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PRimage comment on all-women shortlists

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009
As a former Conservative Councillor, who has been actively involved in local and national politics for over 25 years, Judy Viitanen has been following David Cameron’s U-turn on all-women shortlists with great interest. cameron-3She totally agrees with his comment that: ‘there are many very, very good women’ and that he wanted “to give them a chance to serve in Parliament”. However, PRimage is not surprised that the announcement has met with stark opposition and heated reactions from some in the Conservative Party. 3969854Former Tory Minister, Anne Widdecombe, who Judy rates highly, has described all-women shortlists as ‘an insult to women’, saying ‘it will do women no good at all.”PRimage recognise that cynics will say that this U-turn is a move to bump up statistics which currently show that only 19 of 192 Conservative MPs are women. But the reality, as Judy knows, is that it is not easy for women to infiltrate the often male dominated local Conservative groups. Parliament and the country needs more women MPs from all political parties! parliament-4What’s your view? Post a comment – PRimage would love to hear your thoughts on this.



PRimage ‘Thought For The Day’

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

If you think you are beaten, you are
If you think you dare not, you don’t!
If you’d like to win, but you think you can’t
It’s almost certain you won’t.

If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost
For out in the world we find
Success begins with a fellow’s will
It’s all in the state of mind!

If you think you’re outclassed, you are
You’ve got to think high to rise.
You’ve got to be sure of yourself
Before you’ll ever win the prize.

Life’s battles don’t always go
To the stronger or faster man
But sooner or later the man who wins
Is the person who thinks he can!

Swine Flu Update: Mass vaccination programme launched

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

This morning the Health Secretary Andy Burnham launched a mass immunisation programme against swine flu with a call to front-line health and social care workers to get themselves vaccinated against the virus. andy-burnham

The programme, offering more than 11 million people the vaccine, began with hospitals immunising frontline healthcare workers and their patients who fall into at-risk categories.

PRimage understand that about two million frontline health and social care workers will be offered the vaccine, as they are classified as at increased risk of infection and of transmitting the infection to susceptible patients.

The programme will be extended over the coming weeks with GP surgeries receiving deliveries from Monday.