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Underneath is a shortened summary of some of the main Brexit related news stories and opinions from the past week. Before that though…

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News from the National Health Action Party

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We'd like to thank everyone who took part in the #PublicDuty mass whistleblowing on
Twitter on Sunday. Tweets from several NHS campaigners were retweeted thousands of
times, and we've heard back from Twitter users who hadn't realised how bad things
are in the NHS at the moment.

In addition, the NHA's Dr Louise Irvine took part in the Daily Mirror's live NHS
crisis panel discussion earlier this week, alongside comedian and former junior
doctor Adam Kay and oncologist Dr Aislinn Macklin-Doherty. You can watch the
recording here
( .

** NHA supports JR4NHS
We've had some great news regarding the legal challenge against ACOs. JR4NHS have
secured the concession from NHS England that there must be a national public
consultation on ACOs, and no ACO contract will be signed until the consultation has
taken place.

This is important as ACO plans are essentially a way of turning local NHS boards
into insurance firms. The ACO plans have no legal basis in statute law.

Now a judge has ruled that arguments on the lawfulness of the ACO policy itself
should be heard.

But there's a problem - NHS England and the government are resisting every step of
the way and running up legal costs. Without a cap on costs, JR4NHS need to raise
further funds to cover the possibility of having to pay NHS England's costs.

Please click here to support JR4NHS
( and help us defeat the ACOs.

** Day of action this Saturday
As we reported last month
, Health Campaigns Together and People's Assembly have called for a national day of
action this Saturday 3rd February. We'll be sending an NHA cohort to the London
demonstration, meeting at 11am at Euston station - details are on the Facebook event
page ( . There are also events
across the country. Further details are available on the HCT website
( .

** Thank you for your support
Please note our new mailing address: National Health Action, PO Box 802, Rotherham
S60 9LU.
With best wishes as always,
Dr Alex Ashman, on behalf of the NHA Team.
Government are misusing statistics to play down the winter crisis
Increase in mental health detentions shows grim reality of funding cuts
NHS England must learn from the Carillion disaster

NHA welcomes pause in roll-out of privatised NHS GP app
‘Sorry’ is not enough to fix NHS crisis, says NHA’s Dr Louise Irvine
Hunt’s comments on the winter crisis are disgraceful, says NHA leader Dr Alex
Jeremy Hunt’s apology is meaningless and hollow

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Leave Means Leave: “A Very Worrying Week”

LEAVEMEANSLEAVEFrom Leave Means Leave Campaign,

“The Treasury and the IMF have been made to look extremely foolish”

It has been a busy week with lots of Brexit developments. Unfortunately, most of them are very worrying.

A report – almost certainly leaked by the Treasury – unsurprisingly predicted doom and gloom when Britain leaves the EU. Given the key role the Treasury played in Project Fear and the fact their projections have been so wildly inaccurate, these reports are completely discredited and should be ignored.

Far wiser economists have dismantled the gloomy predictions of a post-Brexit economic crash and have forecast that the UK’s economy could see a Brexit boost of £135 billion a year.

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Get Britain Out: Rampant Anti-Brexit Bias Across the Establishment

GetBritainOut_logoPublished by the Get Britain Out Campaign, 02 Feb 2018

All of Great Britain must have let out a collective groan this week, as draft Treasury so-called Brexit ‘impact assessments’ were suspiciously leaked into the public domain. This reaction was not prompted by the fictitious content of the reports, however, but was rather an indicator of how discredited the Treasury has become as a forecasting body, seemingly dedicated to promote an anti-Brexit bias.

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Greece – Convenient Victim or Complacent Masochist? The Devastating Social Impacts of IMF-ECB-EC “Economic Medicine”

By Peter Koenig, Global Research, January 20, 2018

Why this title? – Because Greece doesn’t have to continue playing the card of the victim, nor being masochist. Greece seems to suffer under the Stockholm Syndrome – she is in love with her hangman. Greece could change this. Exit the prison, exit the EU and exit the euro. Greece could return to her sovereign national currency, her own sovereign central bank, make her own monetary policy and implement it with a sovereign public banking system that works solely for the Greek economy. Within less than 10 years Greece would have recovered and would even be able to pay back some of her illegally begotten debt.

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Telegraph: Muslim population of the UK could triple to 13m following ‘record’ influx

By Olivia Rudgard, Telegraph, 09 Jan 2018

The Muslim population of the UK is set to triple in 30 years, according to projections from the Pew Research Centre.

Under the model which assumes median migration levels, the number of Muslims in the country would rise from 4.1m in 2016 to 13m in 2050.

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Labour Leave Campaign Recognises EU Negotiators Desire To Keep Us On the Hook

LabourLeave_150By Edward Rennie, Labour Leave Campaign

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At Labour Leave we cautiously welcomed the moving on of Brexit talks on to the second stage. A divorce bill on the larger end of the EU’s demands of £60-100 Billion has apparently been avoided. The ECJ will not be the final authority on EU Citizens rights in the UK, and Northern Ireland will not be required to stay in the EU internal market or the customs union.


Significant matters of concern are still looming. On EU citizens UK courts will still have to give ‘due regard’ to ‘relevant’ decisions of ECJ on a permanent basis. Lastly the compromise over the Irish border includes that in the ‘absence of agreed solutions’ the UK ‘will maintain full alignment with those rules of the Internal Market and the Customs Union which, now or in the future, support … the all-island economy’. Then Philip Hammond curiously suggested that we would pay the agreed settlement even if we didn’t have an acceptable free trade deal with the EU.

Together with this we learn that the EU wants to make stage two of talks about the ‘transitional period’ leaving substantive trade talks until a new ‘stage 3’!

You can see what the EU is up to. In its vision of a tariff free trade deal it sees the UK binding itself to internal market regulations rather than mutual recognition with ultimate decisions on that having ‘due regard’ to the ECJ and binding us to pay £40 Billion in stage 2 before we’ve accepted or rejected their offer on trade in stage 3.

The British government must resist this and Labour must not act as the henchman or handmaid to the EU’s strategy. Keir Starmer’s interview with Andrew Marr where he talked of ‘staying aligned’ with the EU is therefore deeply disappointing.

At Labour Leave we will continue to work with our MPs that supported leaving the EU and those who genuinely accept the referendum result to ensure whilst we don’t give the government a blank cheque, neither do we undermine its negotiating strength nor betray the principle of self rule that the British public voted for.

Yours sincerely,

Edward Rennie,

Policy Analyst

DUP: Foster – “we will not accept any form of regulatory divergence”

DUP Leader Arlene Foster MLA,, 04 December 2017

“We note the speculation emanating from the European Union exit talks regarding the Republic of Ireland and United Kingdom border.

We have been very clear. Northern Ireland must leave the EU on the same terms as the rest of the United Kingdom. We will not accept any form of regulatory divergence which separates Northern Ireland economically or politically from the rest of the United Kingdom. The economic and constitutional integrity of the United Kingdom will not be compromised in any way.

Read full story: DUP Website

Daily Mail: Ten days to save Brexit: Theresa May will spend today desperately trying to persuade DUP and her own Cabinet to resurrect EU deal after Unionists killed plan to sacrifice Northern Ireland with one phone call

Ten days to save Brexit: Theresa May will spend today desperately trying to persuade DUP and her own Cabinet to resurrect EU deal after Unionists killed plan to sacrifice Northern Ireland with one phone call

Read full story: HERE (Recommended)