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    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news...argest-5323402

    http://www.theguardian.com/society/2...tackle-backlog

    The Tories sign the biggest deal of £750million, selling off a big chunk of the NHS already.

    And so it begins....

    Thoughts?
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    (Original post by gulbenkian02)
    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news...argest-5323402

    http://www.theguardian.com/society/2...tackle-backlog

    The Tories sign the biggest deal of £750billion, selling off a big chunk of the NHS already.

    And so it begins....

    Thoughts?
    The Guardian article you link to says £780 million. You've managed to inflate that almost a thousand times over - now it's down to a tiny fraction of NHS expenditure over a period of several years. It also seems to be over services that were already outsourced anyway.

    So, um, yeah.
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    (Original post by L i b)
    The Guardian article you link to says £780 million. You've managed to inflate that almost a thousand times over - now it's down to a tiny fraction of NHS expenditure over a period of several years. It also seems to be over services that were already outsourced anyway.

    So, um, yeah.
    Shoot me for the typo lmao, no need to be pedantic.
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    (Original post by gulbenkian02)
    Shoot me for the typo lmao, no need to be pedantic.
    This was in march.........
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    (Original post by gulbenkian02)
    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news...argest-5323402

    http://www.theguardian.com/society/2...tackle-backlog

    The Tories sign the biggest deal of £750million, selling off a big chunk of the NHS already.

    And so it begins....

    Thoughts?
    £750m over how many years?
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    (Original post by gulbenkian02)
    Shoot me for the typo lmao, no need to be pedantic.
    Given the NHS budget is £120tn/year, £750m isn't much.
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    (Original post by Quady)
    Given the NHS budget is £120tn/year, £750m isn't much.
    Maybe not but it's £750m too much.
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    (Original post by gulbenkian02)
    Maybe not but it's £750m too much.
    Why? How do you define privitisation?
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    (Original post by gulbenkian02)
    Shoot me for the typo lmao, no need to be pedantic.
    Well yes, I think there's a huge need to be pedantic when you're presenting numbers that are enormously, unimaginably inaccurate and - given the rhetoric that surrounds them - people may even swallow them.

    But of course, even over the several years mentioned, this doesn't add up to £750 million. It is worth "up to" that figure, assuming presumably that every hospital going decides to use this model to outsource everything that falls within its remit, which is entirely unrealistic.
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    (Original post by L i b)
    Well yes, I think there's a huge need to be pedantic when you're presenting numbers that are enormously, unimaginably inaccurate and - given the rhetoric that surrounds them - people may even swallow them.

    But of course, even over the several years mentioned, this doesn't add up to £750 million. It is worth "up to" that figure, assuming presumably that every hospital going decides to use this model to outsource everything that falls within its remit, which is entirely unrealistic.
    L i b why so shy Tory? Privatize the NHS already.
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    Not saying it's right or wrong, but that story is from 2 months ago. Stop trying to act like it's a new Conservative policy signed in the last 48 hours. Are you going to give the Lib Dems a hard time for agreeing to it as they were in government too? Well, are you?
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    (Original post by Duncan2012)
    Not saying it's right or wrong, but that story is from 2 months ago. Stop trying to act like it's a new Conservative policy signed in the last 48 hours. Are you going to give the Lib Dems a hard time for agreeing to it as they were in government too? Well, are you?
    The Lib Dems have paid the price for their mistakes. They are completely irrelevant right now. The point is, it's started before the Tories gained a majority, and is only going to get worse and worse. OBVIOUSLY.

    Wow it's like talking to 4 year olds :laugh:
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    This story broke 2 months ago...
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    Are people really so desperate that they pull up old stories? Third one I've seen that cites old stories to bash on the Tories, that's 100% of them actually.
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    Boohoo, MUH NHS

    If the NHS is so good why does it require coercion to prop it up?
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    You idiots bash people for using the Daily Mail and the Telegraph as sources for their right-wing bias then keep on posting Guardian and Mirror articles.

    Idiots.
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    (Original post by Falcatas)
    Boohoo, MUH NHS

    If the NHS is so good why does it require coercion to prop it up?
    Same for defence, police, street lighting and primary/secondary education.
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    (Original post by Quady)
    Same for defence, police, street lighting and primary/secondary education.
    That is the case but doesn't have to be tgthe case.
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    (Original post by Falcatas)
    That is the case but doesn't have to be tgthe case.
    No?

    Why would anyone pay for defence or police if they didn't have to?
    Certainly I'd not bother with paying for street lighting or roads.
 
 
 

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