Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Allyson Pollock at TEDx

I've had some harsh words for TED in the past, see: However this sobering lecture by Prof. Allyson Pollock, former director of the Centre for International Public Health Policy, is essential for everybody, whether NHS serviceman or patient. And by "patient" I really mean anybody who might need the National Health Service at some point in their lives... which really covers every man, woman and child in Britain, see: As I've said previously, the plan to abolish the NHS goes back almost to the time of its formation in 1948. When the government wants to do something that the people support, it does so openly claiming that it's "bowing to the public will". When it wants to do something people do not support it does so slowly and stealthily in a series of "reforms" and "restructuring policies", each presented as completely independent from the others. Each step along the road will be justified by a false reason too, and its crooked implementers will vigourously deny that it's part of any longer term strategy. When it was originally introduced sixty-six years ago the NHS was initially very controversial and the medical profession was vocally opposed to it, but when things settled down it became one of the nation's best-loved institutions and the envy of the world. Doctors are today its staunchest defenders. In 2012 the Health Secretary was formerly relieved of duty to provide healthcare for all British citizens equally, regardless of social status or ability to pay. As I've said before, anybody looking seriously at the process leading up to this ruling would find it transparently predictable. Management of the Health Service has also been made more complicated with an enormous amount of very expensive and bureaucratic baggage deliberately piled onto it. This red tape has included more and more registration for "NHS users". You can't just turn up at a hospital anymore, see here for more detail: A large proportion of the population are bound soon to become "NHS unpeople", divorced from the legal and administrative infrastructure. It's already happened with dentistry and is rapidly increasing with GP's. Corporations, including Richard Branson's Virgin, are desperately bidding to take control of healthcare services and make a fortune off sick people. The ultimate goal of all this is to have a system of insurance based on the American Medicare model. It will still probably be called "the National Health Service", but as Prof. Pollock says, that will be nothing more than a marketing brand. Now, you might say that I'm deviating from statements I've made before about medical conspiracies, suppressed cures, biological warfare etc, for example see: And it's true that there are far deeper and more furtive issues at stake that make the question of the NHS being public or not irrelevant. However I think the fate of the NHS is still a valid point when it relates to these deeper issues because it shows the true motives of those in control of the medical establishment and that is a vital point to grasp if you're going to understand how a vaccine could be used to murder a child, or a woman be left to die of breast cancer when a simple drug could cure her.  

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Carey backs Right to Die

The former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey has astounded his ecclesiastical colleagues by announcing that he's backing the controversial "right to die" Bill. Currently in the UK it is highly illegal to assist another person to commit suicide. In some other countries it is permitted for a doctor to take the life of a patient if they request it under certain circumstances; if the individual is of sound mind and they have made the decision that they do not want to continue their life as a result of a very painful and/or debilitating illness from which they have no hope of recovery. Also if their prognosis is terminal. The Netherlands and Switzerland are two such countries and some British people are travelling there for this reason, so called "euthanasia tourism". At the moment there is a campaign to change the law in Britain to allow people to carry out voluntary euthanasia, see: I know I've disagreed vehemently with BHA over the years and I've also lampooned them ruthlessly, see:, but I'm right behind them on this issue. The church has always been very opposed to euthanasia because they believe that our life is a gift from God and that we therefore have a duty to live it; to end it ourselves is a sin. Therefore Lord Carey's announcement it truly astonishing. There will no doubt be a massive fallout coming his way as a result of his words and he should be congratulated for his courage. The Church of England has launched an inquiry into the Bill. However the current Archbishop Justin Welby called the Assisted Dying Bill "mistaken and dangerous". However the church definitely seems to be softening somewhat over this matter. There are currently no plans to discipline Lord Carey when a few years ago he'd have been defrocked and excommunicated on the spot. A few churchmen have even given Carey lukewarm support. The Bishop of Carlisle, the Rt Rev James Newcome said that the bill was an "important issue" that needed to be discussed at length. George Carey is unique among Archbishops of Canterbury because his father was a Hospital Porter. He would have heard directly from his dad the kinds of experiences one has behind the screens in a major hospital. Carey's father would have witnessed the very pinnacle of human suffering and fear day after day after day for years. This might well have influenced his son's attitude towards euthanasia, as it has my own. What's more euthanasia is already going on, it's just done on the quiet. I have heard many very credible stories within the folklore of the hospital about doctors who were brave enough, and were confident they could get away with it, dispatching somebody at their request. The relatives in these cases were enormously grateful and kept the truth to themselves. Source: