I joined the Labour Party again

I am now renewing my  Membership of the Labour Party after many years of being in the doldrums politically, due to the way the Labour Party has developed over the years into just another part of the establishment, and living in fear to the  media Barons, so much so that I stopped voting,  because the difference between the Tories and “New Labour”, regarding policies,  that were no different .

But I believe that Jeremy Corbyn  will ignite the Labour vote, especially with the young voter , because after “Tony Blair” started a war illegally, and that was after so many  ordinary Labour voters  marched in London begging him to not start that war, especially as it was illegal and morally wrong to do so.                                                                                            But our voices were ignored and his arrogance has led to the Labour Party going into the doldrums, and respect for the Labour Party was in tatters, and you only need to look at the country that gave birth to the Labour Party, (Scotland) to see and hear just what was and is wrong with the stupidly named “New Labour Party” that resides only in the bubble in London, made in London but ignored by the “Real Labour Party and real Labour voters in the rest of the UK but especially the Labour voters in Scotland.

But those politicians that followed him  were his lemmings, but sadly these  lemmings were left behind and they are now causing so much problems for the Leader of the present day Labour Party  and I hope Jeremy Corbyn does not give in to their whining because Blair is still in the background stirring the pot.

Please Jeremy do not give in to their whining …or I will again become an absent voter.

A personal point of view about our NHS.

To Do No Harm. I do not know the exact oath a Doctor takes when first they become a Doctor,  to do no Harm is in there somewhere. To not assault your patient, is also a given, also, to not humiliate your patient, must be up there somewhere. But we all know  Doctors are Decent human beings,  they have ethics , regarding  how they should treat their patients,…Don’t We ?   Ah but sadly …Doctors…come from the Human Race…and they have the same flaws as us all, and that’s why there should be an oversight committee(A PROPER COMMITTEE),, and that committee, should be made up  (no quangos getting large sums of money and placement post’s for political favours from supporters of what-ever  political party is in power) the general public living in the area of the  hospital in question, and must be changed on a regular basis.                                                          The NHS is for everyone, and must be seen to be , and must remain free off private money, and never for profit , must be at the heart of that  policy, and this philosophy renewed regularly, by making sure  it remains at the heart of the NHS and we do this by driving out, ” The for profit people”…who are rubbing their hands at the possibilities, and creaming off a lot of the easy stuff.              Once profit margins are in the minds of  the managers and  Health Trusts Board, where in the offices of these trusts, staff start dealing with money and prices of treatment.                                                   With money, comes so many other things, like profit’s, and rewards,, and later still, comes pay off”s . where  there must be a filtering out of certain groups, who “COST TOO MUCH” and this is quite clearly going on, and is clearly at the heart of some of  these managers and decision makers minds.                                                                                                                But There are some Trust’s where some patients are seen as not worth the cost’s of their treatment, and I suggest, that, that’  filters down and into a policy in the managers minds, and although it might not be an open and public policy, but I know for certain that there is an unwritten point of view in some quarters, where some groups can and are side-lined into the long grass, for no more of a reason, other than  they may be different, and may have mental health problems, and some believe that these types are not very important .                                                 I thought that treating people as they come, was at the heart of our NHS  when patients first  ask for their help,  even if it’s just a place to keep warm, or where some people may be at the end of their tether and seek comfort in one way or another.                                                                                                                                     Nurses and Doctors must be seen first and foremost, as healers, and  healing comes in many forms, surely, and should never  have to  be constantly looking over their shoulder, because they are healing in ways that are seen as a waste of money, for this places too much of a burden on them,  because of their being human too, and prone to whatever prejudice is doing the rounds in the “Sun” or the “Daily Mail  at any one time.                                                                                                                                                                                                            I know this may sound difficult…could be seen as caring too much…God forbid…that Doctors don’t care, ‘surely not, but what if I said, that patients are being assaulted , that I know of two or three Doctors that should never have been let in the front door; That these guy’s have become so arrogant  that they do not even give the patient the time of day, and are too busy sneering  at having to treat the OIK’S,  It may just be that they are earning too much in their private practices and only work in the NHS out of shame, after all they have the title of being called a Doctor.                                                                                                       This sneering, is not just from some Doctors,  No’   Some Nurses, are just as guilty,  after all, they do take the lead from their superiors, this lead comes from the same lot of Doctors who are given to sneering themselves.                                                                                                                                                            I also know that there must be doctors working in these hospitals, that  know’ exactly who and what I am talking about , there was one Korean doctor(I know from a personal point of view, from my personal experience at  his  hands) who treated patients like they were a nuisance and who were only there for what they could get, that attitude is sadly too common amongst the elite in our NHS. This elite who themselves syphon off so much of the much needed resources , Some consultants cost something like £10025 per day, according to some report I read in the Sunday Times (I think it was)recently,  agencies take their cut…but still… these fees are just too greedy, because we as patients, and I suspect , there are many Trust’s and gov’t agencies, where they to, are at the mercy of these overly powerful  consultant’s….So they’ too, have to pay… through the nose…no pun intended.                                                                     When first it was set up, we the people of Britain decided, that the majority of the population were getting very little care from what Doctors there were in Britain, at that time, so a deal was struck with them, to allow them to practice, privately, if they worked for the NHS .                                                                              This is being abused, to such a degree, that trust’s are having  to do deals with the Devil,  the Devil is (for our NHS)  these agencies, who are dominating so much now, and the over-worked  trust staff resort too much to these agencies, we could put a stop to it,  by giving the nurses better wages,  reducing  consultant’s pay,  so many nurses, are better than some  of the doctors, so lets get back to treating and seeing them the way we always did, but, only give them a better pay packet and also re-hire older staff , and finally let them know that we as patient’s place such a value on them by rewarding them for it, after all the bloody bankers get rewards for turning up on time, so let us match our respect for them (the nursing staff) by also rewarding them financially, and then the quality of the staff will get better (I hope). But we must remember that the NHS came out of an enlightened men and women awakening to the injustices that were going on, and the war made it far more obvious, that we were good enough to Die fighting for this country, but we were never too good enough to be treated in Harley street, only in some charitable hospital, if some decent Doctor was willing to treat the poor, the same poor men who were dying , and who were left in some field in some far off place, and those who came home traumatized, but were savvy enough to show the Establishment that enough was enough, and the greatest way of doing this was to give them the same access to medical treatment as those who were traipsing off to Harley street to be treated by the best Doctors money could buy . So was born the NHS TO GIVE THE SAME TREATMENT TO ALL, REGARDLESS OF WHAT YOU HAD IN YOUR BANK ACCOUNT. Is this still the case?…because when it came into being …there was a…”First Class”… “Second Class” and a… “Third Class”, in most public places, society lived by these  principles, but in the new’…NHS…there were…NO! CLASSES. Do you think there is still a classless NHS ? as you use it, you can see quite clearly that you get a “First Class” treatment from a “First Class” people. But there are a few bad apples that can’t get Harley street out of their minds when they stagger over into the NHS again, this dealing with those who  don’t wear, eau de cologne , is really a bit of a nuisance, old boy. (sorry could not resist that), but these people do still stagger into the NHS when it suits them, earn a bundle and stagger back to Harley street, or some other private clinic with far to comfortable waiting rooms.                                                    When first you seek to see the NHS with a Business eye, then the NHS becomes no different than a Business, and with all business’s there are certain principles about profit and what is not so profitable, then by definition, there will be seen, at least on paper,  values you place on each patient  and to just see them in these categories, categories  that fall into line about worth, who is worth treating, and who is not “Worth” treating.. purely in financial terms…some groups…must be seen as worthless when decisions are made about cost’s of treatment , then clinical decisions ,”Must” be influenced in varying degrees about cost’s,  it must happen now, I know it happens now, I’ve seen it happening now, especially  to those with no elbows…at all.

Finally ,I am Humbled ,most of the time when I walk into our Hospitals, either  for some  appointment, or just visiting the canteen while waiting to be seen you are taken aback by the kindness shown to you, and the new Cancer Centre is a Gem to behold and my thanks goes out to all those and their kindness shown to us all as Patients, for a couple of bad eggs does not make our NHS stink, there is plenty of goodness to make up for most of it’s shortfalls, but we as potential users and users of it must work tirelessly to keep all of it’s principles intact, and fight to end the invading principles about profiting from the sick.

I will vote for you Ed …..IF ?

  • Mr Milliband, I will vote for you, if you, Promise to never talk to Netanyahu, nor allow yourself to be persuaded to Bomb, by proxy, anything that Israel or America  asks you to do, and we can avoid another Iraq.
  • To promise to publish the Chilcott enquiry in full.
  • To promise to try and bring sanctions out against Israel, till she obeys all the UN rules and obeys all international laws, and allows Inspection of her Nuclear facilities, and for her  “war criminals” to answer in the Hague for Human right’s abuses committed since the stetting up of the state of Israel.
  • To start an enquiry into the financial shenanigans of Tony Blair in the Middle East since leaving office.

Well Mr Milliband , I realise that as a life-long Labour voter, that these conditions will not be met, because there is no will in the Labour party for these things anymore,You know Justice, and ending Apartheid states are a thing of the past, as it is with you now I’m watching how the Blairites are over managing you, and substance is another thing that’s lost in the change, you know this thing of the past like the “Iraq war” are still in the minds of people like me and it’s so disheartening to watch those people who took us in to an illegal war and lied and lied time and again, in parliament it was the same lies and lies, so I’m afraid I’m going to do the unselfish thing (because that’s how Democracy has become me me me) and to vote  on my principles about Justice (because I’m loosing money every month from the Tory’s spiteful  bedroom tax, and you said you’d abandon it ) for those with none, and defending the poor from the rich who are getting richer and richer.

You are in no position to change the things that matter, for there are too many Lobbying powers who’s voice will be louder than people like me and people like the Blairites will make sure they get richer as that’s how I see this election, you were once a true Labour person, (or you sounded real Labour) only to be hoodwinked by Mandy,  Blair and Campbell again, and I will never ever vote for that lot who have blood on their hands from the Iraqi war and their dodgy Dossiers full of lies to the British people…shame on you…shame on the Labour Party…shame on the Luvvies who have taken over the labour party again.

ED MILLIBAND IS GETTING IT RIGHT, AT LAST.

I listened to Ed Milliband today on my radio and he is at last getting it right, his tone is not Tony B-liar anymore, (or he’s not sounding like he’s just been coached by him anymore) and that is no good thing, considering all his dodgy middle east messianic sounding twaddle, that will be seen for what it is,(twaddle, that makes more money for him) and coming out during the Election,  can only hurt Labour and ED  where it hurts most.

But it’s really great  hearing that the dreadfully unfair Bedroom Tax will go ,and reminding the electorate of the profiteering going on  in the Health service is a scandal, but it also must be said that they can only be getting this profit by cutting the wage bill of the people who are on the floor , like the nursing staff and the cleaners.

But I think more should be said of just what it is doing to the perception of why the British people are so proud of our NHS, and that  it is there for us all equally , and placing into the minds of the British people the idea that we can look at how we care for our people matters more than in £’s and pence, rather than providing  a great Health Service, Peopled by the funders and  the users of that service… regardless of cost .

Cost must matter, but only in the sense that we get a better service for the money spent, and it mustn’t be at the cost to the value we place on  providing that service… to us all .

The Line must be protected, and we must shout louder about how our NHS is not for sale, at any price, and that profit is a dirty word where our health is concerned, and we must be prouder of that Value, , and place a wide difference between the Labour Party,and the Tory Party, and not be frightened to say Profit is a dirty word, where the NHS is concerned…it is OK to say that Ed…please say it louder.

THE MANSION TAX

Well there has been a lot written about the mansion tax, from every which way, and I can’t add much more to it than what has already been written.

But on my radio today I heard some Chappie pounding on about just how unfair it is, and in the next breath he was almost giving advice to how the people who it might affect can find ways around it ,and a Lady  saying just how unfair it is to those who may be assets rich but money poor.  Well come on, isn’t that the way they have conspired it to be with their highly paid accountants and ludicrously  highly paid lawyers , both conspiring to get out of paying Tax in any form and they make sure  their finances are  made out  to look  like they are not as rich as they actually are.

I’m fed up of hearing those types, either threatening to move to other countries with their Bankers and lawyers, or that their businesses will go under, or  that they will move lock stock and barrel to another country, just to avoid paying their dues.

Well for Christ’s sake they don’t own that money in the first place, because they forget that  when people pay for goods n services and other things, that  there is a price added to the goods because worked into the pricing is always the knowledge that goods are priced knowing very well that tax will be paid and every time the tax goes up the businessman adds the cost of the tax (and a little for him or herself ) on to the price of the goods, so by rights it’s not their money, it’s the money of the tax man.   It’s the same with wages, people look at the tax they have paid and then start shouting, but conveniently forget that wages goes up every time there is a tax increase, or very nearly always.

But back to the “Mansion Tax” and I’m afraid I agree with Ed Miliband and his front bench colleagues , for the Bedroom tax was one of the most vicious attacks on the poorest people in the country and so many people have suffered in this terrible vindictive Tory Tax, and it showed that they are still the “Nasty Party” at heart, as the Bedroom Tax was really meant as a vindictive Kick at the poorest.

But  there are  miles of differences from taxing someone for having a spare room, and taxing someone for living in a Mansion-like  home, with god knows how many empty bedrooms there are in these “Mansions” and their second and third homes that will never ever have been slept in, so I say to that lady and gentleman, that you can rent out your spare rooms in your Mansions if your stuck for cash, as that’s what was told to me as I enquired about the added cost to my rent in my disabled flat, rent out your spare room mate ,came the reply from my local council. So I speak with first hand knowledge in this matter, and I pray that the Labour Party will do away with this terrible Tax as it hurts the disabled the most, and so many other people have been slung out for arrears, because finding an extra £140 a month is almost impossible, as who wants to move out of their homes (especially if they are very happy in their homes) Because people will want to stay in their home at all cost’s  and  having a spare room is not a luxury , and to all those Labour councils who  raised the prices so  quickly without a murmur of dissent or support for the poorest and vulnerable that it might affect I SAY TO THEM “SHAME ON YOU”,  my own  council is very good, but even they were so quick in making sure that the Tax was levied promptly.

No in fact I would go further in that I would add second  and third homes, and I would put a cap on rents  Mr Miliband, so that people could afford to save for their deposit on their first home.