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BMJ Open: Effects of health and social care spending constraints on mortality in England: a time trend analysis

Discussion in 'Health News and Research unrelated to ME/CFS' started by Andy, Nov 17, 2017.

  1. Andy

    Andy Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Open access at http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/7/11/e017722

    Article based on this study at http://www.centreforwelfarereform.org/news/government-plling-people/00348.html
     
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    strategist Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Isn't disabled or sick people dying an acceptable side effect to the politicians that made these policies?
     
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    Andy Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    https://twitter.com/Trickyjabs/status/931947021707153408
     
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    Wow I didn't realise SMC were anti poor and disabled people generally I thought it was just people with ME they were against.
     
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    MEMarge Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I was horrified about all this SMC stuff when I started looking into it a couple of years ago
     
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    They're pro-corporation and pro-government, since that's where they get their money from. More specifically, they promote whichever institutions have "donated" money to them.
     
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    so as they would have said in their revolutionary communist days they are out and out lackeys of the capitalists
     
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    I doubt they've changed much since then. Likely they found that there was a profit to be had from being a revolutionary communist back in the day :p I suppose there was a similar perception that you could trust communists not to be pro-corporate interest, just like you can trust a "science" center not to be bought by private interests.
     
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    Estherbot Established Member (Voting Rights)

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    There is a blog written by Tom Pride on the SMC's inlfuence on the BBC and its decision not to feature the BMJ piece.

    https://tompride.wordpress.com/2017...-mail-and-uk-government-as-fact-checkers/amp/

     
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    Estherbot Established Member (Voting Rights)

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    Environmentalist George Monbiot who has wriiten about Fiona Fox & the SMC (ironically) in the Guardian has been tweeting...

    The links to his website are for his Guardian stories on Fiona Fox & the SMC.





     
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    I see some people raising CFS/PACE concerns in the replies on twitter. Always good to get more critical attention on the SMC and Fiona Fox.
     
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