Everyone is asking the wrong questions.
The right questions are:
1. Is the NHS working?
2. is it working to the best of its capacity?
We really need to answer these questions, not just of the NHS as a whole, but of each section or department.
Once we have these answers, and only when we have these answers, can we decide how, with the same money, whether we can improve it.
It is not enough for the Conservatives to say, “Yes, we have already asked these questions.” They must prove it to us by itemising each department and not only giving the answers to the above questions in relation to each of the departments, but list what they are doing in each department to improve matters, and by what yardstick they intend to be judged at the next election on each department.
But Governments, whether the Coalistion or Labour, hate (a) explaning too much to the general public, and (b) hate giving any sort of yardstick with which to be judged.
They say the people get the Government they deserve. (Yes, the Libyan’s did nothing about Gadafi for many decades so don’t cite that as an answer against this statement.) We, in Britain repeadedly get the Government we deserve, by ignoring the smaller parties and never giving them a chance to mature. So, at the next election, I can categorically assure you, you will have a Socialist or Conservative Government – and can you honestly swear that one is better than the other?
On the 12th April, 2010, The nurses union stated:
“The RCN is committed to working with the party that wins the election to improve care for all during this tough financial period. This manifesto makes clear that up to £20 billion will have to be saved in the NHS over the coming years.”
They must have been convinced that Labour were going to win!
And AV is no solution to these problems either.
28 MPs who secretly handed their fiddled expenses back, and the civil and criminal crimes of other MPs.
In an article in the Daily Telegraph, of all the Members of Parliament who fiddled their expenses, twenty-eight MPs have been given the money they publicly handed back, back to them quietly and without publicity. These are substantial amounts, and the top five who received their “cash backs” in terms of amounts, the total came to £29,910.98!
The following interesting comment was submitted by the nom-de-plume of dipsplepskik#
What would expect from a group such as this ?
This is unbelievable, but can you imagine working for a Company that has a little more than 600 Employees and has the following employee statistics…
29 accused of spouse abuse
7 arrested for fraud
9 accused of writing bad cheques
17 have directly or indirectly bankrupted at least 2 businesses
3 have done time for assault
71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit
14 arrested on drug-related charges
8 arrested for shoplifting
21 are currently defendants in lawsuits
84 arrested for drink driving in the last year and collectively, this year alone, they have cost the British tax payer £92,993,748 in expenses!!!
Which organization is this?
It’s the 635 members of the House of Commons, the same group that cranks out hundreds of new laws each year designed to keep the rest of the population of Britain in line.
What a bunch of bastards we have running our country – it says it all…
And just to top all that they probably have the best ‘corporate’pension scheme in the country!!
… pity he didn’t follow it up.
Pity nobody has followed it up, both before him, and afterwards.
The girl in this video probably went to a private school. The video is all about changing outcomes from using the right words.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but this is not necessarily true if the words are chosen by a poet or educated person.
Enjoy the video, but do reflect on the message right at the end…
Just had to split two blogs from WordPress as someone else needed to adminster one of them.
What a nightmare.
I’m too old for all this.
Still all working OK now – I think. 😦
and read the explanation of what they are, our future is here, incredible! what an age we live in.
Are they pens with cameras?
Any wild guesses? No clue yet?
Here is how it works:Ladies and gentlemen…. congratulations! You’ve just looked into the future…
You’ve just seen something that will replace your PC in the near future.
In the revolution of miniature computers, scientists have made great developments with blue tooth technology…
This is the forthcoming computers you can carry within your pockets . This ‘pen sort of instrument’ produces both the monitor as well as the keyboard on any flat surfaces
from where you can carry out functions you would normally do on your desktop computer.
This idea has been around for some time though
But now, the light comes from the actual phone or PDA
I don’t think it will replace the Notebook as such, but in the future I can imagine that larger laptops will replce the desktop and the above computer might will replace the Notebook.
There is nothing new about the idea of an Alternative Voting system.
When the idea was last mooted in 1931, Winston Churchill spoke up against it as elections being determined by “the most worthless votes given for the most worthless candidates.”
Churchill said of AV “it adds new features of caprice and uncertainty to the conduct of each individual election… Imagine making the representation of great constituencies dependent on the second preferences of the hindmost candidates. The hindmost candidate would become a personage of considerable importance, and the old phrase, ‘Devil take the hindmost’ will acquire a new significance.”
As with so many things, Winston saw the danger to democracy clearly.
I am not too sure whether I believe the statement from the No 2 AV campaign which suggest that around 35 constituencies could have their outcomes determined by the second preferences of BNP voters.
However, if they got only one seat, that surely would be one vote too many?Hat tip: Guido Fawkes
Join their Official Page here for updates and debate: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rally-Against-Debt/215405205140114?sk=wall
A well mannered, polite rally for civilised people who don’t wish to see
their hard earned money being spent on pointless government
initiatives and instead would like government spending
to actually fall and our national debt to be cut.
They don’t think that it’s fair for us to continue borrowing money to live a lifestyle that we simply can’t afford – burdening our children with unnecessary debt that they will have to pay back.
Any visits to Fortnum and Mason’s by protestors will only be to marvel at their selection of quality goods and perhaps make the occasional purchase.
Bonfires will be strictly forbidden: it’s out of season anyway
Trips to see Vodafone and other high street chains will result in congratulations to the company for providing jobs and growth in the UK.
And a caveat on their Facebook site: “Offensive posts will be deleted. This is an event for people who want to come to our event to support what we stand for, not an opportunity for defamation or hate. We reserve the right to delete what we do not like and don’t really mind if you have a problem with this. It is our event after all, not yours.”
Offical hashtag #RallyAgainstDebt or #RAD
Official Website: http://rallyagainstdebt.org/
What a bleddy marvellous idea!