Archive for March, 2012

Our plea to Mary MacLeod

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Brentford and Isleworth Labour Party is calling for the constituency’s MP Mary MacLeod to reassess her position on the Health and Social Care Bill.

Such is the weight of opposition by healthcare professionals that it is worth listing them to show the government’s dogmatic approach and failure to listen to those people who know best. The legislation is opposed by the British Medical Association, BOS, the British Dental Association, the British Geriatrics Society, the British Psychological Society, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, the Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association, CSP, the GMB, the Institute of Healthcare Management, Managers in Partnership, the Patients Association, Royal College of GPs, Royal College of Midwives, Royal College of Nursing, Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Royal College of Psychiatrists, Royal College of Radiologists, Royal College of Surgeons, Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists, Society of Radiographers, The Allied Health Professions Federation, UK Faculty of Public Health, Unison, and Unite.

Nisar Malik (pictured), chair of the Brentford and Isleworth Labour Party said: “The Labour Party is completely opposed to the NHS Bill. The proposals have no support in the medical profession, have been rushed through Parliament and represent a grave threat to the founding principles of the National Health Service.

“We are especially concerned by the ill-defined proposal to increase competition in the health service. This coalition government seems to want to increase private sector provision in the NHS at any cost, even at the expense of patient welfare.

“We are calling on Mary Macleod to change her position and vote against a bill which could greatly damage the health service in our area. If she doesn’t, we will make sure voters across Brentford and Isleworth are made aware of her decision to support such a dangerous piece of legislation”

Let’s laugh at Boris – the show goes on!

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Brentford and Isleworth Labour Party are pleased to announce that Let’s laugh at Boris is going ahead at the King George IV pub in Chiswick High Road on April Fool’s Day.

The event had been scheduled to take place at the Watermans Theatre in Brentford, but its management felt it was too inflamatory and too partisan for them to allow the event to take place under their roof. So they pulled the plug on it with only a month to go – and at some expense to the promoter.

However, with the help of party members a new venue has been found that is better suited for comedy and as a gathering place for members. The George IV pub in Chiswick High Road (a few doors down from Chiswick police station) has been hosting comedy nights for over ten years in a function room that was converted from a warehouse. The Headliners comedy club that is held there every Friday and Saturday night is popular with audiences and comics alike and is a gig that comics must ’storm’ if they are to make comedy their ‘day job’.

Let’s laugh at Boris will feature four top comics aiming to storm it. There will also be personal appearances from Lisa Homan, Labour’s GLA candidate for south west London, and Seema Malhotra, who won the recent Feltham and Heston by-election.

Tickets cost £10 and £8 for concessions. They can be purchased online at www.wegottickets.com/letslaugh