Thursday, 13 August 2009

National 'Elf Service

Who said about the NHS on American TV:

"I find it incredible that a free people living in a country dedicated and founded in the cause of independence and freedom can seriously be thinking about adopting such a system."

Was it some right wing American nut job like Rush Limbaugh? No, it was a member of our very own British Tory party. Daniel Hannan, Conservative MEP.

You see, you can say one thing in public, attempt to play to the gallery, deny it is party policy, hoodwink the voters... but we know what you're really thinking deep down. The only crime is getting caught saying it out loud.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

having lived in other countries, must say there are aspects of the NHS I do not agree with or like. There is no doubt that there is a need for fundamental reform and not necessarily for financial reasons. To hold on to the NHS in its present form is like saying we want to stick to horse and cart for transport. Dan Hannan can be regarded as highly contraversial but at the end of the day he has expressed his opinions and thoughts not as a UK Member of Parliament bear in mind! To say that David Cameron or the Conservative Party embrace his views is wrong and misleading. But then again, am I surprised by you Was!! Think not..

Anonymous said...

Well done anon 1053 - a list of adjectives with no single example of what you mean or how you want to achieve it - generalisations all the way. Just like the Tory party really - all objection and no policies.

Hannan is t*t - far too pleased with the sound of his own voice and happy to run down his country and one of its most significant 20 century achievements on Fox. This is the real Tory party - blue in tooth and claw and woe betide us if the country votes them in in 2010. Vive le revolution!

Anonymous said...

Anon 23.45 - as a member of the general public, I am entitled to express my opinions. I am not a policy maker therefore it is not for me to outline what the "Tory party" will do. All I know is the NHS in its present state is not sustainable.

As for Hannan, having listened to his views on Fox, there are elements which are undeniable in terms of what the reality is!

We have reached a point where the general public does not wish to have the wool pulled over their eyes and yes " Vive LA revolution"!

Anonymous said...

Luckily for the Lib Dems, when they hear the likes of Warren speak they do not judge the whole party based on his views. I'm sure most people don't judge the Tories on Dan Hannan, the same way as they don't judge Labour on Dennis Skinner.

Jonathan said...

He says he wants something like the Singapore Health Service here.

Do you know anything about the health service in Singapore, and why it would be undesirable to have something similar here?

Was said...

Is this the same Dan Hannan who was the Tory poster boy when he did his Gordon Brown rant?

We've all been around long enough to understand that a mean-spirited I'm-all-right-Jack philosophy is at the very heart of the Tory party. It's just funny to see them squirm when it leaks out in public.

Anonymous said...

"We've all been around long enough to understand that a mean-spirited I'm-all-right-Jack philosophy is at the very heart of the Tory party. It's just funny to see them squirm when it leaks out in public."

Was: wrong assumption, it is just everyone is afraid of an open debate on the sacred cow ( NHS) and that goes for all the parties unfortunately. No one is facing or wants to face the reality described by the likes of Dan Hannan and others.

Would suggest you stick to decent political views on important matters such as the nation's healthcare and maybe open up a serious debate?