Tag Archives: NHS

Public services don’t work

I heard Nick Clegg on the Today programme recently extolling the importance of teachers in the education of children.  This is the chap who led his Liberal party to extinction and, over five years of coalition, held back the  Conservatives … Continue reading

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Why free services fail

Which UK public services have consistently failed to achieve good quality? Top of the list must be the NHS and our school system. Why?  I think four reasons: they are both massive near monopolies; they are heavily unionised; they are … Continue reading

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The irony of health and social care

David Cameron has upped the election stakes over NHS funding by guaranteeing to fund the £8 billion deficit the NHS is predicting. Labour are struggling to follow suit. Inevitably, the Liberals have already committed, knowing they will never form a … Continue reading

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NHS – a national religion

It seems to me that the National Health Service has become something akin to a new religion in this country. Its holiness is unquestionable; its integrity is unimpeachable; its right to exist and to grow cannot be assailed. It occupies … Continue reading

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