• Make Ofsted reveal the companies behind your child's nursery
    As things stand, if a nursery is owned by a limited company, Ofsted won’t disclose the history of the directors involved. This matters. If a child dies in a nursery’s care, or if the nursery gets sued by its staff members, the directors of the company can simply start again. They’ll close down their old company, start up a new one, and get a clean slate with Ofsted. The parents have no way of knowing the history of the people who are looking after their children. Ofsted responded to the Channel 4 Dispatches programme 'How Safe Is Your Child's Nursery?’, broadcast on 11 February 2013, by putting out a statement saying that they’ll carry out more rigorous checks at the point of registration. But they won’t share that information with parents. In the case of my family, a nursery did exactly this to try and get away with what a judge described as 'blatant acts' of discrimination against two pregnant women, who after more than a year are still fighting for justice. It's the same people, the same management and same directors. They just close the old company and open a new one. It's quick, cheap and easy and they get a shiny new entry in the Ofsted register too. Ofsted has the data that parents want. This petition simply asks that they share it.
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  • Advanced Prostate Cancer Drug Enzalutamide after the use of Abiraterone
    Men who have been given Abiraterone and have had the expectation of receiving Enzalutamide after Abiraterone failure, are now denied this potentially life saving treatment. They are now going to die!
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  • KEEP THE BANKS OURS
    The Banking Reform Bill re-treads the well-worn ground of ring-fencing banks’ risky investment operations from consumers’ money with Osborne threatening‘complete separation’ of banks’ different arms should they flout the new rules. He warned that there will be no more ‘too big to fail’ and that no government would ever again bail-out an entire bank. ‘When the RBS failed, my predecessor Alastair Darling felt he had no option but to bail the entire thing out. Not just RBS on the high street, but the trading positions in Asia, the mortgage books in sub-prime America, the property punts in Dubai,’ said Osborne. ‘I want to make sure that the next time a chancellor faces that decision they have a choice: to keep the bank branches going, the cash machines operating, while lettering the investment arm fail.’ LET USE KEEP OUR MONEY NOT THE RICH PEOPLE OUR COUNTRYS THEN MYBE WE CAN CUT TAX
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  • Boycott the Russian Olympics
    New laws in Russia basically criminalise any and all homosexual activity - not just homosexual acts, which would be bad enough, but any reference to homosexuality that does not condemn it. Such references will now be regarded as pornography. Homosexuals will be banned from adoption services and are subject to summary imprisonment. Russian born children can no longer be adopted by any country that recognises homosexual rights.
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  • Teach 'Global Warming Song' in schools
    Global warming petition Global warming is causing extreme weather events around the world, costing an increasing number of lives each year. And unless drastic action is taken, at a local, national and international level, it is going to get a whole lot worse. Michael Gove has been forced by public outcry to keep climate change on the National Curriculum. But we need to keep the pressure on. The Global Warming song includes specific actions, such as “Stop oil, gas and coal being mined”. By promoting the song in schools, the Government could show that it is serious about taking constructive action, rather than just being full of greenwash. You are invited to sign the following petition, to keep the pressure on: “We call upon the Department for Education to promote the singing of the Global Warming song (see link and words below) in primary and secondary schools as a way of showing that the Government is serious about shrinking the national carbon footprint” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9g_Ucr4twQ&feature=youtu.be Global Warming Song (to the tune of ‘What can we do with the drunken sailor?’) Chorus: What can we do about global warming? What can we do about global warming? What can we do about global warming? Shrink our carbon footprint! 1. Walk, cycle, bus and train Car share, avoid the plane Holiday at home, learn to love the rain Shrink our carbon footprint! 2. Insulate homes and get them lined Stop oil, gas and coal being mined Use tidal, solar, wind and find we’ll Shrink our carbon footprint! Chorus: What can we do about global warming? What can we do about global warming? What can we do about global warming? Shrink our carbon footprint! 3. Organic, local, seasonal eating Recycle, mend, turn down the heating Share, cooperate, stop competing Shrink our carbon footprint! Watch out! The seas are rising Cry out! The seas are rising Bale out! The seas are rising Save our lovely planet! 4. Don’t believe the greenwash, keep on prying Tax millionaires, stop envy buying Climate change deniers, they’re all lying Shrink our carbon footprint! Chorus: We can do a lot about global warming We can do a lot about global warming We can do a lot about global warming Save our lovely planet! Lyrics by Oliver Swingler and Making Waves choir, Cullercoats, UK – Version 3 March 2013”
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  • No wood burning bioplant in Grangemouth
    The petrochemical industry in Grangemouth already severely affects the climate in Falkirk and the surrounding districts. The cutting, treating, replanting and transporting of the raw materials is simply exporting the carbon emissions to the supplying nation/s. The super fine ash WILL escape to the atmosphere, a proven fact over years of working in the chemical industry. The massive structure will become an eye sore for generations to come. A wood dust explosion, will be more devastating than any we have seen so far in the history of Grangemouth.
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  • A Fairer Assessment Test for the Disabled
    At the moment, disabled people are being put through a complicated procedure which often grinds down even the hardiest of claimants. It seems to be designed to deter already vulnerable people who are disadvantaged by physical and mental disabilities. I understand that there are cases of fraud, but the actual figure of 0.5% for DLA ( Fraud and Error in the Benefit System, DWP 2012) shows that a minute percentage of the 600,000 disabled people affected are making false claims.
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  • Save Burghead Library
    Our library is only open 11 hours per week and costs a mere £3-50 per head p.a. to operate. We rely on it heavily for books, internet access and as a meeting place for various town groups. This is particularly true of disadvantaged groups, especially the disabled and those without a car,. Of the 8 libraries due to close in Scotland 7 are in Moray. Cutting such a life-line service may precipitate further economic decline in a town which has lost its fishing industry.
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  • Reduce speed limit in Densole Kent
    There has in the past 12 months been several accidents on this stretch road & I don't think it will be long before we will experience a fatality.
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  • A better deal for water consumers
    Transparency and fairness.
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  • Keep Vaughan College Open!
    1 - With the discovery of Richard III within half a mile of Vaughan College, Leicester is already experiencing a significant increase in tourism: this valuable City Centre site, driven past by thousands of people can become a vital shop window for the University. 2 - This centre has been used as a vital resource for many other groups, not just the University, and demographic changes mean that far more people are looking for Continuing Education. Surely some imaginative thinking could expand demand and increase revenue. 3 - Leicester is already known for its excellent multicultural track record, with people of many cultural backgrounds living in harmony - Vaughan College could become a showcase for this, in the City Centre, easily accessible by public transport, rather than being on a University Campus.
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  • Save the Liverpool Care pathway
    It's important that patients in England can and rightly should expect to be treated with care, compassion and that every attempt is made to preserve their dignity at the end of their life. This is important not only for the patient themselves but also their families. The Liverpool care pathway is used in situations where modern medicine is unable to prevent a patient's deterioration and where they are expected to die within the next 48-72 hours. It ensures that symptoms which are entirely predictable and a natural part of dying are assiduously looked for and controlled to ease a person's suffering at the end of their life. The loss of the pathway will effectively remove medical ad nursing staff's ability to ease patients' suffering as they are dying and will lead to futile and extraordinary measures to prolong life where there is no chance of improvement or recovery. At a time when families should be able to calmly reflect and celebrate the lives of their loved one in peace, instead patient's final days and hours will be transformed into a frenzied circus of intravenous cannulae placement, nasoenteric feeding tubes, 6 hourly infusions of fluids and antibiotics and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Allow patients to die in peace and enable our hospital staff to facilitate this as they have been doing since the inception of the Liverpool pathway.
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