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Clinical negligence liabilities overshadow public finances MDU warns

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) says it is extremely worrying that the amount of money earmarked to cover the total cost of clinical negligence claims (including both including IBNR and PPOs) against the NHS in England has risen to £128.6 billion. This is an increase on the previous year’s figure of £85.2 billion and the… Read more »

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McMahon left ‘staggered’ by Eustice response to food cost question

Shadow environment, food and rural affairs secretary Jim McMahon was left “staggered” by secretary of state George Eustice’s response to an urgent question on food price inflation.  McMahon told the House of Commons that Eustice was speaking more “like a commentator” than a government member responsible for food. Eustice told the House that the government… Read more »

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Peace is the government’s ‘primary objective’ following Palestine killing

Vicky Ford answered urgent questions following the reports of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Aqla’s funeral coming under attack from Israeli forces.  Ford told the House of Commons that the UK will only recognise Palestinian independence “when it best serves the objective of achieving peace”.  MP were united in their stance against this attack on “the… Read more »