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  1. Gary Barlow have his OBE removed

    Jockey Lester Piggott had his OBE removed when he was found guilty of tax evasion. Jimmy Carr was called "morally wrong" for avoiding tax by the Prime Minister. Yet Gary Barlow has neither lost his OBE or been condemned for knowingly avoiding tax on millions of pounds of earnings. The PM says Barlow does a lot of good work for Children in Need - well it's a good job he does, since there are more children in need because of tax avoiders like him than ever before.

    So regardless of whether he's a good bloke or not, we cannot set…

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    • Urging the BBC to give David Lowe his job back.

      I think we should be urging the BBC to give David Lowe his old job back as a DJ within the BBC after he felt forced to resign due to accidentally playing an 82 year old song with a racial slur in it.
      The DJ has apologized for the genuine accident, and should be forgiven.

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      • 1 vote
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        • people being charged £10 - £25 for GP or NHS appointments

          For average hardworking people to write to their GP and advise them to inform the BMA to vote NO regarding the new charging service as their patients would no longer be able to afford visits to their GP. That the NHS should remain a free service and that by voting no we are protecting the vulnerable in our society, the young children, the elderly and those unable to cope who require constant support.
          So write to your GP today and tell them to vote no to the BMA by the 22nd may 2014 and keep the NHS services free.

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          • Challenging diagnosis of dementia. Currently not funded as a medical condition, but as social care. Entirely a budget-driven diagnosis.

            Momentum building from within care sector, for dementia conditions to be re-classified. Currently, dementia care funding is determined by a complex assessment process. If re-classified as a medical condition, similar to strokes/ other cardio-vascular , it would be covered as a medical issue and fully-funded. Probably one of the most explosive current issues in NHS care for this decade.

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            • Write letters to GPs to vote against charging for visits.

              On 22nd May in York GPs will vote on whether to propose charging for GP visits. If they decide to do so this would set in motion the end of the NHS set up in 1948 'free at the point of use' and would ensure that poorer people will be unfairly disadvantaged. The majority of the population is against this and the only people who will gain are private healthcare companies who will suddenly be in demand, and their shareholders (including many MPs in the present government who are 'coincidentally' starving the NHS of funds). The proposal is for people…

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              • STOP HMRC RAIDING PEOPLES BANK ACCOUNTS WITHOUT A COURT ORDER

                Innocent people face having money taken straight out of their bank accounts under draconian powers to be used by the taxman.

                A Treasury plan to allow HM Revenue and Customs to remove cash from bank accounts without a court order is “very concerning” because of its history of mistakes, a Commons committee said.

                In a consultation document this week, HMRC said the "direct recovery" powers could be used to take money from joint accounts.

                Treasury committee says that taxpayers could suffer “serious detriment” if officials are able, either by mistake or through an “abuse” of power, to take money from…

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                • Save the Canterbury Hospice from closure!

                  Petition started by Sarah Kelly,Teynham, United Kingdom

                  Petitioning FAO Steve Auty

                  Retract plans to close The Pilgrims Hospice, Canterbury in 2016 and allow it to remain in its current working state.
                  Following the disclosure yesterday that Steve Auty wants to close the Pilgrims Hospice in Canterbury in 2016, this petition already has 5,200 signatures. We need more people to be informed about this through 38 degrees. This Hospice was built by local people for local people and is a fantastic example of all that can be achieved for everyone that needs the wonderful services it provides. A recent BBC programme…

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                  • Clear labelling of all meats, Halal or non halal. Blessed or non blessed, stunned or not.

                    We are currently often completely unaware if the meat we are eating is Halal food or not. "Halal" means permissible in accordance with Islamic law must be performed by a Muslim, who must precede the slaughter by invoking the name of Allah, most commonly by saying "Bismillah" ("In the name of God") and then three times "Allahu akbar" (God is the greatest). Then, the animal must be slaughtered with a sharp knife by cutting the throat etc. Often the animal is not stunned which leads to unnecessary suffering. Clear labelling needs to put in place so we can act with…

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                    • My campaign idea is the in the care of the elderley who have been deemed to lack capacity.

                      My families experience has been a battle to keep my Mother (who has severe dementia and lives at home) living in her own home until the end of her life. The issue is around keeping her safe and stopping her wandering. The local authority say she should be in a residential home: where she will be locked in, under continuous supervision and control and medicated to keep her quiet. But we are not allowed to lock her front door.

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                      • Greedy Banks ; Stop banks applying new extortionate charges on overdrafts

                        The big banks have decided they need to replenish their coffers and
                        they've targeted the not so well off yet again.
                        Instead of paying a small amount of interest each month you will now be charged a fixed fee of 0.75p a day for up to £500.00 ... £1.50 a day
                        £500.00 to £1000.00 £2.00 a day £1000'00 to £2000.00.. . £3.00 a
                        day £2000.00 to £3000.00 May i also add the RBS have already started and Barclays start on the 16th of June

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                        • Support Lord Falconer's Lords Bill on assisted dying

                          I have just left an excellent public meeting at which this Bill was debated. There were various powerful arguments in favour of the Bill, including:

                          several powerful testimonies of personal experiences, mainly with long-suffering parents who wanted to end their life.
                          the Bill is not shortening life, it is shortening death!
                          the Bill is very narrow in its scope in order not to put people off.
                          the Bill is based on 16 years positive experience of similar legislation in Oregon
                          It is a citizen's right to choose when to die, and not parliamentarians, or medics.

                          Please support

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                          • HMRC having powers to raid tax payers bank accounts without a court order to claim unpaid taxes

                            HMRC having powers to raid tax payers bank accounts without a court order to claim unpaid taxes

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                            • stop companies using computer generated multiple repeat calling techniques

                              using this methord companies will call several numbers at the same time,several times a day.only the first responder will get to talk to someone. everyone else will find the experience frustrating and time wasting.For the elderly& single this can be very disturbing.Isuggest this should be made illegal

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                              • If MEPs tackled homelessness in their own constituencies then EU Homelessness could be abolished and lives saved.

                                IF MEPs: Their "Parties"; party workers, activists & supporters dedicated themselves to tackle homelessness in their EU constituencies. Homelessness could be abolished throughout the European Union and many lives could be saved

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                                • 3 votes
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                                  • Abolish the bedroom tax

                                    The bedroom tax is affecting more and more people as they fall into rent arrears or are forced to move. It is inhuman in its inflexible application. One example: a family with 3 children under ten, the youngest of whom is blind and needs his own room have been told they only qualify for 2 bedrooms. It is the bankers and the better off who should be helping fix the deficit, not the poorest.

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                                    • Inspiring neighbourhoods to act communally on improving all aspects of daily life

                                      The neighbourhood needs to become conscious of itself as a community - it decides on its boundaries and its size (200?) and aims at buying a communal house to use as a focus - it creates a permanent and continuous process practicing political, social, economic, environmental etc activities. It can enhance the individual or household life and engage with the organisations of the locality.

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                                      • Post Office closures following Privatisation.The new Royal Mail wants sub Pos

                                        Sub Post Office closures following Privatisation.The sub P.O at Upper Beeding W Sussex is threatened with closure because it is not part of a larger vending operation.The new R.M .does not want sub P.M,s to be financially dependent on them.Our village PO plays a critical role in U.Beeding & Bramber & MUST NOT CLOSE.

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                                        • Serious proposed attacks on civil liberties being put forward by the government via HMRC.

                                          I did want to notify you of two serious proposed attacks on civil liberties being put forward by the government via HMRC.
                                          These are that they propose to give HMRC the power to dip into an individual’s bank account without any court supervision and the second is to assume that a person is guilty , under certain circumstances until proved innocent.
                                          These seem to me very serious attacks on citizens which should be resisted.
                                          I attach an article which explains in more detail.
                                          What do you think?
                                          Roger Collinge

                                          Attached article- not written by me

                                          My subject is two proposed…

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