NHS strike halted after Government caves in to union demands – Telegraph

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David Cameron’s government has caved in to the unions, according to this breaking news published in the Telegraph. It’s a must read. Check it out!

via NHS strike halted after Government caves in to union demands – Telegraph.

What worries me is how David Cameron‘s Conservative Party is going to get seriously tough with austerity, assuming they win the election? Surely, it’s more than hot air?


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  1. As Dr Alf knows, the election is now just 3.5 months away, and the Government could not realistically take on the Public sector trades unions at this time.

    As Sun Tzu said, you choose the place and time to do battle, not the other way around. Also you “keep your plans as dark as night and then strike like a thunderbolt”.

    In the position of the Government, I too would “cave in” at this juncture and allow the dinosaurs of Unite to salivate and revel in their victory.

    If I then won the election, I would then prepare in secret, a blueprint for the replacement to the NHS, modeled along German and Singaporean lines. That model would have no place whatsoever for trades unionists of any kind and would be imposed on the medical profession without discussion or with any opportunity for them to derail it as has happened with all other reforms tried up to now.

    “Parallel running” would see the recruitment of large numbers of foreign doctors to replace those who are already leaving for America and Australia and those who would otherwise make trouble here.

    More “nurse practitioners” would replace GP consultations for simple ailments, trades union organizing would be curtailed and troublemakers and malcontents sacked.

    The present commissioning system would be abolished and unnecessary layers of management put to the sword.

    The public would be placed on notice that they were personally responsible for looking after their own health and would be charged if their injuries or afflictions were self-inflicted through drunkenness, fighting, excessive cigarette smoking, the ingestion of harmful and illegal drugs and gross obesity.

    Whether any UK political party has the “stones” to do this I somehow doubt because they lack conviction, commonsense and the ability to impart difficult truths.

    The UK public likes to demand the truth but lacks the stomach to handle it well.

    The future of the NHS looks confused and murky as a result.

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