For a truly grim account of the state of the NHS from a frontline doctor, click here.
(My thanks to a reader for drawing this to my attention.)
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"An imaginary foreign observer would certainly be struck by our gentleness; by the orderly behaviour of English crowds, the lack of pushing and quarrelling."
George Orwell, 1944, 'The English People' in The Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters of George Orwell.
"A splendid book. It's a devastating critique of the welfare state. A page-turner, yet also extensively sourced. Demonstrates how attempts to achieve good intentions have led to horrible results -- increasing crime and violence, worsened conditions of the very poor, an extraordinary deterioration in the quality and character of British life.
Milton Friedman, Nobel Prize-winner.
The Greycoat Hospital was once a workhouse. It has since been a hospital and a school. It has a very long welfare history. It has now been taken over by the state. No related posts.
broadcast on Channel 4, 2010