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If you want to know what’s wrong with the NHS, watch nurses crowdfunding their parking fines after working unpaid overtime

“God knows why an institution capable of caring for 65 million people from cradle to grave can’t run its own car parks, but no doubt there are sound bureaucratic reasons why emptying coins from machines is more challenging than perfecting stem-cell research.”

Now and again, when it comes to illuminating the festering wounds of a nation in serious decline, it’s the tiny things that shine the most piercing light. Nothing in Christendom or beyond is as trifling as the parking ticket hard luck story. Most of us get a ticket from time to time, and dullards like me enjoy boring others with the intricate detail of why it constitutes the worst miscarriage of justice since L’affaire Dreyfus.

Every few months, a report about a zealous warden ticketing a motorist at a zebra crossing makes jolly tabloid filler. But that is as good as it gets, and by and large the errant parker who spends longer than 17 seconds on the subject should be fined 10 times the original amount.

The case of 75 NHS staff at Cardiff’s University Hospital of Wales is different. In a decision binding on the other 72, a court has decided that three of them must pay both their fines, which after months of non-payment have increased to £128 per ticket, and the court costs of £26,000. One nurse’s claim to owe £150,000 may be exaggerated, but some owe thousands. Even in the Chancellor’s magical realm of overpaid public sector workers, no nurse could raise that without surgically removing the ring fingers of every married patient on the ward and nipping to Hatton Garden in London. And that – I know, I know, it’s PC gone mad – is against the rules.

Why it’s within the rules for a car parking firm to fleece those widely regarded as the most drainingly overworked, lethally underpaid and ephemerally heroic among us is a tale simply told. Cardiff’s Labour-run council, though committed to scrapping hospital parking charges, is locked into a long-term PFI contract with a French company called Indigo. If you want a vignette of what creeping privatisation looks like, last year it made £2.8m from a single Welsh hospital car park. That’s the price of almost 3,000 cataract surgeries, 500 heart bypass operations, or 250 liver transplants.

God knows why an institution capable of caring for 65 million people from cradle to grave can’t run its own car parks, but no doubt there are sound bureaucratic reasons why emptying coins from machines is more challenging than perfecting stem cell procedures and running double blind immunotherapy clinical trials.

Yet however compelling the need to divert money from replacing arthritic hips to enriching French company directors, it hardly explains why Welsh nurses are threatened with bankruptcy for using public car parks when the staff one was full.

Some got the penalty charge notices because their work kept them longer than the designated shift. Others refused to buy tickets on arriving, and later to pay the fines, in the naive assumption that common sense and decency would lead Indigo to let them off. For a while, it did.

The firm will claim that it was lenient for as long as possible but that the continued flouting of the rules forced it to law. Maybe it isn’t as grasping as it seems, even if an employee not long ago ticketed a cardiologist at a Dundee hospital, regardless of the siren on the car’s roof and the note explaining that he was attending an emergency. And let’s face it, NHS workers have no legal right to ignore a parking fine just because a crisis developed at the end of a shift, and they chose to look after the dangerously unwell for an hour of unpaid overtime rather than rush back to the car in time.

In this case, the chances are that the individuals will be rescued by donors to the Just Giving page. But it crystallises the gnawing sense that something is terribly, terribly wrong with British priorities when NHS workers need crowdfunding to avoid having to sell their homes for the benefit of a parasitic private firm.

Of course, the NHS has bigger worries than car parking. New figures on cancer survival rates confirm how far we lag far behind European countries of similar, and much lesser, wealth. The GP system is under murderous pressure in cities and large towns. Almost every healthcare professional you talk to fears for the future without drastically increased spending. Recruiting and retaining staff is already a struggle, and will worsen with Brexit. Apparently nurses feel under-appreciated, though for the life of me I can’t think why.

Despite the suspicion that huge chunks of the monolith are held together by stitches that could burst at any moment, somehow the NHS continues to work. Looking across the Atlantic to Donald Trump’s thankfully faltering efforts to butcher Obamacare and remove health insurance from millions of Americans; you shudder with relief at the comparison.

But while it may be our only real religion, as Nigel Lawson put it, it is not engraved in stone that the NHS will survive as we know and revere it in perpetuity. The penalising of nurses for watching the clock at the start of the shift and ignoring it at the end is a symptom of a chronic disease which afflicts more than the health service. Call it freemarketitis, or profitoma, or Philip Hammond Syndrome By Proxy, it is the veneration of private commercial rapacity over self-sacrificial public service.

This sepsis in the body politic has been poisoning the national bloodstream for more than 30 years. Nothing nothing but a radical reappraisal of what is important to us can begin the process of curing it.

1/6 The elderly

“We acknowledge that there are pressures on the health service, there are always extra pressures on the NHS in the winter, but we have the added pressures of the ageing population and the growing complex needs of the population,” Theresa May has said. Waits of over 12 hours in A&E among elderly people have more than doubled in two years, according to figures from NHS Digital.

2/6 Patients going to A&E instead of seeing their GPs

Jeremy Hunt has called for a “honest discussion with the public about the purpose of A&E departments”, saying that around a third of A&E patients were in hospital unnecessarily. Mr Hunt told Radio 4’s Today programme the NHS now had more doctors, nurses and funding than ever, but explained what he called “very serious problems at some hospitals” by suggesting pressures were increasing in part because people are going to A&Es when they should not. He urged patients to visit their GP for non-emergency illnesses, outlined plans to release time for family doctors to support urgent care work, and said the NHS will soon be able to deliver seven-day access to a GP from 8am to 8pm. But doctors struggling amid a GP recruitment crisis said Mr Hunt’s plans were unrealistic and demanded the Government commit to investing in all areas of the overstretched health service.

3/6 Simon Stevens, head of NHS England

Reports that “key members” of Ms May’s team used internal meetings to accuse Simon Stevens, head of NHS England, of being unenthusiastic and unresponsive have been rejected by Downing Street. Mr Stevens had allegedly rejected claims made by Ms May that the NHS had been given more funding than required.

4/6 Previous health policy, not funding

In an interview with Sky News’s Sophy Ridge, Ms May acknowledged the NHS faced pressures but said it was a problem that had been “ducked by government over the years”. She refuted the claim that hospitals were tackling a “humanitarian crisis” and said health funding was at record levels. “We asked the NHS a while back to set out what it needed over the next five years in terms of its plan for the future and the funding that it would need,” said the Prime Minister. “They did that, we gave them that funding, in fact we gave them more funding than they required… Funding is now at record levels for the NHS, more money has been going in.” But doctors accused Ms May of being “in denial” about how the lack of additional funding provided for health and social care were behind a spiralling crisis in NHS hospitals.

5/6 Target to treat all A&E patients within four hours

Mr Hunt was accused of watering down the flagship target to treat all A&E patients within four hours. The Health Secretary told MPs the promise – introduced by Tony Blair’s government in 2000 – should only be for “those who actually need it”. Amid jeers in the Commons, Mr Hunt said only four other countries pledged to treat all patients within a similar timeframe and all had “less stringent” rules. But Ms May has now said the Government will stand by the four-hour target for A&E, which says 95 per cent of patients must be dealt with within that time frame.

6/6 No one

Mr Hunt was accused of “hiding” from the public eye following news of the Red Cross’s comments and didn’t make an official statement for two days. He was also filmed refusing to answer questions from journalists who pursued him down the street yesterday to ask whether he planned to scrap the four-hour A&E waiting time target. Sky News reporter Beth Rigby pressed the Health Secretary on his position on the matter, saying “the public will want to know, Mr Hunt”. “Sorry Beth, I’ve answered questions about this already,” replied Mr Hunt. “But you didn’t answer questions on this. You said it was over-interpreted in the House of Commons and you didn’t want to water it down. Is that what you’re saying?” said Ms Rigby. “It’s very difficult, because how are we going to explain to the public what your intention is, when you change your position and then won’t answer the question, Mr Hunt”. But the Health Secretary maintained his silence until he reached his car and got in.

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Did your MP vote for mass surveillance?

The infamous Snoopers’ Charter (Investigatory Powers) is now law.  The majority of MPs taking part voted to allow the bulk interception of communications, equipment interference (hacking into your devices), and the retention and examination of bulk personal datasets.

Investigatory Powers Bill — Third Reading — Mass Surveillance7 Jun 2016 at 18:56
Find out how your MP voted here or scroll down to see a list.  If you’re unsure who your MP is then find out here.

They may tell you the Snoopers Charter is necessary to fight terrorism.  If it’s to fight terrorism you may want to ask your MP why this law permits sharing of your browsing history with: Welsh Ambulance ServicesCompetition and Markets AuthorityDepartment for Work and PensionsDepartment of HealthFood Standards Agency, Gambling Commission, Department for TransportFinancial Conduct AuthorityHealth and Safety Executive.

Full list here of who has access to your data under Investigatory Powers – see schedule 4

We have written to the above authorities asking why they need access to your private data. Their responses will be published below the graphic.  If you’ve written to your MP about this we will gladly publish their response.  Please email a copy of their letter to stopmpliesandpropaganda@gmail.com

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Competition and Markets Authority have informed us why they need your private data:
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) needs investigatory powers for the purpose of detecting and investigating criminal cartels. Cartels typically take the form of agreements between competitors to fix prices, share customers or markets, limit production or supply, or to rig bids for contracts. They are amongst the most egregious forms of anti-competitive conduct and are akin to complex fraud, involving secret arrangements that can operate over many years at the expense of consumers and taxpayers (as a result of higher prices and reduced choice). The cartel offence under the Enterprise Act 2002 is a serious crime, punishable on first conviction with up to five years’ imprisonment and/or an unlimited fine.

Cartels are almost always conducted in secret, with very little written documentation (or documentation that is fragmentary and susceptible to interpretation), making them very difficult to detect and prove. As such, the regulated use of investigatory powers plays a critical role in the CMA’s investigations.

Business Services (Northern Ireland) have informed us why they need access to your private data if you live in the UK.

Welsh Ambulance Services have informed us why they need access to your private data if you live in the UK.

Food Standards Agency have informed us why they need access to your private data if you live in the UK.

NHS Business Services Authority have informed us why they need access to your private data if you live in the UK.

Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service have informed us why they need your private data: “For the purpose of preventing death or injury or any damage to a person’s physical or mental health, or of mitigating any injury or damage to a person’s physical or mental health

Department for Work and Pensions have informed us why they need access to your private data. Although it remains to be seen if they will make use of your data to claim you’re fit for work or adversely affect any benefit that you’re in receipt of.

Gambling Commission have been helpful in their response as to why they need access to your private data.  Their provision of information contained a guide explaining the Operational case for the use of communications data by public authorities relating to all Government departments.

Department for Communities Northern Ireland have informed us why they need access to your private  data.

Department for the Economy (Northern Ireland) have informed us  why they need access to your private data.

Food Standards Scotland have informed us why they need access to your private data.

Financial Conduct Authority have informed us why they need access to your private data.

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service have responded to our question and while they did provide some information it was not what we asked for.  If it’s the same as Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service then the answer would be “For the purpose of preventing death or injury or any damage to a person’s physical or mental health, or of mitigating any injury or damage to a person’s physical or mental health

As you can see their use is nothing to do with preventing terrorism.

The more parties who have direct access to your Internet records the greater risk of them being leaked into the wrong hands.  A much better solution would have been to allow GCHQ and MI5 to pass specific information onto the above agencies and departments.

We are waiting for a press response from these departments as to why they need access to your data.  Board of Scottish Fire and Rescue ServicesHMRC, RAFHealth and Safety Executive, Department for TransportDepartment of Health.

Due to many requests we have published how your MP voted below…

Investigatory Powers BillThird ReadingMass Surveillance7 Jun 2016 at 18:56

Nigel Adams Selby and Ainsty Con (front bench) aye
Adam Afriyie Windsor Con aye
Peter Aldous Waveney Con (front bench) aye
Lucy Allan Telford Con (front bench) aye
Heidi Allen South Cambridgeshire Con (front bench) aye
David Amess Southend West Con (front bench) aye
Stuart Andrew Pudsey Con aye
Caroline Ansell Eastbourne Con (front bench) aye
Edward Argar Charnwood Con (front bench) aye
Victoria Atkins Louth and Horncastle Con (front bench) aye
Richard Bacon South Norfolk Con (front bench) aye
Steven Baker Wycombe Con (front bench) aye
Stephen Barclay North East Cambridgeshire Con (front bench) aye
John Baron Basildon and Billericay Con (front bench) aye
Guto Bebb Aberconwy Con (front bench) aye
Henry Bellingham North West Norfolk Con aye
Richard Benyon Newbury Con (front bench) aye
Paul Beresford Mole Valley Con (front bench) aye
Jake Berry Rossendale and Darwen Con (front bench) aye
James Berry Kingston and Surbiton Con (front bench) aye
Andrew Bingham High Peak Con (front bench) aye
Bob Blackman Harrow East Con (front bench) aye
Crispin Blunt Reigate Con (front bench) aye
Peter Bone Wellingborough Con (front bench) aye
Victoria Borwick Kensington Con (front bench) aye
Peter Bottomley Worthing West Con (front bench) aye
Karen Bradley Staffordshire Moorlands Con (front bench) aye
Graham Brady Altrincham and Sale West Con (front bench) aye
Julian Brazier Canterbury Con (front bench) aye
Andrew Bridgen North West Leicestershire Con (front bench) aye
Steve Brine Winchester Con aye
James Brokenshire Old Bexley and Sidcup Con (front bench) aye
Fiona Bruce Congleton Con (front bench) aye
Robert Buckland South Swindon Con (front bench) aye
Conor Burns Bournemouth West Con aye
Simon Burns Chelmsford Con aye
David Burrowes Enfield, Southgate Con (front bench) aye
Alun Cairns Vale of Glamorgan Con (front bench) aye
Neil Carmichael Stroud Con (front bench) aye
James Cartlidge South Suffolk Con (front bench) aye
Bill Cash Stone Con (front bench) aye
Maria Caulfield Lewes Con (front bench) aye
Alex Chalk Cheltenham Con (front bench) aye
Rehman Chishti Gillingham and Rainham Con aye
Christopher Chope Christchurch Con (front bench) aye
Jo Churchill Bury St Edmunds Con (front bench) aye
Kenneth Clarke Rushcliffe Con aye
James Cleverly Braintree Con (front bench) aye
Geoffrey Clifton-Brown The Cotswolds Con (front bench) aye
Therese Coffey Suffolk Coastal Con (front bench) aye
Damian Collins Folkestone and Hythe Con (front bench) aye
Oliver Colvile Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport Con (front bench) aye
Alberto Costa South Leicestershire Con (front bench) aye
Geoffrey Cox Torridge and West Devon Con aye
Stephen Crabb Preseli Pembrokeshire Con (front bench) aye
Chris Davies Brecon and Radnorshire Con (front bench) aye
David Davies Monmouth Con (front bench) aye
Mims Davies Eastleigh Con (front bench) aye
Jonathan Djanogly Huntingdon Con aye
Michelle Donelan Chippenham Con (front bench) aye
Oliver Dowden Hertsmere Con (front bench) aye
Jackie Doyle-Price Thurrock Con (front bench) aye
Richard Drax South Dorset Con (front bench) aye
Flick Drummond Portsmouth South Con (front bench) aye
Alan Duncan Rutland and Melton Con (front bench) aye
Iain Duncan Smith Chingford and Woodford Green Con aye
Philip Dunne Ludlow Con (front bench) aye
Michael Ellis Northampton North Con aye
Jane Ellison Battersea Con (front bench) aye
Charlie Elphicke Dover Con (front bench) aye
George Eustice Camborne and Redruth Con (front bench) aye
Graham Evans Weaver Vale Con aye
Nigel Evans Ribble Valley Con (front bench) aye
David Evennett Bexleyheath and Crayford Con (front bench) aye
Michael Fabricant Lichfield Con (front bench) aye
Michael Fallon Sevenoaks Con (front bench) aye
Suella Fernandes Fareham Con (front bench) aye
Mark Field Cities of London and Westminster Con aye
Kevin Foster Torbay Con (front bench) aye
Mark Francois Rayleigh and Wickford Con (front bench) aye
Lucy Frazer South East Cambridgeshire Con (front bench) aye
George Freeman Mid Norfolk Con (front bench) aye
Mike Freer Finchley and Golders Green Con aye
Richard Fuller Bedford Con (front bench) aye
Marcus Fysh Yeovil Con aye
Roger Gale North Thanet Con (front bench) aye
Edward Garnier Harborough Con aye
David Gauke South West Hertfordshire Con (front bench) aye
Nusrat Ghani Wealden Con (front bench) aye
Nick Gibb Bognor Regis and Littlehampton Con (front bench) aye
John Glen Salisbury Con (front bench) aye
Zac Goldsmith Richmond Park Con (front bench) aye
Michael Gove Surrey Heath Con (front bench) aye
Richard Graham Gloucester Con (front bench) aye
Helen Grant Maidstone and The Weald Con (front bench) aye
James Gray North Wiltshire Con (front bench) aye
Chris Grayling Epsom and Ewell Con (front bench) aye
Chris Green Bolton West Con (front bench) aye
Damian Green Ashford Con (front bench) aye
Dominic Grieve Beaconsfield Con (front bench) aye
Andrew Griffiths Burton Con aye
Ben Gummer Ipswich Con (front bench) aye
Sam Gyimah East Surrey Con (front bench) aye
Robert Halfon Harlow Con (front bench) aye
Luke Hall Thornbury and Yate Con (front bench) aye
Stephen Hammond Wimbledon Con (front bench) aye
Matthew Hancock West Suffolk Con (front bench) aye
Mark Harper Forest of Dean Con (front bench) aye
Richard Harrington Watford Con (front bench) aye
Rebecca Harris Castle Point Con (front bench) aye
Alan Haselhurst Saffron Walden Con (front bench) aye
John Hayes South Holland and The Deepings Con (front bench) aye
Oliver Heald North East Hertfordshire Con aye
James Heappey Wells Con (front bench) aye
Chris Heaton-Harris Daventry Con aye
Peter Heaton-Jones North Devon Con (front bench) aye
Gordon Henderson Sittingbourne and Sheppey Con aye
Damian Hinds East Hampshire Con (front bench) aye
Simon Hoare North Dorset Con (front bench) aye
George Hollingbery Meon Valley Con (front bench) aye
Kevin Hollinrake Thirsk and Malton Con (front bench) aye
Philip Hollobone Kettering Con (front bench) aye
Adam Holloway Gravesham Con (front bench) aye
Kris Hopkins Keighley Con (front bench) aye
Gerald Howarth Aldershot Con (front bench) aye
John Howell Henley Con (front bench) aye
Ben Howlett Bath Con (front bench) aye
Nigel Huddleston Mid Worcestershire Con (front bench) aye
Jeremy Hunt South West Surrey Con (front bench) aye
Nick Hurd Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner Con (front bench) aye
Stewart Jackson Peterborough Con (front bench) aye
Margot James Stourbridge Con (front bench) aye
Sajid Javid Bromsgrove Con (front bench) aye
Ranil Jayawardena North East Hampshire Con (front bench) aye
Andrea Jenkyns Morley and Outwood Con (front bench) aye
Robert Jenrick Newark Con aye
Boris Johnson Uxbridge and South Ruislip Con aye
Gareth Johnson Dartford Con aye
Jo Johnson Orpington Con (front bench) aye
Andrew Jones Harrogate and Knaresborough Con (front bench) aye
Marcus Jones Nuneaton Con (front bench) aye
Seema Kennedy South Ribble Con aye
Simon Kirby Brighton, Kemptown Con (front bench) aye
Greg Knight East Yorkshire Con aye
Julian Knight Solihull Con (front bench) aye
Mark Lancaster Milton Keynes North Con (front bench) aye
Pauline Latham Mid Derbyshire Con (front bench) aye
Phillip Lee Bracknell Con aye
Charlotte Leslie Bristol North West Con aye
Oliver Letwin West Dorset Con (front bench) aye
Julian Lewis New Forest East Con (front bench) aye
Ian Liddell-Grainger Bridgwater and West Somerset Con (front bench) aye
David Lidington Aylesbury Con (front bench) aye
Jack Lopresti Filton and Bradley Stoke Con (front bench) aye
Jonathan Lord Woking Con aye
Tim Loughton East Worthing and Shoreham Con (front bench) aye
Karen Lumley Redditch Con (front bench) aye
Craig Mackinlay South Thanet Con (front bench) aye
David Mackintosh Northampton South Con (front bench) aye
Anne Main St Albans Con (front bench) aye
Alan Mak Havant Con (front bench) aye
Kit Malthouse North West Hampshire Con aye
Scott Mann North Cornwall Con aye
Tania Mathias Twickenham Con (front bench) aye
Theresa May Maidenhead Con (front bench) aye
Paul Maynard Blackpool North and Cleveleys Con aye
Jason McCartney Colne Valley Con (front bench) aye
Karl McCartney Lincoln Con (front bench) aye
Mark Menzies Fylde Con (front bench) aye
Johnny Mercer Plymouth, Moor View Con (front bench) aye
Huw Merriman Bexhill and Battle Con (front bench) aye
Stephen Metcalfe South Basildon and East Thurrock Con aye
Maria Miller Basingstoke Con (front bench) aye
Amanda Milling Cannock Chase Con (front bench) aye
Nigel Mills Amber Valley Con (front bench) aye
Anne Milton Guildford Con (front bench) aye
Andrew Mitchell Sutton Coldfield Con aye
Penny Mordaunt Portsmouth North Con (front bench) aye
Anne Marie Morris Newton Abbot Con aye
David Morris Morecambe and Lunesdale Con aye
James Morris Halesowen and Rowley Regis Con aye
Wendy Morton Aldridge-Brownhills Con (front bench) aye
David Mowat Warrington South Con (front bench) aye
David Mundell Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale Con (front bench) aye
Sheryll Murray South East Cornwall Con aye
Andrew Murrison South West Wiltshire Con (front bench) aye
Bob Neill Bromley and Chislehurst Con (front bench) aye
Sarah Newton Truro and Falmouth Con (front bench) aye
Caroline Nokes Romsey and Southampton North Con (front bench) aye
David Nuttall Bury North Con (front bench) aye
Matthew Offord Hendon Con aye
Guy Opperman Hexham Con (front bench) aye
Mark Pawsey Rugby Con aye
Mike Penning Hemel Hempstead Con (front bench) aye
John Penrose Weston-Super-Mare Con (front bench) aye
Andrew Percy Brigg and Goole Con (front bench) aye
Claire Perry Devizes Con (front bench) aye
Stephen Phillips Sleaford and North Hykeham Con (front bench) aye
Chris Philp Croydon South Con (front bench) aye
Christopher Pincher Tamworth Con (front bench) aye
Daniel Poulter Central Suffolk and North Ipswich Con (front bench) aye
Victoria Prentis Banbury Con (front bench) aye
Mark Prisk Hertford and Stortford Con (front bench) aye
Mark Pritchard The Wrekin Con (front bench) aye
Tom Pursglove Corby Con aye
Jeremy Quin Horsham Con (front bench) aye
Will Quince Colchester Con (front bench) aye
Dominic Raab Esher and Walton Con (front bench) aye
John Redwood Wokingham Con aye
Jacob Rees-Mogg North East Somerset Con (front bench) aye
Laurence Robertson Tewkesbury Con (front bench) aye
Mary Robinson Cheadle Con (front bench) aye
Andrew Rosindell Romford Con (front bench) aye
David Rutley Macclesfield Con aye
Antoinette Sandbach Eddisbury Con (front bench) aye
Paul Scully Sutton and Cheam Con (front bench) aye
Andrew Selous South West Bedfordshire Con (front bench) aye
Grant Shapps Welwyn Hatfield Con aye
Alok Sharma Reading West Con aye
Alec Shelbrooke Elmet and Rothwell Con (front bench) aye
Keith Simpson Broadland Con (front bench) aye
Chris Skidmore Kingswood Con aye
Chloe Smith Norwich North Con aye
Henry Smith Crawley Con aye
Julian Smith Skipton and Ripon Con (front bench) aye
Royston Smith Southampton, Itchen Con aye
Anna Soubry Broxtowe Con (front bench) aye
Caroline Spelman Meriden Con (front bench) aye
Mark Spencer Sherwood Con aye
John Stevenson Carlisle Con (front bench) aye
Bob Stewart Beckenham Con (front bench) aye
Iain Stewart Milton Keynes South Con (front bench) aye
Rory Stewart Penrith and The Border Con (front bench) aye
Mel Stride Central Devon Con (front bench) aye
Graham Stuart Beverley and Holderness Con aye
Julian Sturdy York Outer Con (front bench) aye
Desmond Swayne New Forest West Con (front bench) aye
Hugo Swire East Devon Con (front bench) aye
Robert Syms Poole Con aye
Derek Thomas St Ives Con (front bench) aye
Maggie Throup Erewash Con (front bench) aye
Edward Timpson Crewe and Nantwich Con (front bench) aye
Kelly Tolhurst Rochester and Strood Con (front bench) aye
Justin Tomlinson North Swindon Con (front bench) aye
Michael Tomlinson Mid Dorset and North Poole Con aye
Craig Tracey North Warwickshire Con (front bench) aye
David Tredinnick Bosworth Con aye
Elizabeth Truss South West Norfolk Con (front bench) aye
Thomas Tugendhat Tonbridge and Malling Con (front bench) aye
Andrew Turner Isle of Wight Con (front bench) aye
Shailesh Vara North West Cambridgeshire Con (front bench) aye
Martin Vickers Cleethorpes Con (front bench) aye
Theresa Villiers Chipping Barnet Con (front bench) aye
Robin Walker Worcester Con (front bench) aye
Ben Wallace Wyre and Preston North Con (front bench) aye
David Warburton Somerton and Frome Con aye
Matt Warman Boston and Skegness Con (front bench) aye
Helen Whately Faversham and Mid Kent Con (front bench) aye
Heather Wheeler South Derbyshire Con (front bench) aye
Chris White Warwick and Leamington Con (front bench) aye
Craig Whittaker Calder Valley Con aye
John Whittingdale Maldon Con (front bench) aye
Bill Wiggin North Herefordshire Con (front bench) aye
Craig Williams Cardiff North Con (front bench) aye
Gavin Williamson South Staffordshire Con aye
Sarah Wollaston Totnes Con (front bench) aye
Mike Wood Dudley South Con aye
William Wragg Hazel Grove Con (front bench) aye
Jeremy Wright Kenilworth and Southam Con (front bench) aye
Nadhim Zahawi Stratford-on-Avon Con (front bench) aye
Daniel Kawczynski Shrewsbury and Atcham Con (front bench) abstain
Harriett Baldwin West Worcestershire Con (front bench) absent
Gavin Barwell Croydon Central Con (front bench) absent
Nicola Blackwood Oxford West and Abingdon Con (front bench) absent
Nicholas Boles Grantham and Stamford Con (front bench) absent
Alistair Burt North East Bedfordshire Con (front bench) absent
David Cameron Witney Con (front bench) absent
Greg Clark Tunbridge Wells Con (front bench) absent
Tracey Crouch Chatham and Aylesford Con (front bench) absent
Byron Davies Gower Con (front bench) absent
Glyn Davies Montgomeryshire Con (front bench) absent
James Davies Vale of Clwyd Con (front bench) absent
Philip Davies Shipley Con (front bench) absent
David Davis Haltemprice and Howden Con absent
Caroline Dinenage Gosport Con (front bench) absent
Nadine Dorries Mid Bedfordshire Con (front bench) absent
Steve Double St Austell and Newquay Con (front bench) absent
James Duddridge Rochford and Southend East Con (front bench) absent
Tobias Ellwood Bournemouth East Con (front bench) absent
Liam Fox North Somerset Con absent
Mark Garnier Wyre Forest Con (front bench) absent
Cheryl Gillan Chesham and Amersham Con (front bench) absent
Robert Goodwill Scarborough and Whitby Con (front bench) absent
Justine Greening Putney Con (front bench) absent
Philip Hammond Runnymede and Weybridge Con (front bench) absent
Greg Hands Chelsea and Fulham Con (front bench) absent
Simon Hart Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire Con (front bench) absent
Nick Herbert Arundel and South Downs Con absent
Bernard Jenkin Harwich and North Essex Con (front bench) absent
David Jones Clwyd West Con (front bench) absent
Kwasi Kwarteng Spelthorne Con (front bench) absent
Eleanor Laing Epping Forest Con (front bench) absent
Andrea Leadsom South Northamptonshire Con (front bench) absent
Jeremy Lefroy Stafford Con (front bench) absent
Edward Leigh Gainsborough Con (front bench) absent
Brandon Lewis Great Yarmouth Con (front bench) absent
Peter Lilley Hitchin and Harpenden Con (front bench) absent
Patrick McLoughlin Derbyshire Dales Con (front bench) absent
Stephen McPartland Stevenage Con absent
Nicky Morgan Loughborough Con (front bench) absent
Jesse Norman Hereford and South Herefordshire Con (front bench) absent
George Osborne Tatton Con (front bench) absent
Neil Parish Tiverton and Honiton Con (front bench) absent
Priti Patel Witham Con (front bench) absent
Owen Paterson North Shropshire Con absent
Eric Pickles Brentwood and Ongar Con absent
Rebecca Pow Taunton Deane Con (front bench) absent
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Charles Walker Broxbourne Con (front bench) absent
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Rob Wilson Reading East Con (front bench) absent
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Nigel Dodds Belfast North DUP (front bench) aye
Jeffrey M. Donaldson Lagan Valley DUP (front bench) aye
Ian Paisley Jnr North Antrim DUP (front bench) aye
Gavin Robinson Belfast East DUP (front bench) aye
Jim Shannon Strangford DUP (front bench) aye
David Simpson Upper Bann DUP (front bench) aye
Sammy Wilson East Antrim DUP (front bench) aye
Caroline Lucas Brighton, Pavilion Green (front bench) no
Sylvia Hermon North Down Independent (front bench) aye
Natalie McGarry Glasgow East whilst Independent no
Michelle Thomson Edinburgh West whilst Independent (front bench) no
Debbie Abrahams Oldham East and Saddleworth Lab (minister) aye
Heidi Alexander Lewisham East Lab (minister) aye
Rushanara Ali Bethnal Green and Bow Lab (minister) aye
Graham Allen Nottingham North Lab aye
David Anderson Blaydon Lab (minister) aye
Jon Ashworth Leicester South Lab (minister) aye
Ian Austin Dudley North Lab (minister) aye
Adrian Bailey West Bromwich West Lab (minister) aye
Kevin Barron Rother Valley Lab (minister) aye
Margaret Beckett Derby South Lab (minister) aye
Luciana Berger Liverpool, Wavertree Lab (minister) aye
Clive Betts Sheffield South East Lab (minister) aye
Tom Blenkinsop Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland Lab (minister) aye
Paul Blomfield Sheffield Central Lab (minister) aye
Ben Bradshaw Exeter Lab (minister) aye
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Lyn Brown West Ham Lab (minister) aye
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Andy Burnham Leigh Lab (minister) aye
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Ruth Cadbury Brentford and Isleworth Lab (minister) aye
Alan Campbell Tynemouth Lab (minister) aye
Sarah Champion Rotherham Lab (minister) aye
Vernon Coaker Gedling Lab (minister) aye
Ann Coffey Stockport Lab aye
Julie Cooper Burnley Lab (minister) aye
Yvette Cooper Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford Lab aye
Jo Cox Batley and Spen Lab aye
Neil Coyle Bermondsey and Old Southwark Lab (minister) aye
Stella Creasy Walthamstow Lab (minister) aye
Jon Cruddas Dagenham and Rainham Lab aye
John Cryer Leyton and Wanstead Lab (minister) aye
Alex Cunningham Stockton North Lab (minister) aye
Jim Cunningham Coventry South Lab (minister) aye
Nicholas Dakin Scunthorpe Lab (minister) aye
Simon Danczuk Rochdale Lab aye
Geraint Davies Swansea West Lab (minister) aye
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Gill Furniss Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough Lab aye
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Helen Goodman Bishop Auckland Lab (minister) aye
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Nia Griffith Llanelli Lab (minister) aye
Andrew Gwynne Denton and Reddish Lab (minister) aye
Louise Haigh Sheffield, Heeley Lab (minister) aye
Fabian Hamilton Leeds North East Lab (minister) aye
David Hanson Delyn Lab (minister) aye
Harriet Harman Camberwell and Peckham Lab (minister) aye
Carolyn Harris Swansea East Lab (minister) aye
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Mark Hendrick Preston Lab (minister) aye
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Meg Hillier Hackney South and Shoreditch Lab (minister) aye
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Rupa Huq Ealing Central and Acton Lab (minister) aye
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Stephen Timms East Ham Lab (minister) aye
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John Woodcock Barrow and Furness Lab absent
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Tim Farron Westmorland and Lonsdale LDem (front bench) no
Norman Lamb North Norfolk LDem (front bench) no
Greg Mulholland Leeds North West LDem (front bench) no
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Mark Williams Ceredigion LDem (front bench) no
Jonathan Edwards Carmarthen East and Dinefwr PC (front bench) no
Liz Saville-Roberts Dwyfor Meirionnydd PC (front bench) no
Hywel Williams Arfon PC (front bench) no
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Mickey Brady Newry and Armagh SF absent
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Paul Maskey Belfast West SF absent
Francie Molloy Mid Ulster SF absent
Tasmina AhmedSheikh Ochil and South Perthshire SNP (front bench) no
Richard Arkless Dumfries and Galloway SNP (front bench) no
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Mhairi Black Paisley and Renfrewshire South SNP (front bench) no
Kirsty Blackman Aberdeen North SNP (front bench) no
Phil Boswell Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill SNP no
Deidre Brock Edinburgh North and Leith SNP (front bench) no
Alan Brown Kilmarnock and Loudoun SNP no
Lisa Cameron East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow SNP (front bench) no
Douglas Chapman Dunfermline and West Fife SNP (front bench) no
Joanna Cherry Edinburgh South West SNP (front bench) no
Ronnie Cowan Inverclyde SNP (front bench) no
Angela Crawley Lanark and Hamilton East SNP (front bench) no
Martyn Day Linlithgow and East Falkirk SNP (front bench) no
Martin Docherty West Dunbartonshire SNP no
Stuart Donaldson West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine SNP no
Marion Fellows Motherwell and Wishaw SNP (front bench) no
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Stephen Gethins North East Fife SNP (front bench) no
Patricia Gibson North Ayrshire and Arran SNP (front bench) no
Patrick Grady Glasgow North SNP (front bench) no
Peter Grant Glenrothes SNP (front bench) no
Neil Gray Airdrie and Shotts SNP (front bench) no
Drew Hendry Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey SNP (front bench) no
Stewart Hosie Dundee East SNP (front bench) no
George Kerevan East Lothian SNP (front bench) no
Calum Kerr Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk SNP (front bench) no
Chris Law Dundee West SNP (front bench) no
Angus MacNeil Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP (front bench) no
Callum McCaig Aberdeen South SNP (front bench) no
Stewart McDonald Glasgow South SNP (front bench) no
Stuart McDonald Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East SNP (front bench) no
Anne McLaughlin Glasgow North East SNP (front bench) no
John McNally Falkirk SNP (front bench) no
Carol Monaghan Glasgow North West SNP (front bench) no
Roger Mullin Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath SNP (front bench) no
Gavin Newlands Paisley and Renfrewshire North SNP no
John Nicolson East Dunbartonshire SNP (front bench) no
Brendan O’Hara Argyll and Bute SNP (front bench) no
Kirsten Oswald East Renfrewshire SNP (front bench) no
Steven Paterson Stirling SNP no Angus Robertson Moray SNP (front bench) no
Alex Salmond Gordon SNP (front bench) no
Tommy Sheppard Edinburgh East SNP (front bench) no
Chris Stephens Glasgow South West SNP no
Alison Thewliss Glasgow Central SNP (front bench) no
Owen Thompson Midlothian SNP (front bench) no
Michael Weir Angus SNP (front bench) no
Eilidh Whiteford Banff and Buchan SNP (front bench) no
Philippa Whitford Central Ayrshire SNP (front bench) no
Corri Wilson Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock SNP no
Pete Wishart Perth and North Perthshire SNP (front bench) no
Ian Blackford Ross, Skye and Lochaber SNP (front bench) absent
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John Bercow Buckingham Speaker (front bench) absent
Douglas Carswell Clacton UKIP absent
Tom Elliott Fermanagh and South Tyrone UUP aye
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Theresa May telling porkies over NHS funding admit Tory MPs

Theresa May’s claims that the government is putting £10bn extra into the NHS are untrue and the underfunding of the health service is so severe that it may soon trigger rationing of treatment and hospital unit closures, a group of influential MPs have warned Philip Hammond.

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UK faces £16bn shortfall in public finances

Higher borrowing costs and lower tax receipts could deprive Philip Hammond of up to £14bn when he presents his autumn statement next month, denying him vital funds to boost the economy after the Brexit vote, IFS has warned.

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500 days ago the Tories vowed to cut Mersey Tunnel tolls – and we’re STILL waiting!

Cast your minds back 71 weeks to May 4, 2015, when chancellor George Osborne arrived in Birkenhead on a whirlwind visit.

The visit, on a bank holiday Monday, came three days before the General Election, as Esther McVey waged a bitter election battle with Labour over Wirral West.

Speaking at Cabfind in Egerton Wharf, Mr Osborne told the ECHO that the tolls would be cut for Wirral residents and small businesses at the very least – and that he would look to have them scrapped altogether.

Mr Osborne said that, in the same way that people from Halton are exempt from the Silver Jubilee bridge and Mersey Gateway tolls, Wirral residents could be spared charges on the Mersey Tunnels.

The ECHO has asked the Treasury if Philip Hammond, Mr Osborne’s successor as chancellor, is looking at the issue of the tunnel tolls, and they are awaiting a response.

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Cameron’s chums & Tory donors feature in dodgy honours list

From Samantha Cameron’s stylist to George Osborne, the former PM’s parting gifts could hardly be more personal.

Included in the list of people Cameron thinks deserves honours:

Ian Taylor, chief executive of Vitol Oil, who has given hundreds of thousands of pounds in donations to the Conservatives. Vitol was among the 2,200 companies found guilty in the US of providing illicit payments to government officials under the UN oil-for-food programme and has had scrapes with HM Revenue and Customs over a employee benefit scheme for senior staff it set up but later dismantled. Proposed award: knighthood.

Andrew Cook, gave £250,000 to the remain campaign and has donated £1m to the Tories over the past decade. He was embroiled in controversy in 2010 when he successfully lobbied for the cancellation of a government loan to a promising engineering company, admitting that he had wanted to invest in it himself. Proposed award: knighthood.

Philip Hammond, now chancellor, was foreign secretary under Cameron. He launched a government report during the referendum campaign that rejected each of the alternatives to EU membership. Proposed award: knight commander of the order of St Michael and St George (KCMG).

David Lidington, Europe minister under Cameron, was also prominent in the remain campaign, arguing that the case for Brexit was confusing, contradictory, nonsense. Proposed award: KCMG.

Hugo Swire was also a Foreign Office minister under Cameron. Despite being a self-avowed Eurosceptic, he put the case for remaining in the EU. Proposed award: KCMG.

Michael Fallon, defence secretary, and one of the few to retain his role under Theresa May, also campaigned to stay in the EU, warning that a decision to leave would be “applauded in Moscow”. Proposed award: knight commander of the order of the Bath.

Patrick McLoughlin was chief whip and then transport secretary under Cameron. Proposed award: knighthood.

George Osborne. As Cameron’s friend and sidekick – both in government and in the remain campaign – he was responsible for the infamous threatened “punishment budget” that enraged Tory Brexiteers. Proposed award: companion of honour (an order founded by George V in 1917 to recognise services of national importance, made up of the sovereign plus no more than 65 members).

Gavin Williamson was Cameron’s parliamentary private secretary. Proposed award: CBE.

John Hayes was most recently security minister under Cameron and is now a transport minister in Theresa May’s government. He was pro-Brexit.

Will Straw, son of former foreign secretary Jack Straw, was director of the Britain Stronger in Europe campaign. Proposed award: CBE.

Daniel Korski. As deputy director of the Downing Street policy unit, he was latterly concerned with how to win the EU referendum. He complained about John Longworth, director general of the British Chambers of Commerce, for speaking out about Brexit and Longworth was suspended hours later. Proposed award: CBE.

Nick Herbert, a Eurosceptic and former policing minister, headed a pro-EU campaign group called Conservatives for Reform in Europe. Proposed award: CBE.

Charlotte Todman resigned as a Downing Street civil servant to head the remain campaign’s events team, according to the Sunday Times. Proposed award: OBE.

Arabella Warburton was John Major’s personal assistant in Downing Street and remained as an aide after he left office. She was made an MBE in Major’s 1997 honours list. Major was vocal in his criticism of the arguments for Brexit during the EU referendum campaign. Proposed award: dame.

Caroline Spelman, former environment secretary, argued that voting to remain would help protect the environment and countryside. Proposed award: dame.

Helen Bower, was Cameron’s official spokeswoman. Proposed award: CBE.

Simon Case was appointed as Cameron’s principal private secretary in January but had been in the civil service since 2006, and also worked at Number 10 between 2012 and 2014 , where he served as private secretary and later as deputy principal private secretary to the prime minister. Proposed award: knighthood.

Tim Kiddell, was private secretary and speechwriter for Cameron. He was responsible for a joke about the prospects of a second referendum, seemingly aimed at Boris Johnson – who has experienced marital problems – after he joined the Brexit campaign. “I have known a number of couples who have begun divorce proceedings,” Cameron said. “But I do not know any who have begun divorce proceedings in order to renew their marriage vows.” Proposed award: OBE.

Nicholas Howard was Cameron’s assistant private secretary. Proposed award: Companion of the order of the Bath.

Martha Gutierrez Verez and Sean Storey are drivers from the government’s car service, according to the Sunday Times. Proposed award: MBE.

Isabel Spearman, a former PR for handbag designer Anya Hindmarch worked as a special adviser in Downing Street, helping Samantha Cameron run her life, throw official parties and choose outfits for engagements at home and abroad. Proposed award: OBE.

Thea Rogers , a close aide of Osborne’s, hit the headlines last year when the chancellor gave her a 42% pay rise while asking public-sector workers to accept a pay freeze. The increase came as he appointed his special adviser, formerly a BBC producer, to be his chief of staff. Rogers is said to have been responsible for Osborne’s Caesar-style haircut and for placing him on the 5:2 diet. Proposed award: OBE.

Neil O’Brien, was appointed as a special adviser to Osborne, joining from the centre-right think tank Policy Exchange, where he was director. Proposed award: OBE.

Beverly Jane Robertson is the long-standing secretary of Tatton constituency association, according to the Sunday Times, whose MP is Osborne. Proposed award: MBE.

Lena Pietsch is Nick Clegg’s long-term press chief. She was credited by Clegg with managing relations with the Tories in the coalition government in a calm way. Proposed award: OBE.

Craig Oliver, a former BBC executive, was Cameron’s chief spin doctor. He is writing a book promising to reveal what went on inside No 10 Downing Street during the EU referendum campaign. Proposed award: knighthood.

Graeme Wilson was the prime minister’s press secretary, serving from 2013, when he left his position as the Sun’s deputy political editor, to when Cameron left office. Proposed award: CBE.

Ramsay Jones, was another former special adviser to Cameron. Proposed award: CBE.

Kathryn Jenkins is director of an events company responsible for numerous Tory party conferences and policy launches, according to the Sunday Times. Proposed award: OBE.

Sheridan Westlake is another who worked as an adviser to Cameron, joining the Number 10 team last year. He previously worked in the Department for Communities and Local Government. In 2010 he was named as one of the Telegraph’s 100 most influential rightwingers. Proposed award: OBE.

Alan Sendorek was Cameron’s head of political press before leaving to work for QPR football club last year. Proposed award: OBE.

Julian Glover worked as a speechwriter for Cameron. He was previously a Guardian leader writer and columnist. Proposed award: OBE.

Caroline Preston is the Conservatives’ head of broadcasting. Proposed award: MBE.

Laura Trott was a political adviser to David Cameron on women, education and childcare and architect of the Tories’ tax-free childcare policy. Proposed award: MBE.

Giles Kenningham, was the Tories’ director of communications before replacing Sendorek as head of political press at Number 10. Proposed award: MBE.

Martha Varney also worked at Number 10, according to the Sunday Times, having previously been a special adviser to Oliver Letwin. Proposed award: MBE.

Adam Atashzai joined the Number 10 team last year as Craig Oliver’s deputy political secretary. He was said to be responsible for making sure everyone in government was sending a consistent message. Proposed award: MBE.

Kate Shouesmith was an adviser to Cameron’s wife, Samantha, in 2014, and became an aide to Cameron in January last year. She also worked for the remain campaign. Proposed award: MBE.

Nick Seddon was the prime minister’s special adviser for health, care and life sciences. He previously worked for right-of-centre thinktank Reform and during his time there advocated deep NHS cuts and charges to see a family doctor. Proposed award: MBE.

Jessica Cunniffe was brought in to No 10 as the prime minister’s political speech writer in 2014, having previously worked for Baroness Warsi, when she was minister for faith and communities, for three years. Proposed award: MBE.

Richard Parr was a special adviser to Andrew Mitchell in the Department for International Development. Proposed award: MBE.

Richard Jackson was head of operations for the Conservative party. Proposed award: MBE.

Nicola “Nikki” Shale, used to run a property company and is involved with a number of charities. She was married to Christopher Shale, the chair of West Oxfordshire Conservative association (Cameron’s constituency association), who was described by the then prime minister as “a big rock in my life” after he died died from a heart attack at Glastonbury in 2011. Proposed award: MBE.

David McFarlane, is the current chair of West Oxfordshire Conservative association. Proposed award: unknown

Natasha Whitmill is Cameron’s election agent. She lives in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire. Proposed award: OBE.

Tony Gallagher does not have any details beside his name, the Sunday Times says. But it believes the document may refer to the property developer, who is a member of the Tory party’s Leader’s Group for major donors. Gallagher, who lives near David Cameron in Chipping Norton, has donated money to the party both personally and through his companies. In 2014, he attended a dinner hosted by David Cameron at Chequers, the prime minister’s grace-and-favour country home. Last year, his company was embroiled in an acrimonious battle over its plan to build 1,500 homes in a new town near Cambridge without fulfilling the minimum room sizes wanted by the council.

We’re surprised he didn’t include the Downing Street cat!

Companion of Honour

Meant to be awarded for having a major contribution to the arts, science, medicine, or government lasting over a long period of time.

Knight/Dame

Meant to be awarded for having a major contribution in any activity, usually at national level. Other people working in the nominee’s area will see their contribution as inspirational and significant, requiring commitment over a long period of time.

CBE – Commander of the Order of the British Empire

Meant to be awarded for having a prominent but lesser role at national level, or a leading role at regional level. You can also get one for a distinguished, innovative contribution to any area.

OBE – Officer of the Order of the British Empire

Meant to be awarded for having a major local role in any activity, including people whose work has made them known nationally in their chosen area.

MBE – Member of the Order of the British Empire

Meant to be awarded for a significant achievement or outstanding service to the community. An MBE is also awarded for local ‘hands-on’ service which stands out as an example to other people.  Read more about awards here.

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Cameron’s honours list

Theresa’s tilting cabinet

Theresa May promised to fight “burning injustice” in British society and create a union “between all of our citizens”.  Of course if she fails to keep that promise her speech will spread far wider than it has done thus far.  Exactly the same thing happened with Cameron’s NHS promises as we showed here (episodes 1, 2, 3 and 4).

During her reign at the Home Office Theresa May didn’t exactly do much to fight “burning injustice”.  She was in charge of the sex abuse inquiry farce. She gave her department huge payrises as a reward for failure. There was no action taken against staff who ‘accidentally’ leaked confidential online abuse submissions to the public (many of whom received death threats).  There was no action taken when staff ‘accidentally’ deleted those online submissions so no inquiry could take place.  Plenty of “burning injustice” not dealt with.

Now the new cabinet has been formed here is a list of the chosen ones.

We’ll mention a few here:

Boris Johnson is Foreign Secretary – He wanted the top job but pulled out of the race when Michael Gove made a surprise announcement that he was to run for PM.  The former Mayor of London’s appointment could be seen as somewhat unexpected, having been prone to more than the odd gaffe overseas down the years.

Philip Hammond is Chancellor – In one swift announcement George Osborne was out and former Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond was in as Chancellor of the Exchequer. He has previously served as Transport Secretary and Defence Secretary.

Damian Green – Work and Pensions secretary – Mr Green rose to prominence in 2008 after his Commons office was controversially raided by police over alleged leaks despite not presenting a search warrant..

Jeremy Hunt – Health – A controversial figure, Jeremy Hunt has been kept on as Health Secretary after three years despite a damaging dispute with junior doctors that led to the first ever all out strike of medics.

David Davis is Secretary for exiting EU –  In holding the newly created role Mr Davis will be front and centre in the negotiations for Britain’s exit from the EU.

Liz Truss is Justice secretary – She moves over from her previous job of Environment Secretary to become Britain’s first female Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary, replacing the sacked Michael Gove.

Chris Grayling – transport secretary – A difficult spell as Justice Secretary (not a qualified lawyer) under David Cameron saw Mr Grayling moved to Commons leader – while his replacement Michael Gove reversed many of his changes.

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MPs with a financial interest in a Private NHS named & shamed

MPs with a financial interest in a Private NHS named & shamed

MPs with a financial interest in a Private NHS named & shamed

MPs with a financial interest in a Private NHS named & shamed

Yes, here are the MPs with a financial interest in a Private NHS – so no surprise that they’re abusing their role to implement NHS Privatisation

1. David Cameron – Prime Minister (Tory)

Handed a peerage to nursing and care home tycoon Dolar Popat, who has given the Tories more than £200,000 in donations.

2. Andrew Lansley – Former Health Secretary & architect of privatisation (Tory)

Received a £21,000 donation in Nov 2009 from John Nash, the former chairman of Care UK.

3. Harriet Baldwin – Tory whip (Tory)

Former executive at JP Morgan, a major player in private healthcare.

4. Greg Barker – former Energy Minister (Tory)

Held shares in Quester VCT 5 plc ,a venture capital firm with multiple investments in healthcare companies.

5. Henry Bellingham (Tory)

Former director of Lansdowne Advisory Ltd, which has shares in private healthcare company Circle.

6. Jake Berry (Tory)

Has registered interests in legal firm Squire Patton Boggs, which workd with multiple NHS trusts on PFI and PPP programs.

7. Graham Brady (Tory)

Former advisor to PA Consulting, a management consultancy company which has worked with the NHS’s new Clinical Commissioning Groups.

8. Simon Burns – former Health Minister (Tory)

Attended an oncology conference paid for by Aventis Pharma – a five-day trip to the US funded by a leading drug firm.

9. Nick de Bois (Tory)

Was the majority shareholder in Rapier Design Group, an events management company heavily involved with the private medical and pharmaceutical industries.

10. Steve Brine (Tory)

Received almost £15,000 in donations from James Lupton, the chairman of investment bankers, Greenhill Europe which has a global network of corporate relationships in the healthcare sector.

11. Aidan Burley (Tory)

Received six bottles of wine from Hitachi consultants for a speech in 2011. Hitachi Consulting UK built an online ‘portal’ for NHS commissioners to help them monitor performance.

12. Damian Collins (Tory)

Spent almost a decade working for marketing agency M&C Saatchi, whose clients include PPP healthcare, AXA insurance, Astrazeneca, Pfizer and Merck

13. David Davis – former shadow home secretary  (Tory)

Received a payment of £4,250 for a six-hour speaking engagement for private health insurance company Aviva.

14. Jonathan Djanogly (Tory)

Received £1,900 from Huntleigh Healthcare Ltd, which manufactures medical and orthopaedic equipment and instruments.

15. Richard Drax (Tory)

Received £14,000 in a series of donations from Derek Luckhurst, chief executive and owner of care home group Agincare.

16. Iain Duncan Smith – Work and Pensions Secretary (Tory)

Has shares in hygiene technology company Byotrol plc, which sells products to the NHS.

17. Philip Dunne (Tory)

Was a non-executive director for investment firm Baronsmead VCT 4 plc, which had multiple investments in private healthcare companies.

18. Michael Fallon – Defence Secretary  (Tory)

Former director of Attendo AB, – a Swedish private health company.

19. Mark Field (Tory)

Was a board advisor to Ellwood and Atfield; a recruitment firm which recruit for NHS positions and private healthcare.

20. Liam Fox – former Defence Secretary (Tory)

Received £5,000 from investment company IPGL Ltd, who purchased healthcare pharma company Cyprotex.

21.  George Freeman (Tory)

Has shares in Hill House Assets Ltd, formally private health firm 4D Biomedical Ltd.

22. Mike Freer  (Tory)

Provided marketing advice to Care Matters, a financial planning company for care homes.

23. Richard Fuller (Tory)

Worked for L.E.K consulting, which has six ‘partners’ in European healthcare.

24. Richard Graham (Tory)

Received £3,000 from asset manager Crispin Odey, a major investor in Circle.

25. William Hague – Leader of the Commons (Tory)

Received a £20,000 donation from MMC Ventures, which parts owns The Practice plc which runs 60 GP surgeries.

26. Philip Hammond – Foreign Secretary (Tory)

Beneficiary of a trust which owns a controlling interest in healthcare and nursing home developer Castlemead Ltd.

27. Mark Harper (Tory)

Received £5,000 from asset manager Crispin Odey, a major investor in Circle.

28. Nick Herbert  (Tory)

Received £15,000 in donations from Caroline Nash, wife of former Care UK chairman John Nash.

29. Jeremy Hunt – Health Secretary  (Tory)

Received £32,920 from hedge fund baron Andrew Law, a major investor in healthcare firms.

30. Margot James  (Tory)

Had a key role at marketing giant WPP Group, which had a long list of healthcare clients.

31. Sajid Javid – Culture Secretary (Tory)

Received £11,000 from Moundsley Healthcare Ltd last year.

32. Jo Johnson – Downing Street policy adviser (Tory)

Received £6,000 from asset manager Crispin Odey, a major investor in Circle.

33. Kwasi Kwarteng (Tory)

Worked as an analyst for for Crispin Odey’s hedge fund Odey Asset Management.

34. Mark Lancaster (Tory)

Former adviser to property venture capital firm Company Palmer Capital Partners Ltd, a funder of Danescroft Commercial Developments, which has worked in the healthcare sector.

35. Dr Phillip Lee (Tory)

Has worked as a freelance or Medical Solutions Ltd, which provided medical cover for events.

36. Oliver Letwin – former shadow chancellor (Tory)

Was a non-executive director of N.M. Rothschild Corporate Finance Ltd, which invests heavily in healthcare.

37. Peter Lilley (Tory)

Non-Executive director of management software firm Idox plc, which provides services to the NHS Health Libraries Group and NHS Education for Scotland.

38. Tim Loughton  (Tory)

Received £350 for training sessions with Cumberlege Connections, a political networking firm that works “extensively” with the pharmaceutical industry.

39. Mary Macleod  (Tory)

Was a senior executive at Andersen Consulting/Accenture, which has profited from big PFI deals.

40. Francis Maude – Cabinet Office Secretary (Tory)

Was a director of PR firm Huntsworth plc, which was part of lobbying group Healthcare Communications Association.

41. Maria Miller – former Culture Secretary  (Tory)

Former director of Grey’s Advertising Ltd, an advertising and brand company which worked extensively with clients in the healthcare sector.

42. Andrew Mitchell – former International Development Secretary  (Tory)

Was a strategy adviser to global management firm Accenture, which has worked extensively with private healthcare companies and the NHS.

43. Penny Mordaunt – Communities Minister  (Tory)

Worked for lobbying firm Hanover, where she had a range of healthcare clients.

44. Brooks Newmark – former Charities Minister (Tory)

Partner in the Allele Fund, which invests in healthcare startups.

45. Jesse Norman (Tory)

Received £5,000 from asset manager Crispin Odey, a major investor in Circle.

46. Stephen O’Brien (Tory)

Received payments totalling £40,000 from Julian Schild, whose family made £184million in 2006 by selling hospital bed-makers Huntleigh Technology.

47. George Osborne – Chancellor (Tory)

Received donation through Conservative Campaign Headquarters from Julian Schild – see above.

48. Priti Patel – Treasury Minister (Tory)

Worked for lobbying firm Weber Shandwick, which does PR for big healthcare and pharmaceutical firms.

49. John Redwood – former Cabinet Minister  (Tory)

Advised the private equity company which runs Pharmacy2u, the UK’s largest dedicated internet and mail order pharmacy.

50. Jacob Rees-Mogg  (Tory)

Partner of Somerset Capital Management LLP, which has healthcare investor Redwood Emerging Markets Dividend Income Fund as a client.

51. Sir Malcolm Rifkind – former Foreign Secretary (Tory)

Chairman of advisory board at L.E.K. Consulting LLP, which helps private healthcare firms identify “new business development” and “opportunities with the Government”.

52. Amber Rudd – Energy Minister (Tory)

Received £3,000 from hedge fund baron Andrew Law, a major investor in healthcare firms.

53. David Ruffley  (Tory)

Received £10,000 in donations from Caroline Nash, wife of former Care UK chairman John Nash.

54. Mark Simmonds – former Foreign Minister (Tory)

Was paid £50,000 a year as a “strategic adviser” to Circle Health.

55. Chris Skidmore (Tory)

Received £3,500 for speeches to STAC Consultancy, which specialises in the launch of pharmaceutical products.

56. Julian Smith  (Tory)

Received a £2,500 donation from Principle Healthcare Ltd in September 2014.

57. Nicholas Soames (Tory)

Received £2,000 from asset manager Crispin Odey, a major investor in Circle.

58. John Stanley (Tory)

Consultant on financial services to FIL Investment Management Ltd, which invests in healthcare.

59. Andrew Tyrie – select committee chairman (Tory)

Attended the Ryder Cup as Secretary of the Parliamentary Golf Society, with travel and accommodation paid for by U.S. healthcare services company Humana Europe.

60. Robin Walker  (Tory)

His office received a £2,000 donation from Redwood Care Homes, which owns multiple care homes.

61. David Willetts – former Universities Minister (Tory)

Has shares in Sensortec, a company that owns Vantix which was working on a contract for a new product to detect MRSI.

62. Rob Wilson (Tory)

Had registered shares in Vital Imaging, a private screening company.

63. Tim Yeo (Tory)

Also attended the 2008 Ryder Cup, courtesy of Humana Europe.

64. Nadhim Zahawi (Tory)

Non-executive director of recruitment company SThree, which specialises in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sector.

65. Menzies Campbell – former leader (Liberal Democrat)

Non-executive director of Scottish American Investment Company plc, which took over one of the care homes when Southern Cross collapsed.

66. Vince Cable – Business Secretary (Liberal Democrat)

Received a donation of £2,000 from Chartwell Care Services, which is 100% owned by Chartwell Health & Care PLC. It also owns Chartwell Private Hospitals plc, which provide day case surgery to NHS patients.

67. Nick Clegg – Deputy Prime Minister  (Liberal Democrat)

Received a donation to his constituency office for £5,000 from Alpha Medical Consultancy.

68. Simon Hughes – Justice Minister (Liberal Democrat)

Received £60,000 donation to his constituency party from the founder of Alpha Hospitals, a private hospital firm.

69. Stephen Lloyd  (Liberal Democrat)

MP for Eastbourne. Received £544.92 aggregated over time for office equipment from Platon Medical Ltd – who provides Ear, Nose and throat devices.

70. Robert Smith (Liberal Democrat)

Has shares in pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline.

71. Jo Swinson – Business Minister (Liberal Democrat)

Received a donation of £2,000 September 2013 from private optician firm, Peter Ivins Eye Care.

Dodgy MPs taking part in votes which they have a financial interest in can be reported to the Parliamentary Standards Commissioner, Kathryn Hudson – email: hudsonk@parliament.uk

Key responsibilities:

* Overseeing the maintenance and monitoring the operation of the Register of Members’ Financial Interests
* Providing advice on a confidential basis to individual Members and to the Select Committee on Standards about the interpretation of the Code of Conduct and Guide to the Rules relating to the Conduct of Members
* Monitoring the operation of the Code of Conduct and Guide to the Rules and, where appropriate, proposing possible modifications of it to the Committee on Standards
* Preparing guidance and providing training for Members on matters of conduct, propriety and ethics
* Receiving and investigating complaints about Members who are allegedly in breach of the Code of Conduct and Guide to the Rules, and reporting her findings to the Committee on Standards
* The Commissioner also presents an annual report to the House of Commons on the work of her office

List of MPs taken from this source:
http://voxpoliticalonline.com/2014/11/18/named-and-shamed-the-government-mps-profiting-from-nhs-sell-off/

Why Government doesn’t want to give up fossil fuel

The Fossil Fuel Web Of Power

The Fossil Fuel Web Of Power http://postimg.org/image/sdsps2rkp/full/

The links between government, fossil fuels and the financial sector

The links between government, fossil fuels and the financial sector

Philip Hammond

Philip Hammond – financial interests in fossil fuel

https://www.gov.uk/government/people/philip-hammond

Mark Lancaster

Mark Lancaster – financial interests in fossil fuel

https://www.gov.uk/government/people/mark-lancaster

Hugh Robertson

Hugh Robertson – financial interests in fossil fuel

https://www.gov.uk/government/people/hugh-robertson

Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint

Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint – financial interests in fossil fuel

https://www.gov.uk/government/people/lord-green-of-hurstpierpoint

Michael Fallon

Michael Fallon – financial interests in fossil fuels

https://www.gov.uk/government/people/michael-fallon

Nick Hurd

Nick Hurd – financial interests in fossil fuels

https://www.gov.uk/government/people/nick-hurd

William Hague

William Hague – financial interests in fossil fuels

https://www.gov.uk/government/people/william-hague

Lavid Laws - financial interests in fossil fuels

Lavid Laws – financial interests in fossil fuels

https://www.gov.uk/government/people/david-laws

Mark Hoban - financial interests in fossil fuels

Mark Hoban – financial interests in fossil fuels

https://www.gov.uk/government/people/mark-hoban

Gregory Barker - financial interests in fossil fuels

Gregory Barker – financial interests in fossil fuels

https://www.gov.uk/government/people/gregory-barker

Elizabeth Truss - financial interests in fossil fuels

Elizabeth Truss – financial interests in fossil fuels

https://www.gov.uk/government/people/elizabeth-truss

John Nash - financial interests in fossil fuels

John Nash – financial interests in fossil fuels

https://www.gov.uk/government/people/john-nash

Sajid Javid - financial interests in fossil fuels

Sajid Javid – financial interests in fossil fuels

https://www.gov.uk/government/people/sajid-javid

Philip Dunne - financial interests in fossil fuels

Philip Dunne – financial interests in fossil fuels

https://www.gov.uk/government/people/philip-dunne

George Gideon Osborne - financial interests in fossil fuels

George Gideon Osborne – financial interests in fossil fuels

https://www.gov.uk/government/people/george-osborne

Maria Miller - financial interests in fossil fuels

Maria Miller – financial interests in fossil fuels aka the factory killer

https://www.gov.uk/government/people/maria-miller

Nick Clegg - financial interests in fossil fuels

Nick Clegg – financial interests in fossil fuels

https://www.gov.uk/government/people/nick-clegg

Stephen Hammond - financial interests in fossil fuels

Stephen Hammond – financial interests in fossil fuels

https://www.gov.uk/government/people/stephen-hammond

Robert Goodwill - financial interests in fossil fuels

Robert Goodwill – financial interests in fossil fuels

https://www.gov.uk/government/people/robert-goodwill

Theresa May - financial interests in fossil fuels

Theresa May – financial interests in fossil fuels

https://www.gov.uk/government/people/theresa-may

Andrew Robathan - financial interests in fossil fuels

Andrew Robathan – financial interests in fossil fuels

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon - financial interests in fossil fuels

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon – financial interests in fossil fuels

David Lidington - financial interests in fossil fuels

David Lidington – financial interests in fossil fuels

David Mundell - financial interests in fossil fuels

David Mundell – financial interests in fossil fuels

Matthew Hancock - financial interests in fossil fuels

Matthew Hancock – financial interests in fossil fuels

https://www.gov.uk/government/people/matthew-hancock

Michael Gove - financial interests in fossil fuels

Michael Gove – financial interests in fossil fuels

https://www.gov.uk/government/people/michael-gove

Kenneth Clarke - financial interests in fossil fuels

Kenneth Clarke – financial interests in fossil fuels

https://www.gov.uk/government/people/kenneth-clarke

Desmond Swayne - financial interests in fossil fuels

Desmond Swayne – financial interests in fossil fuels

https://www.gov.uk/government/people/desmond-swayne

David Willets - financial interests in fossil fuels

David Willets – financial interests in fossil fuels

https://www.gov.uk/government/people/david-willets

Earl Howe - financial interests in fossil fuels

Earl Howe – financial interests in fossil fuels

https://www.gov.uk/government/people/earl-howe

Lord Deighton - financial interests in fossil fuels

Lord Deighton – financial interests in fossil fuels

https://www.gov.uk/government/people/lord-deighton

Greg Hands - financial interests in fossil fuels

Greg Hands – financial interests in fossil fuels

https://www.gov.uk/government/people/greg-hands

Francis Maude - financial interests in fossil fuels

Francis Maude – financial interests in fossil fuels

https://www.gov.uk/government/people/francis-maude

Vincent Cable - financial interests in fossil fuels

Vincent Cable – financial interests in fossil fuels

https://www.gov.uk/government/people/vince-cable

Alan Duncan - financial interests in fossil fuels

Alan Duncan – financial interests in fossil fuels

https://www.gov.uk/government/people/alan-duncan

Lord Freud - financial interests in fossil fuels

Lord Freud – financial interests in fossil fuels

https://www.gov.uk/government/people/lord-freud

David Cameron - financial interests in fossil fuels

David Cameron – financial interests in fossil fuels Accepted £10,000 from Jonathan Green of hedge fund GLG Partners Accepted £10,000 from Mark Foster Brown of hedge fund Altima Partners (2005)

https://www.gov.uk/government/people/david-cameron

Jo Johnson - financial interests in fossil fuels

Jo Johnson – financial interests in fossil fuels

https://www.gov.uk/government/people/jo-johnson

Dominic Grieve - financial interests in fossil fuels

Dominic Grieve – financial interests in fossil fuels

https://www.gov.uk/government/people/dominic-grieve

Oliver Letwin - financial interests in fossil fuels

Oliver Letwin – financial interests in fossil fuels Directorships and other senior positions at investment bank NM Rothschild (1986-2009)

https://www.gov.uk/government/people/oliver-letwin