This was the view that greeted my weary eyes this morning, snow! Horrid, disgusting snow! Great lumps of it falling from the gray clouds above and hanging around everywhere. It's a disgrace, we ought not to have this sort of thing around here, this is a nice part of the world, sometimes.
Clearly the government ought to do something about this, snow belongs up north, where the lower orders reside, not down here where the
There is nothing else for it but to close the grubby curtains once again and stay indoors doing the ironing to keep the place warm. I might have to iron every shirt twice in that case! Bah!
A couple came into the museum yesterday, she in a wheelchair, he pushing, and made their way around the building. It was clear she had little response, no more than a baby seeing the world for the first time. I considered her to be less than forty years old and her understanding of what was around her probably was little more than a childs. What care would this lass receive if there was no national Health Service? Would she be aborted at birth perhaps? If this is the result of an illness would they encourage her to die? Human life is worth so little in these Darwinian days.
With the election in the offing the papers are so willing to indicate faults with those they dislike and therefore many have highlighted the UKIP leader Nigel Farage's desire to bring in a US style health service. This has been roundly condemned by the UKIP Party membership who strongly favour keeping the NHS as it is and improving it. Indeed while most UKIP members are really Conservative members (mostly afraid of immigrants) at heart they understand just how important the NHS has been to the UK. Following the US pattern would be a disaster for all but the richest.
The lass in the wheelchair requires 24 hour care, which but the rich could afford that? When at Maida Vale thirty years ago an emergency brain operation and aftercare would run into many thousands of pounds, how much now? Even turning up and a dentist or doctor could cost a fortune and no insurance coverage would ever enable an NHS as successful as the one we have now. We must fight to keep and develop the NHS not sell it off.
The recent policy of running down the NHS and then demanding privatisation as the only answer comes from politicians who not only have an ideological as opposed to practical understanding of the NHS and the public's needs but also own many shares in American private health organisations! Now who would have thought that? The elite care for their public so much that they will ensure their personal profit comes before public requirements! Vote them all out! We need a strong and safe NHS, we are in danger of losing it and the majority, not the few, will suffer.
As I mentioned before the repression of Christianity in the UK continues apace. The latest school to suffer this attack via Ofsted is Grindon Hall in the north east. This school is a Christian Free School with the highest educational reputation but has been called 'troubled' and now put into special measures by Ofsted simply because it does not encourage gay sex or celebrate non Christian festivals. Individuals are sacked, in spite of their work record, for sharing such views as those biblical ones found at this school. Teachers, nurses, doctors, workers in all sorts of businesses are hounded out because of Christian beliefs. This because they are considered 'intolerant!' I suppose a police officer is intolerant if he arrests someone? A judge intolerant for sentencing a prisoner? It appears 'British values' as espoused by the nation today does not include 'tolerance' of those who indicate something is wrong. Similar intolerance was shown to those who opposed slavery yet they were proved right in the end. What a confused world political correctness has produced.
This is just the beginning.