It seems not a day goes by without newspapers printing a story about patients being killed by incompetently run hospitals. So I thought I’d start a daily ‘whose been killed in a hospital’ blog section.
Until someone is held to account for the death of a patient under the Corporate Manslaughter Laws and banged up in jail the situation will not get better. As my old foreman Arthur would say “If nothing changes things will stay the same.”
The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 is a landmark in law. For the first time, companies and organisations can be found guilty of corporate manslaughter as a result of serious management failures resulting in a gross breach of a duty of care.
The Act, which came into force on 6 April 2008, clarifies the criminal liabilities of companies including large organisations where serious failures in the management of health and safety result in a fatality.
Government to force unemployed to travel 3 hours for work
The geezer who came up with this rule should be sacked or at least have his public money funded car and fuel allowance taken from him. Also bear in mind most MP’s have a taxpayer funded house in London so they don’t have to travel to and from their main home sometimes less than 90 minutes away.
According to Lord Freud, the Minister for Welfare Reform, job seekers must commute for up to three hours a day to work or risk losing their benefits. Tough new rules this spring will also force them to accept any job that pays the minimum wage. They will be expected to take jobs up to one-and-a-half hours away from home, and job offers will have to be taken up immediately, not deferred.
Now firstly, there are not enough job vacancies for the 3 million plus unemployed because about the same number of migrant workers were allowed into our country in the last couple of decades.
As an aside DFS are opening a store near us next month with 11 vacancies – over 800 job seekers applied, jobs for the unemployed are rarer than rocking horse crap.
So those 789 plus the other 4,000 unemployed workers in our area are soon required to travel a hour and a half distance from us which will bring into range London 80 miles away to seek jobs or lose their benefits.
The cost of a weekly train trip to London is £121.60 plus bus to the home station and onward travel from the London train station to the minimum wage job. Never mind child minding costs for the mothers being forced out to work by the Toff/Tories. So you see half the wages will go on travel leaving barely enough to heat their homes and buy food. That’s if they have enough money left to rent a home.