Tory donors benefit from contract awarded by Minister

I have been busy trying to do an assignment for a postgraduate module.  But this article, struck me as to why we need to bring an number of services back into  Public ownership.  The only people who have benefited from privatisation of services, from buses, railways, social services and the NHS under Labour and Tories, are business people.  There are no benefits for those in need, there is no ‘trickle-down effect.  These people make money out of the tax-payer and politicians are happy about this, because they benefit as well.

Tory donors benefit from Government contracts.

More Details on the Green Deal and ECO | Ebico’s Blog

An interesting article about the UK’s new deal.  As usual, it is not good news, interest rates for ‘green deal’ loans as much as 7.5%.  How will people on low incomes and suffering from fuel poverty be able to afford these loans at these rates?

More Details on the Green Deal and ECO | Ebico’s Blog.

Blair, Olympic deals and why another world is possible by John Pilger

I for one will not be wasting any time watching this monstrous abuse of the Olympic ideal.  This article gives some idea why it is an affront to deficiency.

Blair, Olympic deals and why another world is possible by John Pilger.

Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math | Politics News | Rolling Stone

A couple of articles which have cropped up recently.  Firstly one from the Rolling Stone magazine about the seriousness of Global Warming and the failure of our inept politicians.  The other article is an article in response to a very flawed report arguing against regulations and product energy efficiency standards.

Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math | Politics News | Rolling Stone.

Overriding Common Sense: An Attack on Energy Efficiency Standards. 

High ambitions for high rise sustainable living | green alliance blog

The link below is a blog from the Green Alliance and a project to involve residents in living sustainably.  I think this blog will go some way to debunk the notion of some white middle-class environmentalists, that people who live in council/social housing do not care about sustainable living.  Maybe, environmental groups in Manchester will endeavour to involve more people from council/social housing in their work?

High ambitions for high rise sustainable living | green alliance blog.

A blog from someone who like many right-minded people have fought against the privatisation of the NHS.

MUCK

What the heck is this? I’ve been trying and failing to stop the government from privatising the National Health Service for years, and now a private healthcare company has contacted me about a job!

The email from Care UK says they are “seeking a Media Relations Executive for our Head Office based in Colchester and your skills and experience appear to be a good match.” Huh? They are offering a “competitive salary, 25 days holiday and corporate discounts.”

Here’s what I have replied:

Dear Laura,

Thank you for your unexpected email about the Media Relations Executive job with Care UK. I am very interested. Since Care UK is possibly the leading private healthcare company making inroads into the NHS, I would relish the opportunity to publicise what it does – indeed, this is precisely what I was trying to do in my previous job as information officer for Keep Our…

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The Obama Deception HQ Full length version – YouTube

This video about Obama’s failed promises, also reflects what is wrong with politics in the UK.  Though the second half of this video does lurch into the absurd, especially the denial of climate change.  Labour, Conservatives and Liberal-Democrats are no different, we need a new type of politics.    This is what the Green Party is about and campaigning for.

The Obama Deception HQ Full length version – YouTube.