329 Deja Vu; We’re all Northern Irish now

September, 4, 2019 | 18 Comments

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  1. ‘Writer-director Ken Loach has been making movies about the British working class since the mid-60s, and this masterful dramatic feature proves that even after all these years he can still work himself up into righteous, white-hot rage.’

    Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, the latest from legendary director Ken Loach is a gripping, human tale about the impact one man can make. Gruff but goodhearted, Daniel Blake (Dave Johns) is a man out of time: a widowed woodworker who’s never owned a computer, he lives according to his own common sense moral code. But after a heart attack leaves him unable to work and the state welfare system fails him, the stubbornly self-reliant Daniel must stand up and fight for his dignity, leading a one-man crusade for compassion that will transform the lives of a struggling single mother (Hayley Squires) and her two children. Graced with humor and heart, I, Daniel Blake is a moving, much-needed reminder of the power of empathy from one of the world’s greatest living filmmakers.

    https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/i_daniel_blake/

    …Rotten Tomatoes

    PM swears in Commons as he demands October election

    Slouching Rees-Mogg under fire

    PM’s advisor Cummings ‘stank of booze’

    …and that’s before you got yourself to the ‘Doctors’, who are equally unedifying but in a rather more subtle and ubiquitous manner – drugs, data, evidence, empathy, heart – the missing links – you are totally alone, you cannot speak to a human being.

    The Royal College of Psychiatrists said it had been concerned for many years about the prescribing of anti-depressants for under 18s and had raised the matter with the Department of Health.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1432640/Seroxat-can-be-a-danger-to-under-18s-doctors-told.html

    The Royal College of Psychiatrists welcomed the new advice from the MHRA and said it would ensure it was passed on to its members promptly.
    It said it had been concerned for many years about prescribing of anti-depressants for under 18s and had raised the matter with the Department of Health.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/2976498.stm

    Press Release

    Royal College of Psychiatrists reacts

    http://www.antidepressantsfacts.com/2003-06-11-rcpsych.htm

    The College has been concerned for many years about ‘off-licence’* prescribing of anti-depressant medication for under 18s and we have raised these concerns with the Department of Health.

    Charity chief slams drug watchdog

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/3507378.stm

    “What they failed to mention – and what I am now making public – is the fact that the regulator had the data on which the basis of this decision was made for well over a decade as part of the original licence application.

    “Either they didn’t understand the full implications of the available medical data at the time or, worse, that data was fully understood and they failed to act.

    “Either way it amounts to extreme negligence and a clear dereliction of the MHRA’s duty to safeguard the well-being of the British public.”
    .
    If Study 329 were in a Court of Law, there is no question that all the above would drive a stake in to the heart of our international health and our international politics and the wedge of I, Daniel Blake’s ‘situation’ would become easier to manage and he might even feel that he didn’t have to do what he did all by himself …

    ‘arresting times’ …

    • There is not even the smallest element of suspicion about this case, and this drug.

      The endless publicity about this drug, for around twenty years, with Panorama, Sarah Boseley’s writings, Social Audit, US court cases, Study 329, and more and more..

      The has all been passed by, the entrenchment camp. Seriously​​?

      Will the ‘Secrets of Seroxat’, remain under the rock, of profound secrecy?

      Jackson’s father Tony raised their concerns about Seroxat, pointing out that it was banned for use by adolescents in the US. He said: “I just don’t want anybody else to go through what we’ve been through. This Seroxat must be stopped.”

      http://antidepaware.co.uk/news-and-comment/
      September 8 2019

      Psychiatrist Dr Haroon Rashid, who saw Jackson the day before his death, told the inquest that there was “no evidence” that the antidepressant triggered suicidal ideation in adults.

      North Staffordshire coroner Andrew Barkley (left) chose not to challenge this erroneous statement. Recording a conclusion of suicide, he said that it was a “concern” that Jackson was “making his own adjustments” to his medication. He added: “That is a significant risk in that it can give rise to a relapse.”

      Truthman, on the case.
      https://truthman30.wordpress.com/2019/09/08/family-of-dj-jackson-cummings-who-jumped-to-his-death-say-seroxat-caused-his-suicide/

      The deceased knew, this time round, his parents knew.

    • One in four British adults being prescribed potentially addictive drugs, ‘disturbing’ review finds 

      https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/09/09/one-four-british-adults-prescribed-potentially-addictive-drugs/

      Public Health Report
      2019

      Dependence and withdrawal associated with some prescribed medicines

      An evidence review

      https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/829777/PHE_PMR_report.pdf

      Antidepressants are not addictive but some people have problems coming off them.

      The goal is to make sure that our healthcare system builds awareness and enhanced decision making for better patient treatment and support.

      These recommendations are just the beginning. All parts of the healthcare system and the general population will need to engage with this complex problem and work together to find solutions. The local strategic leadership of CCGs, sustainability and transformation partnerships and integrated care systems will be vital.

      Among the SSRIs/SNRIs, paroxetine and venlafaxine may have a greater likelihood to cause withdrawal effects due to their short half-life.55

      The authors concluded that withdrawal symptoms can follow any type of SSRI but appear to be much more frequent with paroxetine.

  2. A Tweet has been circulating that compares Brexit to that novel we all had to read in high school … you remember the one?

    “An island ruled by British schoolboys who turn on each other, run short of food, kill the vulnerable and have to be rescued”

    • Oddly enough this coincides with my own first perception of the House of Commons as a schoolboy visitor in 1972 – by coincidence it was the day Ted Heath brought back the agreement from Brussels to admit the U.K. into the Common Market, and what impressed itself on the memory watching the gallery was the tribal bellowing from below (largely Labour against, Conservatives for). This was, of course, years before any radio or TV transmissions and in it was an extraordinary experience.

  3. There are three kinds of lie: damned lies, statistics and algorithms.

    Last December the Office of National Statistics put it about that there were 50,100 excess deaths in England and Wales the previous winter which were largely due to influenza. This was known to be completely untrue and I protested in the columns of BMJ Rapid Responses – even Sally Davies, the Chief Medical Officer, had got round to inviting Hiam and Dorling who first drew attention to the problem of the 2017-18 excess deaths to write about them in her annual review, and they had early on formed the opinion it had nothing to do with flu.

    https://www.bmj.com/content/361/bmj.k2795/rr-6

    The actual number of deaths from Public Health England’s own data was 320 for England and the 372 for the United Kingdom as a whole. Some months later I was berated by one Nicola J Oliver (Longevity and Mortality Consultant):

    “Stone states: ‘On this basis, the number of deaths in England and Wales in an admittedly exceptionally bad year would have been only in the region of 335-340 deaths, and the ONS seem to have exaggerated the risk to the public by in the region of 150 times.’

    “It is regrettable that Stone only identified the deaths of patients admitted to ICU/HDU, and did not take into account that the PHE document also publishes total deaths, which were 15,969 (confidence interval 15,125-16,828) for the 2017-2018 season.. This total represents approximately 32% of the excess winter mortality for that season, and certainly not the much smaller sum that Stone claims.”

    https://www.bmj.com/content/361/bmj.k2795/rr-7

    What Oliver failed to note was that 15,969 deaths from flu in England were not documented deaths but a projection of the number of deaths health officials felt there ought to have been based on the Flumomo algorithm: they knew exact how many deaths from flu there were because it is recorded and there is no need to engage in complex modelling. Obviously, I was a very bad person for pointing out these anomalies but Oliver did not return to the fray:

    https://www.bmj.com/content/361/bmj.k2795/rr-8

    Of course, we are arriving at the point where we have a technocratic class which may occasionally engage with reality while the rest of us – the proles – who are simply controlled by lies: it gets to be as simple as Winston Smith discussing razor blade and coffee rations with Syme in “1984”. Even the MSM earlier had earlier in the year had reported the Hiam and Dorling problem but it did not stop them reporting the pack of lies put out by ONS in order to manipulate people.

    Nor, increasingly, does it matter which group of political front-men and women are used to legitimise the lies of the bureaucratic class: in fact we actually had a Supreme Court judgement that politicians are allowed to lie (thanks to the opponents of Boris Johnson) but is nothing compared to what is going on underneath.

    To return to Northern Ireland, the Northern Ireland Office has actually had the temerity to conduct a census of ASD cases in it schools – now running at 3.3%, with 1.9% of all children having an education Stage 5 ASD type disability (at Stage 5 it cannot all be fashion). Many weeks ago I wrote to the Office for Budget Responsibility pointing out the costs were many times worse than the figures they had reported for the cost of Brexit and have yet to receive a reply (even a courteous acknowledgement).
    .
    https://www.bmj.com/content/366/bmj.l4564/rr-1

    By now we live in a bureaucratic fantasy land supported by various media controlling agencies like Sense About Science and Science Media Centre who spoon feed obsequious mainstream journalists, and probably the biggest onslaught on our liberty and well-being comes through health. Perhaps we also ought to pay attention the the outgoing Chief Medical Officer’s dystopian novel “The Drugs Don’t Work” with antimicrobial resistance the pretext for ever increasing encroachment.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Drugs-Dont-Work-Penguin-Specials/dp/0241969190/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Sally+Davies&qid=1567858451&s=gateway&sr=8-1

    There is no doubt about the seriousness of of antimicrobial resistance but an out of control bureaucracy is not an answer. We, of course, only have a chance of getting the answers right if we have standards of truth in democratic public discourse, and we don’t.

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    John – You were interested in the response re use of personal information from R F – nothing at all yet. They are as you know linked in with UCL ,my FOI was specifically asking re points 5 6 7 – HOW people are informed that data may be being used including especially by being shared with Google (Previously google deep mind) and how consent is obtained – are individuals given copies of any consent form they may have signed (or agreed to). Is there one? So far they are fudging – information for people is described as being on public notice boards in public areas – There are more ways to obscure the truth than three. PS some while there was an FOI made re google by someone called ‘John’ (?) Anything useful come of it do you know?

    • Susanne

      All fascinating – I didn’t know you were allowed to do FOI requests without disclosing your full name and definitely not me.

  5. Vaccines and immunisation

    Facebook to direct vaccine searches to public health pages

    Facebook moves to stem spread of misinformation online about side-effects of immunisations

    Sarah Boseley Health editor

    4 Sep 2019

    https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/sep/04/facebook-to-redirect-anti-vaccine-searches-to-public-health-pages

    Facebook is to take a stand against vaccine denial by directing people searching for information or using vaccine hashtags to web pages set up by public health bodies.

    People who access Facebook and Instagram pages and groups that discuss vaccines, as well as those searching or using relevant hashtags, will see an educational module about vaccine safety. Links will take them to a page provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States and to the World Health Organization elsewhere in the world.

  6. GP’s have flagged up proposal (again but gaining support in some quarters) to prevent children going to school if haven’t been immunised. At the sale time unprecedented numbers of hildren are being removed from their parents ‘caregivers’ (not specifically tied to vaccination but watch this space).

  7. PubMed
    US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health
    Adv Mind Body Med. 2019 Winter;33(1):4-21.

    Treatment Emergent Violence To Self And Others; A Literature Review of Neuropsychiatric Adverse Reactions For Antidepressant And Neuroleptic Psychiatric Drugs And General Medications.
    Clarke C, Evans J, Brogan K.

    Abstract
    OBJECTIVE:
    This paper reviews the literature linking physical violence, directed towards self or others, to serotonergic and dopaminergic psychiatric drugs and general medications.

  8. John- arrived today from Royal Free. Another fudge I asked to see what documentation is used to record consent and whether a copy is given to the person who consents
    Not sure I can be bothered to take it further – this shows enough how duplicitious they are when seemingly complying with umpteen obligations – lots of us would just get lost in the maze of links No info on how info is provided to those who don’t use the net ..

    FOI, Rf (ROYAL FREE LONDON NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust 12 September 2019

    Dear Ms Stevens

    Thank you for submitting a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Please find the response below. This response covers the hospitals and services managed by the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, namely the Royal Free Hospital, Barnet Hospital and Chase Farm Hospital and associated group services.

    Your question

    What is the process, document used to gain ‘permissions’ from individuals for use of their information which is passed to google (previously Google Deep Mind). Are patients given a copy of the ‘permission’ record.

    The response

    The trust does not obtain indidual patients’ consent to process information with thrid parties for patient care. There is information on the trust website via the privacy statement – see https://www.royalfree.nhs.uk/patients-vi

    There is also comprehensive information about the trust’s work with DeepMind and the Streams mobile app on the trust’s website at

    https://www.royalfree.nhs.uk/patients-vi

    This includes the legal framework within which this occurs and in particular:

    “The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is data controller in relation to the personal data contained in the Streams app. This means we retain control over that personal data at all times and are responsible for deciding how that personal data is used …
    The Streams app itself is provided by DeepMind but they are only a data processor in respect of the personal data on Streams. This means that they can only use that personal data on our instructions for the purpose of providing Streams. DeepMind is not permitted to use that personal data for any other purpose.”

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