Our beloved unelected Prime Minister, Gordon "Smiler" Brown, the high priest of Nannyism has decreed that we really are rather too unhealthy to be treated by the NHS.
Brown only wants healthy people to show up at doctors surgeries and hospitals. You have to admit that this is a brilliant way to save money!
Under Brown's new Nanny constitution, patients face having to meet conditions to qualify for free healthcare.
Smokers, fat people and others of whom Nanny disapproves will have to agree to end their "nasty" lifestyles if they wish to be treated.
Nanny's spokesman from Downing Street, needless to say, played down the prospect of sanctions if people refused to comply. Seemingly, it is "too early" to discuss details.
How often politicians use that weasel phrase to avoid the annoyance of discussing "details".
However, a source in Nanny's Department of Health was quoted in the media as saying:
"If you are smoking too much
should you be entitled to an operation?
Should we say you can have an operation
if you give up smoking and change
your pattern of behaviour?"
So there you have it folks, the NHS will be used as a tool by the state to change our patterns of behaviour.
Are you happy with that?
Here's why the plan is bollocks:
1 Will fat, substance abusing, MP's be refused treatment?
2 Will fat, substance abusing, MP's in fact bother using the NHS?
3 Doctors, by their Hippocratic oath, are honour bound to treat all people irrespective of their personal views about lifestyle, morals etc. The plan contradicts the Hippocratic oath.
4 Having got rid of the fat people and the smokers; next will be the old, the meat eaters, the drinkers and finally the human beings.
5 Given that the NHS will have the option of not treating certain types of patient, will we have the option of not paying for the NHS?
A pile of bollocks from start to finish, and highly indicative of Brown's views on the freedom of the individual and the role of the state.