NHS trusts are paying back millions of pounds to the government each year in interest.

#Britfam - let this sink in - the NHS is bankrupt. As of 2014 we spend £179 billion on the NHS and yet it still needs more. See the governments own figures: https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/healthcaresystem/articles/howdoesukhealthcarespendingcompareinternationally/2016-11-01

To me, this seems degenerate and you can understand why people come to this country as the NHS is not funded through insurance but government funding. There must be a better way to spend this money than have this monolith.

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The former Beatle speaks to Newsnight as he and his daughters release a book of family Polaroids.

#BritFam Why is a pot smoking has-been on the front page of the BBC - oh thats right - he's a remainer....

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Michael De Souza handed community service after judge’s daughter says he should not be jailed

#BritFam Leave it to the kids to decide how to punish people who defraud us on a massive scale?

There is so much bleeding heart over this that it should be in a butchers shop.

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Half of Conservative voters likewise think the PM should put himself on the wrong side of the law by refusing to ask the EU to extend the Brexit deadline

#BritFam - interesting reading

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In dramatic scenes in the Commons, MPs hold up signs, chant and sing songs to protest against the suspension.

#BritFam Before I forget it appears both the Scots and the Welsh sang their national songs as prorogation began which must of been lovely to hear.

WHO WAS SINGING FOR ENGLAND?

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Margaret Atwood says threats to women's rights give her characters a new resonance.

#BritFam was listening to this on the radio this morning and was wondering how far we have come in terms of womens rights and yet being told that there still so much to do. That we are, somehow, nearer Gilead (the regime in The Hand Maidens tale) than ever before. Do my eyes deceive me? Am I living in a different universe? Do we not see evidence of more and more promotion of women to positions previously held exclusively by men? Or am I too white male cis centric to see the real reality that they speak of?

At work there are women only fast tracks for management and other top end posts. Nothing is available for men; middle management is about 70% female and upper management 40% and approaching parity. Whilst I can't comment as to how and why these people got their jobs (I do actually assume that they are good at their jobs!) I can comment on the open discrimination that men now face in the workplace.

The logic of past inequalities as being a justification for current inequalities is somewhat odd and disturbing. How far back do we go? If my peasant ancestors had their land stolen by an ancestor of my neighbour for example does that give me a right to seek justice? If it does, what does justice mean?

There I go again with my "reason" and "reflection" - dirty dirty words.

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In dramatic scenes in the Commons, MPs hold up signs, chant and sing songs to protest against the suspension.

#BritFam Where to begin with this again? Remainers are claiming "executive fiat" (by that I mean Bercow) to the prorogation yet refuse to go to the polls. So it's one rule for the conservatives and one rule for labour and the rest of the lackeys in the commons? Heads I win, tails you lose.

Then they had behind the, frankly, shameful antics of the commons last night. Is this anyway that adults should be behave in the face of not getting their way? Surely this highlights the immaturity and emotive nature of left wing and, dare I say it, remainer politics? We are moving steadily towards an authoritarian state on both sides of the house ignoring any kind of populist sentiment and representation. How will history judge this time? Probably the start of something truly rotten for future generations.

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#BritFam Confirms that it isn't interested in what the people think only what it thinks.

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Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi asks the PM when he will "finally apologise" for saying Muslim women looked like "letterboxes".

#BritFam Interesting to see Boris defend this so obviously but the left aren't interested in "facts" (product of a fascist, racist, misogynist and transgenederist imperial past) . They are only interested in the narrative that undermines this nation; the reason for that, I believe, is that they ultimately hate themselves and the world around them. Why else would someone engage in such childish antics?

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Governors report that more schools are setting up food banks to help feed pupils and their families.

#BritFam These are a farce - my wife was supplied with multiple vouchers (when we didn't need them) from the primary school. Lots of benefit fraudsters using this to supplement their booze and fags lifestyle.

Completely inflated and uneeded.

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