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2018, November

Cure The Cause of Mental Illness Not Just Treat The Symptoms

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Paul Sweeny MP recently spoke out in Parliament about Veterans who commit suicide. The interest in Parliament was once again subdued, as it always is when veterans’ affairs are discussed. The general lack of interest shown by current Members of Parliament is typical of a government that doesn’t know what to do.

In response to the governments obvious lack of interest in the subject, Veterans’ and People’s Party Leader Robin Horsfall spoke out with his views not only on Veteran suicides but the state of mental health care as a whole. He said:

“Veterans mental health issues are indicative of a far greater problem. Mental health is a growing problem in the United Kingdom. Depression treatments are absorbing an ever-growing number of doctor’s hours. With no obvious cure and limited funds, the NHS is always under pressure to provide more counsellors, hospital beds and psychiatric wards to manage the symptoms of depression. Perhaps to is time to treat the causes not just the symptoms?

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Centrist Party Already Exists

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Having recently read a brief article regarding a new centre left party being established to the political and business elite to stall Brexit we feel it necessary to inform the UK that a bona fide centrist party already exists in the form of the Veterans' and People's Party.

We represent the people of the UK. We intend to serve them, not ignore them. We are formed of the very people who are directly affected by the current governments out of touch ideas and policies that seem to only cement their own careers and futures. 

Since our manifesto release on 29th September 2018 we have seen several of our policy ideas presented by the main parties, for example:

  • The Chancellor announced the use of motor vehicle excise duty for maintaining roads (VAPP Manifesto page 101)
  • Chancellor to announce a £2bn real-terms increase in mental health funding on Monday as he unveils his first budget since Theresa May told the Conservative party conference that voters needed to know austerity was ov...
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