Pots call kettles dirty in Exeter – vice versa in East Devon!

Tories call for transparency from Labour over bus station vanity project gone wrong in Exeter whilst in Tories try to block transparency on Knowle relocation gone wrong in East Devon. Tories demand answers in Exeter, Tories refuse to give answers in East Devon!

“Exeter Tory leader Cllr Andrew Leadbetter has blasted the city council for “biting off more than it can chew” with their unrealistic “passion project.

In his 20 years on the council he claims he has never seen “such disarray” on a development.

He said: “The whole thing so far has been shrouded in secrecy. And we want a proper explanation about what is happening.

“For instance, is it a long-term delay? Is it a cancellation? How much has been spent so far? What is the secrecy and why can’t all members be told?

“If the Labour council is getting this so wrong, what else can they get wrong?

“We want to talk to the people about what cheaper option they would want there. We are certainly not adverse to the idea of a theatre or a hotel and conference centre.”

He added: “I also have strong concerns about the Crown Estate’s Princesshay Leisure part of the scheme. They do not need much to walk away from this, and we’ll be left with a bomb site.”

http://www.devonlive.com/exeter-bus-station-redevelopment-in-deep-water-as-tories-hit-out-at-council-passion-project/story-30182392-detail/story.html

You can see why (Tory) politics gets a bad name in Devon!

Remmber this when you vote in the May 2017 county elections and vote Independent!

“Fat cat pay of NHS bosses”

“MORE than 600 NHS chiefs are now on six-figure salaries after a huge surge in the number of deep-pocketed fat cats.

Many of the high earners have made repeated demands on government to increase NHS funding as it looks to save £22billion.

… Among the highest paid is Dr Jonathan Fielden – the NHS deputy medical director who pockets £225,000 a year.

He is currently suspended from work and banned from contact with patients after being arrested on suspicion of voyeurism, according to the Telegraph.

Another fat cat, Simon Stevens, earns £195,000 as chief executive of NHS England.

He told an audience on Friday that the NHS needed more cash, pleading: “We do need capital, we’ve said that from the get go”.

His call came a day after the £240,000 Chief Inspector of Hospitals, Prof Sir Mike Richard, said the NHS was on a “burning platform”.”

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3018487/more-than-600-nhs-chiefs-earn-more-than-100000-with-nearly-one-in-six-paid-more-than-the-prime-minister/

MP who voted for Act that led to closure of community hospital beds “slams” bed cuts!

MP Neil Parish (and MP Hugo Swire) voted for the 2012 Health and Social Care Act, which created the “internal market” in the NHS which added millions in costs to NHS budgets and paved the way to the recent bed cuts.

It also led to the creation of NHSProperty Services, which took control of all East Devon community hospitals, which started charging market rents AND will profit from the sell-off of any local hospital land and other assets.

NOW he’s surprised that Seaton and Honiton hospitals are closing (after those in Axminster closed some time ago).

Not impressed, Mr Parish!

And why do you think hospitals in Sidmouth and Exmouth are staying open? Well, pal of Jeremy Hunt Swire can enlighten people – perhaps.

http://www.exmouthjournal.co.uk/news/mp_slams_hospital_bed_cuts_at_honiton_and_seaton_1_4916895