AuntieEadie

AuntieEadie

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5 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - 100,000 dead · 0 replies · +1 points

Now what interests me is why it is 'cowardly' to make my comments. It never seems 'cowardly' to attack the armed forces, or bankers or the police. Is it 'cowardly' because they can't strike back at me? That seems to me to be the only explanation. However, I have referred to 'the vast number of skilled and dedicated workers' in the NHS, so I'm not 'cowardly' attacking them. It's the management of the NHS, which is vast and extremely inefficient. Just look at the layers of management, the recruitment of new managers when there are front-line staff shortages, the payment of ludicrous sums for simple supplies that anyone with half a brain could buy for a small fraction of the cost. Is it cowardly' to criticise these aspects? Or is it just that the Left wants to shut down debate on these matters by being insulting instead of arguing the case?

6 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - 100,000 dead · 0 replies · +1 points

There's much in what you say. My view is that many people pay for private health insurance, and they save the country a good deal whilst paying their taxes like everyone else. Giving them tax relief on the premiums would encourage very many other people to take out private cover. That reduces the burden on the NHS. Te private sector often provides a very good service, and treats its customers well. Then their should be further measures to get people onto private schemes through employment and otherwise. Finally, I suggest breaking up the NHS into a number of independent, competing and comparable units, a bit like Germany, so people have choice.

9 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - 100,000 dead · 5 replies · +1 points

The NHS is unfit for purpose. This is the screaming, shouting message delivered to us by the virus. Are we stone deaf, or do we accept the obvious truth that the NHS has to go.
Here we sit in our gilded isle smug in the belief that we have 'the finest health system in the world'. Not for us the competitive scramble for decent health care. Not for us the poor dying for lack of care, because they can't pay for it. No, we're the beneficiaries of the heroes of WWII, who created a new world order looking after every precious member of our national family.
But 100,000 dead puts us 'top of the league' in the world, or should we not admit it, bottom. Yes, the NHS despite its vast number of skilled and dedicated workers has delivered us the worst results in the world. Or have I got it all wrong? Would we have come out much better if Boris hadn't bungled it all? Hindsight is a wonderful thing, we know, but the outcome must have been adversely influenced by the NHS.
Reforming the NHS has been impossible hitherto, but the opportunity for honesty should really now be seized.
We need to examine foreign systems that plainly work much better, and select the best. The monolith has to go. A new system that provides good care for everyone, in one way or another, is required. The main thing is to see the patients as customers and not supplicants. That's at the root of the problem, I feel.

1 day ago @ http://www.conservativ... - How Johnson thinks. On... · 0 replies · +1 points

Well there it is. It looks clear enough to me. Thank you.

1 day ago @ http://www.conservativ... - How Johnson thinks. On... · 3 replies · +1 points

I watch Tens at ten on ITV these days in preference to the BBC. The professionalism and presentation is highly impressive and professional, I feel.

1 day ago @ http://www.conservativ... - How Johnson thinks. On... · 0 replies · +1 points

In which order?

1 day ago @ http://www.conservativ... - How Johnson thinks. On... · 1 reply · +1 points

People said that in 1940.

1 day ago @ http://www.conservativ... - How Johnson thinks. On... · 20 replies · +1 points

Aren't many people a bit too hard on Boris? Just look at the poor man. He's never been right since covid. He may take some exercise, but he's flabby, pasty-faced and looks exhausted to me. Even his hair seems to be falling out. Now this is our talisman, and we should start valuing him a bit more. He's the one who pulled our proverbial nuts out of the fire turning a grey landscape presided over the endlessly depressing and tiresome Mrs May into sunlit uplands (as someone might have said). He was responsible for our famous GE victory, and without him we would have floundered. then he won Brexit for us, and delivered it against all adversaries including the dreaded BBC.

3 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Richard Ekins: How to ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Yes, and we can see where it all leads, can't we?

3 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Richard Ekins: How to ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Love it!