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Opinion: A refreshing exercise in transparency

A couple of years ago I made a complaint about my MP, Richard Benyon. I feel a shiver of guilt even writing the word “complaint” now. I suppose I am very English about complaints. I don’t like making a fuss. I have bumped into Richard off and on since 1992 and always found him to be “a nice enough cove”, as P.G. Wodehouse might put it. Making a “complaint” about such a harmless fellow just didn’t seem British. But occasionally I feel I must put pen to paper, as I did in this case.

What I thought were political comments …

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  • User AvatarJoseph Bourke 8th Jul - 3:04pm
    Good article, Ruth. "The broader challenge is to find a sustainable funding settlement that ensures dignity and protection to the most vulnerable." This is the...
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    On the one hand you have capitalist blaggers losing money from their "investments" in care going bust, on the other you have owners minting money?...
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    I need to correct a typing error in my previous post - in the second paragraph, I meant to say: rating care homes 'requires improvement'.
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    It is incorrect and unfair to infer that a CQC assessment "requiring improvement" means that the care provided to residents is below standard. From personal...
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    John Marriott "Shut up Glenn" as usual. No I won't.
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    I referred to Jenny and....David....!