David is standing as an Independent candidate for the Newton Abbot Constituency in the 12th December 2019 general election.
A special “Election 2019” annexe to this website has been created, detailing David's manifesto and the issues he is standing for.
cc to Director - Tony Hall - Baron Hall of Birkenhead. + Mel Stride MP
The BBC - motto 'Nation Shall Speak Peace unto Nation'
Dear Editor - BBC Spotlight - Seymour Road, Plymouth. ( I have been to your studios on about 6 occasions - Dove and Dolphin - Palestine, Community Hospital closures by diktat- etc)
Some questions for you
ONE The broadcast - emphasis on 'outbreak' of C19 at Exeter University -
Intro - "There has been a big increase in corona virus cases in Cornwall and Exeter in the last week .... ... now self-isolating"
I noted the artist’s impression of a new department store at a corner of Brunswick Street in the MDA of 27th August. But then read that this was in fact for ‘health’ and ‘wellbeing’ **.
I recall that this structure and its siting was discussed behind closed doors about a year ago. Mrs Sylvia Russell defended the secrecy by saying that commercial, or similar categories, needed confidentiality. So much for democracy and ‘localism’. The shiny proposal is set to house one of three general practices. General practice has been the bedrock of OUR NHS, and the main purpose in spending £8 million would be for a centre for the GPs and their skilled staff. Central to that would be face to face contact rather than ‘video links’ etc being forced upon our tired populations.
So I look to the foundations, as to any building, and avoid a sandy base.
Adjuvanted (sic) Trivalent Influenza Vaccine:Seqirus
I have been invited twice by my GP surgery to have ‘flu vaccination.
I asked for details. “I should be grateful to know which vaccine I would receive and its contents. Also - I have in mind a surgeon whom I trained. Some doctors at Torbay Hospital resisted 'flu vaccination first time around, but it was insisted upon. c. 8 years ago. This doctor/surgeon suffered a neural injury as a result, with a permanent effect. My diagnosis, without examination - ?neuralgic amyotrophy. I have seen this following ?tetanus immunization or ?toxoid administration for instance. (edited) Added - there were 'hot spots' of 'lock jaw'. Daccombe was one, and that patient was a market gardener in that hamlet. The good local GP promoted vaccination against tetanus.
I am sorry to add to your work but like to know what might be injected into me. I add that I have not had the 'flu jab' for at least 10 years and have been lucky to 'escape' the seasonal A or B. My wife and her brother have never suffered 'flu! This is food for thought. Many thanks David Halpin
Answer “The flu jab you would get is Seqirus adjuvanted trivalent influenza vaccine. Hope this helps.”
Seqirus is part of CSL Limited (ASX:CSL), headquartered in Melbourne, Australia. The CSL Group of companies employs more than 20,000 people with operations in more than 60 countries.
This by Kevin Corbett RN whose address is on the video below. We must all be as fearless as as Senior Nurse Corbett. ‘A dark is falling over our still beautiful world’.
The organisation of it was fraught but we got there in the end. What a day!
I thought it best to wear my uniform [even though just retired] as people should see health professionals speaking out.
Thousands in Trafalgar Square [estimate 33k] and moving down Whitehall to Parliament Square. Joyous sight to behold.
Special mention for Kate Shemirani the MC who is a RN and natural therapist suspended by the nursing regulator for speaking out. Without her skills of fluidly working the mic between speakers and all the hiccups it would've fallen flat.
The police tried to stop it at every point.
A good report from May Ayres, artist and sculptor in East London -
I was at the mass protest on Saturday, a very moving and inspiring experience.
It was such a huge relief to be amongst real people with friendly, warm animated faces. No masks, no social distancing, wonderful conversations, the first time I’ve enjoyed a commonality with so many others for over six months!
I walked to Trafalgar Square, took me just over an hour and my first stop were the toilets in Charing Cross Station. I joined the long queue waiting and what a pleasure to find most of those queuing were also on the way to the protest. The most enjoyable wait for a pee I’ve had! Lively discussions and a camaraderie that was food for the soul.
The square was already packed at 11.30am. The most diverse gathering of people I have witnessed since the massive march against the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
Everyone incredibly friendly and an abundance of home made placards, a sure sign of the grassroots nature of the protest.
Yes, Kevin Corbet was a joy to listen to, as were all the other speakers.