The prime minister’s walkabouts were meant to be a pre-election charm offensive. Instead, he has been confronted by people who are sick of austerity
Life is just too short, Siobhan McArdle said, to be a chief executive in the NHS right now. In an unusually blunt resignation letter earlier this month, the outgoing leader of the troubled South Tees hospitals foundation trust said her hospitals had delivered millions in so-called “efficiency savings”, but now the cupboard was bare. The trust had already been severely criticised by regulators for a bed shortage that was hurting patients; it couldn’t, she suggested, keep cutting without care suffering. It’s rare for a hospital boss to throw in the towel so publicly, but many in the NHS will understand where she was coming from.
The number of patients waiting for NHS surgery is now at its highest since records began in 2007. One in 11 NHS posts are lying vacant as staff quit and aren’t replaced. If we didn’t have a winter crisis last year, or not in the classic sense of patients piling up in corridors, that’s arguably because what was once an acute seasonal shortage of beds has become a chronic one rumbling all year long. For months all this has rather puzzlingly failed to get much political traction. But now, thanks to the father of a very sick baby girl, it has.
Trump administration had charged that cognitive ailments of Canadian and US diplomats were caused by use of a secret weapon
Fumigation against mosquitoes and not “sonic attacks” may have caused the mysterious illness which afflicted some 40 US and Canadian diplomats in Cuba, according to a new study commissioned by the Canadian government.
The incidents took place from late 2016 into 2018, causing the administration of Donald Trump to charge that diplomats had been attacked by some sort of secret weapon. Canada has refrained from such charges.
As he is ok with building concentration camps in Assam! PM Modi will embark on a week-long visit to the US on Friday. In the first leg of his visit, he will meet CEOs of energy majors and address an Indian community event — ‘Howdy, Modi’ in Houston. The PM will travel to New York on Monday to participate in the 74th session of the UN General Assembly. He is expected to meet President Trump on September 24.
Serving Trump political needs and censorship of discussing rights of Palestinians? The Education Department is investigating a Middle East studies program run by Duke and the University of North Carolina, citing, among other issues, how Judaism is discussed.
Health authorities are investigating other cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis, a virus transmitted through a mosquito bite, which has left at least five people dead in three states this year.
Time to face reality: The United States doesn’t want to go to war with Iran to protect its Arab allies.
Because the status quo is just terrible.
A great investment – when Californians could get a PhD for free – they build Silicon Valley! Under the plan, tuition to all state colleges would be free for students regardless of family income.
The old Republicans no longer exist Biden is living as if the 1950-1980s are today – time is up Joe! As he runs for president, Joseph R. Biden Jr. has trumpeted his ability to work with Republicans, including Mitch McConnell. Others in his party view that as antiquated and unrealistic.
Greta Thunberg tells Congress to ‘listen to the scientists’ and take real action on climate change.
The teenage climate change campaigner submitted the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change special report on rising temperatures as her testimony, pointing out it was not ‘political opinion’ but simply ‘science’