10 February 2012
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
Health Bill ‘damaging Tory election prospects’
David Cameron was today warned by the grassroots ConservativeHome website that planned changes to the NHS and social care were an ‘unexploded bomb’ under Tory electoral prospects. An editorial on the website warns that putting the NHS back at the centre of debate was his biggest mistake as PM.
ConservativeHome editor Tim Montgomerie, who wrote the article, says the Health and Social Care Bill should scrapped and claims three members of the cabinet are sceptical about the its future.
Kicked while they’re down
The Government is kicking disabled people while they are down says M.E. patient Pauline Douthwaite of Greystoke near Penrith, who has been told her housing benefit is going to be cut by 14 per cent.
West Cumbria News and Star, p 10&11
Scepticism hard to handle
Joan McParland of Newry, who has been bedridden with CFS for much of the past five years, says she finds the scepticism, disbelief and even ridicule that she has experienced from some medical professionals difficult to handle.
Ulster Television, online
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