Looking out from the concrete tower block hell-hole of Labour's socialist utopia to our country's true nature.
Y.O. I have a big problem with these yanks who for alterior motives, mostly because they are making money from Health in the U.S. keep on running down our Health Service. I have voted Tory most of my life and apart as you know from the SNP, I have never voted for any other party and I am 55 and have voted in EVERY election. I would rather cut off my right arm than vote Labour and I had a father who rushed home from work every night at 10 pm just to check if Harold Wilson had died!I do though have a number of health problems and once your health goes you can't get insurance. I have to say that the treatment I have received in Ayrshire and in particular at Crosshouse in Kilmarnock has been excellent. So I for one will not be knocking the NHS. I do also believe that in a modern rich democracy it is our duty to look after those who are, for whatever reason less well off, whether it is someone with cancer or a soldier injured in Afghanistan. Also as someone born within the confines of Ayr, I also believe that the only good Killy is a dead Killy, so it is very hard of me to praise a hospital in Scumland!!!!
I agree with your sentiments regarding the NHS , DL . I too use their services regularly , as I don't keep well ,and I am not suggesting that the organisation should be abolished .I put the article up for 3 reasons .1 - it is thought-provoking for us to read such things in a country where criticism of the NHS is only one step up from child abuse in the scale of taboos . (No I won't be posting anything similar defending that).2 - it is definitely an uncomfortable read and challenges our own emotions as well as the facts as they have been presented to us .3 - Theodore Dalrymple (aka Anthony Daniels) is a writer I admire . He is always honest , lucid and very articulate .He was also , until recently , an NHS hospital doctor , as well as being a writer and working in a prison . Here's a link to some good stuff from him - http://www.newenglishreview.org/custpage.cfm?frm=1636&sec_id=1636He's a good guy who's not dealing in the caricatures of the American Right (Socialised Medicine Will Kill Us All) or British orthodoxy (All Glory To The NHS).
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