18 January 2011
Dear Nick Clegg
Is it now time to pull the plug?
Promises have been broken, and you have asked us to accept your compromises that have disappointed Liberals and also Labour supporters who did not vote Tory, and who were led to believe, when the coalition was formed that you intended to mellow the Tory Election pledges.
David Cameroon is about to reinvent the Tory Manifesto, in order to go further, than he said he would, to privatise the NHS.
The strength of the NHS is that it is not privatised. The strength of the NHS is that it is more efficient than the privatised models in the USA. In America privatisation drives up the price of medical care. Privatisation means more expensive insurance that in turn drives up the price of medical care and drugs. And that medical insurance does not cover the most expensive life saving treatments, because there is small print that denies all but the very well-off.
Yes, America has the very best advance medical care that money can buy, but very few Americans can afford that care, or the Insurance that would pay for that expensive care.
No British politician would dare challenge the public service ethos of the NHS, because the NHS is precious, even though the funding of it is never enough. David Cameroon, has carefully nurtured an emotional, Tory-light, somewhat personal attachment with the NHS, and by showing the British public his sweet soft centre, he got elected.
But now we are asked to support you in supporting the breaking of Tory pledges on the National Health Services. David Cameroon denies this but then he would, wouldn't he?
It is now time to pull the plug, surely.
British Airports were privatised, and were then denied the investment that would have avoided the recent turmoil.
Schools were privatised into Academies, and as a consequence they hire fewer qualified teachers, to save money.
I could go on.......
Please pull the plug.