Dr Louise Irvine who successfully fought to save Lewisham Hospital's A&E department is to visit Waltham Forest this weekend

Dr Irvine will be canvassing with local NHA group members in Waltham Forest Chingford this weekend

Dr Irvine will be canvassing with local NHA group members in Waltham Forest Chingford this weekend

First published in News East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter - Waltham Forest

A GP who successfully fought off the closure of her local A&E department is to visit Waltham Forest this weekend.

Dr Louise Irvine, a Lewisham GP of two decades, is visiting Chingford and Walthamstow on Saturday to talk about Whipps Cross Hospital. 

She will stand at this year's European parliament elections in May as a London of the newly-formed National Health Action (NHA) Party. 

Dr Irvine will be based along Station Road in Chingford between 11-12pm, and at Walthamstow market between 1pm and 3pm with Waltham Forest NHA group members.

The NHA political party was launched by doctors and health care workers in November 2012 in opposition to the government reforms of the NHS.  

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6:28pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Villagecranberry says...

MEP's waste of space, drain on the Taxpayer, the likes of Kinnock and his wife earning millions and I would like to know what benefit they have been to this country? They have now feathered the nest for their son to get a safe Labour seat in Wales so there will be yet another windbag milking the system. Nepotism at it's best. It doesn't end there either, the hopeless Prescott has lined up a seat for his son and yet even worse the Warmonger Bliar is looking for a nice safe seat for son Euan to become another Champagne Socialist, whilst living in the 2 million pound house 'starter home' Blair and his odious wife Cherie gifted him. He will then rant on about poverty like the rest of the Labour Millionaires.

Cannot wait for UKIP to give the main parties a bloody nose in the elections.
MEP's waste of space, drain on the Taxpayer, the likes of Kinnock and his wife earning millions and I would like to know what benefit they have been to this country? They have now feathered the nest for their son to get a safe Labour seat in Wales so there will be yet another windbag milking the system. Nepotism at it's best. It doesn't end there either, the hopeless Prescott has lined up a seat for his son and yet even worse the Warmonger Bliar is looking for a nice safe seat for son Euan to become another Champagne Socialist, whilst living in the 2 million pound house 'starter home' Blair and his odious wife Cherie gifted him. He will then rant on about poverty like the rest of the Labour Millionaires. Cannot wait for UKIP to give the main parties a bloody nose in the elections. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -2

12:03am Tue 25 Mar 14

RayJay says...

Please tell me what MEP's do and how they are accountable.
I have written to my MEP and have never received an acknowledgement.
Are they just another cost on the British taxpayer for no return?
Do they have local clinics apart from election times?
I am sorry but unless these perceptions are addressed they are just another level of politician with their noses in the trough of yours and my money!!!!!!!!!!

At the MEP election please give me a choice for none of the above.
Please tell me what MEP's do and how they are accountable. I have written to my MEP and have never received an acknowledgement. Are they just another cost on the British taxpayer for no return? Do they have local clinics apart from election times? I am sorry but unless these perceptions are addressed they are just another level of politician with their noses in the trough of yours and my money!!!!!!!!!! At the MEP election please give me a choice for none of the above. RayJay
  • Score: 7

6:34am Tue 25 Mar 14

stickmanny says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
MEP's waste of space, drain on the Taxpayer, the likes of Kinnock and his wife earning millions and I would like to know what benefit they have been to this country? They have now feathered the nest for their son to get a safe Labour seat in Wales so there will be yet another windbag milking the system. Nepotism at it's best. It doesn't end there either, the hopeless Prescott has lined up a seat for his son and yet even worse the Warmonger Bliar is looking for a nice safe seat for son Euan to become another Champagne Socialist, whilst living in the 2 million pound house 'starter home' Blair and his odious wife Cherie gifted him. He will then rant on about poverty like the rest of the Labour Millionaires.

Cannot wait for UKIP to give the main parties a bloody nose in the elections.
The more time goes by the more you sound jealous of the left. Maybe you should join the Labour Party?
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: MEP's waste of space, drain on the Taxpayer, the likes of Kinnock and his wife earning millions and I would like to know what benefit they have been to this country? They have now feathered the nest for their son to get a safe Labour seat in Wales so there will be yet another windbag milking the system. Nepotism at it's best. It doesn't end there either, the hopeless Prescott has lined up a seat for his son and yet even worse the Warmonger Bliar is looking for a nice safe seat for son Euan to become another Champagne Socialist, whilst living in the 2 million pound house 'starter home' Blair and his odious wife Cherie gifted him. He will then rant on about poverty like the rest of the Labour Millionaires. Cannot wait for UKIP to give the main parties a bloody nose in the elections.[/p][/quote]The more time goes by the more you sound jealous of the left. Maybe you should join the Labour Party? stickmanny
  • Score: -6

6:35am Tue 25 Mar 14

stickmanny says...

RayJay wrote:
Please tell me what MEP's do and how they are accountable.
I have written to my MEP and have never received an acknowledgement.
Are they just another cost on the British taxpayer for no return?
Do they have local clinics apart from election times?
I am sorry but unless these perceptions are addressed they are just another level of politician with their noses in the trough of yours and my money!!!!!!!!!!

At the MEP election please give me a choice for none of the above.
It sounds like you really don't know. Try wikipedia?
[quote][p][bold]RayJay[/bold] wrote: Please tell me what MEP's do and how they are accountable. I have written to my MEP and have never received an acknowledgement. Are they just another cost on the British taxpayer for no return? Do they have local clinics apart from election times? I am sorry but unless these perceptions are addressed they are just another level of politician with their noses in the trough of yours and my money!!!!!!!!!! At the MEP election please give me a choice for none of the above.[/p][/quote]It sounds like you really don't know. Try wikipedia? stickmanny
  • Score: -3

7:30am Tue 25 Mar 14

SillyCnut says...

stickmanny wrote:
Villagecranberry wrote:
MEP's waste of space, drain on the Taxpayer, the likes of Kinnock and his wife earning millions and I would like to know what benefit they have been to this country? They have now feathered the nest for their son to get a safe Labour seat in Wales so there will be yet another windbag milking the system. Nepotism at it's best. It doesn't end there either, the hopeless Prescott has lined up a seat for his son and yet even worse the Warmonger Bliar is looking for a nice safe seat for son Euan to become another Champagne Socialist, whilst living in the 2 million pound house 'starter home' Blair and his odious wife Cherie gifted him. He will then rant on about poverty like the rest of the Labour Millionaires.

Cannot wait for UKIP to give the main parties a bloody nose in the elections.
The more time goes by the more you sound jealous of the left. Maybe you should join the Labour Party?
Doesn't sound like jealousy. How does what he says about the nepotism and wealth of the Left, as he has stated (all true by the way) sit with your socialist principles?
[quote][p][bold]stickmanny[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: MEP's waste of space, drain on the Taxpayer, the likes of Kinnock and his wife earning millions and I would like to know what benefit they have been to this country? They have now feathered the nest for their son to get a safe Labour seat in Wales so there will be yet another windbag milking the system. Nepotism at it's best. It doesn't end there either, the hopeless Prescott has lined up a seat for his son and yet even worse the Warmonger Bliar is looking for a nice safe seat for son Euan to become another Champagne Socialist, whilst living in the 2 million pound house 'starter home' Blair and his odious wife Cherie gifted him. He will then rant on about poverty like the rest of the Labour Millionaires. Cannot wait for UKIP to give the main parties a bloody nose in the elections.[/p][/quote]The more time goes by the more you sound jealous of the left. Maybe you should join the Labour Party?[/p][/quote]Doesn't sound like jealousy. How does what he says about the nepotism and wealth of the Left, as he has stated (all true by the way) sit with your socialist principles? SillyCnut
  • Score: 7

7:31am Tue 25 Mar 14

SillyCnut says...

and perhaps she should concentrate being a doctor than mucking around in politics.
and perhaps she should concentrate being a doctor than mucking around in politics. SillyCnut
  • Score: 5

8:36am Tue 25 Mar 14

RayJay says...

stickmanny wrote:
RayJay wrote:
Please tell me what MEP's do and how they are accountable.
I have written to my MEP and have never received an acknowledgement.
Are they just another cost on the British taxpayer for no return?
Do they have local clinics apart from election times?
I am sorry but unless these perceptions are addressed they are just another level of politician with their noses in the trough of yours and my money!!!!!!!!!!

At the MEP election please give me a choice for none of the above.
It sounds like you really don't know. Try wikipedia?
Will Wikipedia tell me why they didn't even acknowledge my letter?
[quote][p][bold]stickmanny[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RayJay[/bold] wrote: Please tell me what MEP's do and how they are accountable. I have written to my MEP and have never received an acknowledgement. Are they just another cost on the British taxpayer for no return? Do they have local clinics apart from election times? I am sorry but unless these perceptions are addressed they are just another level of politician with their noses in the trough of yours and my money!!!!!!!!!! At the MEP election please give me a choice for none of the above.[/p][/quote]It sounds like you really don't know. Try wikipedia?[/p][/quote]Will Wikipedia tell me why they didn't even acknowledge my letter? RayJay
  • Score: 10

9:36am Tue 25 Mar 14

Robert19 says...

RayJay wrote:
stickmanny wrote:
RayJay wrote:
Please tell me what MEP's do and how they are accountable.
I have written to my MEP and have never received an acknowledgement.
Are they just another cost on the British taxpayer for no return?
Do they have local clinics apart from election times?
I am sorry but unless these perceptions are addressed they are just another level of politician with their noses in the trough of yours and my money!!!!!!!!!!

At the MEP election please give me a choice for none of the above.
It sounds like you really don't know. Try wikipedia?
Will Wikipedia tell me why they didn't even acknowledge my letter?
One of the problems is that you don't have one MEP to represent you but eight from a number of different parties as well. So no-one really has responsibility or is accountable for a local area. London is a big place. I've never written to any of them as I feel they do not represent me. So democracy is undermined in my opinion through these lists of parties and people.
[quote][p][bold]RayJay[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stickmanny[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RayJay[/bold] wrote: Please tell me what MEP's do and how they are accountable. I have written to my MEP and have never received an acknowledgement. Are they just another cost on the British taxpayer for no return? Do they have local clinics apart from election times? I am sorry but unless these perceptions are addressed they are just another level of politician with their noses in the trough of yours and my money!!!!!!!!!! At the MEP election please give me a choice for none of the above.[/p][/quote]It sounds like you really don't know. Try wikipedia?[/p][/quote]Will Wikipedia tell me why they didn't even acknowledge my letter?[/p][/quote]One of the problems is that you don't have one MEP to represent you but eight from a number of different parties as well. So no-one really has responsibility or is accountable for a local area. London is a big place. I've never written to any of them as I feel they do not represent me. So democracy is undermined in my opinion through these lists of parties and people. Robert19
  • Score: 7

11:04am Tue 25 Mar 14

SillyCnut says...

Democracy is also undermined when the professional politicians parachute their relatives into safe-seats (Prescott, Blair, Straw, Kinnock, etc.. ad nauseum)
Democracy is also undermined when the professional politicians parachute their relatives into safe-seats (Prescott, Blair, Straw, Kinnock, etc.. ad nauseum) SillyCnut
  • Score: 5

11:08am Tue 25 Mar 14

Villagecranberry says...

stickmanny wrote:
Villagecranberry wrote:
MEP's waste of space, drain on the Taxpayer, the likes of Kinnock and his wife earning millions and I would like to know what benefit they have been to this country? They have now feathered the nest for their son to get a safe Labour seat in Wales so there will be yet another windbag milking the system. Nepotism at it's best. It doesn't end there either, the hopeless Prescott has lined up a seat for his son and yet even worse the Warmonger Bliar is looking for a nice safe seat for son Euan to become another Champagne Socialist, whilst living in the 2 million pound house 'starter home' Blair and his odious wife Cherie gifted him. He will then rant on about poverty like the rest of the Labour Millionaires.

Cannot wait for UKIP to give the main parties a bloody nose in the elections.
The more time goes by the more you sound jealous of the left. Maybe you should join the Labour Party?
It is the hypocrisy I object to within Labour, especially the so called 'socialists' leading a champagne lifestyle who mock the Tories for the same.
[quote][p][bold]stickmanny[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: MEP's waste of space, drain on the Taxpayer, the likes of Kinnock and his wife earning millions and I would like to know what benefit they have been to this country? They have now feathered the nest for their son to get a safe Labour seat in Wales so there will be yet another windbag milking the system. Nepotism at it's best. It doesn't end there either, the hopeless Prescott has lined up a seat for his son and yet even worse the Warmonger Bliar is looking for a nice safe seat for son Euan to become another Champagne Socialist, whilst living in the 2 million pound house 'starter home' Blair and his odious wife Cherie gifted him. He will then rant on about poverty like the rest of the Labour Millionaires. Cannot wait for UKIP to give the main parties a bloody nose in the elections.[/p][/quote]The more time goes by the more you sound jealous of the left. Maybe you should join the Labour Party?[/p][/quote]It is the hypocrisy I object to within Labour, especially the so called 'socialists' leading a champagne lifestyle who mock the Tories for the same. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 4

11:21am Tue 25 Mar 14

MICHAEL MCGOUGH says...

How can an MEP save the NHS ?

SCHOOLS 'n' HOSPITALS remain national competences. Surely she should be standing for the UK Parliament .
How can an MEP save the NHS ? SCHOOLS 'n' HOSPITALS remain national competences. Surely she should be standing for the UK Parliament . MICHAEL MCGOUGH
  • Score: 6

11:21am Tue 25 Mar 14

MICHAEL MCGOUGH says...

How can an MEP save the NHS ?

SCHOOLS 'n' HOSPITALS remain national competences. Surely she should be standing for the UK Parliament .
How can an MEP save the NHS ? SCHOOLS 'n' HOSPITALS remain national competences. Surely she should be standing for the UK Parliament . MICHAEL MCGOUGH
  • Score: -1

1:03pm Tue 25 Mar 14

stickmanny says...

@SC

"Doesn't sound like jealousy. How does what he says about the nepotism and wealth of the Left, as he has stated (all true by the way) sit with your socialist principles?"

You tar 'the Left' and 'socialist principles' with the same brush you use for individuals like Blair et al. Not the same thing at all are they?

Don't forget that this 'truth' is copied wholesale from the Daily Mail which persistently lies to its readers. Nevertheless - how little must a socialist earn before you cease to call them hypocritical? How much must they give away? Do you know how much those from 'the Left' above actually do give away? No, you do not know.
@SC "Doesn't sound like jealousy. How does what he says about the nepotism and wealth of the Left, as he has stated (all true by the way) sit with your socialist principles?" You tar 'the Left' and 'socialist principles' with the same brush you use for individuals like Blair et al. Not the same thing at all are they? Don't forget that this 'truth' is copied wholesale from the Daily Mail which persistently lies to its readers. Nevertheless - how little must a socialist earn before you cease to call them hypocritical? How much must they give away? Do you know how much those from 'the Left' above actually do give away? No, you do not know. stickmanny
  • Score: -3

1:14pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Alan_1976 says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
MEP's waste of space, drain on the Taxpayer, the likes of Kinnock and his wife earning millions and I would like to know what benefit they have been to this country? They have now feathered the nest for their son to get a safe Labour seat in Wales so there will be yet another windbag milking the system. Nepotism at it's best. It doesn't end there either, the hopeless Prescott has lined up a seat for his son and yet even worse the Warmonger Bliar is looking for a nice safe seat for son Euan to become another Champagne Socialist, whilst living in the 2 million pound house 'starter home' Blair and his odious wife Cherie gifted him. He will then rant on about poverty like the rest of the Labour Millionaires.

Cannot wait for UKIP to give the main parties a bloody nose in the elections.
Ah yes UKIP.

Save us from these MEPs earning all that money by....

http://www.mirror.co
.uk/news/ukip-leader
-nigel-farage-euro-3
012708

Oh that's right by standing as MEPs and claiming thousands in expenses.

At least they're doing lots of work over there to defend the UK to earn that money...

http://www.independe
nt.co.uk/voices/comm
ent/where-have-ukips
-absent-meps-really-
been-8160595.html

"they have the worst attendance, voting and work performance of any political party from anywhere across the EU."

Guess not.
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: MEP's waste of space, drain on the Taxpayer, the likes of Kinnock and his wife earning millions and I would like to know what benefit they have been to this country? They have now feathered the nest for their son to get a safe Labour seat in Wales so there will be yet another windbag milking the system. Nepotism at it's best. It doesn't end there either, the hopeless Prescott has lined up a seat for his son and yet even worse the Warmonger Bliar is looking for a nice safe seat for son Euan to become another Champagne Socialist, whilst living in the 2 million pound house 'starter home' Blair and his odious wife Cherie gifted him. He will then rant on about poverty like the rest of the Labour Millionaires. Cannot wait for UKIP to give the main parties a bloody nose in the elections.[/p][/quote]Ah yes UKIP. Save us from these MEPs earning all that money by.... http://www.mirror.co .uk/news/ukip-leader -nigel-farage-euro-3 012708 Oh that's right by standing as MEPs and claiming thousands in expenses. At least they're doing lots of work over there to defend the UK to earn that money... http://www.independe nt.co.uk/voices/comm ent/where-have-ukips -absent-meps-really- been-8160595.html "they have the worst attendance, voting and work performance of any political party from anywhere across the EU." Guess not. Alan_1976
  • Score: 0

1:19pm Tue 25 Mar 14

SillyCnut says...

stickmanny wrote:
@SC

"Doesn't sound like jealousy. How does what he says about the nepotism and wealth of the Left, as he has stated (all true by the way) sit with your socialist principles?"

You tar 'the Left' and 'socialist principles' with the same brush you use for individuals like Blair et al. Not the same thing at all are they?

Don't forget that this 'truth' is copied wholesale from the Daily Mail which persistently lies to its readers. Nevertheless - how little must a socialist earn before you cease to call them hypocritical? How much must they give away? Do you know how much those from 'the Left' above actually do give away? No, you do not know.
are the Left and Blair not the same? I thought he stood as a Labour candidate, and, therefore, all for the socialist principles of distribution of wealth. They are more than happy to spend other people's money, so start with their own, then come and tell me what to do with my hard earned cash. I support several charities with significant sums, so don't talk socialism rubbish to me.
[quote][p][bold]stickmanny[/bold] wrote: @SC "Doesn't sound like jealousy. How does what he says about the nepotism and wealth of the Left, as he has stated (all true by the way) sit with your socialist principles?" You tar 'the Left' and 'socialist principles' with the same brush you use for individuals like Blair et al. Not the same thing at all are they? Don't forget that this 'truth' is copied wholesale from the Daily Mail which persistently lies to its readers. Nevertheless - how little must a socialist earn before you cease to call them hypocritical? How much must they give away? Do you know how much those from 'the Left' above actually do give away? No, you do not know.[/p][/quote]are the Left and Blair not the same? I thought he stood as a Labour candidate, and, therefore, all for the socialist principles of distribution of wealth. They are more than happy to spend other people's money, so start with their own, then come and tell me what to do with my hard earned cash. I support several charities with significant sums, so don't talk socialism rubbish to me. SillyCnut
  • Score: 1

1:35pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Villagecranberry says...

stickmanny wrote:
@SC

"Doesn't sound like jealousy. How does what he says about the nepotism and wealth of the Left, as he has stated (all true by the way) sit with your socialist principles?"

You tar 'the Left' and 'socialist principles' with the same brush you use for individuals like Blair et al. Not the same thing at all are they?

Don't forget that this 'truth' is copied wholesale from the Daily Mail which persistently lies to its readers. Nevertheless - how little must a socialist earn before you cease to call them hypocritical? How much must they give away? Do you know how much those from 'the Left' above actually do give away? No, you do not know.
You are always referring to the Daily Mail and the content therein, you must be an avid reader of it yourself Stickmanny?
[quote][p][bold]stickmanny[/bold] wrote: @SC "Doesn't sound like jealousy. How does what he says about the nepotism and wealth of the Left, as he has stated (all true by the way) sit with your socialist principles?" You tar 'the Left' and 'socialist principles' with the same brush you use for individuals like Blair et al. Not the same thing at all are they? Don't forget that this 'truth' is copied wholesale from the Daily Mail which persistently lies to its readers. Nevertheless - how little must a socialist earn before you cease to call them hypocritical? How much must they give away? Do you know how much those from 'the Left' above actually do give away? No, you do not know.[/p][/quote]You are always referring to the Daily Mail and the content therein, you must be an avid reader of it yourself Stickmanny? Villagecranberry
  • Score: 1

2:29pm Tue 25 Mar 14

SillyCnut says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
stickmanny wrote:
@SC

"Doesn't sound like jealousy. How does what he says about the nepotism and wealth of the Left, as he has stated (all true by the way) sit with your socialist principles?"

You tar 'the Left' and 'socialist principles' with the same brush you use for individuals like Blair et al. Not the same thing at all are they?

Don't forget that this 'truth' is copied wholesale from the Daily Mail which persistently lies to its readers. Nevertheless - how little must a socialist earn before you cease to call them hypocritical? How much must they give away? Do you know how much those from 'the Left' above actually do give away? No, you do not know.
You are always referring to the Daily Mail and the content therein, you must be an avid reader of it yourself Stickmanny?
Yes, he reads it until he is blowing off steam and then rants on this website.
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stickmanny[/bold] wrote: @SC "Doesn't sound like jealousy. How does what he says about the nepotism and wealth of the Left, as he has stated (all true by the way) sit with your socialist principles?" You tar 'the Left' and 'socialist principles' with the same brush you use for individuals like Blair et al. Not the same thing at all are they? Don't forget that this 'truth' is copied wholesale from the Daily Mail which persistently lies to its readers. Nevertheless - how little must a socialist earn before you cease to call them hypocritical? How much must they give away? Do you know how much those from 'the Left' above actually do give away? No, you do not know.[/p][/quote]You are always referring to the Daily Mail and the content therein, you must be an avid reader of it yourself Stickmanny?[/p][/quote]Yes, he reads it until he is blowing off steam and then rants on this website. SillyCnut
  • Score: -1

11:05pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Villagecranberry says...

SillyCnut wrote:
Villagecranberry wrote:
stickmanny wrote:
@SC

"Doesn't sound like jealousy. How does what he says about the nepotism and wealth of the Left, as he has stated (all true by the way) sit with your socialist principles?"

You tar 'the Left' and 'socialist principles' with the same brush you use for individuals like Blair et al. Not the same thing at all are they?

Don't forget that this 'truth' is copied wholesale from the Daily Mail which persistently lies to its readers. Nevertheless - how little must a socialist earn before you cease to call them hypocritical? How much must they give away? Do you know how much those from 'the Left' above actually do give away? No, you do not know.
You are always referring to the Daily Mail and the content therein, you must be an avid reader of it yourself Stickmanny?
Yes, he reads it until he is blowing off steam and then rants on this website.
Hahahahaha!
[quote][p][bold]SillyCnut[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stickmanny[/bold] wrote: @SC "Doesn't sound like jealousy. How does what he says about the nepotism and wealth of the Left, as he has stated (all true by the way) sit with your socialist principles?" You tar 'the Left' and 'socialist principles' with the same brush you use for individuals like Blair et al. Not the same thing at all are they? Don't forget that this 'truth' is copied wholesale from the Daily Mail which persistently lies to its readers. Nevertheless - how little must a socialist earn before you cease to call them hypocritical? How much must they give away? Do you know how much those from 'the Left' above actually do give away? No, you do not know.[/p][/quote]You are always referring to the Daily Mail and the content therein, you must be an avid reader of it yourself Stickmanny?[/p][/quote]Yes, he reads it until he is blowing off steam and then rants on this website.[/p][/quote]Hahahahaha! Villagecranberry
  • Score: -2

6:57am Wed 26 Mar 14

stickmanny says...

@ VC

It is you that insists on quoting the Daily Mail almost verbatim

@SC

"are the Left and Blair not the same? I thought he stood as a Labour candidate, and, therefore, all for the socialist principles of distribution of wealth"

Even you must know this is nonsense from start to finish.

You two are both cornbeefur.
@ VC It is you that insists on quoting the Daily Mail almost verbatim @SC "are the Left and Blair not the same? I thought he stood as a Labour candidate, and, therefore, all for the socialist principles of distribution of wealth" Even you must know this is nonsense from start to finish. You two are both cornbeefur. stickmanny
  • Score: 3

7:22am Wed 26 Mar 14

SillyCnut says...

stickmanny wrote:
@ VC

It is you that insists on quoting the Daily Mail almost verbatim

@SC

"are the Left and Blair not the same? I thought he stood as a Labour candidate, and, therefore, all for the socialist principles of distribution of wealth"

Even you must know this is nonsense from start to finish.

You two are both cornbeefur.
You conveniently ignore the issue, which is Socialists apparent desire to distribute wealth, as long as it is other's wealth. I wonder how much money the Kinnocks have had out of the public purse? They are as bad, if not worse, than any benefots "scrounger".

And Blair was leader of the Labour Party - have you forgotten, or do you choose to forget. He is just another example of a Socialist hypocrite.
[quote][p][bold]stickmanny[/bold] wrote: @ VC It is you that insists on quoting the Daily Mail almost verbatim @SC "are the Left and Blair not the same? I thought he stood as a Labour candidate, and, therefore, all for the socialist principles of distribution of wealth" Even you must know this is nonsense from start to finish. You two are both cornbeefur.[/p][/quote]You conveniently ignore the issue, which is Socialists apparent desire to distribute wealth, as long as it is other's wealth. I wonder how much money the Kinnocks have had out of the public purse? They are as bad, if not worse, than any benefots "scrounger". And Blair was leader of the Labour Party - have you forgotten, or do you choose to forget. He is just another example of a Socialist hypocrite. SillyCnut
  • Score: -1

7:33am Wed 26 Mar 14

Helen, Walthamstow says...

stickmanny wrote:
@ VC

It is you that insists on quoting the Daily Mail almost verbatim

@SC

"are the Left and Blair not the same? I thought he stood as a Labour candidate, and, therefore, all for the socialist principles of distribution of wealth"

Even you must know this is nonsense from start to finish.

You two are both cornbeefur.
I agree with you about Villagecranberry and SillyCnut. It is becoming increasingly obvious that they are one and the same. How does this troll get away with it? Most websites bar people posting under multiple identities. It's so childish.

On the topic, Robert19 put his finger on the problem of recognition of MEPs when he pointed out that they are elected for London and not for particular areas.

For those who don't know how it works, each of the many parties has a list of candidates chosen in priority order. Basically, we vote for the London parties in our chosen order - one, two, three. Those with the fewest votes are knocked off and their votes reallocated to the second choice etc. At the end, each of the parties left is allocated a number of MEPs, based on how many votes they end up with.

The result is that the chosen MEPs are people very few of us have any real knowledge about or any contact with.

For the life of me, I can't see why "Euro constituencies" comprising X number of boroughs shouldn't be created so that at least we can vote for named candidates - people whose activities will be reported in their constituencies and who are answerable to us.

As for Dr Irvine, why shouldn't she stand for a new party representing an issue that affects us all? She has first hand experience, which us rather more useful than that of people who gave spent most of their lives in politics. Her party is unlikely to get enough votes to gain an MEP place - but at least she is getting around and speaking to people, which is more than any of the others seem to have done.
[quote][p][bold]stickmanny[/bold] wrote: @ VC It is you that insists on quoting the Daily Mail almost verbatim @SC "are the Left and Blair not the same? I thought he stood as a Labour candidate, and, therefore, all for the socialist principles of distribution of wealth" Even you must know this is nonsense from start to finish. You two are both cornbeefur.[/p][/quote]I agree with you about Villagecranberry and SillyCnut. It is becoming increasingly obvious that they are one and the same. How does this troll get away with it? Most websites bar people posting under multiple identities. It's so childish. On the topic, Robert19 put his finger on the problem of recognition of MEPs when he pointed out that they are elected for London and not for particular areas. For those who don't know how it works, each of the many parties has a list of candidates chosen in priority order. Basically, we vote for the London parties in our chosen order - one, two, three. Those with the fewest votes are knocked off and their votes reallocated to the second choice etc. At the end, each of the parties left is allocated a number of MEPs, based on how many votes they end up with. The result is that the chosen MEPs are people very few of us have any real knowledge about or any contact with. For the life of me, I can't see why "Euro constituencies" comprising X number of boroughs shouldn't be created so that at least we can vote for named candidates - people whose activities will be reported in their constituencies and who are answerable to us. As for Dr Irvine, why shouldn't she stand for a new party representing an issue that affects us all? She has first hand experience, which us rather more useful than that of people who gave spent most of their lives in politics. Her party is unlikely to get enough votes to gain an MEP place - but at least she is getting around and speaking to people, which is more than any of the others seem to have done. Helen, Walthamstow
  • Score: 7

8:31am Wed 26 Mar 14

SillyCnut says...

I agree with you about Villagecranberry and SillyCnut. It is becoming increasingly obvious that they are one and the same. How does this troll get away with it? Most websites bar people posting under multiple identities. It's so childish.

You do flatter me. Perhaps Helen and Stickmanny are the same person? Who knows. Who cares?
I agree with you about Villagecranberry and SillyCnut. It is becoming increasingly obvious that they are one and the same. How does this troll get away with it? Most websites bar people posting under multiple identities. It's so childish. You do flatter me. Perhaps Helen and Stickmanny are the same person? Who knows. Who cares? SillyCnut
  • Score: -5

8:33am Wed 26 Mar 14

SillyCnut says...

And why do you think that the comments section on a silly little local newspaper comments section is a forum for highly intellectual debate - it isn't.
And why do you think that the comments section on a silly little local newspaper comments section is a forum for highly intellectual debate - it isn't. SillyCnut
  • Score: -5

9:37am Wed 26 Mar 14

Helen, Walthamstow says...

SillyCnut wrote:
And why do you think that the comments section on a silly little local newspaper comments section is a forum for highly intellectual debate - it isn't.
Your comment says all we need to know about you, cornbeefur. Sad, sad little troll - with nothing more useful to do with your days than post endless stupid or provocative comments on a "silly little local newspaper" site.
[quote][p][bold]SillyCnut[/bold] wrote: And why do you think that the comments section on a silly little local newspaper comments section is a forum for highly intellectual debate - it isn't.[/p][/quote]Your comment says all we need to know about you, cornbeefur. Sad, sad little troll - with nothing more useful to do with your days than post endless stupid or provocative comments on a "silly little local newspaper" site. Helen, Walthamstow
  • Score: 5

2:06pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Robert19 says...

When the European Parliament was first set up we did have a single MEP. I still remember his name Alf Lomas. I doubt whether I remember any of his successors - apart from Jean Lambert for the Greens . I appreciate that smaller parties like the Greens (but also, sadly, UKIP and the BNP) miss out in first past the post so why not have a series of local candidates and a wider regional list like what happens in the London Assembly where we do have a local representative as well as regional ones.
When the European Parliament was first set up we did have a single MEP. I still remember his name Alf Lomas. I doubt whether I remember any of his successors - apart from Jean Lambert for the Greens . I appreciate that smaller parties like the Greens (but also, sadly, UKIP and the BNP) miss out in first past the post so why not have a series of local candidates and a wider regional list like what happens in the London Assembly where we do have a local representative as well as regional ones. Robert19
  • Score: 6

2:14pm Wed 26 Mar 14

hursthill says...

I remember when villagecranberry/sil
ly cnut/cornbeefur was rubbereneck.

Obviously suffers as a result of his/her mother depriving him/her of attention as a young child.

So this is how he/her now gets pleasure. What a w....r.
I remember when villagecranberry/sil ly cnut/cornbeefur was rubbereneck. Obviously suffers as a result of his/her mother depriving him/her of attention as a young child. So this is how he/her now gets pleasure. What a w....r. hursthill
  • Score: 6

4:04pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Andrewsharp1 says...

MICHAEL MCGOUGH wrote:
How can an MEP save the NHS ?

SCHOOLS 'n' HOSPITALS remain national competences. Surely she should be standing for the UK Parliament .
Yes, health and education are national competences. There are responsibilities of the European Parliament that have an impact on the NHS and our nation's health. There are 3 main reasons that Dr Irvine is trying to become an MEP.
Reason 1. TTIP – the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Treaty
Put simply, the TTIP is the greatest threat to the NHS that nobody has heard of. The so-called “free trade” agreement between the EU and the US poses a huge danger to the NHS and to all public services.
We are calling for the NHS to be exempted from this treaty because:
It allows private companies to sue the British government for loss of potential earnings if NHS services are not opened up to competition, irrespective of the views of the electorate
Discussions are secretive and heavily influenced by corporate lobbyists
Unless the NHS is exempted from TTIP, it will make privatisation of the NHS irreversible. It will lock privatization of the NHS into an international agreement.
None of the major parties are bothered enough about the fate of the NHS to be leading the fight to get our health service exempted from TTIP. We are.
Reason 2. Public Health
There are vital public health issues that Europe legislates around: the environment and pollution, the regulation of medicines and doctors, food labelling and food safety.
We will prioritise public health in all policy decisions.
We will strive to ensure proper and safe food regulation. We are deeply concerned that when tested by the “horseburger” scandal, regulation and supervision of foodstuffs was found wanting.
European-wide regulation to protect public health and wellbeing is a necessity and we support the general objectives of the EU public health programmes.
Reason 3. Use your vote to stand up for the NHS. Or lose it.
We want voters to use the Euro elections to send a strong, clear message to politicians from across the political spectrum that the demolition and privatisation of our NHS must stop. A big vote for the NHA Party is the best way to do this.
[quote][p][bold]MICHAEL MCGOUGH[/bold] wrote: How can an MEP save the NHS ? SCHOOLS 'n' HOSPITALS remain national competences. Surely she should be standing for the UK Parliament .[/p][/quote]Yes, health and education are national competences. There are responsibilities of the European Parliament that have an impact on the NHS and our nation's health. There are 3 main reasons that Dr Irvine is trying to become an MEP. Reason 1. TTIP – the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Treaty Put simply, the TTIP is the greatest threat to the NHS that nobody has heard of. The so-called “free trade” agreement between the EU and the US poses a huge danger to the NHS and to all public services. We are calling for the NHS to be exempted from this treaty because: It allows private companies to sue the British government for loss of potential earnings if NHS services are not opened up to competition, irrespective of the views of the electorate Discussions are secretive and heavily influenced by corporate lobbyists Unless the NHS is exempted from TTIP, it will make privatisation of the NHS irreversible. It will lock privatization of the NHS into an international agreement. None of the major parties are bothered enough about the fate of the NHS to be leading the fight to get our health service exempted from TTIP. We are. Reason 2. Public Health There are vital public health issues that Europe legislates around: the environment and pollution, the regulation of medicines and doctors, food labelling and food safety. We will prioritise public health in all policy decisions. We will strive to ensure proper and safe food regulation. We are deeply concerned that when tested by the “horseburger” scandal, regulation and supervision of foodstuffs was found wanting. European-wide regulation to protect public health and wellbeing is a necessity and we support the general objectives of the EU public health programmes. Reason 3. Use your vote to stand up for the NHS. Or lose it. We want voters to use the Euro elections to send a strong, clear message to politicians from across the political spectrum that the demolition and privatisation of our NHS must stop. A big vote for the NHA Party is the best way to do this. Andrewsharp1
  • Score: 6

8:13pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Malcolm Shykles says...

Dr Louise Irvine is basically fighting against an EU/US Treaty, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Treaty of which Dean Baker of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in the US has said that "with conventional trade barriers between the US and the EU already low, the deal would focus on non-conventional barriers such as freeing up regulations regarding fracking, GMOs and finance and tightening laws on copyright, he goes on to assert that the economic benefits per household are mediocre."
It also means an open door for heaps of legal activity of which the EU is so fond.
Therefore it would be better for Dr Irvine to stand as a UKIP MEP where she would have some chance of winning and thereby help remove the whole corrupt EU enterprise.
Dr Louise Irvine is basically fighting against an EU/US Treaty, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Treaty of which Dean Baker of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in the US has said that "with conventional trade barriers between the US and the EU already low, the deal would focus on non-conventional barriers such as freeing up regulations regarding fracking, GMOs and finance and tightening laws on copyright, he goes on to assert that the economic benefits per household are mediocre." It also means an open door for heaps of legal activity of which the EU is so fond. Therefore it would be better for Dr Irvine to stand as a UKIP MEP where she would have some chance of winning and thereby help remove the whole corrupt EU enterprise. Malcolm Shykles
  • Score: 0

9:56pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Andrewsharp1 says...

Malcolm Shykles wrote:
Dr Louise Irvine is basically fighting against an EU/US Treaty, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Treaty of which Dean Baker of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in the US has said that "with conventional trade barriers between the US and the EU already low, the deal would focus on non-conventional barriers such as freeing up regulations regarding fracking, GMOs and finance and tightening laws on copyright, he goes on to assert that the economic benefits per household are mediocre."
It also means an open door for heaps of legal activity of which the EU is so fond.
Therefore it would be better for Dr Irvine to stand as a UKIP MEP where she would have some chance of winning and thereby help remove the whole corrupt EU enterprise.
UKIP want to privatise the NHS so of course Dr Irvine shouldn't stand for UKIP.
[quote][p][bold]Malcolm Shykles[/bold] wrote: Dr Louise Irvine is basically fighting against an EU/US Treaty, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Treaty of which Dean Baker of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in the US has said that "with conventional trade barriers between the US and the EU already low, the deal would focus on non-conventional barriers such as freeing up regulations regarding fracking, GMOs and finance and tightening laws on copyright, he goes on to assert that the economic benefits per household are mediocre." It also means an open door for heaps of legal activity of which the EU is so fond. Therefore it would be better for Dr Irvine to stand as a UKIP MEP where she would have some chance of winning and thereby help remove the whole corrupt EU enterprise.[/p][/quote]UKIP want to privatise the NHS so of course Dr Irvine shouldn't stand for UKIP. Andrewsharp1
  • Score: 4

1:04am Sat 29 Mar 14

Villagecranberry says...

Helen, Walthamstow wrote:
SillyCnut wrote:
And why do you think that the comments section on a silly little local newspaper comments section is a forum for highly intellectual debate - it isn't.
Your comment says all we need to know about you, cornbeefur. Sad, sad little troll - with nothing more useful to do with your days than post endless stupid or provocative comments on a "silly little local newspaper" site.
Was you not defending King Canute the other week when I objected to the use of that name? Make your mind up please Helen.
[quote][p][bold]Helen, Walthamstow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SillyCnut[/bold] wrote: And why do you think that the comments section on a silly little local newspaper comments section is a forum for highly intellectual debate - it isn't.[/p][/quote]Your comment says all we need to know about you, cornbeefur. Sad, sad little troll - with nothing more useful to do with your days than post endless stupid or provocative comments on a "silly little local newspaper" site.[/p][/quote]Was you not defending King Canute the other week when I objected to the use of that name? Make your mind up please Helen. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -4

8:08am Sat 29 Mar 14

Andrewsharp1 says...

Here's how the Euro election on 22nd May will work:

"In a UK European Parliamentary election, you have one vote to elect all of your MEPs. Each party puts forward a list of candidates known as a regional list and you vote for one of these lists or for an individual candidate standing as an independent. The number of MEPs that are elected from each party to represent a region depends on the overall share of votes that each party receives."

- See more at: http://www.aboutmyvo
te.co.uk/what_can_i_
vote_for/european_pa
rliament.aspx#sthash
.GNRbb8uc.dpuf
Here's how the Euro election on 22nd May will work: "In a UK European Parliamentary election, you have one vote to elect all of your MEPs. Each party puts forward a list of candidates known as a regional list and you vote for one of these lists or for an individual candidate standing as an independent. The number of MEPs that are elected from each party to represent a region depends on the overall share of votes that each party receives." - See more at: http://www.aboutmyvo te.co.uk/what_can_i_ vote_for/european_pa rliament.aspx#sthash .GNRbb8uc.dpuf Andrewsharp1
  • Score: 0

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