Yes, it is well time that all wars were stopped and even better that no wars were created, but as you say, it is part of the human make up, but may not be because of stupidity, but that, in some instances could be true.
No, I feel the major problem is envy, the wanting of something that is not yours, or in fact ego, so the human psyche is the main problem.
Also power corrupts, as many feel they have the power to overcome or ignore rulings.
Humans will not change, so what can be done, well be very careful who you elevate into positions of power and have a robust removal process available when it is clear that abuses of power are occurring.
But persons in these situation will be adept at fooling others by deceptions and there will always be persons who can easily be deceived.
Exclusive: Warnings that ‘flaws in the system’ have led to almost 80,000 Personal Independence Payment decisions being overturned at initial review
Why is this news, especially to the DWP and the Government as from the introduction of PIP in November 2017 they were warned that there were problems with assessments, but they appeared to be blind and deaf to the comments made.
The UN also have advised this Government about their discrimination to persons with disabilities, but the Government refuted this.
Now they have promised £5.4 billion spread over 3 years for health and social care, but this is an insult to social care as it is way insufficient as it should be at least £12 billion, just for social care alone and not spread over 3 years but given immediately.
This Government has not got a clue or just doesn’t care , especially the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Thérèse Coffey MP.
So, it is not just the Welfare benefits that are not sufficient and the assessment processes, but the whole Government attitude to persons with disabilities. Coping with their disabilities and life is more than enough and also for their families, but until you are there you will never comprehend what they have to take onboard and contend with, as if drains the life from you, causing more stress on stress until it becomes, but you have to continue, for there is no alternative, as social care is too a large extent not there and won’t be until it is sufficiently funded.
Many mistakes were made in 1948 with the creation of the NHS and the Welfare State, not that it should not have been created for the creation was great and much thought was put in, but events over years as meant changes should have been made, especially the creation of one body to encompass both the NHS and Social Care. As to have it split means there are many duplications of processes and lack of communications between the organisations on many levels.
We live in a culture that shames women for speaking about their genitals and god forbid, defending them
What Stinks, good question, well I say the culture of the Met Police, for they are supposed to be their to uphold law and order for the protection of the public. Not there to abuse members of the population by any actions, as why should they be cutting off anyone’s clothing as that is damaging private property without any good reason and then to compound that by verbally abusing the person.
Serious investigations need to be done to the Met Police not only with regards to the actions of the officers concerned, but also to the effective management and supervision of said such officers.
The first to be considered has to be the Met Commissioner Cressida Dick for she appears to be totally unsuitable for the role, not only in respect of this situation but of many others.
We need to plan for a future where millions of survivors are chronically ill
This is indeed true and in America with their insurance based health service this will create major problems, as many can’t afford sufficient health cover currently.
But, even in the UK with the NHS this will cause many problems for will the NHS be sufficiently funded to enable staffing levels to be achieved and many other resources. Also will sufficient capacity be created to cover any similar pandemics, I very much doubt so.
But, assuming the NHS is sufficiently resourced, it is very much doubtful that social care will be, as it has not been for the last 20 to 30 years. Then with the austerity cuts imposed on Local Authorities (LAs) and more expenses due to COVID the situation has become even more dire. To have any chance of Social Care recovering this Government needs to, urgently reimburse all the funds that were retained by the Government on the basis of austerity cuts.
Even then, much of Social Care needs to be reorganised so that all care workers are not only paid substantially more to around. at least £14.00 per hour, but also the working conditions have to be improved such as paying for travel time, introduction of a scheme to pay them while being sick, payments for working unsocial hours. What also would improve, at least Social Care, is improving immigration provisions to allow more non-UK persons to enter the UK to work.
The are major shortages of care workers in the UK, which will be made worse due to the mandatory COVID vaccinations required and not only for Social Care, but also the NHS.
The current situation is very dire but the results of long- COVID will make it much worse.
MPs voice frustration to new vaccines minister about ‘stalling’ programme in England
If it wasn’t for MPs Questioning the Minister for Vaccines and Public Health Maggie Throup MP in the Commons, I would assume she does not exist, for as she been seen by anyone outside the Houses of Parliament.
The vaccine programme and the booster programme areas stalling but no sign of her making public announcements, is she really up to the jobs, or is really the Government, for all they appear to do is dither, until actions come way too late.
The only success was the COVID vaccination programme but since the departure of the former Minister for Vaccines and Public Health Nadhim Zahawi MP, this has been faltering.
Now is that just a coincidence, or is there more to it since the change of Minister.
The attempt by the police to distance themselves from Sarah Everard’s murder is as predictable as it is offensive
I fully support this article for long gone are the days when we could trust the police, if they ever did really exist. It has been said before, that it is a fine dividing line between being in the Police and being a criminal, from the evidence coming forth this dividing line is becoming very blurred.
Serious and in-depth investigations have to be carried out in the open and certainly not Police investigating Police.
Certainly in the Met there needs to be a full look at all positions of seniority starting with the Met Commissioner and very much so the officers immediately in charge of those officers who are not acting how a police officer should and this needs to be made public so the public are well aware of what they should expect from Police officers.
In some respects we should find ourselves lucky that most of our Police officers are not armed as this would certainly had more to these untenable situations.
We appear to becoming more like Police officers in the US as time goes on, where it is shoot and then ask questions.
As to Cressida Dick she should go and should have long ago, for now and for some time there is no respect for her and she seems incapable of conducting her duties. In her statement yesterday, she needed prompts rather than it come from her heart, she is certainly ‘not fit for purpose and never will be be, if she ever has been.
Wishing you all a Very Happy New Year for 2021, lets all hope it will better than 2020
This I agree with, but what about all the persons with LD/Autism who are needle averse, for as I can see this group of people have not be looked at and have been left out of the research.
But, they are in the same, very vulnerable group of persons with LD. With regards to the flu, they are entitled to the nasal spray, which is given to children under 12 years. While it is not as effective as the flu injection, it is better than nothing and here more research should be given to providing a vaccine of suitable strength to give more protection that can be administered other than by needle.
When Margaret Keenan became the first person in the UK to receive the coronavirus vaccine last week, the nation breathed a sigh of relief. But it is crucial we do not forget those who have constantly been at the back of the queue: people with learning disabilities and autism.
Throughout the pandemic, people with learning disabilities and autism have consistently been let down. A lack of clear, easy-to-understand guidance, unequal access to care and illegal “do not resuscitate” instructions have exacerbated the inequalities many people have long faced.
The impact cannot be ignored: our research shows that 76% of people with learning disabilities feel they do not matter to the government, compared with the general public, during the pandemic. And data shows the danger of contracting Covid-19 for people with learning disabilities and autism is much higher than for the wider population.
Public Health England has said the registered…
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