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Cameron_and_the_commons06/02/2013 Here we go again…….PMQ‘s…….http://www.parliament.uk/business/news/2013/february/prime-ministers-questions-6-february-2013/….from 15:06-15:32mins in….  http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/hansard/commons/todays-commons-debates/read/unknown/100/…about half way down the page at question 4…

Q4.[141637]

Mr Michael McCann (East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow) (Lab):

“Can the Prime Minister confirm that Atos has declared that Richard III is fit for work?”

“That is not a constituency case that has come my way. All I can say is that I hope it will engender a great historical understanding of these events among all our people and provide a great boost to the great city of Leicester.”

……The whole house roared with laughter at this; the PM and MP‘s may well be able to laugh at the question posed by Mr Michael McCann but ATOS’s practices are no laughing matter…..

PMQ’s were followed  by the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust (Inquiry)

The Prime Minister: “Quality of care means not accepting that bed sores and hospital infections are somehow occupational hazards—that a little bit of these things is somehow okay. It is not okay; they are unacceptable—full stop, end of story. That is what zero harm—the jargon for this—means. I have therefore asked Don Berwick, who has advised President Obama on this issue, to make zero harm a reality in our NHS.”

The Prime Minister: “However, I think that there was another very profound reason for holding a public inquiry, although I know that it will not satisfy some of the victims. They feel incredibly strongly, and rightly strongly. These terrible things happened to their loved ones, but where is the criminal prosecution? Where are the people who have been struck off? There has not been proper accountability, and there is not proper accountability in our system.”
…..Which was then followed by the ‘Suicide Prevention In The UK‘ debate: This was to discuss the increase in suicides in recent times which I have written about in previous posts here….

https://forcemajeure007.wordpress.com/2012/11/26/extremely-urgent-appeal-deaths-and-suicides-linked-to-wca-evidence-needed-for-justice/ and here….https://forcemajeure007.wordpress.com/2012/11/26/atos-death-toll/

Although some suicides have more to do with personal circumstances or mental health problems many more have been attributed to the welfare reforms. Yet the MP’s in this debate barely touched on and even side stepped the subject of ATOS’s practices of the abhorrent treatment and neglect and abuse of disabled and vulnerable people; which is almost certainly a contributing factor for the recent increase in suicides and I am not the only person to say this, as there are campaigns run by DPAC and Black Triangle against ATOS and the welfare reforms who also share this opinion.

How dare MP’s laugh about ATOS and then in the next debate they state their horror at no-one yet being accountable for the  awful treatment at the hands of Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust and then in the next debate they show so much emotion for the increase in suicides….They are all HYPOCRITES!!!

How about David Cameron making zero harm a reality in  ATOS and holding them and himself accountable for the deaths and suicides caused by the welfare reform, none of the ‘health care professionals’ have been struck off and none of the MP’s are doing anything about it, they are all complacent and in years to come we will probably have a public inquiry into ATOS’s practices……

So it’s one rule for politicians and those appointed by politicians ‘ATOS’ (a private sector service (They can get away with the deaths of disabled and vulnerable people)) and another rule for those who run our rapidly declining NHS (a public sector service (They can’t get away with the deaths of disabled and vulnerable people)) as many of the patients who experienced such horrific neglect which led to their deaths were elderly and disabled and vulnerable people.

FM

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Pat’s Debate – your support needed more than ever

After a year of very hard work and wonderful encouragement from all of our friends and supporters Pat’s Petition  closed with over 62,600 signatures. We then sent an open letter to Liam Byrne.

We are delighted to announce that all the effort succeeded

and we have a result.

Liam Byrne has been in touch and the Labour Party are giving us an Opposition Day Debate in the Commons based around Pat’s Petition. This means the debate will take place in the Chamber at the House of Commons with Ministers and front benchers as well as back benchers.

So fantastic news – Pat’s Petition is moving to Pat’s Debate. Tell everyone – shout, sing, tweet using hashtag #PatsDebate. Let’s shake this government into listening to us at last.

The debate will probably take place some time in January and we will only have a weeks notice so the important thing now is to get ready for the debate and make sure all the issues we have been campaigning on get attention.


The theme of the motion for the debate will be the Pat’s Petition demand that the government – Stopand review the cuts to benefits and services which are falling disproportionately on disabled people, their carers and families and a demand for a Cumulative Impact Assessment. It’s a very wide brief so if you want to focus on a particular issue that’s fine.

We will need lots of help from you all to make sure that after all your effort this debate gets real results.

We are hoping that many of you will put up blog posts in support of Pat’s Debate and that we can collect the links together here.

We will also need your help to ask MPs from all Parties to speak in this debate and if we can direct them to your blog posts it will show them the kind of messages we want to put across.

Contact your MP details via this link

Watch this space to see how the plans for the debate are progressing.

Time is running out.

Please get behind this debate and make it a game changer.

Pat x

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FM  🙂