Boot the money-fixated out of the temple?

We are in desperate need of honest politicians, dedicated only to the service of their constituents.

The register of members’ interests will give a great deal of information. It does not, however, include news of beneficial employment given to families and friends.

Yesterday a reader sent a link to an article recording the Unite union’s claims that 24 Conservative MPs and peers who voted in favour of the government’s health reforms have links to 15 private companies which won NHS contracts worth £1.5bn since 2012..Broken BritainIts findings include information about some politicians alleged to have received donations from organisations linked to private healthcare companies and others alleged to have a financial stake in companies that have won contracts since the 2012 Health and Social Care Act.

The research is said to have spanned a period of around a year and to be based on freedom of information requests, analysis of company reports, clinical commissioning group accounts, the electoral register and register of interests.

A Conservative spokesman denied any wrongdoing: “All donations to the Conservative party are fully permissible and are declared with the Electoral Commission in accordance with the rules.”

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News of some named individuals may be read in the Guardian.

Unite general secretary Len McCluskey said around £12bn of former NHS services are now being run by the private sector:

“Key clinical services including cancer care, blood analysis and mental health have been sold off or are up for sale. It is time to scrap the Health and Social Care Act and save our NHS.”

Posted on October 4, 2014, in Conflict of interest, Corporate political nexus, Democracy undermined, Finance, Government, Lobbying, Lords, MPs, Party funding, Revolving door, Vested interests and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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