This could be one of the messages in the yes / no to Scottish independence referendum. Scottish independence would take back decisions currently made in London and given back to Scotland and its people. Wales should be allowed to follow in a year time. London governments should have a health warning, it is damaging the economy of Scotland and Wales. To me it is like the damage to the lungs of a long time smoker or the liver to a long time drinker.
The local council elections turned out to be a disaster for both Labour and the Tory parties. With Labour only making 2 gains in controlling local councils and Tories losing control of 10 councils. This shows the people are not happy with David Cameron cuts and still don't trust Ed Miliband promise of a better future under Labour. In Wales the people of Anglesey Plaid Cymru won 14 Councillors while Labour only won 3 seats. The people of the island seems very un-happy with the Tory London government and the Labour Cardiff government. As Labour promise more than they can can deliver, could this be a beginning of a Plaid recovery. UKIP are the smoking guns of politics, on their website the Immigration Policy is currently undergoing a review and update.
Ambulances have spent almost 55,000 hours waiting outside
Welsh hospitals in six months, according to figures obtained by BBC Wales.
The ambulance service said there has been a "high increase" in
delays in admitting patients due to NHS pressure.
This means in total ambulance crews have spent 2,269 days - equivalent to
over six years - waiting to transfer patients to hospital departments. The
figures illustrated the "crisis" in A&E services in Wales. I
think every hospital should have a drop in centre where ambulances can hand
over the patients and leave; these centres would take over the responsibility
for those patients. To stop bed blocking patients who are no longer in danger should
be sent to re-coup rating wards where they can be assessed to go home or stay
in hospital. If stay in hospital is the answer then there should be a local place
for this to happen. A patient should go through three stages 1 admittance ward,
2 hospital ward, and 3 coup rating wards. This might sound like an assembly line;
this to me is the best way to speed up ambulances times and stop bed blocking.
Another problem with ambulance times is the distance of the hospital because of
Senior Labour figure apologises unreservedly over 'beyond tasteless'
comments about party's former leader and late PM. A leading Labour Party member
posted a Facebook entry yesterday in which he suggested Tony Blair should share
Margaret Thatcher’s coffin.
Later, Darren Williams, an official of the Public and Commercial Services
(PCS) civil servants’ union, issued an unreserved apology and removed the
comment, which was criticised as “beyond
Mr Williams, a former aide to First Minister Carwyn Jones and Culture and
Sport Minister John Griffiths and a current member of Labour’s Britain-wide
National Policy Forum, posted the remark after reading an article by Blair in
the New Statesman magazine.
In his article, the former Prime Minister urged current Labour leader Ed
Miliband not to veer to the left.
I know how Bethan feels, when I got made redundant after 13 years of loyal service. I had to live on a mere £63 a week and still pay my bills. I had a threat of homelessness. No help except family, but I'm not bitter towards the company. I fought through and didn't turn to drink. There is no strength in character with some people.