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Blog Posts with the Tag "public services"
In last week’s newspaper, I defended one of the recent investment decisions of the “Devon and Cornwall” Police Force. It related to the erection of two flagpoles at the Bodmin offices, one of which will fly the flag of St Piran, and I very much stand by what I wrote. But before the article was even published, it was announced that the failed attempt to merge the local constabulary with that of Dorset had cost a quarter of a million pounds.
Published: 2nd February 2019
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On 5th July 1948, the Health Secretary Aneurin Bevan launched the National Health Service at Manchester’s Park Hospital.
Published: 7th July 2018
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Last winter, the Royal College of Emergency Medicine publicised its concerns that “emergency care in the NHS” was at “crisis point.” At the same time, the Chief Executive of the British Red Cross claimed that the NHS was facing a “humanitarian crisis.”
Published: 21st January 2018
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The Chancellor of the Exchequer’s latest budget has been slammed by a very diverse range of bodies and individuals.
Published: 5th December 2017
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My article in this week’s Cornish Guardian unsurprisingly covers the latest news about the parliamentary boundary review and the proposed police merger.
Published: 15th September 2017
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My article in this coming week’s Cornish Guardian will focus on the new Police and Crime Plan and the threat to Police Community Support Officers in areas such as Clay Country.
Published: 5th February 2017
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"From my perspective, I share the view expressed in the editorial in last week’s Cornish Guardian, that a political consensus is needed to safeguard the NHS and to properly fund social care."
Published: 22nd January 2017
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Doctor Joseph Toms BSc. MBBS will be one of the guest speakers at the Mebyon Kernow National Conference taking place in the Cornwall Council Chamber at Lys Kernow (County Hall).
Published: 4th November 2016
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When I am on holiday, my mind works in a different way. Consequently, a recent week in Stratford upon Avon made me think of a different slant on current issues. I came to the conclusion that the “Leave” campaign is the Trojan Horse of the extreme Right.
Published: 31st May 2016
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"I believe it is an important document. It clearly sets out how the devolution of significant political powers to Cornwall, and bringing the majority of the public sector under local democratic control, would be good for our local communities."
Published: 5th April 2016
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