Sunday, March 24, 2013

Bye Bye NHS, b. 1948 d. 2013?

I’m no expert but this does not sound good. What do you think?

If you have a bandwidth limitation and don’t want to watch the video there is a transcription on the BMJ site here.

10 comments:

  1. I've got the bandwidth, but not the time to waste on an hour and a quarter YouTube video. Can you summarize it in 200 words, please?

    I signed the Avaaz petition and filled in its questonnaire about what questions it should ask the Health Minister. What more can I do?

    Maybe someone could tell me why this video wasn't made by Diane Abbott MP, who is Shadow Health Minister? Has she been bought off by the private sector already? She seems more concerned about sexy advertising and nightclub offers of free entry for women sporting large cleavages than she is about the NHS.

    The Tories are getting away with murder, because the Labour opposition is so useless. What price Democracy if we can't sack a useless Opposition?

    P.S. to Ed. Why are you using pesky CAPTCHAs? Blogger filters out spam very effectively.

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    1. At this stage I want only to support the comment on CAPTCHAs. On this and two other blogs where I comment they are sometimes so obscure as to be illegible.

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    2. That's why I put in a link to the edited transcript. A bit more than 200 words but I speed read it in a few minutes.
      Here you find out that it was actually NuLab who started this process, the Tories are merely carrying on where they left off, which perhaps explains their lack of opposition.

      I turned on CAPTCHAs because I was getting ~50 spam comments a day coming thru by email. But just for you I've turned it off again to see what happens.

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    3. That's the point. NuLabour has been replaced by BluLabour. The public probably thought Cameron was joking in October 2005 when he described himself as the "heir to Blair". There's many a true word......

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  2. I've already commented on a previous post that the rich got richer and the poor got poorer under Blair's Labour. But that doesn't answer my question: What price Democracy if we can't sack a useless Opposition?

    I see brother Milliband has defected to New York. That's his answer to Democracy

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    1. In a sense voters can sack an opposition - by returning them with even fewer seats. They did so in 1955, 1959, October 1964, and 1983.

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    2. Although the Labour Party have the title "Her Majesty's Official Opposition" they are in practice nothing of the sort. They are an integral part of the establishment clique, who take turns to ruin [sic] this once great country.

      There is only one MP in parliament who can claim to have opposed this government and her name is Caroline Lucas.

      Debbie

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  3. Well, it's happened! In fairness no voter could have foreseen what would happen if they elected a government such as this. Eton educated, university trained, most of them ex-barristers or the equivalent... what's to be feared? One fact that seems to have been entirely overlooked in the scheme of things is that nearly all of these intellectually moribund chancers were millionaires, entirely out of touch with the common herd and absolutely itching to change the social order to their own and their mates' benefit. They have done more damage to the country and will continue to do so, than Thatcher in her most magalomaniac moments ever did. The poachers have now become gamekeepers; the burglars have been given the keys to the house in the NHS. The benefits system, which I agree had many faults, has been shot to pieces, the police force has been reduced to Gilbertian status with vicious cuts in its budget, our armed forces are now ill-equipped to fight off an invasion from toytown and the economy is shrinking by the minute. Of course, the opposition, as mentioned is not entirely blameless, appearing perilously weak and unfocussed, but in truth, with the parliamentary term fixed at five years as soon as they had arranged the cosy coalition between Cleggy and Compo, there has been - and will continue to be - little opportunity to force a vote of no confidence.

    The only light at the end of this depressing tunnel is that, after the next General Election, which current polls appear to agree could be won by a team of singing meercats, the so-called Conservative party will never again be electable for another hundred years.

    But alas, that catharsis is still a long way off!

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    1. Alfred, Which of the three "Conservative" Parties are you referring to here?

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    2. If he's referring to the present one then he really means BluLabour.

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