Cameron’s Solution to our Ageing Population: Let Them Die

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Figures released yesterday reveal a sharp rise in deaths across Britain last year, predominantly of women over 85 in the poorest areas.  Sheffield University’s Professor Danny Dorling, who studied the numbers suggests the data may portend the first fall in British life expectancy since the Second World War. Cameron and his government are solving the problem of our ageing population by withdrawing the life support of properly funded, qualified and committed care services for old people.

The ‘Mystery’ Rise in Deaths


The figures for England and Wales were taken from the Office of National Statistics, and for Scotland, the General Register for Scotland.  They showed a 5% rise in deaths above ordinary numbers, and it was poor, elderly women that accounted for the majority of the rise.

But this should come as no surprise.  It was exactly what researchers predicted in 2008, after extensive research revealed…

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Too much, too fast: the government’s ‘welfare revolution’ starts to unwind | Politics | The Guardian

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This is an excellent, MUST READ article by the Guardian. Check it out!

via Too much, too fast: the government’s ‘welfare revolution’ starts to unwind | Politics | The Guardian.

For me, as an expert in transformation management, this is an all too familiar story, especially in the UK Public Sector with:

  • Moving targets
  • Political interference
  • Absence of cohesive strategy
  • Ineffective risk management
  • Poor leadership
  • Unwieldy governance
  • Excessively mechanistic program and project management
  • Ineffective stakeholder management
  • Excessive dependence on big consulting firms, outsource providers, and large recruiters
  • Too many contractors
  • Demotivated staff because of austerity

I look forward to reading Margaret Hodge MP‘s view – she’s the Chair of the Public Accounts Committee; I totally respect her objectivity and trust her judgement.

I suspect that the Cabinet Office and the Treasury will have been faffing around in the background too, adding little of real value.

Any thoughts?

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