Sunday, June 21, 2020


The bombing of Yemen

In June 2019 the Court of Appeal ruled that UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen are unlawful. The UK government continues to fight the Court's judgment, but worse than this,they are continuing to supply arms, despite the judgment.

If you care about this issue, please will you sign the petition here.

The betrayal of student nurses

The government asked student nurses to join the frontline of the NHS and help tackle coronavirus, months before they were due to graduate. 

The posts were advertised as 6 month paid placements, but student nurses have now been told their contracts will be terminated in July.

The government promised to pay them for six months, until 31st October, and I think the government should honour that promise. Nurses need to complete their practical training. They bravely stepped up when they were needed. The government should do the honourable thing.
The Good Law Project has raised a petition to Matt Hancock on this issue. If you would like to sign it, here's the link.


Anonymous said...

Thank you Sue - please continue to raise these issues and enable us to at least register another voice.

It's all too easy to feel overwhelmed by how much is wrong, and how little we believe in the people who are responsible for doing the right thing on our behalf.

Speaking up is something we should never let go of.

Thank you.
Thea x

Sue Hepworth said...

Thank you, Thea. xx