Monday 12 December 2022

Nursing Grievances

The nurses should have set up a bogus PPE company. They would have made off with a lot more than was necessary merely to restore their pay to its real value in 2010. Or perhaps the nurses, the posties, the railway workers, and all the rest, should move to Ukraine? Perhaps the underpaid, under-equipped, and generally put upon Armed Forces should also do so? The British Government would then find all the money in the world for them.

The Forces know perfectly well that not just anyone can drive a train, or man an ambulance, or operate border controls. But to both frontbenches and to the whole of what was once Fleet Street, they are only servants, as are engine drivers, or paramedics, or border guards. Rishi Sunak and Keir Starmer will try and have squaddies nursing, "because I said so, my man." They will be aghast at the insolence of anyone who presumed to question that, and they will blame the staff for everything that went wrong. They are quite used to retainers who had guns and who knew how to use them. In a society on the brink of collapse, the rich have stopped being afraid of the poor. Here we are.

We are heading for a hung Parliament. To strengthen families and communities by securing economic equality and international peace through the democratic political control of the means to those ends, including national and parliamentary sovereignty, we need to hold the balance of power. Owing nothing to either main party, we must be open to the better offer. There does, however, need to be a better offer. Not a lesser evil, which in any case the Labour Party is not. 


  1. More than a week later and still no sign of the troops.

    1. They have been brought to the brink of mutiny by this.