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Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

By Caron Lindsay | Fri 9th March 2018 – 1:25 pm New stats from the Department for Work and Pensions show that not far off two thirds of decisions that people are fit for work are overturned on appeal.  Now, think about it. You have to go through a stressful assessment process. You get your decision. You then […]

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Report by Stephen Lloyd, Lib Dem MP for Eastbourne. “One of the most dreadful government decisisons since the coalition has been to try and remove people with mental health problems from being able to get the higher mobility rate as part of their PIP disability benefit. This was a shoddy attempt to save money off the […]

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Weekly newsletter from Lib Dem MP for Eastbourne

by derekdeedman on 1 December, 2017

Welcome to my weekly newsletter! Amongst other things I took the opportunity to press Health Minister Jeremy Hunt on maternity services in Eastbourne, and spoke on the situation faced by the many WASPI women in our town. Please see my update below. Remember that for more regular news you can like my page on Facebook, follow me […]

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Dear Derek, Today’s Budget saw the UK slip from the top of the growth league to deep into the relegation zone. Each person in Britain is set to be £687 worse off per year compared to forecasts before the election. And as living standards are squeezed, the Government is setting aside £3.7bn to cover the cost […]

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An eventful few days for me in the Chamber this week with two questions, including one to the PM, on the problematic issues related to the roll-out of Universal Credit, as well as a busy few days in Eastbourne & Willingdon. Please see my update below. Remember that for more regular news you can like my […]

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Increasing damage to NHS from Brexit

by derekdeedman on 3 November, 2017

By Mark Pack 2 November 2017 Continuing the story told by previous figures, new data shows the damage Brexit is causing to the NHS: The number of nurses and midwives coming to work in Britain from Europe has plunged by 89% since the UK voted to leave the EU, figures have revealed. The sharp fall coincided […]

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By NewsHound | Sat 30th September 2017 – 9:55 am Writing in the Independent, Vince Cable explains why he’ll be marching on the Tory Party Conference in Manchester this weekend. He certainly is bringing the anti Brexit fight directly to them. I believe it would be a healthy exercise in democracy to participate in a peaceful, dignified […]

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The following is a sample from the weekly EU Insider Briefing sent to full European Movement UK members every Monday. Please consider joining us to receive the full briefing and help support our work. The European Movement UK, founded in 1949, provides a voice for those who believe the UK’s interests are best served from inside the […]

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  By Caron Lindsay | Wed 21st June 2017 – 11:04 pm The LibDem Press Office has issued a veritable storm of press releases in response to the Queen’s Speech today. Here’s a round-up of what our key figures said about their areas of expertise. Tim Farron looked at the whole speech and was unimpressed: “This slimmed […]

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Lib Dem Conference MARCH 19, 2017 – 12:45 PM Where will liberal pro-Europeans, a group that includes people, even MPs, from across Labour, Conservative, Green, Lib Dem and no party, end up at the next general election? Will they be split ineffectually across many parties, will they coalesce around a new party or will the […]

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