Mr Hunt will remove the current 6,000-a-year cap on training new doctors to help make NHS England “self-sufficient” by the middle of the next decade.
For decades the government has capped the number of medical school places for trainee doctors. While immigration has gone up and up, while the NHS budget has ballooned up and up, while the number of people using the NHS has gone up and up, successive governments have severely restricted the number of places.
This has gone about as well as all government planning. The result is that the NHS has had to plunder foreign countries of the doctors they’ve trained. Often, these are countries alot less wealthy than the UK and, frankly, not quite up to standard.
The real answer isn’t to raise the number of places for trainee doctors, but for the government to get out of the health business altogether.
Classic Bill Clinton. At a rally he managed to call Obamacare the craziest thing in the world. While correctly mentioning the millions who have become insured he also correctly noted some of the real problems with the legislation in practice. This will not be met with unbridled happiness from the White House. In addition, while Hillary might agree, she wouldn’t have wanted it phrased that way. The Republicans lack of a serious alternative will not be the narrative here. It will be tension between the Administration, already in legacy mode, and the Clinton campaign. Think Bill was just jealous of all the attention going elsewhere?
Poor Mike Pence. He will be arguing for Donald Trump’s election in Tuesday night’s debate against former Virginia Governor Kaine. The polls, as my colleague and host David Vance would tell you if he blogged about polls unfavorable to his candidates, don’t favor Trump at the moment. Of course the only poll that really matters is the election itself, but it ain’t that far away. When a Presidential candidate like Trump has as bad a week as he had, it can’ be an easy task to bolster his campaign. Pence has had a few jobs in his life, but none as a used car dealer. Hopefully his microphone will be vetted and he takes a nasal drip to avoid sniffling. It is possible that they could stick to real issues, but unlikely. The process has probably gone too haywire. At least these two don’t have the same problems as the heads of their respective tickets. Stand by.
WE haven’t had an Open Thread in these here parts for some time. This one comes with a doctor’s note. Winston Churchill was run over when crossing Fifth Avenue in New York, in 1931. He got out of his cab in the middle of the road and of course looked the right way. But this was Abroad, and the traffic was coming the wrong way – wallop.
Nevertheless he was a gent, and informed the rozzers from his hospital bed that it was entirely his fault. Churchill recovered of course, helped in no small measure by the wise treatment of a physician who knew his stuff. Tell us what you know –
The majority of the Isil extremists who carried out the November 13 Paris attacks entered Europe while posing as migrants, Hungarian security officials have disclosed.
Seven of the attackers, who killed 130 people and left more than 360 others injured, slipped through Hungary’s borders while posing as migrants.
That’s quite a price to pay by innocents, simply for extreme political activists to feel good about themselves. I’d rather that primitives from backward cultures were forcibly resisted from entering the West. Apparently that makes me bad. Oh well.
Reminder: Hillary Clinton demands that 65,000 Syrians enter the US.
The Clinton campaign described revelations that Donald Trump avoided tax/legally complied with the tax code as “a bombshell”. It’s incoming now as we see that Crooked Hillary used the exact same loophole to avoid taxes. Zero Hedge has the scoop. (Thanks to ATW regular Harri.)
I hear a beeping, as if a bus is being backed up. To be fair to Crooked Hillary, she doesn’t handle her own money, and I don’t expect her to know better. She’s more adept at getting her filthy hands on other people’s money, often extracted at the point of a gun, but much also given freely by Wall Street oligarchs and foreign billionaires.
ZH also notes that the NYT, which possibly broke the law with its “Trump tax bombshell”, is also no stranger to avoiding so many taxes that in 2014 it’s post-tax profit was greater than its pre-tax profit.
I have a feeling that taxes are about to become yesterday’s news in this election.
THAT’S what Jeremy Corbyn promised when he became leader of the Labour Party a year ago. Since then his followers have turned it into the most anti-semitic political party since the British Union of Fascists, launched barrages of abuse at female MPs, and all manner of revenge against “Blairites”. Admittedly, I can understand the last. And here they are in Birmingham, a welcoming committee for Tories arriving today at the Conservative Party conference. Why are Leftists always as physically ugly as their opinions? Ghastly people.
How kind and gentle. Everyone knew it would happen. These losers never have anything else to do. Security is tight, which is sensible. You can never be too careful with hundreds of mentally unstable commies around. If I were a delegate or journalist, after last year, I’d be packing a spit mask, antibiotics and a knuckle duster.
White House candidate Donald Trump’s aides have said he is a “genius” if a report is true that he paid no federal income taxes for 18 years.
The New York Times said it had received some of Mr Trump’s 1995 tax documents revealing $915m losses that allowed him to legally avoid paying taxes.
The real estate tycoon’s camp refused to confirm or deny the report, but said the filing was “illegally obtained”.
The campaign of his rival, Hillary Clinton, called it a “bombshell”.
I sincerely hope that (for once) Clinton Media Inc isn’t making it up. Trump is already a world class troller. If he got away with this, effectively trolling the beast which he wants to head up, he’d an all-time great, a hall of famer, no doubt about it.
(For the avoidance of doubt, I approve of every penny denied to the state.)
Hungarians have been going to the polls in their beautiful country. Evil Brussels wants to impose “mandatory quotas” of illegal immigrants on all EU countries (phew, just in time), but Hungarian PM Viktor Orban isn’t keen. Neither are most Hungarians, by the sound of it: victory is assured for patriots with something like 80 per cent expected to tell Brussels to sod off.
Any why should they be told by foreigners to accept unassimilable, unwelcome aliens? Hungarians know of the Merkel Catastrophe. They know what immigrants from primitive cultures have done to Western European and Scandinavian societies. They’d have to be out of their minds to launch down the road to crime and no-go zones followed, inexorably, by cultural and ethnic suicide.
Western European countries got themselves into their predicaments. They can’t expect other peoples to bail them out. The Hungarians should be admired and applauded by all right-thinking people for rejecting immigrationist nihilism. Keep Hungary Hungarian.
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