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    southy wrote:
    Torchie1 wrote:
    southy wrote:
    Steve Brazier, regional manager, Unison Hampshire.
    would not answer the question on a e-mails going out to members telling them to vote only for the Labour party, a party thats for cuts also, whitch will mean Unison members losing there jobs.
    Can I remind him whats just happened in the Courts about 4 unison members being removed.
    Ruling was ruled in favour of the 4 Unison members about there support of the Socialist Party and the TUSC.
    The only difference between Labour and Torys is 1% here in Southampton, Torys plan a £15 Million in cuts and Labour plans £14 Million in cuts.
    On behalf of Tusc you are telling us that the difference between 14 and 15 million is 1%? Yesterday you announced that diesel fuel was really 90% water and burned because of the sulphur in it. Now go away and try to work out why no-one votes for you.
    Torchie your out of your depth, with out water crude oil would be a compact soild mass like black coal.
    If you use veg oil Sulphur is added to get it to burn at a lower tempture.
    Sulphur can be a soild, a liquid or a vapour.
    And yes the only difference between labour and the Torys is 1%
    I know nothing about diesel but if you are talking about cash.
    Tory cuts £15 million.
    Labour cuts £14 million
    Then the difference between the two is 6.6%"
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Southampton Itchen MP John Denham leads attack on health Bill

First published in Southampton

MORE than 100 health workers and patients rallied in Southampton last night against the radical reforms of the National Health Service.

The meeting, organised by Southampton Itchen MP John Denham, pictured top, saw key speakers from the unions Unison, Unite, GMB and professional associations including the British Medical Association and the Royal College of Nursing.

Mr Denham told the full capacity meeting at Southampton Solent University: “I believe that so many different people have come forward to say this is the wrong way forward.

Let’s drop the Bill.”

The Government Health and Social Care Bill wants to open the NHS service up to greater competition from the private and voluntary sector.

GPs will also gain more control of their budgets.

But Steve Brazier, regional manager for Unison Hampshire, said: “We are very clear we want the Bill scrapped.”

Fellow speaker Rachel Maskell, from Unite, also condemned the reforms, describing them as the “NHS privatisation bill”.

In particular she condemned the move to encourage hospitals to treat more private patients, as it would mean NHS patients would go “to the back of the queue”.

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Dr Alex Freeman, a member of the BMA council and a Southampton GP, also addressed the audience.

Although she supported greater control for GPs she said she had concerns about how the role of private companies could fragment the NHS.

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