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For Littlepom: Reply from my MP

Alberta56 profile image

On Tuesday I had a reply to the letter I wrote on your urging LP, on March 1, expressing my concern about vulnerable people being denied the 4th jab. It came, not from James Cleverley MP himself, but from one of his Parliamentary assistants. Mr. C is much too busy as a Minister of State to write himself. The letter detailed cheerfully all that the Government has done to protect the most vulnerable- lots of vaccines, new medications (dexamethasone or tocilizumab anyone?) and antivirals. Lots of older people, care home residents and the immunosuppressed will get the booster -hooray. And free test kits for the most vulnerable.

Hooray, hooray- everything is for the best in the best of all possible worlds.

Mr. Cleverley has not of course answered my concerns , though he has passed them on to his ministerial colleagues at the Department of Health and Social Care.

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Yes dodging the issue. Not reading your concerns properly and ignorant of what actually constitutes ' vulnerable'. We definitely have to find a way round it ourselves as I did. Badgering consultants to override the restrictions.

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These people were voted in to help us when we need it , they shouldn't be dodging the issue. Have a lovely weekend and take care 😊 Bernadette and Jack 🐕 xxxxxx 🌻🌻

It's a typical response from someone who knows nothing about vulnerability and what conditions make you vulnerable. What's worse is that they can't be bothered to research your concerns to educate themselves. They trot out what they have done (totally irrelevant to what you are concerned about) and then think they have done their job. So frustrating.

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Stratos20 in reply to Biofreak

Hear hear B. So true 😩

Mr Cleverley certainly doesn’t live up to his name, in fact it’s an Oxymoron and where exactly are all these free Test Kits for the vulnerable? And as for looking after people in Care Homes, that myth has been well and truly debunked this week, they never put a protective ring around them, they simply locked them in and left them to die!


Just re the free test kits- I went to order and pay for a pack of tests as my family caught covid few weeks ago and I had previously been sent a priority pcr and "the letter" to state within 24 hrs off a positive test would be offered a treatment. Anyway I thought how do you even get a lft now well on the .gov site if you've been sent a priority test previously and ? immunocompromised I think it said you still get them free.

But you can only register a .gov result in order to receive treatment so if you bought a test from chemist its void and would delay treatment. 🥴😳

It certainly seems as though on all levels they just want to shut the whole thing down, forget it ever happened and leave us to fend for ourselves.

Great- forgive my paranoia, but it's not just out lungs that hate us.

Literally. I was a bit like "ah I don't have to pay they kept that quiet... " but the more I read I was like basically you don't want us to know anything before it could save our lives... cheers again BJ! 😷😬 but then again it's not like covid ever existed really is it?! (I'm clearly joking and talking like a politician before anyone gets upset with me) 😆🤦🏽‍♀️

I was sent a free pack of lateral flows, when free availability was stopped. A few dates later i went onto the website and ordered another pack of LFTs which arrived a couple of days later. They do tell you you can’t register paid for tests

That's good

Hi.. No antivirals.No 4th jab.

No facemasks.

No social distancing.

No ventilation systems.

No real interest in what happens to the vulnerable. Just

jumping on the war bandwagon. Lots of money in promoting it.

Linda x


Alberta56 profile image
Alberta56 in reply to Lfcpremier

So true.

By the way, I had a similar reply to you from my MP Nadhim Zahawi obviously sent from his parliamentary office. I slammed a reply back to his constituency mail box telling him that as his constituent his reply was very disappointing and indicated that he had not personally read my email as my concerns had not been addressed but brushed aside. He replied in person and said that he took my concerns on board and had sent my email on to Sajid Javid - from whom I have heard nothing of course. We have to keep pinning them down.

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Alberta56 in reply to Littlepom

Well done, Lp. I hadn't thought of doing that. You are inspirational.

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Littlepom in reply to Alberta56

I try.

I too contacted my MP back in February. I received a reply saying he had forwarded my email to the 'appropriate health minister'. Chased MP up in March. This week I got a reply from MP with attached 2 page email from Maggie Throup MP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Vaccines and Public Health which was 2 pages long but surprise surprise did not answer the question as to why previous CEV with severe respiratory problems not eligible for Spring Booster. I had my booster last week as a sensible vaccinator agreed I should have it.....and yes the 'prescriber' can do that! If you can't get through the red tape and you can get to a walk in centre I think it's worth a try.

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Littlepom in reply to Annscottie

Yes, we have to take matters into our own hands and find a way round it.

Sad but true. X

At least you got a reply it’s more that I got from my MP at my old address.

Well done for trying but very disappointed about the outcome. Totally missing the point or avoidance if that’s a more suitable word. Every time I speak to our GP practice manager about issues I have with the surgery we just go round in circles with her quoting guidelines at me. There’s a word in there called Guide! Use your common sense. I usually walk away but when I couldn’t access antibiotics for a chest infection for 5 days during lockdown she did eventually agreed I should be seen in the car park in future. Great lifting my top in the middle of winter to bare all but better than nothing I guess. But they couldn’t see me without a negative PCR due to bloody guidelines. 🙁

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Littlepom in reply to Otto11

Common sense and a genuine desire to help patients. That is what's missing. Little Brirain's 'computer says no' was spot on. One of my tactics is to keep badgering with politely put counter arguments until they give up to get me off their back! 😅

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Otto11 in reply to Littlepom

Yes you are right. I just don’t have the energy right now. Hopefully will again soon x

Littlepom profile image
Littlepom in reply to Otto11

I know, it's exhausting, shouldn't be necessary and isn't right

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Otto11 in reply to Littlepom

Can only agree. Politics eh? X

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Greenthorn in reply to Littlepom

Like a dripping tap? I'd like to put the hosepipe on them! 😂

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Alberta56 in reply to Greenthorn

Perhaps you should play them some music. That's how Orpheus tamed the wild beasts, or do you think Tories are harder to tame than lions and tigers?😂😂

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Greenthorn in reply to Alberta56

Personally I would not waste music on them! But as Littlepom suggests, the "drip, drip, drip" is effective.

when you listen to radio interviews and mps in government are asked a direct question how often d es the interviewer say " yes but you haven't answered my question " they are trained to give you everything but an actual answer.

always a list of what positive things they have done or going to do but never an answer

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