Category Archives: Health

Caroline on the Spending Review: “The retoxification of the Tory Party is nearing completion”

Caroline Lucas has slammed the Conservative Party for abandoning green commitments, local services and the NHS in favour of short-sighted further budgetary constraints. She criticised the Government for ‘reverting to type’ and abandoning support for local government, healthcare and environmental measures. Caroline said: “The retoxification of the Tory party continues at record pace. Any pretence… Continue reading »

Caroline Lucas to present PSHE bill to Parliament

Caroline Lucas, the Green Party MP for Brighton Pavilion, will present a bill in Parliament later today which aims to make Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) a statutory requirement in schools. Lucas, who will introduce the Ten Minute Rule Bill to Parliament after Prime Minister’s Questions later today, is urging the school’s minister Nicky… Continue reading »

Natalie Bennett endorses BMA’s call for sugary drinks tax

  A new BMA report attempts to set out practical ways of tackling the growing problem of diet-related illnesses. Suggestions include: A tax on sugar Aggressive marketing in the form of a mandatory, standardised approach based on the ‘traffic light’ system of colour coding, and unambiguous words such as ‘low’, ‘medium’ or ‘high’ to describe nutritional… Continue reading »

Big Pharma puppetmaster behind TPP secrecy

Thanks to more documents published by Wikileaks it appears that “big pharma” is once again pulling the strings – this time of the Trans Pacific Partnership (USA/Asian trade deal), which if passed will “empower big pharmaceutical firms to command higher reimbursement rates in the United States and abroad, at the expense of consumers” according to “public… Continue reading »

NHS policy

Have you ever used the NHS?   Of course you have; whether that’s visiting your GP, relying on hospitals, or perhaps midwife services when you’re having children. Everybody agrees – the NHS is one of our country’s greatest assets. But it’s in trouble, and the Green Party are the only ones standing up to keep our precious… Continue reading »