Cullingworth nestles in Yorkshire's wonderful South Pennines and I have the pleasure and delight to be the village's Conservative Councillor. But these are my views - on politics, food, beer and the stupidity of those who want to tell me what to think or do. And a little on mushrooms.
Wednesday, 6 March 2013
No. Immigrants aren't the NHS's problem either
Our ghastly obsession with blaming all our problems on immigrants is ridiculous and, more important, leading to these sort of decisions:
Britons could have to carry an ‘entitlement card’ to access free NHS care as part of a crackdown on health tourists, it emerged yesterday.
First I won't be carrying any sort of ID card. And second, the use of our health service by foreigners is not its biggest problem. Its biggest problem is the incompetents running the NHS. This is just another bit of chaff thrown up into the air to take attention away from the real crisis - the crisis revealed in the Francis Report. A problem that's killed hundreds, even thousands of people.