Op-ed: This British blogger was born in 1952. That means she has experienced health care via the NHS all of her life. Will she still be able to make that proud claim in another 10 or even five years assuming she is still alive and kicking?
From being born in an NHS maternity hospital to a tonsillectomy in 1958, an appendectomy in 1975, various minor procedures, dental treatments, cataract surgery around 10 years ago and so much more the NHS has been a big part of her life.
Working in clerical roles at NHS hospitals for around 13 years pre-retirement highlighted the good, the bad and the ugly side of the NHS but reinforced a belief that the NHS is a valuable asset which must remain nationalised.
Do not let this Tory government squander our NHS.
The dripping leak of services into the private sector needs halting; our NHS needs some work but it does not need a government that is looking to help it fail in order to make privatisation the only way forward.
The Tory government sees health care as money-making nothing more nor less, and look close to the government for who may make the most money out a failing National Health Service.
Little wonder that Saturday's NHS Day of Action in London was well supported.
According to BBC News:
Tens of thousands of people - including NHS workers, campaigners and union representatives - have marched in London to protest against "yet more austerity" in the health service.
Remember many people who were unable to travel to London also support Saturday's protest and rally.
People need to wake up to the potential threats the NHS is facing and act before it is too late.
If you believe the NHS is safe is Tory hands you are in this person's opinion at best misinformed or at worst deluded.
This is not the first national demonstration to save the NHS but in 2017 the situation has become critical.
Forget WikiLeaks PMQs Wednesday had its own NickiLeaks.
"Text messages, allegedly from Tory council leader David Hodge and intended for someone in Whitehall named Nick, suggest the council was offered a "sweetheart deal" by the government. Theresa May suggested the Labour leader was using "alternative facts" for his attack - but failed to explain what deal if any had been offered to Surrey council."
January 19, we posted a report titled "TORY SURREY COUNTY COUNCIL LOOKING AT 15% COUNCIL TAX RISE." Surrey Conservative County Council had announced plans to hold a referendum as it looked at increasing Council Tax by 15%.. The council was citing much needed funding for social care as the cause of this whopping tax hike.
At PMQs Wednesday the jig was up though.
Leader of the official opposition Jeremy Corbyn, Labour, is in possession of leaked emails which appear to show a deal between the Tory council and government done to prevent the required local referendum on the proposed excessive council tax hike.
Unelected PM Theresa May, Tory, squirmed and resorted to her normal defensive modus operandi attempting to attack Corbyn personally.
She showed herself to be guilty as charged.
The mainstream media have been quick to pick up the story.
"Jeremy Corbyn stuns Theresa May with secret texts 'exposing special deal' for Tory council" reports the Daily Mirror.
Helping out Tory councils in Tory heartlands may be nothing new from this government but it may be to some voters.
February 2016 "Tory Councils In South Get Most Of £300m ‘Cushion’ From Cuts - As Labour’s Northern Heartlands Miss Out."
Wednesday David Hodge leader of Surrey County Council has posted the following update on the Surrey website:
Statement from David Hodge Leader of Surrey County Council:
Whether you believe Mr Hodge is up to you.
Perhaps the email sent "inadvertently" to the wrong person will have a positive impact nationwide?
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