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Sometimes our media hacks are just plain ignorant buffoons!

October 11, 2009 Leave a comment

The latest idiotic frenzy running new rooms is the story regarding Prime minister, Gordon Brown’s remaining good eye, he clearly does a great deal of reading. He has apparently two tiny tears in his retina, I had something similar a few years ago, it is quite common for people over fifty to experience this. Moorfields Eye Hospital treated me very quickly at the time with laser surgery, quick and easy. Yet inches of column prinitng ink and volumes of excited BBC, ITN and Sky News jouranlists with nothing better to do weigh into this story as if this is equivalent to an earthquake.

Such tiny, stupid minds do our journalists have!!!

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NHS advised to lose one in 10 workers-Society-The Guardian

September 3, 2009 Leave a comment

Why on earth was the NHS allowed to hire a bunch of costly consultants to produce a review of the NHS promoting job cuts?  How come the ministry could not intervene then to halt this project?

THE GUARDIAN: “The NHS will have to shed around 137,000 jobs – almost a tenth of its workforce – if it is to meet planned efficiency savings of £20bn, the Department of Health has been warned.The severity of cutbacks needed by 2014 was contained in advice presented by management consultants McKinsey to the government this spring.The content of the document, obtained by the Health Service Journal, was not disputed today but the health minister Mike OBrien insisted the government had already rejected the proposal.He said: “In core frontline services, like maternity, nursing and primary care, we need more staff rather than fewer.”Attempting to distance themselves from the report, ministerial sources suggested the review had been commissioned without full ministerial authority…”

Bloggers debate British healthcare

August 14, 2009 2 comments

US rightwingnuts continue to get all excited about the imagined, impending doom of private health insurance which of course is complete bunkum. One has to ask questions about the sanity of these idiots who increase their own blood pressure in their frenzy attacks on President Obama.

BBC NEWS: “As the US healthcare debate hots up during Congress’s summer recess, anti-reform campaigners have been directing criticisms across the Atlantic at the UK healthcare system.

The most recent row erupted after an editorial at the Investors Business Daily (IBD) launched an attack on the British National Health Service (NHS), as a warning against what could happen if the US adopted such a model…”

via BBC NEWS | World | Americas | Bloggers debate British healthcare.

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NHS attack by MEP ‘unpatriotic’

August 14, 2009 Leave a comment

I agree, although Hannan is entitled to an opinion what he does not realize is he is running our country and our great institutions of which the NHS is one, down and dangerously makes him unpatriotic.

BBC NEWS: “Health Secretary Andy Burnham has accused a Tory MEP who attacked the NHS on American TV of being “unpatriotic”.Labour has stepped up its criticism of Daniel Hannan, with John Prescott recording a YouTube message to the American people defending the NHS.Tory leader David Cameron has insisted the NHS is his “number one priority” and dismissed Mr Hannan as “eccentric”. ..”

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Daniel Hannan rebuked by Conservative leadership for attacking NHS – Telegraph

August 14, 2009 Leave a comment

Danniel Hannan is known for making outrageous comments, in the US he has become the favourite TV boy for Fox News in its quest to folloow an anti-Obama agenda. Hannan has a right to an opinion but he is wrong, totally wrong to peddle inaccurate and uniformed statements about our National Health Service.  US health care is more costly than our NHS and some 50 million have no access in the US for health care.  US rightwingnuts live in fear and that fear is totally irrational what Obama wants to do is extend health care to the population as a whole but retaining private medicine and adding extra state insurance.  US healthcare is poorer than the quality provided here and even Cuba has better health care than the US.

James Kirkup in THE TELEGRAPH: “David Cameron, the Conservative leader, said Mr Hannan was wrong in his criticism of the NHS. Andrew Lansley, the Conservative shadow health secretary, accused the MEP of presenting a “negative and partial” view of the NHS in his contribution to the US debate about health care. Cameron should remove the Tory whip from Hannan.

Conservative US Republicans opposed to President Barack Obama’s health care plans have used the NHS as an example of “socialised” medicine…”

via Daniel Hannan rebuked by Conservative leadership for attacking NHS – Telegraph.

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Browns join Twitter war over NHS

August 13, 2009 Leave a comment

In the US there is  rather extreme battle of the future of health insurance as a result of President Barak Obama’s plans. There is no doubt that extreme right wing nutters and fruit cakes have been making a lot of noise attacking the Obama’s plans.  These right wing fanatics have tried to drag our National Health Service into the dirt and have been assisted by whinging British people, most of us here in the UK value highly our NHS which is streets ahead of the US model of health insurance and privatized medicine. Gordon and Sarah Brown brown have joined the Twitter campaign “welovetheNHS”.

BBCNEWS: “Gordon and Sarah Brown have joined a Twitter campaign to defend the NHS, which is under fire in the US.

The prime minister posted a message on the welovetheNHS page after critics of Barack Obama’s health reforms dubbed it “Orwellian” and “evil”.

Tory leader David Cameron has also backed the NHS after one of his MEPs said he “wouldn’t wish it on anyone”…”

via BBC NEWS | Politics | Browns join Twitter war over NHS.

In Defense of ‘Socialized Medicine’ – The Daily Beast

July 24, 2009 Leave a comment

Interesting article from Andrew Neil in regard to those in the USA who oppose President Obama’s health reforms. Neil actually defends the achievements of the NHS!

Andrew Neil in THE DAILY BEAST: “Obama’s critics blast Britain’s health care as “socialized medicine,” stoking fears about substandard practices, lines, and rationed care. Andrew Neil says Brits are baffled by the distortions.

Far be it for a mere Brit to intrude into the U.S. health-care debate, but after a week in New York watching the arguments unfold on TV, it’s clear the opponents of reform are dragging the British National Health Service into their side of the debate with the most outrageous distortions and “porkies” (as in pork pies, i.e. lies!).

When Rudy Giuliani on CNN dismissed our NHS with the claim that “nobody goes to Britain for health care, they all come here if they can,” I found myself shouting at the screen: “Hold on, Rudy, it’s not as bad as that.” Indeed New York’s ex-mayor is just plain wrong…”

via In Defense of ‘Socialized Medicine’ – Page 1 – The Daily Beast.

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