Archive for September, 2015

@David_Cameron @UKLabour shame on those defending Hunt and destroying #NHS

September 19, 2015

This is really so shameful that I had to get it onto Twitter from Facebook. One wonders what Hunt has to do to earn the condemnation of any of our Centrist(?) MP’s. Surprisingly the same people advanced the argument that this situation had been ended by joing the EU . Just another EU lie.:

Níall Ó Gréacháin

I’m a 24 year old Junior Doctor, currently in an A&E post in the North East of England. Having just finished shift tonight and finally gotten home, I’ve arrived into an quiet house, my two house mates in bed, most likely asleep as most people are at this time of the morning.
I haven’t seen my housemates in 4 days. That said, I’m not quite sure when I will see them next, as the next day I finish work before midnight is next Saturday.
That will be 13 days straight that I haven’t seen those people that I live with.
I haven’t had a proper meal in nearly a week, just a few bites of a sandwich whenever I get a chance. The first break I got tonight was 22:30. I had 5 minutes before being called back to resus.
Tonight, I’ve held the hand of a old lady with advanced dementia, who had fallen over and injured her hip. I held her hand while she screamed and punched at those around her, she was frightened. She didn’t know what was happening.
Tonight, a middle aged man was brought into to resus; sweaty, clammy, dizzy and genuinely frightened.
He thought he as going to die.
His heart was literally beating that fast it couldn’t adequately perfuse his body. And he was scared, and his wife was too. She looked at me, ‘But Doctor, he’s going to be okay isn’t he?’
Tonight I had a young woman who had drank a bottle of whiskey, passed out and was brought in via ambulance.
She was of course nothing but pleasant to me and the rest of the emergency staff. How dare I interrupt her sleep to ask her some questions.
Tonight I got paid less than a manager of a fast food store.
Subway, McDonalds, KFC.
They all get paid more than me and my colleagues.
Tonight I face the news that the government has imposed a renewed contract upon us junior doctors, more hours, less pay.
The government states that hours worked between 7am to 10pm, Monday to Saturday, would be ‘Normal Working Hours’ and not be afforded premium pay.
Tonight, I’m now questioning myself why? What is the whole point of this anymore?
Am I, and the rest of the over worked, underpaid, under-valued junior doctors worth less than a manager of a fast food outlet? Do we matter that little in society that its acceptable for the government to impose a real terms pay cut in the region of 30%. THIRTY PERCENT, when MP’s have just taken a 10% pay rise.
Tonight I ask you to question, do you feel this is fair?

@no2id FOI to cost more but spooks want greater access to our privacy. Brits for sale

September 19, 2015

In a perfect world, there’d be no terrorists.
In a perfect world, there’d be no need for MI5 snooping on everyone.
In a perfect world, there’d be no need to worry about intelligence services ( spooks for short ) opening your mail, listening in on your phone conversations, recording your computer browsing, including any adult viewing, or marital infidelities etc.
It’d be nice to believe that the spooks could be trusted with your intimicies, as if they were medical professionals.
But there’s the rub:
Since the onset of privatisation of the NHS, the disclosure of personal details has become a source of concern.
Government in recent years have seen voters and their details as saleable commodities.
They have privatised the Office of National Statistics, who sell their anonymised data to Marketeers etc.
They have privatised the Swansea DVLA, who now offer car registration details for sale. This has led formerly free car parks, to become money makers, with firms able to send invoices for parking on what is private land belonging to supermarkets etc.
To an extent these invasions of privacy can be loftily dismissed, by a certain type of person, as trivial and legitimate business practices.
The real problem is deeper in that it gives greater power to politicians; whom we all trust implicitly?
Already in the USA, where their FOI laws have more teeth, it has been found that politicians have used (illicit) access to personal communications to besmirch political opponents.
Considering the nature of our own politicians, I, personally, do not trust them to show any integrity.
Consider Andrew Mitchell and Plebgate, Tony Blair and Iraq, Mandelson and anything  that irked him. Consider the latest Tory campaign to get Corbyn.
OK! You’re just an ordinary member of the Public. Suppose you expressed concern, on Facebook, over an issue, you had uncovered, would you feel safe, if some private indiscretion suddenly became public?
Getting paranoid?

I am.

It’s past time to rebuff the banshee’s of feminism, homophobia, racism etc.

September 14, 2015

The recent story about the man, who refused to leave the train seat, which had been reserved by a heavily pregnant woman, shows how feminism has messed things up.
Not only did this boor prove himself a bully and a snide, he proved how the rest of those on board had been intimidated by this perverted dogma.
A recent TV program (It was alright in the 70’s) poked fun at the attitudes of that era, ignoring the fact that it was that generation which brought in the legislation, intended to end racial prejudice, homosexual prejudice and female inequality.
It is the present generation which has taken the victim culture to the present extreme position, where this man felt safe from censure by those present.
Back in the bad old days, no man, even a sadistic bully, would have dreamt of sitting, whilst a heavily pregnant woman was made to stand. This would have also applied, if he had booked the seat, himself.
If he had remained seated, others would have been quick to enjoin him, possibly forcibly, to offer his place to her.
I know that many of the present generation would offer their seats and would have disliked this boorish behaviour.
The point is that we are scared of the banshee’s, always so ready to launch an attack on anyone who betrays even the slightest hint of behaviour that can be misconstrued as racist, homophobic, or sexist. Ageism, fattism, lycra-wearism and no doubt other -isms, which seem to be awaiting legalisation and social legitimacy.
I’ve no doubt that in another generation they’ll be mocking this pathetic social malaise, if we haven’t all become totally paranoid before that time.

#SocialismToday #Corbyn time to win the battle of the Media.

September 14, 2015

Blairites describe themselves as moderates and modernists. All semantically euphonious.
They describe Corbyn supporters using Tory terms of abuse, such as Marxist and fantasists; all with negative connotations
This needs attention;
e.g.Blairites are hawkish, right-wing careerists.
Corbyn supporters are caring, populist, Labour-traditionalists.
Right-wing politicians from UK are going to the States and soaking up the lessons on propaganda gleaned from Goebbels and refined by their own marketing techniques. In the process they are being seduced into adopting Republican values and seeing them as normal.
If Corbyn is to be successful, he needs to counter this acceptance of American political values (basically what we’d think of as Victorian e.g. the Poor deserve contempt) and begin pushing notions of fair treatment and true equality of opportunity.