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Originally posted by EvanB
Just learned that one of the decision makers on disbanding these regiments is visiting 2RRF (one of the regiments being disbanded) tomorrow in Celle, Germany... He is expecting a march past... The boys are going to *ahem* give him something else..
Originally posted by EvanB
They would not dare to touch the NHS..
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I don't understand your statement above.
Milton Keynes Hospital
Planning to cut 280 posts
Chase Farm Hospital, Enfield
Plans to close A&E and consultancy-led maternity units.
Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup
A&E and maternity units closed,
King George's Hospital, Ilford
Plans to close A&E.
St Cross Hospital, Rugby
A&E downgraded to minor injuries unit,
Hastings and Rother PCT
Plans to cut 150 posts.
Fylde Hospital, Blackpool
450-620 posts to be axed. 55 staff already cut.
Heart of England PCT
Plans to cut 1600 jobs.
1500 posts already cut, up to 4000 more expected to be cut.
Derbyshire Mental Health Services
350-400 full time posts to be cut.
Plans to cut 2000 posts, hopefully without compulsory redundancies.
Hospital will be closed.
George Eliot Hospital, Nuneaton
Plans to cut over 100 beds, as well as 127 nurses, 48 other clinical staff and 82 administrative workers.
Coventry & Warwickshire PCT
Plans to cut 450 frontline staff plus hundreds of back office and support staff.
Wigan Hospital, Wigan
350 staff to be cut.
Kent and Canterbury Hospital
Birthing centre closed.
Now under private ownership, being run by Circle under a 10 year contract.
2gether NHS Trust (Mental Health Foundation Trust)
Expects to cut equivalent of 217 full-time staff.
Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (Mental Health Trust)
Expects to cut equivalent of 80 full-time staff.
Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
504 full-time posts to be cut.
Winchester and Eastleigh Healthcare Trust
Maternity services suspended.
Now G4S has its sights on the UK's police service. Last month, when the 17 members of the West Midlands police authority gathered in the main committee room at police headquarters in Birmingham to discuss the biggest police privatisation deal to date, G4S's bid was near the top of the pile. If the proposals go through, the successful firm could be handed contracts to investigate crimes, carry out forensics and run private "prisoner removal units", as part of a £1.5bn deal that includes Surrey police.
It comes amid fears that private contractor G4S would not be able to provide enough trained staff in time.
The armed forces were already providing some 13,500 personnel - this could now reach 17,000, meaning summer leave for some troops will likely be cancelled.
The armed forces have been told to find an extra 3,500 personnel to protect the Olympic Games to cover a shortfall in recruitment by a private security firm just a fortnight before the games open.
The extra personnel, the equivalent of an infantry brigade, means that 20,000 servicemen and women will be on duty - that is a fifth of the Army.
More Troops On Standby For London Olympics
1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: 2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; 3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; 4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; 5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; 6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; 7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; 8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
Originally posted by theabsolutetruth
reply to post by mr-lizard
The Police service being privatised cannot happen, it has to be stopped now.
Plymouth mum's protest as soldier son faces redundancy in Government cuts;
A PROUD mum whose serviceman son is facing the threat of redundancy says he will be 'devastated' if he gets the axe.
Sharon Privett, who will tomorrow attend a peaceful protest in Plymouth, says the situation is "totally unpatriotic and shameful".