• Fracking Referendum
    House prices are already falling behind other areas of the country and the already crumbling roads cant cope with the extra traffic. The environment will be destroyed and the money will not remain in the Fylde and maybe not in the UK. A study shows that the increase in employment is dwarfed by the loss of agriculture jobs not to mention the reduction in the tourism industry.
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    Created by Derek Ball
  • Re-instate Sound Money
    The current system of creating money through the sale of ever increasing layers of debt, and now, the BofE operating an unaccountable balance sheet which defies principle or prudence, is plumbing the depths of fantasy economics, is unsustainable in nature. It is starting to resemble a listing pirate ship liable to sink at any moment. Only Sound money can deliver a reduction of inequality, a sustainable future for the environment and the next generation and re-establish trust in government, creating a new united kingdom that everyone can believe in.
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    It is another, very sorry state of affairs, that yet another NHS surgery, is being forced to close down, due to rising rents, NHS cutbacks and-frankly-a total disregard for the welfare of thousands of patients and their RIGHTS to expect and receive consultation(s), treatment(s) and professional care, from our GP's. So, Our practice is being forced to close, in March 2017, so that all of its patients shall have no other option but go 'elsewhere' to register with another surgery. As you are all, likely aware, a Doctor/Patient relationship is dependent on trust and familiarity. Doubtless, this relationship shall be compromised-particularly to the many of older and/or those with more serious ongoing conditions. Furthermore, the dread of such serious change might actually have a detrimental effect on some patients' already fragile health. At the very least, chaos bodes. Please ask yourselves this question: with yet another closure, where can the patients go? Surgeries are already at bursting point and the Government seems bent on privatisation, which means that ANYBODY who depends on their local surgery is at risk of substandard health care and therefore, deteriorating conditions, BECAUSE THEY ARE CLOSING THE ONE PLACE WHICH PATIENTS SHOULD BE ABLE TO RELY ON. Two years ago, I had extremely serious health problems. Had it not been for the NHS, I would have died. My Doctor, at surgery, was immeasurably important in galvanising the correct treatment and/or medication, so vital in turning the illnesses around. Not once but three times. In short, were it not for my GP's locale and readiness to accept the critical treatments needed, I would have died. So, how many more like examples of the necessity of local surgeries are there? If it is something you cannot associate with yourself, then-BET YOUR LIFE-you know somebody that it has happened to. Therefore, I am urging you all, for the well being of yourself, your families, friends and those who desperately NEED your wonderful surgery, please sign this petition to stop the closure at Union Row. Furthermore, I urge you to focus on not only your health but that of the NHS itself. PLEASE DON'T LET THIS PASS YOU BY. ONE DAY, WE SHALL ALL NEED THE NHS.
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  • Continue supporting Autumn Junior Doctor Strikes
    Dear Council Member, We are writing to you as junior doctors who are concerned that there have been attempts by some portions of the membership to lobby Council to withdraw support for the proposed strikes action We would like to assure you that, although striking is something no doctor ever wants to contemplate, that we feel discounting further strike action at this point would be a grave error. A significant majority of junior doctors rejected the proposed contract offered by the Department of Health earlier this year, for a variety of reasons. Therefore, it is important that the BMA continues to fight against the contract, and particularly against the principle that a contract can be enforced on any group of free people without consent. Although some may say that the BMA hasn’t always made the correct choices at every stage of this dispute, the union has been both professional and temperate in the way it has gradually escalated expressions of displeasure with this discriminatory and unjust contract. This in spite of a bullying, dishonest and hard line attitude by the Department of Health. If we are unwilling to escalate strike action at this point then the BMA is left in an impasse; they have a clear mandate from the membership to fight the imposition of this contract, but have run out of tools with which to achieve this. There has been the suggestion that we should cancel the proposed strikes as junior doctors are no longer united and no longer have the appetite for taking strike action. There is a grain of truth in this; we have remained remarkably unified over the past year and this has shifted slightly in recent weeks. However, one must look at it objectively. Although, relative to the past year, we are no longer as closely united as before, in absolute terms we are still speaking with one voice in opposition to the contract and opposition to the contract being forced upon us. The BMA was right to suspend the September strikes in order to promote patient safety. Also, there was not the desire to take action at this point. However, we now have nearly a month until the next proposed action, and this is easily sufficient time for junior doctors to organise on a local level to reunite the local membership behind taking action to fight for junior doctors and patients. There have been repeated slurs from the Department of Health and popular press that the BMA has been infiltrated by the extreme left, and that these actions are simply a ruse to try and bring down the government. We are sure that we don’t need to tell you that this is not true, and that this is not the purpose of this letter. Many of the initial signatories of this letter voted to accept the contract. This is about the principle of following the democratic will of the membership, and giving the BMA the tools with which to do that. The work of the leadership of the BMA is often criticised by the wider membership without appreciating the challenges and competing demands of the role. We would like to say that, although no large group always agrees on every decision, we appreciate all your hard work particularly over the past year. Yours faithfully,
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    Created by Thabo Miller
  • Damian Green, Department for Work and Pensions
    People who have planned sensibly for their retirement on the assumption they will be entitled to a pension, to which they have usually contributed, should not lose out to rich banks if their employer goes bust.
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    Created by Andy Wilson
  • Sunscreen should be PPE
    To save the ever increasing occurrences of skin cancer
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  • stop discrimination against dyslexic nurses
    Other nurses working with Dyslexic nurses should have training to give them an understanding of what it is like. More support and help. If nursing is a truly caring profession then why are they discriminating against dyslexic nurses. I have contacted the first minister Nicola Sturgeon to stop the unfair treatment that is given to dyslexic nurses. I would like others to join me, to campaign. I was ridiculed and humiliated at school and now I have had the same treatment from the NHS Lanarkshire. Dyslexic nurses self monitor more than other nurses and are able to develop positive strategies to overcome the challenges that present them. There needs to be more training for the other nurse to be given an understanding what it is like to be dyslexic. I was a good nurse that had no competence issues, until I told a ward manager I thought I was dyslexic and then the problems started. I have being discriminated against and told I was a risk to patients, the NHS Lanarkshire do not what Dyslexic nurses. I was told that I showed no insight into the risk I was to patient because I did not tell them I was Dyslexic, I had not been diagnosed at this time. I have left nursing because of the way I have been treated, but will campaign to help others. I think Dyslexic nurses make good nurses, but it is the ignorance of other that cause the problem. I would like others to join my campaign, we have a right to be treated fairly.
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  • Torbay about to Fleece Disabled people - Will your council do the same?
    If Torbay council can get this through, then every council in the land will be punishing the disabled and poor families, for being poor. What is being proposed? They are proposing to make ten changes that are listed below to the current scheme from 1 April 2017: Reducing the maximum level of support to 55% of the council tax charge Restrict the maximum level of support to the equivalent of a band C property charge Savings limit of £3,000 Removal of the family premium Reducing backdating for new claims to one month Basing the reduction on a set minimum income for self-employed earners after one year’s self-employment Reducing the period a person can be absent from Great Britain and still receive a reduction to four weeks Removing the work related activity component for new ESA applicants Limiting the number of dependent children within the calculation to a maximum of two Removing entitlement to Severe Disability Premium where another person is paid Universal Credit (Carers Element) The last one is really poisonous, remove entitlement to Carers!!! Please spread this story, you never know when you may be struggling with sickness. Thank you for your time.
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  • Introduce a fine for minimum wage abuse under a threshold
    Recently I was fired for exercising my statutory rights: I asked my boss why I had been paid less than I was supposed to be; my pay in fact added up to less than the minimum wage (which for my age group was £5.30 at the time). The money owed - about £25, was not enough be worth taking to small claims court, which would have costed me far more than it was worth and what I could afford. I was also on zero hours, having never been presented with an actual contract and never receiving a payslip in the 6 total months that I worked there; I could not even claim lost wages from being unjustly dismissed. However I was still furious at the way I had been treated, but powerless to do anything about it. I can imagine that this must happen far too often, where (especially young and often student) employees are left in a vulnerable position and cannot claim anything. Worst of all their employer does not face any repercussions, so they are free to continue and do the same thing to the next person that comes along. There should be a fine introduced for employers who do not pay their employees the legal minimum wage. The amount of money owed would be under a certain threshold for this to happen, where it would not be worth going to small claims court, or worth the extortionate fees. Protect young workers and their right to fair pay; don't let employers get away with this.
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  • BHS: change the rules governing extraction of wealth from businesses
    Philip Green's behaviour in relation to BHS has yet again highlighted the loopholes and weaknesses in UK law governing the handling of money and finance. Green's behaviour is not untypical and it is clear that there are people who will always seize opportunities to make themselves wealthy with no heed for the consequences to other people and to society at large. The law needs to be changed to take account of this inevitable human behaviour so as to prevent the damage that arises from it. Removing Green's knighthood may satisfy a need for revenge but it does not even approach solving the problem.
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  • Save Chelsea Farmers Market
    The Chelsea Farmers Market is one of the few remaining outdoor independent trading locations in the heart of Chelsea reflecting the great history that made the Kings Road and surrounding areas a place individual to the rest of London, a thriving village. Any plan to demolish this would remove a heart of the community that is different from any where else in Chelsea. Only this site offers a unique outdoor experience to diners and shoppers. The Kings Road has increasingly become like any other High Street in England, however The Chelsea Farmers Market offers an escape from this by providing relaxed outdoor experience all year round to the residents and visitors of Chelsea. It's a unique destination enjoyed by all walks of life. The loss of The Chelsea Farmers Market would be another nail in the coffin for independent traders and individual community space for the sake of the commercial and financial gain of the minority. We need the power of the local residents, visitors and Londoners to help prevent this change to an area that will be demolished and never be re-created. Your signature can help preserve one of the few existing open air trading spaces, save jobs and prevent another concrete jungle from being developed.
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  • Protect British people who have established a life in EU counties
    There are thousands of British people working and living in the EU. As a result of this referendum, they may be forced to leave and return to Britain where they have no home, community or security.
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    Created by Rachel Caverhill