UK government destroys the nation's health
Between now and next Spring many hospitals have been asked to make impossible savings in order to make the budget look good. They responding by reducing their most expensive assets, professional doctors and consultants. Up to a fifth of hospital staff are being axed in a frenzy to make the figures look good, and those most senior and with the greatest experience are the first to go since they cost the most. Once being bled nearly to death like that it is highly unlikely that the NHS will every recover.
NHS euthanasia is the unimaginative answer of the government to the long-term suffering of the health service, and the health of the nation will be dealt a mortal blow. Those who can afford it will go private, those who cannot pay their way will have to put up with a substandard service: New Labour cares little about the underdog. And in order to withdraw vital treatment from the NHS the advocates of staff cuts and savings are doctoring the facts, claiming that the increase in costs were entirely due to an increase in the cost of equipment and medicines as well as poor local management. Nothing could be further from the truth. The real ailment the NHS suffers from is that, like everywhere else in modern
The ever rising tax contributions made by British citizens is not due to an increase in services provided in return, it is a levy to repay government borrowing through national and local debt. This debt, which came about by permitting banks to create new money into existence backed by government guarantees, is gradually becoming impossible to pay off, and since the Thatcher years both the Conservative and Labour governments have been selling off what remained of the nation's "family silver". With the exception of the finance and insurance companies in the City of
Our government stopped being the servant of the people long ago and became the servant of the rich and powerful, the bankers and speculators whose power extends to creating and manipulating the money supply of most nations and make their citizens pay the price through ever-increasing taxation. Until we wrestle the control of our money supply back from them we will continue paying the price.