March 24, 2006

THE PELOSI PLAN:

20,000 job cuts forecast as more NHS hospitals join critical list: Brown denies ignoring health funding in Budget, saying trusts have been promised an extra £12 billion over next two years ( Sam Lister, David Charter and Patrick Foster, 3/23/06, Times of London)

ONE of the largest staff culls in recent NHS history worsened yesterday as more hospitals announced cuts and politicians gave warning of a final total of up to 20,000 job losses.

Two trusts, in the North East and Kent, said yesterday that cuts were imminent or likely involving hundreds of members of staff. The announcements took the total job losses this month to more than 3,000, with two thirds occurring in the past week.

The Conservatives yesterday accused the Government of runnning scared of a crisis that would probably result in a cut of between 15,000 and 20,000 employees across the NHS.

While Gordon Brown fended off criticism for skirting round the health service’s mounting debts in his Budget statement this week, it also emerged that there would be no specific health funding debate in the wake of his speech.


It's symptomatic of the Democrats' problems that their one big idea is that we should have a health system like the ones that are crumbling in the rest of the developed world.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 24, 2006 12:22 AM
Comments

It's also symptomatic of the stupid party not to respond to cries of NHS with are you crazy?

Haven't you been paying attention to the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand???

They're falling off the cliff.

Then links to stories on their websites to back up what they say.

Posted by: Sandy P at March 24, 2006 1:28 AM

Sandy, Feelings trump facts. That's why we're still talking about socialism decades after its death. It seems it'll take a lot more time before the rotting corpse is safely buried and removed from our sight.

Posted by: erp at March 24, 2006 10:36 AM

I know, erp.

But they don't even try and put an alternative view in peoples' heads.

It's never going to be dead and buried. Socialism is mutated monarchy.

Posted by: Sandy P at March 24, 2006 11:36 AM
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