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Medical students: More needed to meet demand for doctors - BBC News
Northern Ireland needs at least 100 more medical students a year to meet the increasing demand for doctors.

That is one of the key findings of a review commissioned by the Department of Health (DoH).

However, the department said expanding student numbers to that extent would cost £30m a year and see services cut.
UK  NI  Northern  Ireland  NHS  Austerity 
january 2019 by asterisk2a
Warnings of 'anger and outrage' if Transpennine electrification axed | UK news | The Guardian
Northern transport bodies have fought for the government to honour its original pledge to deliver full electrification, a project that was at the heart of plans to improve rail links between cities across the north.
UK  Northern  Powerhouse  London  infrastructure  underinvestment  Brexit  Austerity  FDI  Tories  Conservative  Party  Theresa  May  JAM 
july 2018 by asterisk2a
Return of prescription charges considered - BBC News
NI sill got not government formed!
Bringing back prescription charges and means-testing domiciliary and day care services are among revenue-raising options suggested by the Department of Health.

An official briefing paper from the Department of Finance has laid out three scenarios as part of a budget preparation exercise.
NHS  Northern  Ireland  UK  Austerity 
december 2017 by asterisk2a
The most important Brexit speech last week wasn't given by Theresa May
The European Union’s mandate to its chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, is every bit as reality-detached as Brokenshire ruling out all of the available options. You can’t “resolve” the issue of the Irish border until there is a clear idea of what the future relationship will be. That’s why Barnier is trying to persuade member states to loosen his mandate so he can park the Irish question, albeit briefly.

But the most troubling problem of all is that even if Barnier succeeds in his task, the British government doesn’t have a solution to the border question, whenever it is discussed. 
Brexit  Northern  Ireland  Michel  Barnier 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
(3726) The Demise of Northern Rock with Robert Peston - YouTube
started august 2007 - asset-backed bond markets (parcelling up mortgages and sell them in form of bonds (ious)). Banks were dependent on this form of money to fund themselves. FULL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHFh6oKGAtY
GFC  Northern  Rock  History 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
Health service savings consultation launched - BBC News
While each trust have made their plans independently, some common themes have emerged such as the cutting of agency or locum staff and a reduction of non-urgent elective surgery.
The Belfast Trust proposals could mean the closure of around 100 bed places while the Northern Trust has also suggested closing two wards in Whiteabbey Hospital.
The proposals could be reversed should the Stormont government return and a health minister be appointed.
UK  NHS  Northern  Ireland  Austerity  STP  rationing  health  care  demand  chronic  sick  population  ageing  demographic  bubble  Alcohol  Diet  self-medication  coping  mechanism  Council  bedblocking  bed  blocking  mental  S.A.D.  western  CVD  diabetes  Cancer  obesity  sedentary  lifestyle  public 
august 2017 by asterisk2a
Leo Varadkar: Ireland set to have first gay PM - BBC News
nachdem der brexit entschieden wurde von den alten weissen rentnern grossbritanniens. wird ein schwuler mixed-race doktor sohn eines einwanderes Irisher PM Irland und NI zusammen fuehren. passt.
Ireland  Brexit  Northern  reunification  border  European  Union 
june 2017 by asterisk2a
Irish reunification referendum would be dangerous, says Bertie Ahern | World news | The Guardian
[Irland muss abstimmen ueber reunification, und Nord Irland ("border poll" ob man in uk verbleiben will oder irland und somit der EU beitreten will. lass da mal noch 5 jahre austeritaet und recession drueber wachsen in NI und keine transferleistungen von EU, und dann wird das schon.] In last June’s referendum, 56% of the Northern Irish electorate voted to remain within the EU.

But successive opinion polls in the region have also shown a consistent majority in favour of staying within the UK rather than linking up with the Irish republic.
Brexit  Northern  Ireland  Referendum  border  poll  UK  Theresa  May  David  Cameron  George  Osborne  European  Union  EU 
may 2017 by asterisk2a
Martin McGuinness speaks to Jeremy Paxman in 2014 - BBC Newsnight - YouTube
peace and maybe even reunification. hastened by Brexit. &! Full speech: Bill Clinton's eulogy for Martin McGuinness - https://youtu.be/WcG6HGoTUic - "embrace the future together"
Northern  Ireland  Brexit 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
Martin McGuinness seriously ill in hospital, reports say | Politics | The Guardian
The 66-year-old made no appearances during Sinn Féin’s successful assembly election last week and did not attend his local polling station with his wife, Bernie, to vote.

Sinn Féin has said McGuinness’s health is a private matter and it will not discuss it further.
premature  ageing  death  CVD  Cancer  Martin  McGuinness  chronic  sick  population  Northern  Ireland 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
Assembly election: Sinn Féin hails 'watershed' result - BBC News
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-39166355 // The election was called after the collapse of a coalition led by Arlene Foster's DUP and Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness.
Sinn Féin and the DUP now have three weeks to establish a government: Under Northern Ireland's power-sharing agreement, the government must be run by Irish nationalists and unionists together.
If a government cannot be formed within that time then, under law, another election will be called.
Northern  Ireland 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
Skills and infrastructure top priority in industrial strategy, say UK firms | Business | The Guardian
The government’s new industrial strategy must focus on improving skills and infrastructure in Britain rather than bailing out struggling large companies, according to a survey of business leaders.

The findings suggest businesses are not in favour of rescue deals such as the government’s proposed support for the steel industry. Theresa May, the prime minister, and Greg Clark, the business, energy and industrial strategy secretary, are expected to unveil an industrial strategy for the UK next week. They will set out the government’s approach to key industries and issues such as infrastructure, skills, regulation and research and development.
Brexit  trade  deal  tariff  corporate  welfare  skills  infrastructure  underinvestment  UK  SmartGrid  Manufacturing  output  gap  Productivity  Theresa  May  Austerity  George  Osborne  Northern  Powerhouse  business  rate  taxation  Apprenticeship 
january 2017 by asterisk2a
Micheál Martin says Ireland could see 'reunification referendum' | UK news | The Guardian
The leader of Ireland’s main opposition party said he hopes Brexit will move Ireland closer to reunification.
Northern  Ireland  Ireland  Brexit  UK 
july 2016 by asterisk2a
Growing calls for federal UK in wake of Brexit vote
[ out of a constitutional crisis the day after euref w pm quitting - should seek a new UK in a new world, different world ] According to Mr Fraser, the answer is federalism. An entrenched Scottish Parliament, an English Parliament sharing time at Westminster, English city regions with administrative but not legislative power, the replacement of the House of Lords with a senate representing "each federated part of the UK."
I do not intend in these musings to examine this particular set of ideas too closely. My attention is more aimed at the other advocate of federalism this week, Labour's Kezia Dugdale.
federalism  Devolution  devo-max  Holyrood  Mayor  City  of  London  Scotland  Northern  Ireland  Northern  Powerhouse  Manchester  Indyref  2  Scottish  Independence  Scottish  referendum  Brexit  House  of  Lords  Whitehall  Westminster  No  Representation  Career  Politicians  politician  democracy 
july 2016 by asterisk2a
After the EU Referendum: What Next for Britain and Europe? - YouTube
why England voted leave, why did the Project Fear not work? >> "inequality, identity, and immigration." [...] cultural divide (ie the passport statistic - more or less cosmopolitan, plays also into identity), educational divide (higher attainment higher remain votes), and to some smaller parts economic divide [...] and the AGE DIVIDE! [...] median income divide (low median income = leave vote) [...] 'Poorest voted to leave as life can't get any harder. And punch the toffs in the face. The only chance you've got.' [...] net immigration 300k low skilled, the sized of Newcastle = pressure on schools and services (longer queues). + AUSTERITY + secular stagnation + no wage increase + cost of living increase = DISASTER. low skilled England had to compete with low skilled EEA immigrants.
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july 2016 by asterisk2a
'Northern powerhouse' depends on productivity not rail links: thinktank | Business | The Guardian
In this post-referendum vacuum, Carney alone can't save the UK economy - Getting productivity going again will require more investment in innovation and our universities. It means more help for businesses that want to update their production lines, overhaul their IT systems or retrain their staff. Productivity will only improve if the UK addresses its skills shortages with sensible immigration policies and with better training. In an age of economic insecurity, training is key if the march of the robots is not to further exacerbate inequality. Similarly, the UK must get serious about moving to an apprenticeship system that has parity of esteem. - http://bit.ly/29cCmtq
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july 2016 by asterisk2a
Could the Scottish Parliament stop the UK from leaving the EU?
Ms Sturgeon, as she has made amply plain, wants more evidence that the people of Scotland are ready this time round to back independence. So she wants time. She needs time.
Hence, partly, the search for alternatives. The search for any means by which Scotland can maintain EU links.
To be clear again, this is a genuine, governmental search. Ms Sturgeon is not bluffing or deploying guile. She, authentically, wants ideas as to how to proceed.
Brexit  Indyref  2  Scottish  Independence  Scottish  referendum  Westminster  European  Union  Northern  Ireland 
june 2016 by asterisk2a
Inside Story - What's the future of the UK in the wake of Brexit? - YouTube
Felt left behind! proxy protest vote. Dog whistle racism/xenophobia. World of post-fact politics and post-fact campaigning! Still a protest vote vs the elite and establishment always promised Disneyland. Reclaiming democracy at home, from bureaucracy, unelected officials, unaccountable ones, in Brussels. Young voters; 3 in 10 voted. Scewed the result somewhat. This is a warning to mainstream parties around the western world. Politics is being hollowed out, voters go to either extremes as alternative!
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june 2016 by asterisk2a
A possible Brexit outcome nobody is talking about (self.Scotland)
What if Welsh, Northern Ireland and Scots save David Cameron' premiership till 2019. Till Tory Leadership race.
Brexit  Scotland  Indyref  2  Scottish  Independence  Scottish  referendum  Wales  Northern  Ireland 
april 2016 by asterisk2a
NHS spending devolved in Greater Manchester
Dr Zahid Chauhan, a GP in Failsworth, Oldham, raised questions about how that money will be saved.
He said: "My concerns with all this funding deficit and loss of £2bn is that we might struggle to achieve it and who will be responsible for that?
"Will it mean less doctors, appointments and operations? I don't know, but those are the questions that need to be answered." //&!
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
Budget 2016 shows Osborne's failure on debt, surplus, GDP
// higher in-work poverty
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march 2016 by asterisk2a
Closing northern museums is an act of cultural pillage | Opinion | The Guardian
The closure of one in five museums is an insult to our rich heritage. If the cuts continue, the north of England will be poor in more ways than one [...] Nearly one in five regional museums closed a part or branch in the last year, according to the Museums Association, with those in the north of England disproportionately hit. [...] George Osborne’s “northern powerhouse” agenda that he coined the phrase in a speech in one of the museum’s galleries?
Council  deprivation  austerity  UK  culture  poverty  poverty  trap  child  poverty  George  Osborne  Tories  Conservative  Party  nasty  Northern  Powerhouse 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
Five issues that will shape the Northern Powerhouse - BBC News
[ white elephant! lol & the double standard of Google paying 2% tax vs small businesses full 18%+ and not getting investment, R&D loans ] Will Hull thrive or suffer if transport is radically improved to the eastern fringe of the Powerhouse? There's no way of telling. Some people think investment in skills, education and training would be a more certain way of improving productivity - and business leaders are keen to ensure that these key elements are not forgotten in the rush for steel and tarmac. I asked former CBI director-general John Cridland, who is now head of Transport for the North, if there was any certainty that spending billions on infrastructure would improve productivity. He agreed there was no proof, but urged people to take a leap of faith - like the Victorian engineers.
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
BBC News on the North South Divide with Tom Hunt - YouTube
multiplier effect of service sector job = 1 or lower. meaning need to access tax credits. //&! Northern Powerhouse dept to close Sheffield office and move 247 jobs to London. - Government business department shuts largest non-London office George Osborne’s ‘northern powerhouse’ policy questioned as branch closure in Sheffield casts doubt on chancellor’s pledge to revitalise English cities - bit.ly/1PDlgSA // also northern councils have to cut deeper than souther because of lower tax base!
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Wealthy areas 'getting cash aimed at poorer communities' - BBC News
[ when councils can not raise $ because there is no money $ then there needs to be redistribution. thus devolution praised to regenerate areas like the north, is a con trick. positioning. for votes. normal people don't read and think farther than headlines. ] Most of the money aimed at regenerating Scotland's most disadvantaged communities is going to wealthier areas, a report has said. The independent regeneration network, Surf, said current policies were increasing rather than reducing inequality. [...] The report said there was evidence that, following the financial crash of 2008, there was a trend of public and private sector capital being invested in Scotland's affluent areas and commercial centres with poorer areas missing out. It said that was damaging town centres and "secondary locations" such as Falkirk and Paisley. [...] fairer, wealthier and more successful place for everyone."
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Simon Hamilton announces 'biggest health system shake-up' in five years - BBC News
Create a transformation fund - a dedicated source of funding that supports innovation, collaboration and prevention.
NHS  Northern  Ireland  sick  population  prevention  intervention  health  crisis  public  health  policy  public  health  health  care  health  care  budget  health  care  spending  chronic  diseases  Makers 
november 2015 by asterisk2a
Former devolution body head Sir Kenneth Calman backs 'Union Charter' - BBC News
I don't think [the case for the Union] has been well enough articulated - it is still a case of 'them at Westminster' Sir Kenneth Calman, former head of the Scottish Commission on Devolution [...] Crossbench peer, Lord Judge, asked if there was merit in creating a Charter of the Union. Sir Kenneth replied: "The answer is yes. I think it would make the discussion easier about who does what, and how we benefit, how you benefit and how we all benefit. I think that would be very helpful. "Without that communication, the average citizen is left wondering who does what for me now - and it is Westminster's fault anyway - so, it is easier to put it the wrong way."
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
SNP conference: John Swinney to give Scottish councils business rate powers - BBC News
[ so who is actually going to pay tax? to repair roads, winder service, replace street lights, clean the city, police, NHS, ... to fund councils budgets that are already deep in the red and are cut further over the next 5 years. Public libraries, pools, social care, etc etc. dismantling britian. framing it as job creator. as if tax cuts create demand! lol. its a race to the bottom. ] Colin Borland, the Federation of Small Businesses' (FSB) head of external affairs in Scotland, said it was good news that cutting the cost of doing business was "at the heart of the deputy first minister's message". He said: "If used appropriately, these powers could give local economies a welcome boost and it will be interesting to see how many hard-pressed councils will be able to take advantage of them." UK Chancellor George Osborne has promised local authorities in England more flexibility over business rates by 2020.
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Why we Polish are downing tools to get the recognition we deserve | John Zylinski | Comment is free | The Guardian
[ Tories and Co pit them, us all, against each other ]
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Government defeat highlights the limits of NHS devolution plans | Healthcare Professionals Network | The Guardian
Last week an amendment was moved successfully by Labour peer Norman Warner to the cities and local government devolution bill which stops the transfer of NHS regulatory functions held by national bodies. Crucially, if the amendment is not reversed in the Commons, it will ensure any devolved services adhere to national service standards and are still nationally accountable. The bill, part of the “northern powerhouse” drive to devolve responsibilities to major cities, has become the vehicle for devolving £6bn of health and care spending to Greater Manchester. [...] While the precise legal implications of the amendment would need to be tested, philosophically it goes to the heart of the moves towards devolving control of the NHS. Those who see themselves as the guardians of the NHS see any erosion of its national character as inimical to the idea of universal health provision; national oversight and accountability are bulwarks against those who are indifferent to the NHS [...] ...
Devolution  UK  Northern  Powerhouse  Manchester  NHS 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Sturgeon: SNP will keep foxhunting ban in revenge against Cameron | UK news | The Guardian
Party leader says it will vote against relaxing ban partly because prime minister has shown so little respect for its MPs since election [...] Sturgeon told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “Since the election, David Cameron’s government has shown very little respect to the mandate that Scottish MPs have. On the Scotland bill, reasonable amendments backed by the overwhelming majority of Scottish MPs have been voted down. The English votes for English laws proposals brought forward go beyond any reasonable proposition and look to make Scottish MPs effectively second-class citizens in the House of Commons. So, I think if there’s an opportunity – as there appears to be here – and on an issue where David Cameron appears to be out of touch with majority English opinion as well, to actually remind the government how slender their majority is.”
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Evel proposals risk turning Commons into quasi-English parliament, MPs told | Politics | The Guardian
[Evel - English vote for english laws] [ Cameron's quick, not thought through, fix to get MPs along with The Vow and further Devolution to Hollyrood ] Denouncing the proposals as a “constitutional outrage”, the shadow leader of the Commons, Angela Eagle, argued that the government was “more interested in pursuing a partisan procedural fix rather than working to keep the union together”. She went on to accuse the Tories of putting narrow party interests first. “It is the case that the government’s changes will turn their slim majority of 12 into something over three figures if Scottish and Welsh MPs are to be prevented from voting. &! thenational.scot/politics/speaker-agrees-to-scrap-house-of-commons-business-and-hold-urgent-evel-debate.4891 &! http://www.theguardian.com/politics/blog/live/2015/jul/07/consumers-paying-12bn-a-year-too-much-for-energy-competition-watchdog-says-politics-live#block-559be8bce4b032a39a3bb021 // &! bbc.in/1KObVJ3
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
sex discrimination act - Google Search
Sex Discrimination Act 1975 ... & Sex Discrimination (Northern Ireland) Order 1976 - // via http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04pm9bh "The Will of the People" BBC NI - http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04q0klg/the-will-of-the-people-episode-3 (women were not welcome and not served in pubs ... 'women encroaching on male territory')
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november 2014 by asterisk2a
What is the Barnett formula and how does it work? | Politics | theguardian.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barnett_formula +!+!+ Pre-Vote - bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-28020174 +!+!+ meh >> http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/scotland/11108848/Scottish-Referendum-My-Barnett-Formula-needs-to-be-tackled-now-but-no-politician-will.html +!+!+ bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-29276504 +!+!+ parliament.uk/business/publications/research/briefing-papers/RP07-91/the-barnett-formula +!+!+ yesscotland.net/tags/barnett-formula +!+!+ bbc.co.uk/programmes/p026stmc << meh The Vow was very very vague! Act of desperation without committing to something. As Politicians like to do. << telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/scottish-independence/11098809/Alex-Salmond-attacks-Cameron-Miliband-and-Clegg-powers-vow.html !+!+! Scottish Devolution & English Devilution ( & Wales & NI Devolution ) has now to be figured out/agree/compromise on in less than a year; .bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-29289035 !+!+! youtu.be/DsMvyqU8PV8 !+!+! bbc.in/1qjNFQt
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september 2014 by asterisk2a

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