Thursday, 13 March 2008

"Health inequality gap widening"

Nulab are so obsessed with the fact that better-off people's life expectancy is improving faster than that of people in 'deprived areas', that they forgot to give themselves a pat on the back for improving life expectancy by an average of 2 years over the last decade (at enormous cost to the taxpayer, of course).

Oh ... which is a piss-poor result really, seeing as life expectancy increased by an average of 2.7 years every decade over the course of the twentieth century.

1 comment:

John East said...

If their track record on education is any guide they'll try and average down to match life expectancy of the wealthy to that of the poor.
I look forward to the policy initiatives, although it might be a problem because I don’t think that I can smoke or drink any more than I do already.