What Daniel Hannan said in America

This is quite interesting — from the point of view that I have read what he said in several newspapers and not one of them told the truth. Now you can hear it for yourself.


  1. #1 by Ampers on Saturday, 15 August 2009 - 9:50 pm

    You are absolutely right. The NHS has been a sacred cow for so long, nobody has the courage to shoot it, even though it is dying of mad cow disease! The Americans are, at least, having a debate and one would hope, at the end of it, they will make a good decision.No one person has a solution over here. Many of us brave enough to discuss the matter have our own ideas, but it will only be by bringing all these ideas out in the open, we can ever hope of bringing in the right reforms, good reforms, and practicable reforms that our country sorely needs.I do have a feeling that the left become so agitated because it was their people who bringht in the NHS and they wouldn't like to see the right bringing in reforms that would work. Neither would they like to see that the Labours NHS has been proved to be out of date.It is all very sad really.

  2. #2 by Sylvester on Saturday, 15 August 2009 - 9:46 am

    Is it not a more recent interview with Fox News that’s actually ignited the whole issue? The interview you have linked looks like it was from the time of the G20 summit in April and not the one that’s started the current rumpus. In truth his comments have been somewhat exaggerated by the right wing interpretation of Fox News and jumped upon over here by the Labour spin machine. I happen to agree with most of what Mr Hannan has said nationalised healthcare in the UK despite an 80% increase in funding by Labour is still not working satisfactorily. Look at the recent scandals of the many deaths through C Diff in the filthy hospitals which would shame the third world. That said the US system doesn’t work either, at least not for everyone and is far too expensive. Both Britain and the US have healthcare systems badly in need of reform and which will require a great deal of political courage to sort out. I think we need to take a look at what it is our European friends are doing that we can copy the best of and implement over here. The problem is we have no politicians with any courage who are prepared to tackle the issue hence the UK has been condemned to having a second rate healthcare system.

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