Saturday, January 21, 2017

Trump's Legacy

Little did Trump realise when he abused and insulted ordinary people, denigrated women and the disabled that he would ignite an outcry that would resonate around the world. History will record him as the leader who by default reminded the world that we are one family and that our future and the future of our children depends on unity of purpose, unity to protect the environment, unity to save the great forests, unity to preserve the sea, in short to save the planet.

Friday, January 13, 2017

NHS in crisis

            It is about this time, soon after the New Year that the old chestnut appears- NHS in crisis.

Has it ever been otherwise?

To provide comprehensive health care for all at the point of need in a modern world with a growing elderly population was always a pipe dream- impossible to achieve. Yet successive governments continue to repeat the mantra and pretend that a further tranche of money is all that is needed to cure its ills. 

The time has come to cry foul and admit that the dream is a myth and always has been. We the people must take responsibility for our lives and no longer expect the government to do so. 

Let’s start with something simple. If you want to drink, you pay for the consequences of overindulgence, similarly if you choose to smoke. If you overeat and become obese it’s your responsibility …

The time has come to tell the people of the UK that the holiday is over.

You are responsible for your health- not the government not your neighbour but YOU.