By David Vance On April 26th, 2016 at 7:08 pm
The fact of the matter is that when politicians grab control of how Healthcare is provided, things do not work well for patients.
It was LABOUR that set up the National Health Service in 1948 and it has gone on to become the new State Religion. Thous shalt not criticise this monstrous bureaucratic self centred anachronism! Interestingly, it is the 3rd biggest employer in the world, with only Walmart and McDonald’s employing more people!
Today, for the first time ever, all the doctors in it went out on strike. Well, the Junior Doctors did. They were proving their commitment to patient safety by …. not turning up to help Patients! The essence of the strike is that the Government – the custodian of those BILLIONS of pounds the taxpayer throws into the gaping NHS maw – wants to ensure that patients can see a doctor seven days a week and that in order to achieve this it wants to give the doctors a …13.5% INCREASE in their basic salary.
This has caused the junior doctors to walk out on strike.
Why? Because as a part of this new deal, the Government wants to cut down on the vast number of OVERTIME hours that some doctors work. These long hours are not to the advantage of the patient – who wants to be seen by a tired GP? But of course the juicy overtime is very helpful to the bank accounts of these greedy doctors.
By David Vance On April 26th, 2016 at 6:47 pm
Over the past few months, Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party has been hit with accusations that it is institutionally anti-Semitic. To recap….
Jewish Labour members have written to party bosses explaining how they are fed up and ‘sickened’ by its handling of anti-Semitic allegations that have rocked the party. Today Labour suspended a candidate for a second time after she was reported to police over a series of tweets attacking Israel – but questions were raised over how she was readmitted to the party. Vicky Kirby was suspended in 2014, when she was the party’s candidate for Woking, for a Twitter tirade in which she described Israel as ‘evil’.
Naturally, Corbyn (the man who described Hamas as “his friends”) moved to deny there was much of a problem and even if there was it would be dealt with.
Fast forward to today….comes this news;
A Labour MP today has resigned as an aide to John McDonnell after sharing a graphic on social media that appeared to say Israel should be ‘relocated’ to America.Bradford West MP Naz Shah (natch) shared an image that showed an outline of Israel superimposed on to a map of the USA. The headline on the image said: ‘Solution for Israel-Palestine Conflict – Relocate Israel into United States.’ Ms Shah then wrote with the post: ‘problem solved.’
Maybe we should relocate Bradford West to Gaza?
By David Vance On April 26th, 2016 at 6:39 pm
A big feature of the recent Budget here in the UK was the imposition of the “sugar tax”. We have been informed that the purpose of this tax is to help “fight” UK obesity levels and sugary drinks have been the target of the tax. It has been hailed as a masterstroke and a genuine attempt to get that obesity down. The fact that is generates £££ for the Treasury is just a happy coincidence.
Here are a couple of awkward facts for the sugar tax brigade. Yes, the UK does have the highest obesity levels in Europe. Belgium has the LOWEST obesity levels in Europe. In Belgium, consumption of sugary drinks is TWICE that of the UK. Go figure.
Maybe if we all just exercised a little more and ate a little less we might make some real progress. Tax is never the answer, apart from filling the pockets of the on-the-make tax grabbing politicians.
By David Vance On April 26th, 2016 at 6:20 pm
He came. He saw. He conquered.
I’m talking about how the UK media – and the BBC in particular – presented Obama’s intervention in our Referendum on whether we STAY or LEAVE the EU. For days the BBC has been in a virtual orgasm of pleasure over his wild claims that we are doomed if we are mad enough to leave the EU. It has been hailed as “a game changer” and it marked the “worst week for the LEAVE camp”, apparently.
OK, so let’s look at the latest poll that has just come out today – AFTER Obama’s much hailed intervention.
Latest (online) ICM EU Referendum Tracker poll (post-Obama)
Don’t know 10%
Fieldwork April 22-24
Can Obama keep coming back here to bully us please? 🙂
By Mahons On April 25th, 2016 at 9:15 pm
Ted Cruz and John Kaisch have made a pact not to compete against each other in certain states in a stop Trump effort. Too little, too late, and it probably works to Trump’s favor as a clear desperation ploy.
Cruz agrees to keep out of New Mexico and Oregon, Kaisch out of Indiana. It is like they are playing on Survivor and not running for the Office of the Leader of the free world. A brokered convention might, and I say might, be the only worse thing for the Republicans than Trump as a candidate.
I would take a third Obama term or even a third Bush term over the raining candidates. Hell I’d take a third term from Millard Fillmore, and he has been dead for a long time.
Cruz and Kaisch’s plan is going to have the reverse effect of their intentions.
By David Vance On April 25th, 2016 at 8:05 pm
“The Law Society of Ireland has warned its solicitor members that they must always carry a copy of the Bible and the Quran if they are to strictly fulfill an order issued by one of the country’s most senior judges. “
When Sharia rules, the Bible can be dispensed with, I guess. Ireland cannot have THAT large a Muslim population, yet, but this desperate need to pander to those they do have sets the precedent for the future.
By David Vance On April 25th, 2016 at 7:48 pm
Here is a shot of the handpicked audience that was allowed to ask Obama questions.
See the problem? It’s minorities uber alles. The UK population at the time of the last census was 82% white. (2011)
By David Vance On April 25th, 2016 at 7:45 pm
Here are the people that suddenly have become the Left’s new favourite pets. From Springsteen to Paypal, the Left demand they can access whatever bathroom they choose.
By David Vance On April 25th, 2016 at 7:43 pm
Because we must never judge other cultures, right?
In Denmark, a prominent mosque has told their congregation that apostates, adulterers and any one who harms a Muslim should be killed. The Mosque chairman defended the sermons, saying, “we believe in Islam”.
Few days ago the Grimhøj Mosque in Aarhus made headlines, when one of their imams defend child rape among recent migrants because it is part of their culture. .
In 2014, the mosque also appeared to declare support for the Islamic State (IS) terror group and again in 2015. Now reflect on this…
However, local police later praised the mosque, claiming they were in fact discouraging young Muslims from joining the Jihad!
Denmark is in serious trouble.
The Imam defending child rape should be castrated and deported. Send a message to these savages that child rape is NOT part of our culture and neither are they if they think otherwise. Agree?
By Pete Moore On April 25th, 2016 at 7:04 pm
AS things stand, workshy communist doctors will be out on strike yet again tomorrow and Wednesday, denying the weakest and most vulnerable even emergency care. That’s right, even emergency cover is out.
(All golf course staff leave is cancelled and Merc showrooms have run out of T-Cut.)
I say doctors, but in truth private clinics will be open as usual. The profit motive tends to lean toward pleasing customers instead of leaving patients to die on a trolley in A&E. No-one ought to be surprised. The doctors’ trade union, the BMA, seems little more than the medical wing of the Labour Party these days. We’re a long way from Sir Lancelot Spratt here, alas, who’d have invoked the Reagan Option and run them out of the building (no matter how expensive the PFI contract is).
I’d still be tempted to do as he did to the air traffic controllers, even at the risk of the Dept for Health (don’t laugh) emptying Uganda of every last quack who knows one end of a stethoscope from the other. Clearly they think they retain public support. I’m not sure. Outside of the BBC/Guardian nexus I see little sympathy, and these stunts from the picket lines of British Leyland will quickly drain whatever might be left.
Mind how you go this week.