Friday, October 4, 2013

It's Labour, it's what they do...

Labour always like to position themselves as the guardians of the NHS despite having done more than any party to wreck the thing from within by increasing the bureaucracy ahead of actually healing and fixing people. They claim that the NHS is one of the wonders of the world, yet no one else has copied its design, they've all opted for better when they have a health service for all. Still, such is the political hot potato of a failing service, that i for one will not be surprised if Labour deliberately tried to squelch a report on failing hospitals during their tenure of office.
The Cabinet Secretary has been asked to investigate whether Labour put “undue political pressure” on civil servants to “cover up” appalling standards of care at failing hospitals.
Stephen Metcalfe, a Tory MP, has written to Sir Jeremy Heywood to ask whether any breaches of the Civil Service Code took place in the run up to the General Election.
Internal emails show that in November 2009 Labour tried to stop the NHS watchdog from informing the public about failings at Basildon University Hospital, where patients were dying needlessly on filthy wards.
The dossier of emails, released under Freedom of Information, state that Andy Burnham, the then Health Secretary, was “furious” when “graphic details” of the care failings became public.
Separate emails suggest that Mike O'Brien, the former Labour minister of state for health, told the NHS watchdog that "anything you do is political" in the run up to the General Election.
Executives at the watchdog decided that "given the political environment" a report into standards of care across the country should be "largely positive".
In other words Labour decided that public didn't need to know that the NHS was failing under their watch. They tried to influence the results of a general election by putting pressure on civil servants to hide the facts... not that they'll have tried too hard with the Marxist CPSA, the unions pay-rolling Labour after all and none to willing to losing access to the money tree.
If this had been the Tories, the BBC, the Unions and the Labour Party would have been screaming to high heaven about it, as it is, Labour are in denial mode and the BBC and others are doing their best to deflect criticism away from this choice morsel of socialism in action.
There are still some out there who believe Labour are looking out for the welfare of the UK. The facts when checked show this is anything but the case, Labour as most political parties do, look after themselves.

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Anonymous said...

Its not like the Socialists/ Marxists do not have form.