. This observation may be coupled with the reality that many people who work in the NHS do not give a damn about how it is funded, or how it impacts the lives of ordinary people, just as long as they receive their pay cheque at the end of the month.
New Labour (in power from 1997-2010) continued the Thatcherite dismantling of the British NHS, and introduced ‘charging’ for elderly people for the extra care needed
Everyday within the NHS, babies and young children become ill, suffer regression and for various reasons cannot be saved. This is a terrible tragedy for
All indications suggest that this flu has now spread to the UK and can be seen to be creating intense suffering in Cornwall and Scotland. This is not to say that it does not exist in England – it does – but it has spread very fast through the Celtic areas – areas that are known for their poor medical infrastructures (due to Tory NHS cuts).
Despite the British people voting for ‘Brexit’ for the UK to leave the European Union (EU), the Tory government is continuing to ‘privatise’ the NHS.
The struggle continues just it did before. It repeats in cycles of highs and lows, and we as individuals and groups – what I call the resistance to the rightwing – must gather in our energy and regroup around common political values and spiritual ideals.