SHADY BUSINESS PRACTICES…USED BY THE LABOUR PARTY.

I am left with such a bad taste in my mouth after parting with my membership fee to the Labour Party, which I thought would allow me a vote in the leadership election, not a bit of it,  Because I then found out that I would have to part with another fee of £25.

Now correct me if I’m wrong , is not the principle in the labour party to allow everyone to be seen as equals, regardless of what they have in their bank account, because this extortion of £25 from members is unfair, because it may well preclude so many of the people it says it represents or profess to represent, for the unwaged and so many of us living on benefits of one sort or another,  maybe do not have £25 to their name, let alone a spare £25 .

My anger at being fleeced by people who no more understand the people it is supposed to represent, because by this action, prove that they have more in common with those people who have just sold BHS for a pound, what was his name ?, ah yes , ” Sir’ Philip Green” who then justified it by saying it was allowed, because he could under the rules and I’m sure many of us have been stung by similar practices, of paying for something only to be told that you must buy something else to be able to use the product; these practices are well-known  in the business world where the same type of characters do this time and again.

Well we have them in spades at the top of the Labour Party after all they were appointed by characters who knew a thing or two about shady practices .

 

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.

ED MILLIBAND

I have been watching Ed lately and have noticed how he has changed in regards how he performs, and I think he’s had the Blair treatment, for he comes over all Blair-like in how he talks now, but do we want to be reminded of B-liar, and how he fooled us all with his over-managed personality cult thing , and how he surrounded himself with fawning acolytes.

I would prefer the less managed Ed, because to think that you have brought in that team to over-haul your  image for the Election, only reminds me so much of what went wrong , you know the Dancing around individuals who were only there for the power, who think that image is more important than substance, that the sound-bite is all ,that Headlines are the thing, and control freakery is good, and yes greed can be good too’oo, em…sorry about that.

We really should not pander to these people it’s just’  too sore a point , and that point reminds  us all about dodgy dossers, and pressurising people into doing things they did not agree with, should be a thing of the past…surely.
Ed I thought you were better than that, and if I can see it, (an ordinary voter) then other voters will be reminded, as your Tony B-liar personality thing, will be sent up (as it surely will) I am sure that it will come up as the Election frenzy comes to it’s rough and tumble end.

So please stop that hand thing, and the Pinteresque pauses are rather tiring, especially when the B-liar image hit’s the spot in the brain that reminds us of something that stick’s to the bottom of your shoe, like chewing gum or dog-poo, or Mandy.

There is nothing wrong with your Image Ed, please stop this image thing and stick to the “Nasty Party” within the Tory Party, that Cameron can’t control, and what’s  wrong with reminding us of your sense of Decency, that reminding people that everything that was great in Britain was set up by the Labour Party, that the services (that they sold-off for a song) are now far worse, that the Banks are at it again, that the chairmen and women of the top companies, are still finding ways to award themselves massive pay deals, while at the bottom where the workers are suffering and shouldering most, ‘ if not  all, of the supposed  Debt’s repayment’s , and suffer from  “ALL”  the cut’s in the services.

IF they hark on about the Debt, then we should say that we will  ring-fence a small raising of income tax for a while until the debts are paid. then reduced  back once we are in the clear again, I do not believe the figures myself, but if the Tories shout about it too much, then my simple economic suggestion should be brought in, but I still think more of this suffering is mostly suffered by the least likely to manage, than those who could manage more, who are getting a reduction in their taxes.

OUR NHS…NOW!

I remember a time when our nurses and doctors were treated like they deserve, but sadly these days are long gone, so surely we must ask ourselves why ?,  or what is it that has caused us to hesitate when we think of what we really think about our NHS.

Well I know, and although it’s just my opinion, I’m sure that most people will agree,   that the value that springs to mind  first and foremost is the ” cost of everything”  and placing a division between those that the NHS was really  meant for, in the first place, and that was for  the vulnerable and the poor working class, because the middle classes have always had access to good healthcare , or at least what they were willing to pay for.  of course the upper echelons of our society, always  had the best care even to this very day they can pick and choose  and the choices they have are   having such  negative effect in the way the NHS is perceived and is now pointing at the gaps opening up in the services it can’t provide, or as I think, “won’t provide” because, of  the cost’s,’ they say.                                                                But more more often than not they still use the NHS for the major stuff  the same as us all ,  but partake in the private sector when they don’t want to wait, sort of jumping the queue  when it suits them,if you like.

Well  if we allow this to go on and on ,then there will not be an NHS, there will only be, you get what you can afford, or if we allow these managers the power to deny treatment on cost’s alone, then there will be such a shift, that it will lead back to why it was set up in the first place, and that was that nobody should be denied a good health care soley on what your bank account would allow  and therein lies the death of the NHS,  for it was meant to give the same care to everyone, regardless of  the cost’s, and this buying in of care by the rich means that the poor are not getting the best healthcare money can provide, or else why do the rich pay for any services outside the NHS, because it brings back the class system in a way that can not be denied, this is simply put, and I hope simply understood.

So I believe the running of a NHS must mean ,and must show  people, that getting the best means paying more, and if all the money going into the private sector was invested into the real NHS then there would be a closing of the gaps instead of widening and therefore an ending of a health service as it now stands.

We have already a three and four tier NHS, and it will get worse, and nurses and doctors must in the end , end up treating patients in the manner that they can pay for and I believe a nurse working part-time in the private sector  and then coming into the NHS and doing the other part-time work, is already treating poor patients and vulnerable patients differently and by that I mean they view patients differently, the difference doesn’t matter what matters that there is already a vast difference and we all know what…you get what you pay for…means… and it really is a vast difference  when you are ill and you know some guy next door in the private room is and will get the very best, and if he doesn’t  then also because, he has access to good lawyers . But then again it’s something  govt’s  do not want to even acknowledge, that it  already exist’s .

If anyone would like to see the differences ,then a little visit to any hospital where you can watch how ` a consultant acts when talking to or treating  a NHS patient, then you only need to walk round the corner and go to Harley Street, or possibly some of the top clinics and Hospitals  in London and yes  around the world, I mean they learn their trade by working and learning on the poor NHS patients in our UK, only then to  set up a practice in the private sector, some could say , (and I can say for certain)that  learning your trade working  in a NHS teaching hospital, then you owe the NHS , or at the very least , show some respect to the people your learning on and for them then, to go and only practice in the lucrative private sector, proves what they think and what value they place on training on predominately  the poor and mostly working-class, within the NHS as a whole. But I want to add that this is only a minority, but still , those who work within our NHS hospitals must already know that some consultants think they are in a world of their own, probably due to the respect we hold them in (or once had)                                                                                                                                                                                                      I’m sure every nurse has a story to tell about the rudeness of these managers and consultants, (only a small minority maybe), but enough to do no end of damage  to all around them, and it can possibly ruin a Hospitals reputation,  they then feel obliged to defend their territory at all cost’s, with very little empathy for those on the receiving end  of what inevitably this policy says to any victims, and it then can escalate , and innocent people may be harmed in the possible outcomes, just to simple rudeness maybe, but I suspect that rudeness is only a symptom .

So the private sector,    Bupa (the biggest), and other insurance-led healthcare, who are biting into the lucrative end of the market, and they have by stealth, placed such a resentment(I Believe on purpose) into the community, between those who pay, that is everyone, and those that think they pay more,( as they see it they do not use the NHS, why should they pay) and then there is the poor and the vulnerable who rely completely  on the NHS and why it was set up in the first place, (because those were the people who were the cannon fodder, in both war’s)                                               ,      The politicians at the time of the war used slogans like…every man must do his duty…we’re all in it together…  equality and fairness was in the air,  so the Conservatives bit their tongue, and went with the tune…but they were taken there by the scruff of their neck.

Up to the war, the poor were charity cases, and  many charities that were set up to assuage  the guilt of the Tories, and this attitude is again in the air, thanks to the values that are changing our society again, the values that place all worth, in the amount you have in your bank account, that is of course  your ability to pay.

This attitude was bound to raise it’s head again, where the NHS managers are now making  so many decisions for the doctors and nurses,  who must eventually feel that the poor  the vulnerable and the unemployed, aren’t as valued in our society, as they once were, when it was largely those very men and women that kept Britain afloat .                                                        But with  Manager’s making decisions around  cost’s (and it is always easy to deny those with no clout, as opposed to those with) also there is a concerted effort to drive this wedge deeper by lobbing into the community statements of how much  it cost’s to treat asylum seekers,  is a tactic that these private investment companies,  like Hedge fund managers, talking to  Pr companies, talking to the research poll companies, talking and working for the media companies,  paid by  advertising companies, who are owned and funded by the Media Barons, who control the whole kit and caboodle, you do not have to be a majority share holder, to control or manipulate the policies , and therein certain feelings flowing into  society through the drip drip of   poisonous stories through our Media, Media that is in the hands of a few oligarchs, so making it  so easy for them to manipulate our feelings and appeal to the bile within us , So when they pick up their daily tabloid, they are told who is to blame, and at night they see them on TV  being sneered at in every other TV program , programs like “Benefits street”, or the “19 kids and living on the dole .

So these attitudes ebb out into the NHS, where this sneering is common-place, and shows in  how they treat patients,  and where respect for everyone, no matter who they are, is very much  becoming a thing of the past, so is it any wonder that the respect for our Nurses and Doctors, (we once gave unreservedly ) is not what it once was, for we are not  “One Country ” “One People” or “One NHS”  for all  people’s  living in the UK.                                                                                                No’  by appealing to the bile that is in us all.   Is not a very nice thing to watch the community turned in on itself every time an election comes along.  As you see too much power and money  accumulated into the hands of a few manipulators, who control  our media, for their own personal prejudices,  and by that telling us all what to think and who to turn on, and whereas we were a country built on Christian values( these values  in all religions)  of not kicking people when they are down, and certainly not denying people the right to be treated equally, and the worst one of all throwing off our most basic principle of  all and that is everyone is innocent till proven guilty, instead Bombs will go off  ,missiles sent, it seems at the mere whiff of suspicion, then we will take your other eye, and we will slap you on both cheeks, for empathy and forgiveness seems so far away from our minds these days, and  bile has taken over.

Surely we shouldn’t allow ourselves to be so easy manipulated by those who know the price of everything and the value of nothing, for they  want their pound of flesh…Now…it  seems.

But it is our own fault, we’ve become lazy thinkers, we’ve become so easy to manipulate, for example, those of us with computers, must have noticed a preponderance of Gambling adds all over the place, every second add coming through our internet pages is somehow related to gambling,  and Casino’s are being set up all over London at the moment, and I’m sure throughout the UK.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       But If you look around ,I suspect you may find some Backers of our London Politicians come from a life making a living from gambling,  you will also see,  how a well placed few quid can get you quite a return, one party in particular is practically funded by one right wing old buffer who made much of his money from gambling.