Hi Again @J_Westlock, Well I am certainly warped by time myself !. And JC seems intent on taking us into his Tardis and transporting us back to the 1960s or is it the 1950s ?.
I don’t pay much (any ?) attention to the media myself. I guess I read the business pages of the telegraph in the pub sometimes. TBH though I don’t believe ANYTHING that I see on TV or in the paper without doing some checks of my own.
I downloaded the Labour manifesto over the weekend (I like horror stories !) and to me it read like nothing but a series of targeted raids on groups that they clearly regard as rich or privileged together with commitments to various groups designed to win votes (eg the WASPI women – 3 Million votes in the bag there at a cost of £??Bn).
And on nationalisation given my previous experience dealing with nationalised entities I don’t see that saving money or providing a better service or the ability to provide the funding to do the job, as I said in a previous post.
On the NHS, surely their biggest hobby horse, that’s a black hole that could swallow ALL of EVERYONEs money forever if we wanted a truly modern excellent service. Personally as I have said before here I think the only viable way to address this is for anyone who is not on benefits to pay something every time they use any NHS service. Totally free is not a realistic option IMV. Yes I know people pay for prescriptions (though many don’t) but that’s only scratching the surface of the problem.
But I am sure we aren’t going to agree on this. No problem, you are entitled to your own view.