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  • udea (Photo by Mika Baumeister on Unsplash)
    Article: Jan 16, 2021

    Only a few weeks ago the government was lauding the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) for its speedy approval of covid vaccines. World leading they were described as!

    It makes it even harder to understand therefore to understand why the government has been pushing the use of 30-minute lateral flow tests to allow students to remain in classrooms instead of sending whole "bubbles" home when it has been discovered that the much lauded Agency had not authorised their use for this purpose

  • m730 (Photo by Sergiu Nista on Unsplash)
    Article: Jan 14, 2021

    Following a number of high profile cases where under cover police officers were seen to break the law in the course of their investigations. The Government is seeking to make such actions legal in the future.

    Liberal Democrat peers have helped to pass cross-party amendments to the Covert Human Intelligence Sources ( Criminal Conduct) Bill, as the number of Government defeats on the controversial new law rose to four.

  • g69,
    Article: Jan 13, 2021

    1 Foreign workers in the NHS

    On Monday we brought you the news that Christine Jardine's Private Member's Bill to give NHS workers the right to remain in the UK. https://southsuffolklibdems.org.uk/en/article/2021/1389429/help-foreign-nhs-staff

    Sadly, today, the Tories killed that hope by cancelling all sitting Fridays until the end of March and with it debate on all private members bills.

  • gdsm
    Article: Jan 12, 2021

    The picture is of a food parcel provided for school kids in Finland.

    Why show this?

    Well Marcus Rashford is back in the news this morning complaining about the quality of some of the school meals being sent to kids now forced to study at home in the UK

    His tweet below says it all

    The Department for Education have responded saying "We have clear guidelines and standards for food parcels, which we expect to be followed." The children's minister, Vicky Ford, said she would be "urgently" look into the matter.

  • p64e (Photo by Myriam Zilles on Unsplash)
    Article: Jan 11, 2021

    Our NHS is under more pressure than it has ever been. As we write, brave nurses, doctors, cleaners, porters, health care assistants are putting in superhuman effort to keep people alive, to comfort them and their families when they can't and to treat more critically ill people than they have ever had to at the same time before.