Dear Mr Stride,
I have read the FCO letter with interest. The last paragraph is especially disingenuous. The correspondence is recorded on my web site - easily linked by 'googling' david halpin or https://dhalpin.infoaction.org.uk/
I asked this -
Please confirm or deny whether these two entities (Saudi Arabia and Israel) are allies of the UK - via the FCO please. And, if they are formal allies, has the current HMG plans to revise this status in the face of international law and ordinary humanity. Neither question is answered
And tell me the total value of arms sales to each entity within the last 5 years Not given, but I know that UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia has been worth c. £5 billion.
Julian Assange Likely to die in Bellmarsh Prison
Dear Mr Stride,
I assume that you have not read the account by Craig Murray when he attended the Westminster Magistrate's Court 21-10-19
You and the very large majority of MPs who are silent in this matter, are complicit in his unlawful detention and torture.
David Halpin FRCS
To Mr Mel Stride MP Central Devon, member of the Conservative Party of GB, and citizen of the same sovereign government. Sending 5.02 23-10-19
Dear Mr Stride,
I refer to my three e-mails to you - gathered in the attached document and sent yesterday 22-10-19 at 9.56, 10.24, and 10.44 . You replied to them at 7.09 pm - below. The latter being prompt, is exceptional. You have never replied to over 30 e-mails to you without there being an initial 'automatic' reply by e-m. Almost all have been about breaches of international law by HMG. Your responses have usually required urging by me, and have not been substantive. There are 15 records on my web site of correspondence with you. This is the second most recent https://dhalpin.infoaction.org.uk/2-articles/correspondence-with-politicians/96-correspondence-with-mp-mel-stride
You, with a large majority in the 'House', have agreed to aggressive wars as proscribed by the Charter of the UN, and as incorporated in the Nuremberg Protocols. A few MPs and Peers have stood firmly against such unlawfulness and gross cruelty, involving the destruction of sovereign nations and their people. I pick out John Baron MP, who has served in the forces and knows too well of the horror of war, and of the conspiracies leading to it. The late true Labour MP Paul Flynn was another https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Flynn_(politician) even though surrounded by 'Blairites' ie supporters of the paramount psychopath and war criminal. I recall the late Lord Onslow. He was the only one who reacted in horror at the evidence given by Craig Murray at the Joint Intelligence Committee. (Watch the video.)
Office of Dr Sarah Wollaston MP Totnes Constituency
Which party does Dr Wollaston currently represent? I am not sure. I do know she left the Conservative party some time ago. So I cannot help wondering which element is paying the office expenses, but 'not my bag' as they say. Incidentally, I had some useful correspondence with her re OUR NHS early on. I have summarised the strategy as
The latter started in about 1988 with Mrs Thatcher's/Milton Friedman's/Chicago School's Internal Market. All the main organs opposed it, and I did my best alone from Torbay Hospital and the Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Hospital, ** to oppose it. *** The latter was bulldozed for a housing estate in c.1994 against the opposition of the surgeons bar two of ten. PEOH - > RD&E as the PEOC. This was under a Tory government and with Dame Margaret Turner-Warwick at the helm of the RD&E. I had five colleagues at the RD&E then. There are now 33. This is in inverse proportion to the available beds. eg In February 2018, 8 operating lists were set up one weekend - as Mr Hunt was instructing should happen. (You will recall he had angered the younger medical staff by calling the service then a 5 day one.) There were only 12 available beds and as yet hip replacements etc cannot be done from day beds! Norovirus on one ward and big overflows from the acute medical intake. We were completely insulated from the latter at the PEOH and had 120 beds including one for children. And you have heard how at Derriford, almost all elective orthopaedic surgery has been shifted from the NHS to Care UK.
The closure of over 60% of Community Hospital beds in South Devon, and an even greater proportion in North Devon, was engineered with 'consultations' that were undoubted shams. In South Devon these were signed off and sealed by 'Healthwatch' Torbay - another UK wide sham and political invention. The latter gives the illusion of public involvement and empowerment. There was a large majority in the various 'consultations' pleading, on good grounds, against the closures. As predicted, the District General Hospitals are failing in many important ways, the IT chaos of the weekend at Torbay being just one example.
This 'consultation' is headed 'Safer Together' (George Orwell lives), and was set up by the Devon and Somerset Fire Authority. It proposes that eight of the fire stations staffed by retained firemen/women be closed, among other things. It mimics the 'consultations' regarding the Community Hospitals. There are familiar words like 'Drop In Sessions'.