The judges protect us. It’s time to stand up for them | Sarah Helm | Opinion | The Guardian

This is an outstanding must-read op-ed by Sarah Helm published in the Guardian. She argues forcefully that Brexiteers and their media allies have declared war on our judiciary. Her conclusion is that on behalf of the people, the supreme must push back.

Source: The judges protect us. It’s time to stand up for them | Sarah Helm | Opinion | The Guardian

This is probably the most important UK legal ruling for centuries. It’s vital that the judiciary pushes backs and protects democracy, namely the integrity of parliament.



Opinion – NHS bosses blame patients for being ‘fat and old’ as they plead for more cash – Mirror Online – John Gelmini

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English: NHS logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Heads of these NHS Trusts and Dr Alf are right, too many of their patients are grossly overweight and take too little responsibility for their own health and too many pensioners abuse the NHS on a daily basis imagining that there is a bottomless pit of money when in fact the NI fund became insolvent nearly 17 years ago in 2000. The NHS now runs on a mixture of Petroleum Revenue Tax (at risk because of electric cars, hybrids, LPG and greater fuel efficiency as manufacturers try to combat pollution and “Climate Change”), money plundered from the “Good Causes” fund of the National Lottery and increased ticket prices for the National Lottery.

The NHS itself is badly run, not fit for purpose and employs more people than any other organisation in Europe, rivalled in size by only the Indian State Railway System and the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army.

At its head are grossly overpaid and incompetent managers who bully, use gagging orders and when discovered or fired come back as highly paid interims and then go on to perpetuate the uproar, confusion and mismanagement whilst improving nothing.

The NHS needs to be replaced with a new fit for purpose structure, modelled along German and Singaporean lines and incorporating all the functions of local authority Adult Social Care.

To create the new model, interims from outside the NHS need to be used because the Big 4, McKinseys and NHS improvement initiatives have not worked and will never work because they are misconceived, muddle-headed and rooted in ostrich like dogma.

Grossly overweight pensioners, Adult Social Care recipients, recreational drug users, dole bludgers seeking PIP( Personal Independence Payments), smokers, vapers and the malingering work-shy, all need to be given the hard word and cleared out of GP surgeries and A&E units, where they gum up the system and cause genuinely sick people to be missed or treated too late.

John Gelmini