6 Feb 2023

When is a balloon a balloon. When its not Chinese!


                         Missile verses balloon-result, the missile won.

Chinese Weather balloon or Spying airship over Montana and Missouri this week was a trial balloon? 

Some intelligence may have been gathered about military doings on the surface below, doubtful however.

Maybe the reason for floating a balloon over North America was to see whether it would elicit a response from the U.S. government and military, as well as from the American people.

And so it did, judging from the subsequent uproar in the press and on social media around the world.

So now the newest secret weapon is a balloon? 

1 Feb 2023

The NHS is being destroyed by conservative governments and Brexit



Conservatives hidden agenda, privatise health care in the UK.

The UK is still playing catchup, after what critics say is more than a decade of underfunding the NHS.

In 2008 the NHS was at it's best in 30 years. The NHS had enjoyed nearly a decade of hugely increased investment.

 Some even complained about getting doctor appointments too quickly.

The Labour government came in in 1997, they injected considerably more money into the NHS. It enabled the NHS to appoint an adequate number of staff and get on top of our waiting lists. 

The UK has far fewer MRI and CT scanners per person than the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

This level of investment did not last. The Conservatives elected in the coalition government in 2010 embarked on a program of austerity. Budgets were cut and staff salaries frozen. Thus ensuing a decade of  gradual “erosion” of the system: “Slow, subtle, but nonetheless happening.”

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