A letter a day to number 10. No 1,413
Monday 25 April 2016.
Dear Mr Cameron,
As a fairly seasoned campaigner who has been covering your many and varied nefarious acts of social vandalism daily since March 17th 2012, were I to single out one thing that speaks out above all others it is the abandonment of the governments duty to provide universal health care via the Health and Social Care Act 2012. Mind you, it is a close run thing given what you have done to social security and the carnage you have inflicted on the lives of poor and vulnerable people.
The list of your crimes is too long to list in a single letter, but the sheer magnitude of perfidy of promising to protect our NHS, then abandoning universal publicly owned health care, free at the point of use, is the greatest crime in UK history. Not least because you snuck it through without public consultation to the almost universal silence of the main stream media.
As we all know, if it ain’t on the telly, it ain’t happening and what a tragedy that is.
It took me till May 2014 to grasp what you’d done, over two years after the Act received Royal Assent on 27 March 2012, a scant 10 days after I began these letters, but there is no shame in that other than the shame of a government which has wilfully and unforgivably deceived the nation for six long years now.
The junior doctors contract dispute is much more than it seems on the surface, it is another towering deceit from a government hell bent on privatising our NHS. Forcing an already overstretched workforce to provide a fully operational NHS, which includes elective care (pre-arranged, non-emergency care) seven days a week, is impossible under present staffing numbers. We cannot have both seven day emergency cover and seven day elective cover without an increase in staffing, which your government has been at such pains to reduce.
The only way to provide seven day elective care is to bring in private health care companies. The Mirror newspaper published a list of MPs with links to private healthcare firms in 2015, which included you and Jeremy Hunt and, yes, Hunt’s predecessor Andrew Lansley was in there as well along with 67 others. The writing is on the wall, the NHS is going to the wall, unless we, the public, stand up and support not just junior doctors but our greatest post war achievement, our NHS, which you are hell bent on, and are, taking away from us. It amounts to grand larceny, the crime of unlawfully taking the personal property of another person, or, in this case, an entire nation. The NHS is ours, bought and paid for by us, by the sweat of our labour.
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