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Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Health Secretary Hunt faces angry protesters at Southport Hospital




















Mr Hunt arrived later than anticipated at 12.24 pm. He was greeted with loud howls of contempt and angry jeers from a vocal crowd of protesters.



Mr Hunt had stated that the Trust was the most improved in England between January and March for treating patients efficiently. Labour had encouraged as many of its supporters as possible to meet in protest against the Secretary of State for Health who was, they claimed, 'wreaking destruction' on the NHS.






























Southport's Conservative MP, Damien Moore, was also at the Hospital to meet Mr Hunt. Hunt spent his allotted time at the Southport Clinical Education Centre and left at about 2.25 pm…




Addendum... 

A spokesman for Labour, Greg Myers, stated:

“Over a hundred protestors gathered at Southport hospital today to voice their anger at the current state of the NHS during a visit by Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt. Despite recent reassurances from the town's Conservative MP, Damien Moore, that the hospital is safe, many people are unconvinced that it will remain untouched given the current local review of its services. The review comes as a result of the Tories' Sustainability and Transformation Plan, which is looking to make over £900 million worth of savings."

"Another major reason for the scepticism is Jeremy Hunt himself who, despite his denials, is widely seen an advocate of privatisation and most recently was also severely criticised by world-renowned scientist, Professor Stephen Hawking, for his claims regarding increased mortality rates at weekends. Chanting "Ban the Hunt" and "Save the NHS" protestors demanded that Mr Hunt resign and claimed that he was deliberately underfunding and undermining the NHS in an effort to ease the path to privatisation.  As Mr Hunt's black Jaguar swept past there were loud boos and jeers."

"The protest was organised by Southport Labour Party whose Chair, Mhairi Doyle, said: "No-one is fooled by Jeremy Hunt's claims to be a supporter of the NHS. He literally co-wrote the book calling for it to be dismantled and replaced with a US-style private insurance system. The Tories simply cannot be trusted with the NHS."  Local protestors were joined by hospital staff, trade union members from the GMB and Royal College of Nursing, as well as the campaigning group Keep Our NHS Public.  "It's a joint protest because we all need to come together to protect one of our most vital national resources," said  Mhairi Doyle, "The damage the Conservatives are causing is deliberate, it has to stop. Mr Hunt needs to realise that and realise it quickly." 
 
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Saturday, 19 August 2017

In Pictures: Southport Flower Show - 19 August 2017



















Once again the weather held out and although the show ground was wet the day stayed dry..

Pictures speak louder than words, so here are more images to check out,,,





















Mr Tumble aka Justin Walker doing his thing, with a little help from the audience...



Ben Potter on hand with his amazing birds of prey... 

H & M Super dogs showing the crowds what they are made of... 




The Knights of the Damned in action... 




And yesterday ... 


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Friday, 18 August 2017

In Pictures: Southport Flower Show 2017























Despite the recent ferocious August rains, the 18th of the month remained largely dry and bright.

This ensured a steady trickle of visitors to the Southport Flower Show’s attractions.



The ever-popular Ben Potter with one of his many feathered friends... 


David Domoney in action... 

Musical fun all over the place ... 



Even some nice (surprise, surprise) floral exhibits to delight the senses... 


Plenty of evidence of genuinely 'expert' landscapers too at the show, rather than the plethora of cowboys that are all too common in gardening circles today... 

The Knights of the Damned put on a great show that was appreciated by many... 


TV & film stuntman, JUSTIN PEARSON, presents the spectacular Knights of the Damned jousting display team. They offer a breathtaking variety of medieval shows full of exciting stunts and horsemanship built up from having performed at major venues throughout Britain and Europe since 1990.




It's always a good tonic to have a jolly good  laugh... 

Size DOES matter - at times... 

And as the day progressed, the crowds poured in... 

Brilliant day and well done to the organisers ...


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