Oh alright then Giles, perhaps I could do with moving a little from left
back to centre...
But yes, it would be great if the public took some responsibility for
themselves, and that doesn't necessarily mean right-wing philosophy. I can
understand however that non-state funding might encourage more
self-reliance, and less whingeing!
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Sent: Friday, September 27, 2002 7:31 AM
Subject: Re: Woops Head injuries
> On Fri, 27 September 2002, Adrian Fogarty wrote:
> Come on Adrian,
> We all know that money thrown by central government at
> the NHS will nearly all be straight down the toilet. Of
> course it's reasonable to moan about the increased
> taxes! Why can't people be allowed to spend money on
> their health themselves just like we do with food and
> water, which frankly are substantially more important
> needs than the so-called 'healthcare' we get in this
> diabolical nonsense of a Notional Health Service?
> Obviously help will be needed for those who can't
> afford - just as is given in benefit so people can
> afford housing, clothes, food etc. But the idea that
> the state is the only organisation beneficent and
> capable enough to provide everything for everyone is
> quite honestly absurd.
> Giles "Maggie" Cattermole.
> > Yes, this coming from 'Arlow's own son is most
> > shocking! I fear Keith is not
> > looking after you properly. Still, I empathise big
> > time; this sort of anomie
> > really gets into my system too, and Danny's, despite
> > his brave face. All I
> > can say is the general public have a lot to answer
> > the majority of our
> > work results from their self indulgence or plain
> > stupidity, yet they are
> > reluctant to pay for improved services. Then they have
> > the temerity to
> > complain when things are a tad delayed or inefficient.
> > Whoops, have I just
> > gone cynical again?
> > But things are gradually getting better Steve, I
> > It concerns me
> > though that just when Tony is starting to spend more
> > the health service,
> > the right-wingers are beginning to moan about stealth
> > taxes again. Yeah, OK,
> > let's just magic the funds out of a genie's lamp, that
> > always works in the
> > movies. Sorry, am getting political again...
> > Adrian Fogarty (still mostly upbeat despite intense
> > cynicism about the
> > British public's attitude to health and to health
> > services)