The rich get richer, the poor get poorer and the coalition plays silly burgers | Stewart Lee | The Observer

George Osborne visits  Thessaly Community Project

George Osborne visits Thessaly Community Project (Photo credit: conservativeparty)

This article by comedian Stewart Lee, in today’s Observer, is a MUST-READ, in my view. Check it out!

The rich get richer, the poor get poorer and the coalition plays silly burgers | Comment is free | The Observer.

The article takes a witty and somewhat satirical look at George Osborne, the UK Chancellor.

This whole article would be really funny, if it were not so tragically sad. Because of the direct policies of George Osborne and his cronies, people are dying prematurely because of collapsing public services, like healthcare and community care.

Any thoughts?

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Patients facing eight-hour waits in ambulances outside A&E departments – Telegraph

Ambulance

Ambulance (Photo credit: IAmScottWebber)

This is deeply disturbing article, reported in the Telegraph. It’s a RECOMMENDED READ. Check it out!

via Patients facing eight-hour waits in ambulances outside A&E departments – Telegraph.

The article provides further evidence that the NHS is in terminal, melt-down. Patients are left in ambulances, rather than hospital A&E departments, in order improve Government statistics; meanwhile, the ambulances are increasingly unable to respond to real emergencies, so putting peoples’ lives at risk.

Obviously, this is a complex problem, with inadequate care for the elderly being one of the root causes. However, resources are being cut centrally and front-line services are suffering the most, rather than reducing waste and bureaucracy.

As I have indicated previously on this blog, for me there are two fundamental problems, and Prime Minister, David Cameron, should be held accountable. Firstly, austerity is not working effectively. Secondly, major Government departments, like the Health Service, are ineffective in getting scarce resources to front-line services. David Cameron’s Government must start some effective crisis management, in my view.

Any thoughts?

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