Category: Health

Shove your sugar taxes where the sun doesn’t shine

All they would do is take money from poor people (making them poorer), straight into the government’s bank account without doing anything to tackle the actual problem (such as encouraging people to take a break from sitting on their arse watching crap reality shows, or playing call of duty, and getting some damn exercise). Items that would be affected are already expensive enough for what they are, without some jumped-up food-nazi TV Chef’s nanny-state taxes being whacked on top of them. Most 45g Chocolate bars cost around 60p now (were around 45p when I was a kid)…. 330ml cans of soft drink are around 59p to 70p now (up from

Posted in Health, Leftards, Random thoughts, Taxes

Just how long has the fiddling of NHS targets been going on?

Just been answering a post at a certain Facebook group about NHS A&E waiting times, and in the process looked up relavent articles to accompany it about NHS targets being fiddled under Labour to make things look better than they are (with the Conservatives doing their best to stop NHS trusts from pulling that stunt any more). Here’s some I found………. BBC News, 2002 Daily Express, 2009 E-Health Insider, January 2014

Posted in Health

Jeremy Hunt’s doing a better job than Andrew Lansley

Hands up who else thinks that Jeremy Hunt is doing a better job than Andrew Lansley as Secretary of State for Health? When Lansley was in the job you could hardly tell if he was doing anything, and the only time you knew he was there was when his name popped-up in the ConservativeHome monthly satisfaction survey. In contrast Jeremy Hunt has made headlines for doing undercover shifts in NHS Hospitals, and telling the NHS they must treat patients as people + bringing back the Family Doctor.

Posted in Government, Health, Random thoughts, UK