NHS staff to get free parking amid virus outbreak
26/03/2020 | news | politics | 863
A petition signed by 400,000 called on the government to thank NHS staff by axing the fees.
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26/03/2020 11:31:00 455 17
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Shocking that NHS staff didn't always get free parking!
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26/03/2020 13:11:52 11 2
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@1 @3 @21 When I worked for the NHS all the ‘important’ people aka management, always got free parking while us mere mortals had to pay.
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26/03/2020 16:05:07 2 0
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1.You may not like it, but Trusts work within Government 'guidelines' (Diktats) The whole idea of NHS Trust & Executive Autonomy is a myth...it is just to distance bad news from Health Secretaries - hands are pretty much tied...other than for finding savings & cuts It is easy to praise Drs & Nurses - and roundly condemn others, particularly the favoured easy target managers and 'pen-pushers'
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26/03/2020 11:31:00 197 15
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If there was one injustice in this world it would be hospital parking charges.
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26/03/2020 16:12:01 6 0
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2. However, you get the culture & system you deserve, as in: 'every system & set of processes are perfectly designed to get the results they get' I worked in the NHS for 40 years, it needs radical overhauling & total immersion in LEAN...(Deming et Al) plus we need seamless, barrier-less integration of Health & Social Care - it is one Patient Centred continuum, Don't just pour more money into
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26/03/2020 11:31:30 384 14
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NHS Staff should get free parking anyway. Let's hope this continues when the virus is sorted....
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26/03/2020 16:17:54 0 0
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3...a not fit for purpose system. If we do, then we will just have a higher funded & still massively inefficient, ineffective Health & Social Care system. Do not see this as attacking anyone...many Nurses, Drs, other Health professionals & yes, porters, clerks, cleaners AND managers work ruddy hard If you feel they are working on the wrong things, mandate them to work on the right ones!!
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26/03/2020 16:19:05 1 3
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3. Posted bySarahon 18 minutes ago The UK doesn't have enough ventilators and should join the EU scheme to which they have been invited to bloc buy more but Johnson and Co have refused apparently because of their aversion to anything involving the EU! Layla Moran is right..' Hasn't really helped the Italians has it? Or the Spanish. Luxembourg is pretty bad too
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26/03/2020 11:31:50 24 4
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And they should be refunded the fed's paid since the iutbreak
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26/03/2020 11:31:50 308 12
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Staff should ALWAYS get free parking
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26/03/2020 11:31:50 280 11
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This is good but NHS workers should have free parking at all times not just in the case of a national emergency.
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26/03/2020 11:33:11 154 11
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Errr.... Why do they not already?!
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26/03/2020 14:15:45 3 0
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@7.Blastygoose "Errr.... Why do they not already?!" A combination of greed, easy targets and underfunding.
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26/03/2020 11:33:11 34 3
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I honestly didn't even know the NHS Staff had to pay in the first place. That's shocking.
8pm thankyou clap tonight for our NHS, public services, delivery drivers, postmen, shop workers and all those who are risking their health helping us. Maybe it's time to pay these people their true value and pay less to the CEOs, senior managers, bankers, hedge fund managers, computer programmers and lawyers?
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26/03/2020 15:34:18 10 0
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8 o'clock tonight Make a noise for the NHS workers. Remember Porters, Cleaners and kitchen staff are putting their lives at risk too.
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26/03/2020 11:34:12 238 15
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NHS staff should never have to pay to park at their work, ever. Whats the point of forcing them to use public trasport where there is the likelyhood of picking up infection all year round. A stupid policy made by some bean counter.
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26/03/2020 11:34:12 79 6
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So they car park companies are going to get their money back from the govt, who get that money from our taxes... I agree it's not fair on NHS staff (never has been) for them to pay. So why can't they just have free parking without us needing to make up someone else's greed?
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26/03/2020 11:34:12 19 0
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And they've not had it before this because.........
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26/03/2020 11:39:04 33 1
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11. Posted byUnUnited Kingdomon 2 minutes ago And they've not had it before this because......... ----- Public Private Partnerships and privatisation of ancillary services. Both Blair's Labour and the Tories to blame. In reality, we all are, because we couldn't care less who was getting rinsed as long as it wasn't us.
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26/03/2020 11:34:42 43 7
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When did the Conservatives become the Labour party?! Some really encouraging policies, just a shame it took a pandemic for it to happen!
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26/03/2020 11:35:32 75 6
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My entire working life I never had to pay to park my car. Why should NHS staff have to pay? It is an outrage.
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26/03/2020 11:35:32 17 2
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People seem shocked at the fact they had to pay in the first place, but this is exactly what happens when you put private companies in charge of such things. I don't blame the companies either, that's their raison d'etre, but it's a direct result of privatisation.
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26/03/2020 11:35:52 22 3
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It is shocking they have to pay. The wife has to pay £30 a month and regularly can't get a space so has to pay again. It only ever becomes an issue when they are needed as they are now. What a way to treat these heroes!
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26/03/2020 11:36:03 24 52
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The NHS has been so desperately underfunded in recent years that it has no choice other than to try and raise money from wherever it can, at the end of the day it's a question of priorities. Thanks for nothing Cons.
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26/03/2020 11:49:29 8 4
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@16. the real ted "The NHS has been so desperately underfunded in recent years that it has no choice other than to try and raise money from wherever it can, at the end of the day it's a question of priorities. Thanks for nothing Cons" Planned spending for the Department of Health and Social Care in England was £140.4 BILLION in 2019/20, so how much would you like to see spent on it?
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26/03/2020 11:36:33 9 3
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Expecting people to pay for parking at their place of work if outside city centre is ridiculous and criminal at any time. If you work in the centre you can (during normal times) always choose to take public transport.
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26/03/2020 11:36:33 10 45
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Woo free parking and a free dose of Corvid 19!!
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26/03/2020 11:36:33 19 3
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I travel between hospitals and undertake emergency operations often at night and weekends. I was told that if I didn't have a valid (paid) parking permit for the on call parking place then I would be wheel clamped. Hmmm.
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26/03/2020 11:36:33 225 11
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Beggars belief that more than 400k people had to sign an online petition for this to happen. Hopefully it will remain FREE PARKING for all NHS staff once the Covid19 crisis is over.
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26/03/2020 11:36:43 337 10
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NHS staff should always have free parking. It's disgusting that they don't!
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26/03/2020 11:37:03 26 52
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What Nicola Sturgeon does, Boris follows.
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26/03/2020 11:45:37 12 9
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22. justsaying100 Dream on. Sick of Sturgeon's attempts at one-up-man-ship at a time like this. If she's trying to make out she's smarter than Boris she's on a hiding to nothing. Failed lawyer is all she is.
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26/03/2020 11:37:13 13 1
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Given the choice, I am sure all NHS staff would prefer sufficient PPE AND testing to see who has the infection such that isolation be can be carried out properly.
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26/03/2020 11:37:13 201 18
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The depths to which this Country has sunk.... Charging NHS staff to park before going to work helping the most vulnerable to survive. Proud to be British?
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26/03/2020 13:40:47 3 1
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Some good can come out of this situation and this can be one them but there are many workers who have to pay for parking it's become the norm but norms are there to be broken so it will be good if NHS don't have to pay for parking as for #24 yes I'm proud to be British stop picking on isolated issues to run the country down, error can be found anywhere if you look long enough
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26/03/2020 11:37:33 17 2
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About time so they don't have to rely on public transport which spreads COVID-19
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26/03/2020 11:38:24 11 2
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Should be 364 x 24/7 as a rule anyway
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26/03/2020 11:38:54 16 4
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Looks like public opinion is very much against hospital car parking charge, you can thank the hospital managers dreaming up this one, the managers were put in place to save money, trouble is they cost money so keep thinking up ways to justify their existence. One thing I really don’t like is the tricky ways we are paying for things these days, overstay a minute and charged 100’s unjust
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26/03/2020 11:34:12 19 0
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And they've not had it before this because.........
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26/03/2020 11:39:04 33 1
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11. Posted byUnUnited Kingdomon 2 minutes ago And they've not had it before this because......... ----- Public Private Partnerships and privatisation of ancillary services. Both Blair's Labour and the Tories to blame. In reality, we all are, because we couldn't care less who was getting rinsed as long as it wasn't us.
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26/03/2020 11:39:24 10 2
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If there is one positive from this horrific virus I hope it is to reinforce that we really are a kind and compassionate nation that values those who serve us, whether that be NHS staff, our emergency services, military, people who commit hours of their spare time to voluntary service. In the last few years our society has become dreadfully polarised, but under the skin we do have decent values.
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26/03/2020 11:40:05 30 2
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Parking should always be free for them!!!
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Rob
26/03/2020 11:40:05 39 3
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They should always have free parking.
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26/03/2020 11:40:05 49 6
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There's loads of comments here quite rightly saying that NHS staff shouldn't ever have to pay to park at their place of work where they are saving lives. They've all had one down vote from someone.... Boss of NCP or Parking Eye maybe?!
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26/03/2020 11:41:05 42 5
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NHS staff parking should be free or at least heavily subsidised regardless. I don't know why hospital car parks are allowed to be run by these for-profit companies who are handing out parking tickets to staff/patients during the current crisis without a second thought. They should be ashamed of themselves.
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26/03/2020 11:41:05 9 2
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Many posts saying we should always have free parking, but think of congestion on roads and the fact that there are few spaces. I don't park at my hospital because of the cost, but even with £30/month +£1.50/day charge, there is a waiting list for permits. Scrap that charge and people still won't be able to park at their work because the demand will be even higher!
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26/03/2020 11:41:35 23 60
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Playing devils advocate -am not saying I disagree - but why an exception for the NHS - they are working hard, but are getting paid overtime, it’s not for free. And they still have a job and pension whereas most of the private sector are, at best, uncertain whether they have a job and have seen their pensions decimated. Why does one sector get free parking whereas eg a private care worker does not?
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26/03/2020 11:42:16 2 2
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Free for ever ? Can the new £125m (£523m after contract paid) kids hosp be utilised now? must surely be better than an army hosp built in a warehouse etc. Surely this has been looked at!
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26/03/2020 11:42:36 12 1
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About time too.Free parking for Nursing Staff is common sense.
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26/03/2020 11:42:36 22 3
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They should have been exempt from the beginning. Wait for the knock on though, the parasites in charge will double the fee for hospital visitors now to make up the shortfall. Give with one hand, take with the other.
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26/03/2020 11:42:36 19 2
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And about time too. What took you so long, politicians of all parties?
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26/03/2020 11:43:06 25 1
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Hi Dave. Usually NHS staff have to pay to park where they work....personally I think it should always be free for staff.
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26/03/2020 11:43:06 70 5
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At Bedford hospital, hard up nurses who cannot afford the car park charges have to park on adjoining streets (off Ampthill Road if you know the area). For their trouble they got angry notices on their cars and some were even vandalised. It is annoying for residents, but can’t they just think about what they are doing? Dedicated free parking, PERMANENTLY, would help everyone.
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26/03/2020 11:43:16 61 1
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As many have already said, staff parking should be free all the time.
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26/03/2020 11:43:36 18 2
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My first thought was, "What? NHS staff have to pay to park at work?", second thought was, "of course they do, this is who we are now" :(
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26/03/2020 11:43:56 70 1
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Make it permanently free for NHS staff, they deal with contagion every day, not just corona virus. Under paid and under appreciated. Time to start valuing our health care professionals 365 days a year, not just during a health crisis.
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26/03/2020 11:43:56 34 1
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. NHS Staff should never have been charged to park at work in the first place ………. who ever imposed it on NHS workers in the first place must be a %$£@.. if I say what I think about them it will be deleted No one should be charged to park at Hospitals the British public paid for these places and somebody is making lots of profit from us Hospitals are public property .
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26/03/2020 11:43:56 22 42
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January 2020 … Coronavirus breaks out in China … Taiwan implement measures to protect its population … our PM implements his Ostrich impersonation … three months later … free parking … he needs to stop thinking like an Ostrich
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46. Smithy4U January 2020 … Coronavirus breaks out in China … Taiwan implement measures to protect its population … our PM implements his Ostrich impersonation … three months later … free parking … he needs to stop thinking like an Ostrich Actually, Covid19 broke out at end if Nov 2019 in China. UK first case was in Jan 2020 the same in other EU counties.
@46. Smithy4U "January 2020 … Coronavirus breaks out in China … Taiwan implement measures to protect its population … our PM implements his Ostrich impersonation … three months later … free parking … he needs to stop thinking like an Ostrich" .....and you need to stop talking like an idiot. Still, seeing as this is HYS it's only to be expected. Removed
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26/03/2020 11:45:27 27 2
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As a nurse I can’t quite imagine where we will all park. None of the PFI’s have enough parking for staff never mind patients. None of them seem to have taken into account increasing population meaning that our local PFIs have precisely the amount of parking of 12 years ago but our city has grown enormously. There was room to put in more parking but that has been sold off - for housing. Kerching
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26/03/2020 11:37:03 26 52
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What Nicola Sturgeon does, Boris follows.
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26/03/2020 11:45:37 12 9
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22. justsaying100 Dream on. Sick of Sturgeon's attempts at one-up-man-ship at a time like this. If she's trying to make out she's smarter than Boris she's on a hiding to nothing. Failed lawyer is all she is.
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26/03/2020 11:46:08 60 3
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They should always have free parking.
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26/03/2020 11:47:08 28 2
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Mr. Hancock, our NHS staff are no less dedicated in less challenging times and deserve all the support you, we and their employers can give which must include removing a tax on their pay in the form of parking charges. The electorate will take a very dim view should you permit trusts to reinstate them, post Covid, as a reward for all their effort and sacrifices each day - every day.
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26/03/2020 11:48:09 8 2
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Another good move from the Government. Next stop should be free parking at NHS hospitals for the disabled.
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26/03/2020 11:32:19 15 0
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About bloody time... Private companies who have dawdled on this should be ashamed. Should have happened from day 1
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26/03/2020 11:36:19 31 1
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Nobody who works for the NHS should ever have to pay for parking where they work. That's paying someone with one hand and grabbing some of it back with the other. I've always thought this practice was appalling.
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26/03/2020 11:36:19 6 7
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Wow how generous are the government I am sure they will deduct it at a later time in life Oh
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26/03/2020 11:48:49 63 2
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Their parking should be free, outbreak or not.
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26/03/2020 11:36:03 24 52
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The NHS has been so desperately underfunded in recent years that it has no choice other than to try and raise money from wherever it can, at the end of the day it's a question of priorities. Thanks for nothing Cons.
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26/03/2020 11:49:29 8 4
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@16. the real ted "The NHS has been so desperately underfunded in recent years that it has no choice other than to try and raise money from wherever it can, at the end of the day it's a question of priorities. Thanks for nothing Cons" Planned spending for the Department of Health and Social Care in England was £140.4 BILLION in 2019/20, so how much would you like to see spent on it?
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26/03/2020 11:49:29 9 2
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It's the same principle which allows trains and the utilities to be in private hands. A must-use facility is operated for the benefit of a few. Very symbolic mentality, born in the hyper individualism/amorality of the Thatcher era.
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26/03/2020 12:12:01 12 4
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57. Voxpop "It's the same principle which allows trains and the utilities to be in private hands. A must-use facility is operated for the benefit of a few. Very symbolic mentality, born in the hyper individualism/amorality of the Thatcher era." Add to that gas, water, electricity, phone line, broadband.... Private profits for essential utilities serves shareholders not the public at large.
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26/03/2020 11:49:29 30 1
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Wait, NHS staff didn’t always have free parking? Absolutely ridiculous. I would hope that once this virus is over it’ll force us to reassess what’s important, and people over profit motive. But I suspect not.
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26/03/2020 11:49:49 9 3
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Nobody should have to pay for parking at vital public services such as hospitals. Staff are working for us and we should be prepared to fund it through taxes. If you have had to take a person to hospital urgently, or visit a seriously ill person, you will know the nightmare to find a parking place and then run to a meter to try and pay to park! Stop exorbitant daily allowances to the HoL instead!
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26/03/2020 11:49:49 9 1
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The focus is on charge. Surely it is about safety for unsociable shifts and being able to park on site without queueing with visitors. A modest charge or no charge, so long as they can get parking, when needed. I have to visit hospitals frequently to collect effects etc when patients die. Parking is dreadful and costly so a pleasant stress free system for NHS staff is a must at least.
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26/03/2020 11:49:49 7 2
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So they should
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26/03/2020 11:49:49 24 2
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Parking Spy!!!! Biggest load of legalised crooks out there, Despicable.
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26/03/2020 11:50:20 12 4
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Any government worthy of the name would scrap hospital parking charges fullstop, not just for staff but for those attending for treatment or to visit loved ones. People are stressed enough when going to a hospital. We all pay for the NHS through our taxes, and shouldn't have to pay twice through what us effectively a Treatment and Visiting tax.
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26/03/2020 11:43:56 22 42
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January 2020 … Coronavirus breaks out in China … Taiwan implement measures to protect its population … our PM implements his Ostrich impersonation … three months later … free parking … he needs to stop thinking like an Ostrich
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46. Smithy4U January 2020 … Coronavirus breaks out in China … Taiwan implement measures to protect its population … our PM implements his Ostrich impersonation … three months later … free parking … he needs to stop thinking like an Ostrich Actually, Covid19 broke out at end if Nov 2019 in China. UK first case was in Jan 2020 the same in other EU counties.
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26/03/2020 11:50:50 27 0
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My doctor son works 80 plus hours a week in hospital. He pay a fortune in parking fees for that privilege.
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26/03/2020 11:51:10 23 1
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NHS staff should get free parking all of the time - as they can't necessarily on public transport to get them from where they live to their workplace in a timely manner.
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26/03/2020 11:51:10 11 1
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And then WHAT? go back to paying? really? You got be joking!!!!! RAISE NHS WAGES NOW!!!!
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26/03/2020 11:39:31 12 2
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Shouldn't his be a permanent thing? Perhaps the powers that be will see that it is working people that will get us through this and be looked after accordingly. Not exactly the same but weren't the men returning from ww2 promised that they would be looked after? When they weren't, they soon rejected the government that had been right for war time but not for peace. Take note.
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26/03/2020 11:39:31 25 3
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NHS staff should not have to pay for parking full stop... let's hope this rule is scrapped for good.
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26/03/2020 11:43:31 10 0
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I concur that NHS Hospital staff should not have to pay the exorbitant hospital parking charges-BUT also in these current unprecedented times the many thousands of volunteers who by their unselfishness to help others should not be out of pocket-ie if they are travelling to help at a support centre and need to use Public Transport for example to get into London they should get Free Station parking
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26/03/2020 11:45:31 18 50
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Everyone should get free parking everywhere.
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26/03/2020 11:56:13 2 3
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71. Posted byWhat-Everon 8 minutes ago Everyone should get free parking everywhere. ==== Don't you mean everyone should be paid to park anywhere?
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26/03/2020 11:52:31 4 3
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It goes without saying I would laugh in your face anyway and refuse. While your at it. You can refund all them nurses you took to court ????
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26/03/2020 11:53:01 51 1
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They make staff pay for their own parking in England? Why???
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26/03/2020 11:57:44 11 9
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@ 73 "They make staff pay for their own parking in England? Why??? " Because you're stuck with the Tories. In Scotland we have had free parking in all but 3 hospitals for years. That is not just for medical staff, but includes visitors and out-patients...
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26/03/2020 12:51:21 11 5
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73. Posted by Beat the Drum They make staff pay for their own parking in England? Why??? ' Because UK is still feudal in many ways. Look what they call leader.
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26/03/2020 11:53:01 13 0
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Why did it take so long??
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26/03/2020 11:53:01 11 0
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Free parking but also provide better alternatives than for the need to drive, please.
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26/03/2020 11:54:22 8 7
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I care for 3 autistic people, who don't get a disabled badge because they're not physically disabled. Nevermind the stress that walking through a busy town can cause them. Hancock is a predaTory disgrace.
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26/03/2020 11:43:56 22 42
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January 2020 … Coronavirus breaks out in China … Taiwan implement measures to protect its population … our PM implements his Ostrich impersonation … three months later … free parking … he needs to stop thinking like an Ostrich
@46. Smithy4U "January 2020 … Coronavirus breaks out in China … Taiwan implement measures to protect its population … our PM implements his Ostrich impersonation … three months later … free parking … he needs to stop thinking like an Ostrich" .....and you need to stop talking like an idiot. Still, seeing as this is HYS it's only to be expected. Removed
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26/03/2020 12:13:02 5 5
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I see some snowflake had my post #77 removed by the mods. Obviously the truth touched a raw nerve! Ok, so the mods don't like the word 'idiot' being used when referring to someone so I'll use the word 'fool' instead. The sentiment still remains the same though!
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26/03/2020 11:55:23 29 1
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Make it permanent.
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26/03/2020 11:56:03 9 3
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Any NHS Trust charging anyone to park at a hospital is wrong. Sheffield NHS trust received an award of excellence in 2019 for austerity saving £500k off it budgets. NHS staff 'no matter what their employment is' work hard. Right now every single one of them are risking coming into contact with & contracting C19 themselves. As politicians at Whitehall & HoP hide behind their desks.
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26/03/2020 11:45:31 18 50
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Everyone should get free parking everywhere.
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71. Posted byWhat-Everon 8 minutes ago Everyone should get free parking everywhere. ==== Don't you mean everyone should be paid to park anywhere?
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26/03/2020 11:56:33 16 8
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Yet another Tory ideology bites the dust. Alongside a very quiet nationalisation of the railways. And recognition that the gig economy self-employed model that suits corporates so well is deeply flawed. And that we need good elderly care. And 20,000 police made redundant are actually needed after all. Their actions will soon but pretty much about 75% of what the Labour manifesto promised.
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26/03/2020 12:01:36 8 10
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"81. Posted bySwissTonyon Their actions will soon but pretty much about 75% of what the Labour manifesto promised." So, given the likely post-virus economic fallout, it shows how sensible we were not to vote Labour.
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26/03/2020 11:56:53 9 82
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Surely the NHS exists to provide health care, not free parking? Most hospitals in my area are in residential areas. Free parking would simply mean local residents would use it. And how would you feel if you were told your hip replacement has to be postponed because the car park needs resurfacing?
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26/03/2020 14:45:12 5 0
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@82 'Surely the NHS exists to provide health care, not free parking? Most hospitals in my area are in residential areas. Free parking would simply mean local residents would use it.' This is for staff only. It does help to read the article or at least the headline.
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26/03/2020 11:56:53 9 4
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why staff when the hospitals were paid for by the tax payer so free for all.
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26/03/2020 12:11:41 2 2
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83. kidwellycastle https://www.wwl.nhs.uk/Library/Foundation_Trust/Foundation_Trust_Guide.pdf 'Decentralisation in the public services'. They are independent to the say of Whitehall - they can & just do what they want with the tax payers funding they receive. But are accountable for how it is spent. That is their remit. Make accountability to remain funded = Parking Charges.
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26/03/2020 11:56:53 53 2
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Its pay to work for nurses, pay for parking pay for NMC pay for being registered Being a nurse is expensive an expensive occupation.
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26/03/2020 11:57:03 17 2
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About b***Y time. I think councils should also give free parking and not try to cash in on people who are running errands for those in need.
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26/03/2020 11:57:13 42 3
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Pretty disgusting that NHS staff have to pay for parking any other time.
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26/03/2020 11:53:01 51 1
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They make staff pay for their own parking in England? Why???
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26/03/2020 11:57:44 11 9
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@ 73 "They make staff pay for their own parking in England? Why??? " Because you're stuck with the Tories. In Scotland we have had free parking in all but 3 hospitals for years. That is not just for medical staff, but includes visitors and out-patients...
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26/03/2020 12:11:11 7 1
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87. Me Myself and I @ 73 "They make staff pay for their own parking in England? Why??? " Because you're stuck with the Tories. In Scotland we have had free parking in all but 3 hospitals for years. - Happily I live in Wales and parking is free here for all as well - which is why I was a little surprised to learn they are still charging in England. England needs its own parli I think?
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26/03/2020 11:58:04 25 2
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Should have already had it.
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26/03/2020 11:47:04 18 4
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This was always a sneaky backdoor way of taxing nhs workers Stealing by any other name How can it be right to pay people to work for your organisation and then charge them for the right to do so Nearly everybody is now dependent upon the car The local bus timetables do not fit in with hospital work routines, so many nhs staff cannot use them Bus fares are now high, as well!
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26/03/2020 11:48:04 20 4
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It’s obscene that any worker, patient or visitor has to pay for parking to visit a hospital.
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26/03/2020 11:58:14 14 2
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This is clearly correct, but must not include the right to park in Patient Car Parks, which creates another issue, as the latter are a complete nightmare for the elderly, sick and vulnerable already
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26/03/2020 11:58:24 36 3
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I heartily agree that this should be a permanent thing. It's abhorrent that NHS staff are paid a pittance and then charged a small fortune for parking at work. Public transport isn't always an option, especially for very early or late shifts. Give them a break - they deserve it!
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26/03/2020 11:59:04 8 4
bbc
They make staff pay for their own parking in England? Why??? --- ???????????????? ????
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26/03/2020 11:59:35 19 10
bbc
Mind leave a space so the royals can jump in ahead of us unimportant ones.
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26/03/2020 12:00:05 14 1
bbc
Isn't it time all parking charges were suspended? If someone with the virus uses a parking machine, then the infection is passed onto the next people who use the machine.
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26/03/2020 12:00:05 10 1
bbc
Well what do you know. There is such a thing as society!
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26/03/2020 12:00:15 11 1
bbc
Ambulances arriving with the sick will be charged for being on hospital property next.
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26/03/2020 12:01:05 13 1
bbc
At least the govt. is learning that we cannot ever return to the appalling way we have been running our country in recent decades!
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26/03/2020 12:05:48 10 3
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98. ummagumma "At least the govt. is learning that we cannot ever return to the appalling way we have been running our country in recent decades! " I wouldn't hold my breath on that one. Governments (and the people who elect them) seem to have very short memories most of the time.
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26/03/2020 12:01:05 13 1
bbc
Scandal, firs our NHS workers face a massive load of work, paid rubbish, and forced to pay to park!! Its no wonder peple have left the profession in droves. https://www.nursingtimes.net/news/hospital/around-30-of-english-nhs-hospitals-charge-their-staff-to-park-10-04-2018/
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26/03/2020 11:56:33 16 8
bbc
Yet another Tory ideology bites the dust. Alongside a very quiet nationalisation of the railways. And recognition that the gig economy self-employed model that suits corporates so well is deeply flawed. And that we need good elderly care. And 20,000 police made redundant are actually needed after all. Their actions will soon but pretty much about 75% of what the Labour manifesto promised.
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26/03/2020 12:01:36 8 10
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"81. Posted bySwissTonyon Their actions will soon but pretty much about 75% of what the Labour manifesto promised." So, given the likely post-virus economic fallout, it shows how sensible we were not to vote Labour.