this is because there is more employment (or was) in the East due to the higher level of industries found on the England Wales boarder.
Some of the funding is managed by the voluntary sector by the Wales Council of Volunteer Actiom (WCVA) This has been used for trying to improve the employability skills of disadvantaged people. The aims are good by like the road to hell its paved with good intentions.
Firstly after a decade or more of Labour dominated Welsh Gov they should hang their collective heads in shame that Wales is in receipt of funding due to poverty.
Secondly the fund is very badly administrated, the programs are poorly designed, they take far too long to implement and have a habit like all the other WG anti-poverty measure of only helping the people they employ rather than the people they are meant to help.
Thirdly like other EU funding the rules and regs are over complicated and contradictory. For example, one project tender application required a organisation to set out how they would met environmental targets. If these were not robust they would not be awarded funding. However once in receipt of funding they had to keep all evidence in hard copy for at least 20 years due to the long delay in projects being audited by EU. These projects generate enough paper to decimate the New Forest and then some.
Fourthly the fund has been delivered over a set period usually 7 years, with an 18-24 month delay as the next round of funding is negotiated. This means that staff on the projects who have come to grips with the rules and regs of running an ESF project will be disbursed to other employment and every new funding cycle they have to start again with new staff who have to spend limited time learning the ins and outs of the overly complicated systems.
So yes North Wales does receive funding but it comes with strings and has not produced the long term benefits it was designed to do.
For some reason it was decided some time back that naming the prison after the place would upset the locals. I’m more upset that those in charge of such things think local people are so shallow as to be upset by such things! It is interesting to note that a survey of Drs leaving medical school and looking for placements stated that they avoided hospitals whose name didn’t tell them where they were.
Now obviously a prisoner being sentenced doesn’t get the choice of where they will be cooling heels at Her Majesty’s pleasure, but in the interests of making it clearer for relatives and visitors they should just name the prison after the damn place!
In 2014 Ian Lucas voted for bombing in Iraq as
“IS is a barbarous and ruthless enemy inflicting terror on the people of the region, as well as on innocent aid workers, journalists and others from outside the region. As you will know, a British citizen has already been murdered and there is no sign whatsoever that IS will respond to negotiation. The aim of military action must be to support the democratically elected Government of Iraq in building a non-sectarian society, an aim opposed vehemently by IS which is determined to inflict a barbarous regime on the country, restricting the human rights of the people of Iraq.”
I guess Ian Lucas doesn’t feel the people of Syria deserve the same protection as that which he voted to give the people of Iraq.
Reel your neck in Benjamin, as you say this is a democracy and I have every right to have an opinion, shocking though it must be to you that a woman dares to have one.
In my opinion many Labour MPs in marginal seats were too scared to vote for action with the threat of deselection hanging over their heads voiced loudly by both Livingston and Momentum Corbyn’s enforcement squad.
I suspect after halving his majority at the last election and becoming a marginal seat he is far more worried about Corbyn and the Communist Corbynites deselecting him, than the murderous death cult and their campaign to wipe democracy from the world.
Local MP Ian Lucas is listening to correspondence and is undecided on how he will vote on Wednesday http://www.wrexham.com/news/ian-lucas-mp-undecided-on-syria-vote-104057.html
There’s a surprise that man is a weather vane, he gets parachuted into a safe seat by Blair, then when he wasn’t advanced enough he put his name to the letter calling for Blair to stand down, then when Brown didn’t advance him he put his name to a letter calling for Brown to change the 10p tax or step down. If I was his colleague or boss I wouldn’t turn my back on him for a second.
I’m quoting from The Gaurdian and The Independant the two top left wing supporting broadsheets in Britain (it has a capital because it is a proper noun). And tell me this, if Stop the War really is an anti war group, and not a collection of disaffected Antisemitic, homophobic terror supporting Stalinists why didn’t it come out publically when Russia invaded the sovereign nation of the Ukraine and condemn this act of violence? Why hasn’t it protested outside the Russian embassy, they are currently bombing both the terror group Isis and the opponents of Assad. They haven’t because the leadership of Stop the War are worshipping old fashion communists who think that Stalin (who murdered more than Hitler) had the right idea.
Why have they never condemned the 1000s of terror acts perpetrated by Hamas and Hezbollah? Because their leaders are a group of extremists who support and desire the obliteration of democracy, freedom of speech and equality. You call me hate filled yet I am not the person supporting a group who refuse to condemn the murder of men because they are gay, who refuse to condemn the murder of women because they are no longer sexually useful, and who blame the victims of terror for the actions of the terrorists, you on the other hand patently do support both Stop the War and the vileness for which they stand. As I said before anyone who thinks that it’s ok to throw men off towers because they are gay, is worthless and their opinion of even less worth.
I had to let it out! I’m so sick of these right on types quoting from a group who has advocated and called for the nurder of British soldiers, blamed the people of London and Paris for the terrorist attacks, who when they march chant ‘Hamas Hamas all Jews go to gas’ and who refuse to condem Hamas and other terrorist groups for throwing young gay men off towers. Last week a mass grave of woman murdered by Isis was found, they had been slaughtered because they were no longer ‘sexually useful’ to their slave masters, no condemnation from Stop the War. If you support Stop the War coalition, either you are as big a hate filled racist death worshipping nutter as they are or you are very very dumb, either way you are not a person whose opinion is worth anything.
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