Tuesday, 1 July 2008

We need a Green voice in Westminster

We are pleased with the coverage in the Hull Daily Mail.

Civil liberties ARE at the heart of Green policies. But our context is so much greater than anything represented at Westminster at the moment.

We must have a Green voice there.

If our system did fairly represent people's votes we would have about 30 MPs by now, instead we are impatiently waiting for one!

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Colin Revell said...

Justice for Sandra

A campaign to obtain justice after the death of Sandra Jean Allen whilst detained at a mental health hospital.

Hundreds of people with mental health problems are dying while detained in hospital but their deaths are not being fully investigated.

Legal experts and campaigners claim coroners are failing to investigate thoroughly many of these deaths because of a legal loophole, with the result that suspected failures in care and even abuse are going undetected.

Coroners have complete freedom to determine the extent to which the death of a mental health patient will be investigated, unlike deaths in prison or police custody where they are legally compelled to investigate fully in the presence of a jury.

In many cases they are refusing to hold jury inquests – widely seen as a broader and more exacting form of inquiry.

Figures obtained by The Independent on Sunday show that 340 people died in psychiatric hospitals while under section last year – nearly one a day – although the Mental Health Care Commission believes some deaths in psychiatric care are not being reported.

As a result, grieving families are left to battle an "archaic system", often for years, just to find out how their relatives died.

http://justice4sandra.blogspot.comMonday, 28

January 2008
Independent on Sunday article
The Independent on Sunday yesterday featured my mum's case in an effort to show the appalling legal loophole that has allowed the inquests of detained mental health patients not to be effectively scrutinised, again showing that "mental health patients have even less rights than criminals."

Colin Revell

Anonymous said...

good luck Shan Oakes in the
Haltemprice and Howden bi election



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