Daily Archives: July 1, 2015

Iain Duncan Smith among 19 MPs to have official credit card suspended

“Iain Duncan Smith had his official credit card suspended after running up more than £1,000 in expenses debts, it can be revealed. The work and pensions secretary was among 19 MPs subject to action by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority … Continue reading

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Bill cools market?‏

“Shocking results are emerging from the government’s attempts to use the market to organise patient care. Services are going out to tender despite the damaging consequences for the NHS, its patients and its staff. Today, Caroline Lucas MP is presenting a Bill … Continue reading

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Nicky Morgan mocked after claiming homophobia could be sign of extremism

“Morgan, who herself voted against gay marriage in 2013, refused to say whether it would be ‘extremist’ to call gay people ‘evil’.She said: “It could trigger a thought [in a teacher]. “It would depend very much on the context in … Continue reading

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Green MP tables NHS Bill Wednesday 1 July 2015

NHS Bill back before Parliament Green MP to table NHS Bill “Parliament will be handed a further chance to save the NHS from massive break-up and eventual collapse today (Wednesday 1 July) as the NHS Bill is laid before it … Continue reading

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National Audit Office finds just 31% of public contracts by private firms are being properly scrutinised by government amid calls for more ‘open-book accounting

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/jul/01/whitehall-access-outsourcing-contracts-two-thirds  Now THERE’S a surprise! 18 August 2014 Secret government contracts stop citizens knowing if outsourcing works http://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2014/aug/18/secret-government-contracts-outsourcing-transparency Thanks to NLAT for the link.

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Stop TTIP 2015 – Look Out For “The Giant Pencil” Travelling UK In July

Stop TTIP in 2015 A Giant Pencil is travelling through Europe, as part of a stunt to add more signatures to the already 2 million strong European Citizens Initiative to Stop TTIP. KONPers can you help by booking it in … Continue reading

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