Mr Mel Stride MP for Central Devon
You are probably aware that the NHS is in crisis. I am not being alarmist. I worked within it as a doctor and surgeon for 40 years. I loved my work but I did not enjoy the bumf. Most of this came out of political diktats - from all colours.
I have kept a close interest in OUR NHS since early retirement which came out of sickness. On top of doing a very busy and demanding job in orthopaedics and trauma, I was fighting alone in Torbay against Mrs Thatcher's internal market and for the life of our excellent single specialism Princess Orthopaedic Hospital in Exeter, the latter with good colleagues. Both battles were lost. The internal market doubled the cost of administration from 5% to c. 10% as I had predicted. The number of desks doubled and with them long and ridiculous titles like 'Patient Services Administrator'. I had to phone him often to have the detritus removed from the corridor to my fracture clinic. All this was not what the public might have expected from a Tory reform. Very few people know that £1.3 billion was added to a £30 billion budget as a result of Mrs T's monetarist dogma. But I do tell them in newspaper pieces, public meetings and on Youtube x2.
Dear Mr Pym,
Forgive this brief intrusion. I am a retired orthopaedic and trauma surgeon but I was trained at St Mary's which has been at the forefront of the analysis and cure of disease for many decades.
I applaud your detailed inquiry into this current case and in particular what surveillance took place at HR.
Dear Reverend Fenton,
Below is the e-mail I sent you over 3 weeks ago. No reply. Assuming the e-mail address was incorrect, I sent a fuller letter by post about a week later. There was silence, and after speaking with your wife last week who suggested that I 'phoned back in the afternoon, I did that. I left a message saying that I knew it was a central duty of a priest to visit the sick, the frail and the dying. You would often hear about the care they were getting and I was keen to hear your witness be it bad or good, or a spectrum. It is apt that the Reverend Marshall's TFTD today was on visiting the sick.
I have been deeply hurt by your failure to respond to me. I assume you harbour some animus towards me but I can only guess as to its spring. Perhaps my standing for the Palestinians in their slow, quick, quick, slow crucifixion is the source. As a Christian atheist since age 17, I know that I have followed Christ in this.
By Craig Murray November 26 2014
These are the top salaries at the Save the Children fund.
CEO Justin Forsyth £139,950
COO Anabel Hoult £139,950
COO / CFO & Strategic Initiatives Rachel Parr £131,970
Global Programmes Director Fergus Drake £113,300
Fundraising Director Tanya Steele £112,200
Marketing & Comms Director Sue Allchurch £111,920
Policy & Advocacy Director Brendan Cox £106,029
CFO Peter Banks £102,000
HR Director Paul Cutler £100,980
The UK average salary is 26,500.
StC has just given Tony Blair its “Global Legacy” award. What kind of people like Tony Blair? People who earn over 100,000. I am not sure that if you put money in a tin, or bought from their charity shop, you thought you were paying that many fat salaries. There are also gold plated pensions and other benefits. Justin Forsyth, the CEO, of course worked in Tony Blair’s neo-con policy unit.
Dear Mr Levy,
Elizabeth Morley kindly linked me to your explicit article. Telling the truth is a rarity now is it not? Thank you. I recall hearing you speak at ?the Amnesty headquarters in London. You told of how you would arrange a public meeting and just a few would turn up. We will agree that a public mind such as this is dangerous in this still beautiful world. These words will be known to you - Milton Mayer. I often say this is Britain NOW
There is another dimension which needs exposure, both in Palestine, Britain and the US. That is the sensitivity, rigour and truthfulness of the law in violent death and in the forensic investigation of it. I have looked into the killing, which is what it was, of Youssef al-Ramouni, the Palestinian Egged bus driver. At present his corpse is refrigerated at Abu Kabir; the words Abu Kabir alone fill me with dread