Monthly Archives: May 2011

You Can Still Make A Difference

Why did you do it?  Was it worth it?  Will you do it again?  What’s next? Those are just some of the questions I faced since the election results came in.  As I write, that was only 17 days ago … Continue reading

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Here’s to the Future

Ken O’Neill, Lothians’ newest independent candidate, has described how he sees his election campaign.  He has also set out his plans for after polling day. Mr O’Neill: I have kept to my principles and aims, as well as the Independent … Continue reading

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Health is not a Privilege

The current UK Government is proposing a radical approach to commissioning care by giving GPs control over budgets totalling £80bn.  Currently, health service managers in strategic health authorities and primary care trusts manage these funds.  Westminster argues that this will … Continue reading

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Don’t Just Live Longer, Live Better!

Ken O’Neill, Lothians’ newest independent candidate, has called for new thinking about how we tackle health issues in Scotland.  Mr O’Neill believes in a well managed and funded NHS Scotland but appreciates that the incoming government faces challenging budget constraints. … Continue reading

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Charity Begins in the Lothians for Independent Candidate

Ken O’Neill, Lothians’ newest independent candidate, has explained his manifesto promise to donate money from his monthly MSP salary to a local charity.  If elected, Mr O’Neill has said he will give at least £100 to a Lothians charity, as … Continue reading

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People & Traders Licking Their Lips over the Lolly

Ken O’Neill, Lothians’ newest independent candidate, has welcomed the reaction to his proposal for the area to have a local currency.  Earlier in the campaign, Mr O’Neill proposed the creation of the Lothian Lolly to boost the local economy.  Since … Continue reading

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Education – A Worthwhile Investment

If you want to create a better future, where would you start?  With the things that are or the ones yet to come?  To create a better, more optimistic Scotland, we need to ensure that the individuals that inhabit it … Continue reading

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