Totalitarian Britain: The National Health Service


“The closest thing the British have to a religion is the FREE National Health Service (The NHS)”

Of course it’s not free, it is paid for by the taxpayer, and paid for across the whole of their lives, compulsorily. Nothing wrong with that though! However for as long as I can remember the NHS has been weaponised, a political weapon to be used against “anyone” who suggests that the availability of some privately paid medicine is a good thing, or that parts of the NHS could be subcontracted out to better and more efficient services ……. still free however. In particular it has been the Conservative party who has been tarnished with this brush to “destroy our precious NHS”, even when they add £1.8billion to the existing budget to develop a further 20 hospitals. This is something we have found increasingly sickening especially since our recent experience over the past 25 years has shown us that chucking money at the NHS isn’t going to solve much! But somewhere along the line, the media has decided that one particular party must be battered for wishing to destroy our NHS (I kid you not). So, lets have a look at a few facts and test your knowledge of the British NHS system, and the “balance between the parties” of nationalisation vs privatisation …… in parts. I assure you all I have researched my facts here thoroughly, so lets give it a go to see what the REAL facts are about privatisation within the NHS: Click your answers to each question, then click continue, and finally click finish to check how you did:

 

 

22 thoughts on “Totalitarian Britain: The National Health Service

  1. not being a “brit” i have no clue how the NHS came to being and keeps going.
    but, being from the USA, i can say NO to privatizing the healthcare system. just look at what that has done to our healthcare! the insurance companies dictate care as they are unwilling to pay. the affordable care act still has the insurance companies involved. we do have a federal healthcare insurance (medicare) and it would or should make all americans covered much like your NHS but that would leave out the private insurance companies and the have a very good lobby system. also, many states have their own health insurance. plus, many americans feel a national health system is moving to a socialist state! heaven forbid we give up our democratic ways!!!! lol
    capitalism would suffer, at least the insurance companies feel, if the USA had a national heath system.

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    1. Hello Buddy, thanks for your comment and for following us too. Just followed you back and will browse your blog shortly. The NHS was formed in 1948 during a Labour government who implemented the Conservative Party’s idea after WW2. There is absolutely no danger of it being privatised although there will probably always be a private option outside the system. We have benefitted from both in the last 12 months and never had a complaint about either.

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        1. I had already looked at the photography on your blog and liked the look of it. I’ve been glancing at the SAN Francisco image of trees and tried to work out where. Sausalito?

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    2. I should also have said that the left wing barrage about privatisation is nothing but leftist propaganda as part of their Leninist strategy. The quiz reveals as such. More on Thursday 🙏🙏

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  2. I scored 75%. I got the first one wrong. I thought it was Lloyd George.
    NHS is badly managed and suffers too many reorganisations. Privatisation is certainly not the answer.
    We don’t pay for it all of our lives, we stop paying NI when we retire, perhaps there is a case for pensioners continuing to make some sort of contribution.
    In establishing the NHS Nye Bevan famously said of doctors “I have stuffed their mouths with gold”. Bevan was a hypocrite of course just like all politicians, left, right or centre!

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    1. I must admit Andrew I would have said Labour for Q1 because Nye Bevan achieved virtual sainthood over the NHS. I think we do pay all our lives because a bit like road tax it bears no relationship to what is spent. The billions spent on it every year is taken out of the overall tax pot.

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    2. I actually agree that privatisation is not the answer and neither is chucking money at it the answer. But I have no idea what would happen if doctors were told they couldn’t work privately any more, somehow these two things, privatisation and private medicine must be separated

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      1. Problem is that it is so big that it is probably beyond anyone or any group of experts to carry out an effective management review. Hang on, I know – Dominic Cummings, he seems to have the answers to everything and the power to get things done. Be scared, be very scared!

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    1. Absolutely agree, context AND balance always needed but the left wing propaganda machine has hoodwinked us for long enough. Did you take the quiz?

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      1. I believe it perfectly possible to make a case that the BBC actually has a right wing bias. I think it tries to be balanced but doesn’t always succeed. As regards the Guardian, well that is more than balanced out by other newspapers. I do look at both right and left papers online (and sometimes buy the Guardian), so see both viewpoints, but have to say how disturbing I often find the ignorance and extreme views in the Mail comments section.
        I didn’t do the quiz properly. Would have done better but it says I got 0% and can’t have another go.

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        1. Agree entirely about the newspapers, one can choose where to go. But not with the BBC. A simple bit of googling will show their 3 years of Remain bias in having panellists on Question Time for example, straightforward data, not opinion. They have the brass neck to deny it. Then there’s the fake news and avoided news. The Icelandic puffins was a howler. Then there’s their complete avoidance of the Electoral Commission losing their case against Darren Grimes, a Remain led persecution that cost the taxpayer £500,000! And, can you find anywhere on the BBC website any reporting of the French ports head I’ve written about today? There’s so much more it’s unbelievable!

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        2. I suspect we tend to think there is bias at the BBC and elsewhere when it’s something we disagree with but not the other way round. I’ve heard a lot of left leaning people complain about allegations of Labour antisemitism being reported more prominently than allegations of Conservative islamophobia, or Diane Abbott’s errors more prominently than Chris Grayling’s. It could be that any greater representation of remain on QT occurs because there are more remain politicians at Westminster, but the likes of Farage and Hitchens seem to be on rather a lot. It seems a deliberately inflammatory programme anyway. Any Questions on radio is a much better quality of debate. I still believe the BBC tries to be balanced.

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        3. There aren’t more Remain politicians at Westminster and not all members of QT panel are politicians. Did you find the data?

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      2. Well at Westminster it depend how you identify remainers and leavers. Some Brexiteers have described it as a Remain parliament when it suited them.

        With regard to QT, I’m aware that one analysis has suggested there have been almost twice as many remainers as leavers on the panel, although there appears to be at least some degree of subjectivity in that data. But why would there be such an apparent bias? Could it be an artifact of balancing Con Lab LibDem Green? Do we know how panelists are chosen? Is there any evidence of bias in the process rather than in the outcome?

        There’s just so much crap thrown around on both sides of the argument there is little way of knowing what to believe. Nothing is ever as straightforward as it looks. I do have concerns about what the markets seem to be making of it, which I suppose is one kind of hard evidence if we assume no element of gambling, but in the end which way one leans seems like an act of faith. For me it comes down to faith that it’s better to have to compromise with the EU (and be part of it) than with America, Saudi Arabia, India and so on (substitute “pushed around by” for compromise if you prefer).

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    1. It’s more than interesting when you consider how much we are being brainwashed. But we are slowly exposing some of this crap …. as long as you don’t rely on the BBC or The Guardian. I have another one next week that will surprise you too!

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