Lib Dems penny for NHS would raise £56m extra for Cambridgeshire

The Liberal Democrats have a sound and simple policy that would plug funding gaps for the NHS and social care ……… putting a penny on income tax! The tax would raise an additional £56,000,000 for NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG, with £14,000,000 for Mental Health funding and £6,000,000 for social care in Peterborough, each year! At least 70% of Brits have said they would happily pay an extra 1p in every pound if that money was guaranteed to go to the NHS, an ITV poll found last October (link). Right now in Peterborough, we are told of patients lying on trolleys in hospital corridors, urgent operations being cancelled and the elderly[…]

Ambulance on a city street

Next @ATHENECOMMS debate – future of the NHS

With the general election taking place in May, people are beginning to weigh up all the options for where their vote will go. A BBC/Populus poll has recently suggested the NHS is the most important issue to be covered by the news ahead of the election. Never a company to sit on the sidelines, Athene Communications has organised a debate event (March 24) to discuss the controversial issue of the future of the NHS. This follows previous successful debates on press freedom (at the time of the Leveson Inquiry) and on Peterborough’s environmental aspirations in a time of austerity. The debate will take place on Tuesday 24th March at the[…]

“Where there is resentment towards the immigration system, we must now confront it.”- Nick Clegg @migrants_rights

Liberal Democrat view BULLET POINTS: * The political mainstream has a duty to wrestle this issue away from populists and extremists. * We need an immigration system that is zero-tolerant towards abuse. Tolerant Britain, zero-tolerant of abuse. * The Liberal Democrats will never seek to outflank our opponents because we think that’s what people want to hear. And it is an insult to the many migrants who have contributed to our country. * British society has been shaped by migrant communities in ways more profound than any cliche about chicken tikka masala, or Notting Hill Carnival, or Polish builders can ever express. * When millions of Brits, trace their blood lines back through the generations,[…]