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Day: November 15, 2018

NHS faces shortage of more than 350,000 staff in decade
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NHS faces shortage of more than 350,000 staff in decade

    As the government prepares to publish a long-term plan for the health service, the Nuffield Trust, King’s Fund and Health Foundation identified a current shortfall of more than 100,000 staff across NHS trusts. They estimate that the gap between the number of staff needed and the number available could reach almost 250,000 by 2030. If the emerging trend of staff leaving the workforce early continues and the pipeline of newly trained staff and international recruits does not rise sufficiently, this number could be more than 350,000 by 2030, the think-tanks added. The blueprint for how the NHS will spend an additional £20.5bn a year by 2023-4, expected to be published within weeks, must be clearly linked to a strategy to address the workforce crisis, otherwise it will ...
Theresa May’s Brexit deal is best we can do, Brussels warns
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Theresa May’s Brexit deal is best we can do, Brussels warns

    EU officials have warned those calling for Theresa May to go back to Brussels that the negotiators have exhausted the margin of manoeuvre in the talks and the draft deal is the best we can do. As members of the cabinet and other ministers were handing in their resignation letters to the prime minister, the EU was trying to sell the deal to critics in London and member states who have expressed concerns. One official said the negotiators had exhausted the margin of manoeuvre, adding that the political masters on both sides should reflect on the worth of having more talks and what it would do to the process with so little time before the UK leaves the bloc. [As] negotiators, we are happy to stand over the agreement, and we think it is the best we can do collectively ...
Who could replace Theresa May
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Who could replace Theresa May

    Theresa May looks certain to face a vote of no confidence after her Brexit deal was rejected out of hand by Eurosceptics. If she loses the Tory Party will launch a leadership contest to replace her a process that will likely take weeks with just months until Brexit Day. These are some of the leading contenders to replace her: Dominic Raab Newly installed as Brexit Secretary, Dominic Raab (pictured in Downing Street on Tuesday) is trying to negotiate Theresa May's Brexit deal How did they vote on Brexit?  Leave, with a second tier role campaigning for Vote Leave. What is their view now?  Mr Raab was installed as Brexit Secretary to deliver the Chequers plan but sensationally resigned today saying the deal is not good enough. What are their chances?   Being ...
Dump May? Approve her plan? Some scenarios for what might be next for Brexit Britain
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Dump May? Approve her plan? Some scenarios for what might be next for Brexit Britain

    Theresa May’s premiership has been declared dead before. After her election losses last year, the British Prime Minister appeared to be on the brink of resigning. As she left 10 Downing Street on Thursday morning, members of her own party once again wondered: How long can she last? In the early morning hours, several British ministers resigned over May’s deal to leave the European Union, which was released on Wednesday. Theresa May likely expected some resignations, but one came unexpectedly: Dominic Raab, her second Brexit minister. With the official who negotiated May’s Brexit deal writing that he “cannot support the proposed deal,” the British government was suddenly thrown into jeopardy. May has come under attack from both sides of the political spectrum. Staun...
Issue Brexit: May in meltdown as FOUR ministers quit
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Issue Brexit: May in meltdown as FOUR ministers quit

    Leading Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg submitted a letter of no confidence in the Prime Minister and several high-profile ministers including Dominic Raab and Esther McVey quit in protest at the Brexit plans. The embattled Prime Minister was briefing MPs in the House of Commons on the draft deal on Thursday morning amid rumours that the number of letters submitted by Tory MPs to the 1922 committee was nearing the 48 needed to trigger a confidence vote. Mrs May is facing a battle to get the deal, which was passed by Cabinet on Wednesday night, through Parliament with Brexiteer Conservative MPs, Remainers, the Labour party and the DUP all saying they will vote down the plan. She has been accused of breaking promises and handing control back to Brussels.