Wednesday, 2 January 2008

Dave don't got no clue (3)

Apparently, Dave The Chameleon wants 'the Tories to become the party of the NHS'; has 'axed his party's previous proposal to subsidise patients to go private'; as well as calling for fines on hospitals who allow patients to become infected.

Pop quiz, which bits of this rhetoric did Blulab nick off Nulab and which ones did Nulab nick off Blulab? I don't know any more. And I don't care any more either.

FFS, there is no point fining a publicly funded body, yet another reason for having non-state owned competing providers (combined with taxpayer funded vouchers AFAIAC); only then would fines have any effect whatsoever. To the extent that fines are necessary - competing providers would not only lose business if they were to infect their patients, but would also face legal actions and higher insurance bills.


anthonynorth said...

I'm beginning to think we don't have a political class any more. Just mindless, cloned managers, regardless of which mainstream party they're from.
I suppose political parties have become so 'professionalised' it was bound to happen.

Mark Wadsworth said...

What really riles me is the fact that what they are all saying is that they (politicians with no expertise in healthcare) can spend OUR taxpayers' money so better than we can (via, e.g. a voucher system and competing providers).

This is perfectly normal in other European countries and AFAICS works perfectly well.

Snafu said...

Well worth a 10% pay rise me thinks!