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Jeremy Hunt praises hospital on Twitter for using new software to ensure safe staffing levels, but links a screenshot of the software, which actually shows there are unsafe staffing levels throughout the hospital...oops.

Jeremy Hunt praises hospital on Twitter for using new software to ensure safe staffing levels, bu...

"Clever use of technology"

MS Excel

Hunt himself has literally given us an image showing how dangerously understaffed hospitals are, but I have no doubt we'll see the usual suspects in here telling us how everything's going great and there's nothing to worry about.

If you look at the chart, cells shaded in red indicate unsafe levels, with minus numbers corresponding to the number of staff missing on that shift. RN = registered nurse, HCA = healthcare assistant.

Hahahahahahaha, that's a good one.

I could take it seriously if it wasn't for the fact that so many are doing double shifts because there is no other option.

Revealed: Carillion collapsed with £5bn of financial liabilities

Revealed: Carillion collapsed with £5bn of financial liabilities
Revealed: Carillion collapsed with £5bn of financial liabilities

Bosses must return their bonus and be prosecuted. No other way. What a shame

Carillion is notorious for their slow payment of invoices and they heavily subcontract so I feel bad for these small business and contractors who will be screwed over. I wouldn't be surprised if a significant number go under because of this.

Amazing how the directors and bosses ran away with their bonuses, and yet they ignored this.

Won’t happen though!

There goes the pension fund. Going to be a tough time for those employees. Least Halifax were good and saved some.

Man 'stabbed 50 times at tram stop'

Man 'stabbed 50 times at tram stop'
Man 'stabbed 50 times at tram stop'

"An asylum seeker suffering from paranoid schizophrenia stabbed a man over 50 times at a tram stop in a random attack"

So... it's the 'immigrant' part you think is germane, not the 'paranoid schizophrenia'? Hmmm.

What a stupid comment

“Thank god my dad was murdered by a white British schizophrenic” - nobody, ever.

Illegal immigration too.

70% of Scots say May is either doing fairly (29%) or very (41%) badly in a recent YouGov poll.

70% of Scots say May is either doing fairly (29%) or very (41%) badly in a recent YouGov poll.

Full poll, including all the regular questions as well as independence and EU questions:

https://d25d2506sfb94s.cloudfront.net/cumulus_uploads/document/une1vahaj1/TimesResults_180116_Wes...

He's constantly demanding the Scottish government fix things it has no power over and blaming them for things that aren't in their control, there's nothing particularly new there from non government parties in the Scottish parliament but the frequency of makes it seem less a calculated move to blame the SNP for things that aren't their fault and more the perception that maybe he just doesn't actually know what his job would be if he were ever FM.

Plenty of Tories think Theresa is shite.

What percentage of Scots voted for SNP and what percentage of Scots voted for the Tories?

Unsurprising:

Conservative: 22% SNP: 46.5%

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scottish_Parliament_election,_2016

What I take away from the is that the Tories are gaining ground.

Who thinks she is doing anything but a bad job?

BREAKING: in sworn testimony Simpson alleges that @Nigel_Farage was a key player in the #TrumpRussia scandal and could have been the key go-between for @wikileaks https://t.co/bHqEkO168J

BREAKING: in sworn testimony Simpson alleges that @Nigel_Farage was a key player in the #TrumpRus...

Farage really doesn't like to be asked why he met Assange

http://www.zeit.de/politik/ausland/2017-05/nigel-farage-brexit-ukip-russia-contacts

There is one line in that interview I keep looking back at:

Farage: I think you are a nutcase! You are really a nutcase! Brexit is the best thing to happen: for Russia, for America, for Germany and for democracy. And that's the key point.

Funny he doesn't mention the UK...

Little extra context:

Farage: We have no links to Russia.

ZEIT ONLINE: You didn't meet with the Russian Embassy's deputy chief-of-mission in London?

Farage: Nope.

ZEIT ONLINE: Not in 2013, before the Brexit campaign was conceived?

Farage: Ah, hang on. He came to the EP office. Or I met with him in London. So what?

ZEIT ONLINE: Why did you meet with him?

Farage: I think you are a nutcase! You are really a nutcase! Brexit is the best thing to happen: for Russia, for America, for Germany and for democracy. And that's the key point.

So the reporter is a nutcase for asking questions.

Police response to concerns re: no successful prosecutions for FGM since 1985

Police response to concerns re: no successful prosecutions for FGM since 1985

"Its complicated, I'm going to make some nice statements soon".

Other countries manage to get prosecutions, I don't know why we can't.

As well meaning as it is, I suspect there would be backlash against compulsory yearly (or more) genital checks in schools. Plus they still need to prove who did it, who knew about it and when. And it ignores those flying completely under the radar - they'd simply be taken out of school if it means that much to them. They already want to cut their fucking clits off and sew their vaginas shut, I think school is the last thing on their minds.

Male genital mutation should be banned aswell

UKIP had an answer for this IIRC.

According to the policy, if voted into power Ukip would "implement school-based medical checks on girls from groups at high risk of suffering FGM. These should take place annually and whenever they return from trips overseas".

In addition, it would "make failure to report an instance of FGM by someone who has knowledge that it has taken place a criminal offence itself".

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/ukip-fgm-mandatory-checks-girls-at-risk-female-geni...

It’s time to accept that the Labour manifesto you voted for promised hard Brexit

It’s time to accept that the Labour manifesto you voted for promised hard Brexit

It is however worth noting that many people voted Labour not in favour of their manifesto, but because it was the only viable option to vote for that opposes the Tories. When your only choices are two parties with hard brexit in the manifesto and you want your vote to count, you're pretty much buggered with regards to your vote having any influence over Brexit.

Thank god for FPTP, right?

Labour member and remain voter here.

You seem to think the main issue amongst the Labour membership is Brexit, it isn't. Believe it or not the membership want a fairer society whichever way Brexit turns out. Absolutely nobody is confused about party policy no matter how many of these junk stories get written.

I disagree with Corbyn on Brexit but I'm perfectly happy with the current party policy, it's absolutely the right call. 40% of the membership voted Leave and they need to be considered, CLP's need to discuss with their membership and there is no urgent need to change policy because it would just open an endless well of Tory attacks.

Adopting the Tory line on Brexit neutralised the issue during the last election, the stealth campaign worked beautifully, and the current policy keeps the focus on the Conservative's actions, which is exactly where it should be.

Give them enough rope...

I'v been saying that for weeks on this board. But I get down voted into oblivion for saying it.

Yes you might not like certain parts of a party manifesto. But you still voted for it.

But you knew that.

It turns out people make decisions on a broad set of polices.

Maybe single market wasn't the single factor Labour voters take into consideration? If it was they would have voted Lib Dems.

I voted for Corbyn's Labour as the lesser of two evils. Since then I've seen my vote paraded as a full endorsement of a hard brexit.

I won't be so quick to make the same mistake again.

The Conservatives’ problem with young members started way before Ben Bradley

The Conservatives’ problem with young members started way before Ben Bradley

Anyone interested in becoming a politician in future best make the decision at a very early age so they can avoid setting themselves up with pitfalls like this.

Either that or just not be an arsehole for your first twenty years of being alive.

just not be an arsehole for your first twenty years of being alive

There's an alternative route to being nominated to stand for The Conservative and Unionist Party?

I think most people can get through their adolescence without suggesting poor people should be sterilized, but for the most part I do agree people should be able to show genuine contrition without being denied any kind of job in future. Depending on the seriousness of the comment/role they're applying for.

I think there should be a right to be forgotten until 21. Unless you've been convicted/cautioned, plenty of it is all bollocks you grow out of. I'd say 18 but there's still a lot of growing up and new experiences until 21 as well.

Now Norway's decriminalised drugs, it's high time the UK chose legalisation

Now Norway's decriminalised drugs, it's high time the UK chose legalisation

Aside from all the evidence that legalisation is better for the economy, for society, and for users and non-users alike...

If I, a man nearing his 30's, want to smoke a bowl and watch cartoons, take some MDMA and dance all night, or drop acid and watch a tree melt for 10 hours, then that's nobody's business but mine.

As a society, we generally accept that if people want to have some pleasure (one night stands, anonymous sex etc.) then while we might not agree, its their choice. If people want to take risks (mountain climbing, skateboarding, motor racing) then that's their choice too. But if the pleasure is chemically derived, then we're suddenly all prudish and judgemental.

It's stupid. You might think I'm weird for using psychedelics but I'm just a nice normal bloke, if you met me in the pub you would have no idea that I use drugs and thats actually the case for most drug users. I don't see why we should be shunned or criminalised for admitting it. I enjoy drugs, I am responsible with them, I have nothing to be ashamed of.

I don't do drugs, I just want a fact based policy and more tax money to go to the country than to criminal gangs.

Tory policy=

Illegal drugs are illegal because they are illegal drugs.

I think there is a balance to be had. I'll preface that I think the current balance is way too much on the side of restriction and there are a handful of "softer" drugs which shouldn't be criminalised that currently are.

However, the health of the individual is not exclusively the responsibility of the individual, society and government as a whole also bears significant responsibility. This is especially true in a country with universal healthcare, where should your choices result in the need of that service, then we all would take the burden of it.

We've seen the harm that criminalisation of many drugs has caused, but we've also seen the harm that liberalisation has also caused with tobacco. After all, laws that have gradually restricted tobacco availability have caused an improvement in public health from smoking-related conditions.

Decriminalisation should happen on the balance of public health, not on a blanket philosophy of bodily autonomy.

Scottish voters // Should there be another #IndyRef... In the next five years: Yes: 36% No: 54% After the negotiations: Yes: 35% No: 51% After Brexit: Yes: 36% No: 47% via @YouGov

Scottish voters // Should there be another #IndyRef... In the next five years: Yes: 36% No: 54% A...

One of the things often overlooked about the 2017 GE was the hugely symbolic losses for the SNP.

Alex Salmond and Angus Robertson, leader of the SNP at Westminster, both lost their seats to Tories.

There is little appetite for re fighting the 2014 referendum, even with Brexit. If the SNP don't want to take another battering at the next election, it would do them well to realise this.

We just don't want independence

One of the things more overlooked is how fucking exhausted we are.

I remain pro-independence, but I don't want to consider having to go through another fucking referendum again for a while.

The clusterfuck of Brexit needs to simmer down so we know how much we'll be fucked over before looking at another vote.

Not that I think either should have gone to a referendum anyway, but hey, that's apparently how we do things.

You should record this in a gentle voice, possibly over some soft hypnotic music.

Radio Scotland would use it as the background for all their news bulletins.

Try one of these subthreads