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patrick larkin

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  • Comment on: Home secretary lifts controls on nurse immigration

    patrick larkin's comment 23 October, 2015 3:13 am

    Mike Stone still up to his old tricks. Get a job Mike

  • Comment on: NHS trusts report staff shortages worst in specialist roles

    patrick larkin's comment 19 September, 2015 4:06 am

    Anon 6.12pm
    Because you don't have to be clever to climb the greasy pole, you just have to be sly and know whose parsnips need buttering.

  • Comment on: Jeremy Corbyn highlights mental health as priority

    patrick larkin's comment 19 September, 2015 4:00 am

    Anon 1.20pm
    It was John Major, not Blair, that came up with the PFI wheeze.
    Nurse training takes 4 years max at college, how would cutting the numbers back in the 1990's affect the numbers now, in 2015? I started my training in 1997, and my cohort was 4 times larger than the preceding one.
    As for living in a Marxist state, as there has never been one throughout the history of mankind and capitalism has served us sooooo well over the years, why not give it a go?

  • Comment on: 'Is it now the norm not to acknowledge patients?'

    patrick larkin's comment 19 September, 2015 3:46 am

    So, two nurses called you by your name, whilst a third was distracted looking for something that didn't involve you. I'm wondering what else you were after? Brief synopsis of their life? Asking you what you were going to have for your tea? Piggy-back from one waiting room to another?
    Moving from one area to another, seemingly for nothing, that's down to the Nurses, no-one else?
    Perhaps you should read your paragraph describing the busy waiting area, would you ( and everyone else in that room) be prepared for a few hours extra wait so that the Nurses have the time to have a bit of a chat about Strictly and the likes?
    As for the Dr showing an interest in your injuries?!? What else are they there for? Can't all be TUBE's for them, can it?

  • Comment on: Treasury says some public sector workers could be denied 1% pay rise

    patrick larkin's comment 29 August, 2015 6:37 pm

    Anon 10.12
    The Credit Suisse Research Institute would be a good place for you to start. Then the OECD next.
    Also, google ' Who owns the United Kingdom', the first link is from the Guardian 'Britain's five richest families own more wealth than the poorest 20%'- based on an Oxfam study.
    Too lefty for you? Try the Daily Mail 10th Nov 2010 ( based on a Country Life survey, apparently the largest of it's kind since the 1870's) 'A group of 36,000 individuals – only 0.6 per cent of the population – own 50 per cent of rural land.' 'Their assets account for 20million out of Britain’s 60million acres of land, and the researchers estimate that the vast majority is actually owned by a wealthy core of just 1,200 aristocrats and their relatives.'

    The ' Nation', i.e the MoD, National Trust, Crown Estates and Forestry Commission have 4,152,070 acres in total. Add in the land owned by the RSPB, the railways, airports, canals, pension funds, electricity boards and the other utilities, another 3 million acres or there abouts. Add in the farms owned by supermarkets, other agribusinesses, city bankers, golf clubs, premiership footballers, racecourses, foreign potentates and oligarchs then there is not much left for the other 65 million of us!

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