19-20 November 2022 – the weekend’s press release

Barclay interview: Jumble of jargon can’t hide Conservative failures Responding to Health Secretary Steve Barclay’s interview on the Laura Kuenssberg show this morning, Liberal Democrat Health spokesperson Daisy Cooper MP said: This Conservative Government cannot continue to blame the coronavirus pandemic for years of neglect and mismanagement of our NHS. Patients are being failed as […]

9-10 November 2022 – the press releases…

Apologies, press release fans, as I got rather caught up in the drama of the US midterms yesterday. So, without further ado… Gavin Williamson anti-bullying video exposes ‘rank hypocrisy’ of Conservative Government Lib Dems: Strip Gavin Williamson of his knighthood if found guilty of bullying Sunak failing the next generation as he refuses to protect […]

Why aren’t we talking about Nursing?

It’s difficult to imagine our healthcare system without Nurses, particularly after the past few years of the COVID-19 pandemic. We all stood on our doorsteps back in 2020 and clapped for the NHS staff on the frontline, putting health and care first, yet so quickly ‘the clap turned to a slap’ and consciousness of the […]

26 October 2022 – today’s press releases

Apologies for the lateness of the hour – I was trawling through my ballot paper for the Party’s internal elections… Braverman appointment: Lib Dems call for Cabinet Office inquiry Cancer diagnosis postcode lottery revealed as over 60,000 wait more than two weeks in August alone Fiscal plan delay leaves families in a cloud of uncertainty […]

20 October 2022 – today’s press releases

You don’t expect press releases to become obsolete quite so quickly but the past forty-eight hours have been historic (or hysterical, depending upon your perspective), so these, published in chronological order, perhaps sum up the events of the day… Trevelyan refuses to back Truss: Conservatives way past their sell by date NHS waiting list in […]

Taking a stand on mental health

The recent pandemic and the cost-of-living crisis have caused a severe deepening of a mental health crisis that was already facing the nation. It is astonishing that mental health has not featured at all in the Conservative Party’s conference. Contrast this with the commendable motion put forward by the Young Liberals on “Taking a stand […]