So we are now 7 years into a Tory lead government and the NHS is on it needs. Its at breaking point. We are now seeing over 4 million people waiting (here) for NHS care, this is on par with the disastrous Thatchers era (here). Thatcher’s record on the NHS is truly disgusting and scary. She made huge cuts and Birmingham hospital cancelled heart operations on children due to no funds. This shook the country and the public quickly became angry. Thatcher quickly put up the funds and scurried back from the rock she crawled from under.
Now the NHS isn’t in trouble because of “migrants” or to many “tourists” as the right wing keep peddling this lie but because it is being deliberately underfunded and mismanaged. The Tories are doing this on purpose so their donors, supporters and even their MPs can get rich from this. They want the NHS to crumble so they can say “looks its not working so we have to privatise it”. Like they try to do for everything.
Here (link) is a list of 70 prominent MPs set to make money from privatising the NHS. Most are Tory and some are Lib Dems (no surprise as they sold the country down the river for a little power).
So lets start with the current health secretary, if you can even call him this, Jeremy Hunt. Lets start by pointing out that not only does he have no record or qualification in health he co-authored a book called ‘Direct Democracy: An Agenda For A New Model Party’ that called for the privatisation of the NHS into an American style health insurance system. Yep, he wants to replace the NHS, one of the best in the best in the world health care systems, that even the Americans look at in envy for the debt loaded poor performance infested American system. Now do not misunderstand me, the NHS has it’s problems, like all other systems but overall it is easily one of the best in the world when it comes to access, service and cost. The three pillars of any oranisation. Even a study by the New Scientist (here) points this out, and their magazine is well vetted by academics much smarter than my self and the vast majority of MPs.
So Hunt’s plan is to underfund and understaff the NHS so that it starts to critically fail and then they will start the systematic dismantling of the our health Service for their personal gain and their ideological position. We have even started to see further dismantling recently with Virgin “Care” taking the NHS to court because they lost the Surrey child services deal (here).
We now have senior doctors accusing the government of deliberate underfunding for the same reason I state (here). Jeremy Hunt has a historically poor reputation within health care as the Royal College of Nurses (here) voted no confidence in Mr Hunt and this was swiftly followed by a petition signed by over 300,000 declaring no confidence in him (here) which the Petitions Committee decided not to debate this petition just shows the true scale of corruption within this Tory government. Add to this that junior doctors have taken a historic vote, the first vote they have ever had to strike (here). This is really starting to show how incompetent Mr Hunt really is and how he is refusing to listen to the professionals that know more about healthcare and how the systems work than he is interested in. GPs are also in talks with the BMA regarding possible strikes also (here).
Then we have the most recent event, Hunt VS Hawkins. Professor Stephen Hawking looked over the so called data that Jeremy Hunt had been producing and called it out for what it is. Cherry picking! (here). Hunt had deliberatly misqouted and cherrypicked data to try and support his position, but Professor Hawking was having none of it and called him out on his lies. He has even challenged Mr Hunt to and open debate but Hunt has refused to answer. Says it all really.