(Original post by lacelicker)
Just as unconsidered an answer as I expected, from an ignorant source!
Yes the World Health Organisation is a disgrace.
... care to specify what source is ignorant?
I don't think that I be lone in the 1970's, perhaps I do, but I don't think so, I just think I have certain beliefs because of my upbringing, and just because I'm me!
Judging by your comment, you seem to believe that militant trade unionism is justified - if that is the case, you belong in the 1970s. The trade unions were unaccountable and undemocratic and yet they tore down democratically elected governments - that is a terrible situation that Margaret Thatcher resolved and rightly so.
I do cling onto the NHS, I think it is a wonderfull institution, that we can never truly appreciate until we have been saved from the brink, I know people who have had their lives saved by the NHS, and received treatment that they could never have afforded had they had to pay.
Yes the NHS has helped people, however, why should we settle for second best? Although the National Health Service is quite good at preventative medicine, overall it isn't a fantastic service. By the way, don't assume that I advocate an American system - I find the American system even worse.
Whereas the overall level of healthcare is better, the fact that it isn't available for the poor is unjustifiable.
Getting rid of the trade unions is not a good thing, perhaps they were getting too powerful, but they are still needed, to protect and look after the workers.
We still have trade unions - but rightfully their power and influence was massively curtailed. I think that even today the trade unions go too far - the BA strikes were nonsense. That wasn't about an abusive employer, it was about sound business practices that were against the vest interests of very well paid staff.
And the coal mines may have closed, but they would have closed in good time, they wouldn't have shut, leaving thousands high and dry!
They would have shut regardless. They were very expensive and given the economic situation that the then Conservative government had to deal with, they rightfully closed many of them.
Look, lets be honest, I'm not going to change your opinion, you won't change mine ... Can we not agree to disagree?
Where is the fun in that?
I was discussing nuclear power with a greeny earlier today. Both of us were set in our beliefs but it was a bloody good and fun debate.