The resignation of an MP

June 28th, 2016 | Posted by Lynn Strother in London - (0 Comments)

Did you know that MP’s cannot resign their seat? The only means by which a Member of Parliament may vacate his seat during the lifetime of a Parliament are through death (fairly obvious), expulsion by resolution of the House or by disqualification either by voiding of the Member’s election or through accepting one of a …
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Welcome to the latest Age UK London Opinion Exchange Update! The Age UK London Opinion Exchange is a website from Age UK London. It is part of the organisation’s ‘Fit 4 Purpose’ project, which is funded by London Councils. The Opinion Exchange features opinion pieces and discussion forums to trigger debate and ensure older people’s …
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Will things never improve?

June 24th, 2016 | Posted by Lynn Strother in Social Care - (0 Comments)

Once again we are going back to an old chestnut – home care given in 15 minute visits. It seems as if this issue has been discussed for years with constant disgust from prominent people and always the promises to change and here we are in 2016 – no further forward. Well that’s not quite …
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Well it depends if you are a patient or not. And why do I say that? Well do you remember in the last couple of years there was the care.data scheme – the brain child of the government to pass/sell all your medical records without your knowledge or consent to universities and commercial companies? This …
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Do you like walking in London? Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking, is looking for volunteers to participate in a photo shoot about the benefits of walking for older people during July. Walking is good for everyone and it’s a great way to stay active and spend time out of doors, particularly as we …
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Whatever planet they are on I wish they would stay there and not interfere in British/English culture, policy and life in general. Why am I wishing them a long journey on Richard Branson’s plane to outer space? This latest really unbelievable proposal that energy suppliers will have access to a new industry-wide database of customers. …
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I went to a wonderful lecture entitled ‘Stroke of Fate – The Politics of Recovery’ organised by the Disabled Living Foundation. It was given by Andrew Marr, distinguished broadcaster, journalist and author and his equally distinguished wife journalist and campaigner Jackie Ashley. They talked about the devastating effect of his major stroke three years ago …
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Well it had to happen and it will probably occur more and more – paper train tickets will not be issued perhaps from next year. The grand theory is that everyone has ‘contactless credit or debit cards’. You will book your journeys online using a computer or mobile phone which of course everyone has and …
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How is it that there is anyone who is not bursting with health, goodwill and happiness in this ‘nanny state’ country – with all the advice we receive or, put another way, all the do’s and don’ts – it is a wonder that anyone becomes ill or dies. What with – eat your five a …
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Did you know that there is now a new system for registering to vote? Will it be relevant to you? Yes – it may be very important to you. Under the old system the head of household could register everyone living at a particular address so if you had family living with you, you could …
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