Thursday, March 13, 2008
Contemptible and Loathsome
One of the worst aspects of living in the Nanny state is the fact that Nanny's bad habits are adopted by many other people, as they seek to blame others for their own failings or simple bad luck.
Here is, in my view, a text book example of how Nanny is negatively impacting the behaviour of people living in this country.
Mr and Mrs Boardman (in their eighties) who live in Lincolnshire called paramedics last year when Mrs Boardman, who has heart trouble, fell ill.
When one of the ambulance workers (a technician) went to collect a stretcher from the ambulance, he fell over in the Boardmans' driveway.
Can you guess what is happening now?
Yes, that's right, this person (I have thought of using various fine Anglo Saxon words to describe him, but am containing myself) now wants to sue them.
The Boardmans have received a letter from his solicitors saying that he is seeking damages for personal injury.
The East Midlands Ambulance Service appear to be washing their hands of the matter, and claim that he is pursuing the matter in his own right. This implies that his work insurance policy does not cover this claim, which in itself speaks volumes about the credibility of the claim in the first place (ignoring the fact that he is trying to claim off the Boardmans).
Unsurprisingly neither the technician nor his solicitors were available for comment, too shame faced I would imagine.
However, the letter from his solicitor to the Boardmans says that the technician fell when the couple's security light flickered out.
Needless to say this disgraceful and contemptible claim is causing the Boardmans a lot of stress. Jim Boardman said:
"I think it's morally wrong.
There are other side issues to be considered... people could be reluctant to call the public services and it brings into disrepute an organisation which I've got the greatest admiration for."
Now, if you didn't think that this was bad enough, read what Unison (The Public Sector union) has to say on the matter!
Carol Brown from Unison said:
"I can't comment on this specific case because I don't know if this worker is one of our members but if our members are injured during work then of course the union would support them.
I can understand people finding it hard to believe but of course if someone is injured during work then somebody has got to take liability."
Read this bit again:
"If someone is injured during work then somebody has got to take liability."
No they don't!
This is the very essence of Nanny in her worst form.
Accidents happen; sometimes because of negligence, sometimes because of people's own stupidity and sometimes because of sheer bad luck.
Using accidents as an excuse to screw people for money is contemptible.
The union are loathsome scumbags for condoning this kind of morally reprehensible behaviour.
Are we now to assume that all emergency services will first have to conduct a risk assessment of a caller and their home, before they will attend an incident or emergency?
Mark my words, that is where this is leading.
Needless to say, the Boardmans say they are now reluctant to call the emergency services.
Nanny has destroyed our society!