Monday, 5 February 2018

The NHS, Trump, Farage & Fox News

If ever there was a man who overplayed his hand it is Nigel Farage. The UKIP leader who tried 7 times to become an MP and failed while being widely mocked for blaming absolutely everything on immigration, has been on Fox News and blamed the ills of the NHS on: 'a population crisis caused by government policy on immigration' surprise surprise.
Donald Trump, being the ignorant imbecile that he is was watching and tweeted that: 'The Democrats are pushing for Universal HealthCare while thousands of people are marching in the UK because their U system is going broke and not working'.
Maybe someone should have pointed out to Trump that the thousands marching in the UK was in support of the NHS and demand the Government inject more funds into it and against an American style Health System although Farage would have still blame immigrants because that's what the nasty little racist always says.
The NHS is failing but not due to immigration but due to the right wing ideology of this awful Government.
It is the failure to raise the NHS budget by the required 4% each year since 2010, opting for a grudging 1% instead while making £22 billion worth of cuts, closing 44 hospitals and treatment centres with a loss of 15,000 beds, the loss of 5,870 NHS nurses and a third of ambulance stations.
A Guardian poll showed that 79% of Health Professionals state that NHS cuts have had a detrimental affect on patient care and many see this as a taste of things to come as the NHS gets run down, sliced and diced and then the most financially profitable bits privatised just like the Prison Health Contract.
As the ignorant and uninformed Trump got his news from Nigel Farage and Fox News, it's no surprise that he has made himself look a moron again and laid bare his agenda to keep America one of the most expensive, inefficient and unjust healthcare systems in the world.Trump, Farage and Fox News? No Thanks.

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