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Brexit and the NHS
« on: July 21, 2016, 06:52:09 PM »
In my view a lot of people were misled by those manipulating the the democracy by saying that Brexit would release a vast amount of funding for the NHS.

Neglecting the dishonesty of those peddling that hype, which would have attracted a significant number of the statistically insignificant majority of the referendum, the impact on the NHS is much worse than whatever there was to gain on account of staffing.

The website 38 degrees gives the following information - https://speakout.38degrees.org.uk/campaigns/1127



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The government still hasnít said whether EU workers in our NHS will be allowed to stay after Brexit. Whether itís a nurse from Spain or a heart surgeon from France, these staff keep our NHS going - and we canít afford to lose them. [1]

Theresa May will be wavering over whether they can stay. NHS bosses and other MPs are already speaking out. [2] A huge petition could tip her into promising that NHS staff have the right to stay in the UK.

The longer we wait, the more likely it is that the 55,000 EU staff who keep our NHS going will pack their bags and leave.

Can you add your name to the petition with one click? The petition text is just below:

SIGN THE PETITION

To: Theresa May (Prime Minister), Jeremy Hunt (Secretary of State for Health) and David Davis (Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union),

The NHS relies on staff from EU countries. Theyíre our doctors, nurses, receptionists and other staff who keep the NHS going.

For the sake of our NHS, please guarantee the rights of EU staff to continue living in the UK right now.
 
1 in every 10 doctors in the UK is an EU citizen. From midwives caring for newborn babies, to A&E doctors treating us in emergencies, NHS staff are always there for when we need them. Britain simply canít afford to lose them.

Hereís what Peter, a 38 Degrees member, said:

ďMy partner has been here since 1971 working in the NHS. She has paid and still pays her taxes, as well as contributing to all aspects of this country. The UK needs her as much as I do.Ē

So, David, please will you sign the petition and ask the government to guarantee our NHS staff can stay?

SIGN THE PETITION


Thanks for being involved,

Kathryn, Trish, Laura and the 38 Degrees team


NOTES:
[1] 10% of NHS doctors are EU citizens. You can read more about EU citizens and our NHS here:
https://fullfact.org/immigration/immigration-and-nhs-staff/
[2] Independent: Theresa May warns future of EU citizens living in the UK is uncertain:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-immigration-eu-citizens-theresa-may-uk-a7116971.html
Daily Mail: Tell our EU staff they are still welcome despite Brexit vote, NHS boss Simon Stevens urges Theresa May:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3697069/Tell-EU-staff-welcome-despite-Brexit-vote-NHS-boss-Simon-Stevens-urges-Theresa-May.html
BBC: Andrea Leadsom: EU citizens in UK are not bargaining chips:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-36701856


Isn't the simplest thing of all for the referendum to be declared invalid on account of a slim majority voting for Brexit who would not have done if the leaders promoting Brexit had not told major lies?

In public service, councils for instance deciding whether to merge departments or to contract out leisure services will do a cost-benefit study upon which to make their decision. Not to do so would be maladministration open to investigation by the Ombudsman or Judicial Review. Where was the cost-benefit analysis in the case of Brexit?

In my view Government has maladministered.


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Re: Brexit and the NHS
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2016, 10:36:45 AM »

Triggering Article 50 will plunge the UK into turmoil - and the EU with it. It's mutually assured destruction With the rise of so many far-right parties across Europe, we could be seeing the return of fascism to the continent

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Re: Brexit and the NHS
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2016, 11:18:04 AM »
https://nhsreality.wordpress.com/ responds to Brexit with a cartoon of the Leave campaign bus with a wheel fallen off -

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Re: Brexit and the NHS
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2016, 01:23:41 PM »
Looking at the stats of this site it's interesting that this NHS thread has had over 3 1/2 times as many views as any other topic of Brexit controversy.


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