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Cpt Tom Moore hasn’t really been found fit for work – but his fundraising shows the NHS isn’t either

Not a charity: but Captain Tom Moore’s fundraising efforts encourage us to think that’s what the NHS is. Now, why would the Tories and their poodle media want us to think that?

Why is a 99-year-old war veteran having to do laps of his own garden in order to raise money for the UK’s National Health Service?

Why is the government not funding the NHS properly?

Why is nobody asking that fundamental question?

Yes, it is wonderful that Captain Moore is making the effort but it should never have been necessary.

And the fact that the BBC and other news media have jumped on it as a “heartwarming” story only emphasises the fact that they are trying to distract us.

What’s that? Did you ask what they’re distracting us from?

They’re distracting us from the fact that the Conservatives were told to buy equipment including personal protective equipment and ventilators in 2016, after testing the NHS’s ability to deal with a pandemic – and didn’t.

They’re distracting us from the fact that the Conservatives could have bought this equipment when the pandemic was first reported – and didn’t.

They’re distracting us from the fact that they could still buy this equipment now – but won’t.

They’re distracting us from the fact that proper treatment of the coronavirus pandemic requires mass testing – but the Tories are managing only 35,000 a day – reluctantly.

They’re distracting us from the fact that, while a disease doesn’t discriminate between people, society does – which is why people from ethnic minorities are three times more likely to die of the virus than white people.

And they’re distracting us from the fact that, while a disease doesn’t discriminate, society does – which is why poor people are more likely to die than the very rich.

They will keep trying to find ways to distract us until they decide enough of us have died.

Fundraising hero Captain Tom Moore has been assessed as fit to work by the Department of Work and Pensions it has emerged.

The 99-year-old war veteran who has raised in excess of £14m for the NHS by completing 100 laps of his garden will have his state pension and other benefits withdrawn.

“Anyone who is fit enough to go round his garden 100 times is clearly fit for work,” said Work and Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey.

Source: DWP declares Captain Tom Moore fit for work

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Ben won’t bong for Brexit after ‘bung a bob’ campaign bows out

Red light: the fundraising scheme to restore Big Ben in time to ‘bong’ for Brexit has been stopped.

It was a stupid idea and it was doomed to fail – so that’s what it did.

It was based on a lie – that the government was “working up a plan so people can bung a bob for a Big Ben bong” for Brexit on January 31.

The liar? Boris Johnson himself.

Parliament had refused to provide the funds and Downing Street distanced itself from the remark, concentrating on official commemoration plans.

So it fell to the group StandUp4Brexit to try to make Johnson look better by making good on his smart-mouthed squawkings.

And, in fairness, it raised £272,000 of the half a million pounds that Johnson said would be required.

But time has run out and the online appeal has been terminated.

And for once, a Tory scheme is going to do some good, as the money will be given to veterans’ charity Help for Heroes.

Source: Brexit: Big Ben bongs fundraising appeal closes – BBC News

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Another milestone for Mike’s libel defence appeal

In British justice, facts don’t matter if you don’t have the money to get them heard in court. If YOU want the facts to be heard in court, please donate.

My appeal for funds to fight false libel accusations by Rachel Riley and Tracy Ann Oberman reached another landmark yesterday: £14,000 raised!

I’m hugely grateful to the many hundreds of people who have contributed.

And with five days left before the end of the appeal, it is still possible to raise a significant amount more.

So please keep spreading the word, and encouraging as many people as possible to help

To recap: I have been accused of libel by TV personalities Rachel Riley and Tracy-Ann Oberman after I published an article criticising their characterisation of a teenage girl with anxiety issues as an anti-Semite. The girl suffered harassment and intimidation as a result of their attention.

All the details are on this CrowdJustice page, so please make sure as many people as possible get to see the link: https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/mike-sivier-libel-fight/

I’m not going to apologise to two bullies for the results of their ill-advised actions.

But the legal bill they are forcing on me, to fight the nonsense of a case they are making against me, would be crippling for a person of my limited means.

They know this. It seems to me that they are deliberately targeting people like myself, who have little money, with the cynical intention of embroiling us in legal proceedings that will cost more than we can afford, in order to force us into giving up and paying them money they do not deserve.

That is not justice. That is abuse of the justice system.

So I launched a crowdfunding appeal on the CrowdJustice website – initially aiming to raise £5,000 towards my own legal fees (I have already put £5,000 of my own money towards my defence).

Thanks to the generosity of the public, that £5,000 target was reached in a single day.

There’s a “stretch” target of £25,000. Can it be reached in five days? I don’t know.

Let’s try.

If you haven’t done so already, please email five of your friends, asking them to pledge to this case.

You could also post a link to Facebook, asking your friends to pledge. Again, the address is https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/mike-sivier-libel-fight/

If you’re on Twitter, you could tweet in support, quoting the address of the appeal.

This is a struggle between wealth and justice.

Let’s make sure justice wins.

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Hospitals bosses forced to pay £50 each to Tories for access to Jeremy Hunt

Jeremy Hunt: He must be very happy at this sick bit of manipulation.

This is disgusting moneygrubbing from the Conservatives.

Rather than hold proper discussions on the future of the NHS in Gloucestershire with its bosses during a visit by the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt forced them to donate £50 each to the Tory Party, in order to talk with him at a fundraising dinner.

It was a donation to the Conservatives, no matter what the NHS bosses considered it to be.

That allows the Tories – and their opponents – to imply support for them where none exists, which could harm the professional integrity of the individuals concerned.

Despicable.

Two Gloucestershire NHS bosses paid £50 each to attend a fundraising dinner for the Conservative party and to meet Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

Peter Lachecki, chairman of Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and Deborah Lee, chief executive of the trust, confirmed they attended the dinner at the Hallmark Hotel in Matson in November.

Both Mr Lackecki and Ms Lee say they covered the cost of the event themselves and say they do not regard the £50 as a donation to the Tory party.

Mr Hunt visited Gloucestershire Royal Hospital in November and gave a presentation on patient safety for more than 100 front line staff.

But the hospitals trust says there was no time for Mr Lachecki and Ms Lee to have an informal discussion with Mr Hunt.

Source: Hospitals bosses paid £50 each to have dinner with Jeremy Hunt


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