No Case For Continuing Lockdown

Former UKIP MP Douglas Carswell has written in an article published today:

“The argument for a lockdown was overwhelming.

When Boris Johnson addressed the nation eight weeks ago, it appeared as if a killer virus was about to engulf the population at astonishing speed. You had to be mad or bad, it seemed, not to back the Prime Minister as he urged us all to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives. The moral justification for collective action was crystal clear. “Squashing the sombrero,” as Johnson colourfully put it, was needed to buy time for the NHS to fight this thing. And we did it. Britain achieved that aim.

Critical care capacity was rapidly ramped up thanks to the heroic efforts of those who built the new Nightingale hospitals, as well as the decision to cancel treatments for non-Covid cases. At the same time, the numbers being struck down by the disease began to fall – perhaps due to social distancing, or maybe just because pandemics have a habit of dissipating almost as fast as they appear. Whatever the reasons, we avoided the nightmare scenario of not being able to treat thousands of critically ill people, as happened in parts of Italy.

Eight weeks on, it is also clear that some of the initial restrictions were unnecessary.” (full article >>>)

The sad thing is it took people like Douglas eight weeks to realise there never was any moral case for the lockdown. Take this phrase

“Critical care capacity was rapidly ramped up thanks to the heroic efforts of those who built the new Nightingale hospitals,”

But Douglas fails to acknowledge that NHS whistleblowers have revealed they have never known hospitals so empty, while of the Nightingale Hospitals, the businest have only dealt with a few dozen patients, while some have admitted no patients at all. And as the chief medical officer admiitted again yesterday COVID – 19 poses no serious threat to most of us

There was never a moral case for lockdown, it was based entirely on the fake data generated from a mathematical model of the pandemic by a pseudo – scientist who only interests were in lining his pockets with taxpayers money, covering himself in glory, and (allegedly,) clearing the roads so his married loved would not be delayed by traffic when driving to his house for a bit of rumpy – pumpy.

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Fear and panic

If Coronavirus Is So Bad Why No Big Jump In Hospital Admissions or Deaths?

News video shows chaotic scenes of crowded hospitals and desperate people seeking treatman. Noewspaper show pictures of exhibition halls turned into temporary morgues, the floors of these vast buildings covered in body bags.

So WTF is going on? I don’t know, you don’t know, if anyone does know it’s more than their life is worth to leak that information into the public domain. The more I learn the more this whole situation looks like an assault on democracy by the dark forces of globalism.

We need to start asking the difficult questions right now. Because the longer this goes on the more likely we are to end up inhabiting a planet of slave states.

Take a look at these official figures for actual hospital admissions and deaths and no how the picture they offer differs from the fear and panic propagating figures being mentioned on TV news and by print media.

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Infographic: UK Government ONS (Office of National Statistics

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Labour planned to privatise 40% of NHS as Hypocrite Corbyn accuses Johnson of selling off the health service

Labour planned to privatise 40% of NHS as Corbyn takes aim at Johnson


Corbyn’s scaremongering preaches to the converted (Picture: Google)

One quickly tires of Labour Party candidates and their Jew – hating supporters claiming, every time an election is in the offinge, the “The Wicked Conservatiovs plan to sell the NHS to private enterprise. They’ve been at it again throughout the current election cycle, and of course there is no more truth in the claims than there ever was before. But the lefties, as they glefully point at any conservatives whose heads appears over the parapet, “Witches, burn them,” that the Labour government, between 1997 and 2010 under the traitor and war criminal Tony Blair privatised much of the NHS. (Our local super-hospital where my wife was recently murdered by bureaucratic institutionalised incompetence was built by one of Blair’s Private Public Finance initiatives and is now owned by a subsidiary of HSBC, making it, perhaps, an NHSBC hospital.

So those leftie claims that the “evil conservatives” planned to sell off our ‘precious NHS’ qyickly start to look rather empty. And that is before we have considered the detail of Labour’s plans for the NHS.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn made the repeated accusation that Boris Johnson’s government, if re-elected with a majority in parliament, will see the NHS to American healthcare companies as part of a free trade deal informally discussed between Johnson and US President Donald Trump. Corbyn and his Stalinist bagman John McDonnell, along with other party figures and left leaning joursnlists in mainstream media continue to repeat this in spite of both men offering assurances that the NHS was not “for sale” and the document Corbyn and his cronies claimed revealled a secret deal containing no evidence that any such deal had been discussed.

Corbyn’s attempts to expose his imaginary Anglo – American conspiracy by producing a 451-page document “proving the NHS is for sale” during a press conference on November 27 were debunked when it was revealed that the NHS was only mentioned four times, with US officials only once asking about the UK position on our ‘health insurance’ system”. The other times the UK Health Servive was mentioned were all in the context of allowing US pharmaceutical companies access to the NHS for their products.

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Despite this, the stunt has caused quite a storm, but it can be revealed how Labour were actually the first to float the idea of privatising health services in the UK.

Tony Blair took office in 1997, with the promise of removing “internal markets” in the NHS – the idea that Health Authorities ceased to run their hospitals, but “purchased” care from their own or other authorities hospitals.

However, during his second term, Mr Blair announced his administrations intention to strengthen links with the private sector as part of his plan to “modernise” the NHS. Driving Labour’s planned reforms were factors including the rising costs of medical technology and medicines, the desire to increase standards and “patient choice”, an ageing population, and a desire to control government expenditure.

It was these plans, now more than ten years old, that Corbyn referred to in his docdgy dossier on plans to sell the NHS.


Picture: Daily Expres

Corbyn’s stunt caused a storm in an eggcup on social media as the usual suspects jumped on the bandwagon to accuse Boris and his party of planning to sell the NHS, but it is widely known that Labour were actually the first to float the idea of privatising health services in the UK, although Margaret Thatcher’s conservative government in the 1980s introduced the idea of an internal market (whatever that means’) to the NHS and also encouraged the outsourceing of certain services such as janitorial duties and waste disposal.

A Labour government under Tony Blair took office in 1997, and quickly introduced the concept of PFI, Private Finance Initiativs (also termed Private – Public partnerships,) the idea that Health Authorities ceased to own their hospitals, but hired them from private companies as a managed facility. Many left wing commentators were horrified and dismissed the idea as a ‘licence to print money’ for the private half of the partnerhip.

In 2006, Blair welcomed 11 private healthcare providers, including private health insurance firm Bupa, into this “NHS family,” in a bid to drive up the quality of services provided. Blair made his and Labour’s intentions clear in 2006 when he said “By 2008 we could have as much as 40 perrcent of acute operations done in the private sector being done under the NHS banner.”

The network’s spokesman, Mark Smith, admitted the changing healthcare market meant the independent sector was increasingly looking to the NHS for business. He said some companies had “specific targets for a large number of patients to be NHS patients in the future because undoubtedly things are changing. Wherever people are treated – in a traditional hospital, an independent hospital, a new treatment centre or in the community – it is the protection afforded to them of tax-funded healthcare, according to need and not ability to pay, which makes them NHS patients.

Nice try at wrigging out of Labour’s committment to privatising the NHS but between 2004 and 2014, demand for NHS services increased rapidly and hospital admissions increased by 32 percent, outpatient attendances by 17 percent, primary care consultations by 25 percent and community care activity by 14 percent. The only way the massive, clumsy, centralised bureaucracy that runs service could cope was by outsourcing more work. Research carried out on behalf of the GMB trade union, which represents many NHS workers, shows 15billion of health service contracts have been handed to private companies since 2015. And yet the service is still failing to cope with increased demand.

So far in 2019 £3.3billion, or 63 percent, of contracts have been given to organisations in the private sector. So though Labour Party spokespersons have not admitted as much in public, these figures prove that their manifesto committments to increase spending on health must include further outsourcing of work to the private sector. Far too much of what the organisation does has already been handed to the private sector for the position to be reversed. So Blair’s plan to put more work out to the private sector, carried on by the Conservative . Liberal Democrat coalition from 2010 and by the Conservatives from 2015 is still in place. And it has to be said that the NHS, in permanent crisis now, would have collapsed without it.

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NHS: A Sacred Cow Or A Dysfunctional Bureaucracy

Political failures and corporate greed have brought the NHS to its knees, and led to my mother’s death

While the rest of the country obsesses over Brexit and the election and our political leaders, Jezza and Boris, compete to win the award for making the title of most outrageously dishonest pledge to protect the NHS I am unusually quiet on matters of politics, because I am still getting over the loss of my lovely wife Teresa who died of respiratory failure,while  surrounded by highly trained medical professionals and millions of poundsworth of hi tech equipment.

Only last week a story featured on the BBC main news of a young man, Mark Stuart, who was admitted to the same hospital as Teresa routine surgery, and having bee prepped for his operation, was left untended after the surgery was deyated and left without food or water for FIVE DAYS, The story is no longer online at BBC News but a report can be read on the Lancashire Evening Telegraph website..

You will read how the efforts of Mark’s parents to get to the truth of what happened and how such a cock up could go unnoticed for FIVE DAYS have been delayed, obstructed and obfuscated by snivelling little parasites who have brown nosed their way to roles far beyond their lavel of competence in the dysfunctional centralised bureaucracy that runs the national Health Service.

My wife’s case is still under investigation so I cannot go into great detail, but in view of similarities with the case of Mark Stuart and others involving the same hospital let’s just say a pattern has emerged.

Another case which has aspects of the same pattern featured in the i Newspaper today and is reproduced below in this not for profit blog under fair use terms, for public information.

The time where we could accept cautious evolution has passed – our NHS today needs a revolution
from the i Newspaper

“I love you too much, you have a heart of gold. Look after your Papa.” These were the last lucid words my mother said to me as I hugged her tighter than I’d ever done in my life. A week later she was gone.

One year ago at 2:32pm on the 29th November, Dr Anisha Malhotra took her last breath. A GP that had dedicated over 25 years of her life to the NHS was ultimately failed by it.

Four weeks earlier my mother had been admitted with a temperature and excruciating back pain. She was diagnosed with discitis, which proved to be resistant to antibiotics. A secondary heart attack as a result of the stress on her already frail body was enough to tip her over the edge. But what happened in hospital, which eventually led to the premature death of a 68-year old lady in the most horrible of circumstances, and the profound emotional trauma of family members witnessing it, was entirely avoidable.

Lifestyle-related disease – a result of consuming too much ultra-processed food and inactivity – had left her overweight, resulting in hypertension and severe osteoarthritis. Years of popping ibuprofen like Smarties to deal with joint pain made her anaemic, and loss of appetite made it particularly difficult to get enough nourishment from her vegetarian diet. Weak bones from malnourishment and lack of activity brought her to hospital twice last year in the space of four months.

‘The system is struggling to provide even basic quality care to many patients.’

An overstretched system

Although remarkably strong in spirit she was extremely frail and weak by the time she was admitted to hospital for the final time. But rather than allow her to die with dignity, an overstretched system meant a missed heart attack was only noted by her medical team eleven days after it was reported.By then it was too late to save her. Excess intravenous fluids led to heart failure. It took several days of diuretics to make her comfortable and allow her to be taken off oxygen. But by then she’d slipped into a deep coma, never to wake up again.

There can be no doubt years of austerity and NHS underfunding have led to a shortage of nurses and doctors unable to keep up with increasing demand. But even if that were to be resolved overnight it would be at best no more than putting a sticking plaster on a severed artery, because the system is struggling to provide even basic quality care to many patients.

Lifestyle factors and ‘too much medicine’

The two major reasons for this are simply not being addressed: maldistribution of resources through “too much medicine”; and diet-related disease. Former medical director of NHS England, Sir Bruce Keogh, has previously stated that one in seven operations and treatments should never have been carried out on patients in hospital.

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges waste report stated that “one doctor’s waste is another patient’s delay”. For my mother that meant waiting for two extra hours (because of understaffing) to be prescribed oxygen and diuretics whilst in crashing pulmonary oedema, an experience that can only be likened to drowning but remaining alive at the same time. And this is despite my father, a doctor, watching by her bedside totally helpless to relieve the suffering of his life partner of 45 years.

The root of our healthcare crisis

This can and must not be taken as attack on the NHS itself. Instead, it’s an indictment on what is at the very root of our healthcare crisis: those vested interests that have brought it to the brink of collapse. The increasing burden of diet-related disease is at the heart of increasing demand on the NHS, yet there is absolutely nothing in the Conservative manifesto on policy changes to deal with the public health crisis.

It also does not address the tainted, industry-biased research which continues to cause significant harm to patients, with side effects of medications one of the leading causes of death. If 93 per cent of medical research is of questionable reliability and not relevant to patients it’s going to lead to bad outcomes, and that’s what we’ve got. But such lack of action is perhaps not surprising.

A BMJ investigation earlier this year highlighted that the Conservative party has received £4.3m from “free market” think tank, the IEA, that has opposed public health initiatives to tackle obesity, such as calorie labelling and advertising restrictions on unhealthy foods. This organisation has received funding from tobacco companies and the sugar and soft drinks industries.

 

‘It is now time all doctors also took some responsibility’

Following the cash-for-questions scandal in 1994, the then Prime Minister, Sir John Major, set up the Committee on Standards in Public Life. A subsequent report made it imperative that all those in public life, including MPs and Doctors whose primary duty is to serve the needs of the people, uphold the seven so-called “Nolan principles”: selflessness, objectivity, integrity, accountability, honesty, openness, and leadership.

The excesses and manipulations of industry that put personal greed and wealth before health would not be possible if it were not aided and abetted by regulators, politicians and powerful scientists.

It is now time all doctors also took some responsibility for and action against system failures that make their jobs unmanageable and, most importantly, deny patients timely and quality care. Corporate greed and systematic political failure have brought the NHS to its knees.

The system is broken and money alone cannot fix it. The time where we could accept cautious evolution has passed – our NHS today needs a revolution. No one should suffer like my mother, and no family should have to witness it.

Dr Aseem Malhotra is an NHS Consultant Cardiologist and Professor of Evidence Based Medicine

My mother’s vegetarian diet contributed to her early death. We should all learn from it

NHS cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra: my mother’s diet was full of ultra-processed foods and was ultimately to the detriment of her health

Two weeks ago, my father and I made a trip to Rishikesh in northern India to scatter my mother’s ashes in the River Ganges at an idyllic location at the foothills of the Himalayas. This was in keeping with her wishes as a devout Hindu that her spirit be released at a place she loved and previously visited on pilgrimage. Our family lost a greatly cherished mother and wife who went before her time, at only 68 years old.

I believe that what was finally written on her death certificate – severe sepsis and discitis with concomitant myocardial infarction (heart attack) – was entirely avoidable.

‘Growing up, I witnessed her regular consumption of starchy carbohydrates and ultra-processed snack foods of biscuits, crisps and chocolate. Our kitchen was flooded with these products’

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For most of her adult life, my mum was vegetarian and significantly overweight. Growing up, I witnessed her regular consumption of starchy carbohydrates and ultra-processed snack foods of biscuits, crisps and chocolate. Our kitchen was flooded with these products. I still have a vivid memory of her only meal on a weekly fast day consisting of a large chapatti and what can only be described as a mountain of table sugar. Her weight contributed to developing high blood pressure in her 40s and as a result, she suffered a brain haemorrhage in 2003.

Despite making a full recovery, taking up going to the gym and even learning to swim at the age of 50, the next 10 years resulted in a gradual deterioration in her mobility. Obesity related osteoarthritis led to slipped discs and severe degeneration of her spine, forcing her to take early retirement from General Practice.

Her vegetarian diet required her to take Vitamin B12 and iron supplementation. Protein deficiency led to sarcopenia (a decline in muscle mass) which limited her mobility even further. In the last six months of her life, she had two hospital admissions with agonising spontaneous sequential bilateral osteoporotic fractures of her pelvis. By the time she passed away, even high doses of morphine weren’t enough to completely ease the additional excruciating back pain from an infection in her spine.

What I see in my job as an NHS cardiologist

Such cases are not unusual for me to see as a cardiologist working in the NHS. The majority of those admitted with heart attack are not obese but have a condition known as metabolic syndrome  (photo: Pixabay)

Such cases are not unusual for me to see as a cardiologist working in the NHS. The majority of those admitted with heart attack are not obese but have a condition known as metabolic syndrome  (photo: Pixabay)

Although, as in my mum’s case, it is widely acknowledged that obesity is associated with the development of chronic disease, a not well-known phenomenon of being “overfat” (defined as excess body fat that can impair health and contribute to chronic disease) is now estimated to affect 70 to 80 per cent of the Indian adults and 41 per cent of children.

A large percentage of overfat individuals will have a normal Body Mass Index, with up to 50 per cent having excess body fat linked to risk factors for disease.

I recently learned an uncle of mine who has been a “slim” physically active vegetarian all his life, and never smoked, had a triple coronary bypass for three occluded heart arteries aged only 69. This was less than a year after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. When I spoke to him, he admitted for the last twenty years his diet was high in flour based and sugary foods, but he believed because he wasn’t overweight he was perfectly healthy.

The diabetes capital of the world

Such cases are not unusual for me to see as a cardiologist working in the NHS. The majority of those admitted with heart attack are not obese but have a condition known as metabolic syndrome with one of the major components being increased waist circumference. The significant limitation of BMI (calculated by dividing one’s weight in kg by height in metres squared) is that is that it fails to take into account age, ethnicity, bone structure, fat distribution and muscle mass.

‘It’s instructive to note that India, with more vegetarians and vegans than the rest of the world combined, is the “diabetes capital of the world”‘

In developed countries such as the USA, New Zealand, Greece, and Iceland the prevalence of having excess body fat has reached over 90 per cent. In the UK, it’s estimated that 86 per cent of the adult men and 77 per cent of women are overfat. Excess body fat, which acts as a substrate for chronic inflammation and insulin resistance, is now implicated in the development of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, osteoporosis, cancer and Alzheimer’s.

It’s instructive to note that India, with more vegetarians and vegans than the rest of the world combined, is the “diabetes capital of the world”. The city of Chandigarh has the highest prevalence of type 2 diabetes in the country and the state of which it is capital, Punjab, has 75 per cent of the population as vegetarian. In the subcontinent, the last 50 years have specifically seen significant increases in consumption of processed wheat, sugar and vegetable oils (which have overtaken animal fats as a percentage of calories).

Majority of vegetarians not following a healthy diet

(One can have a very healthy vegetarian diet but the majority of vegetarians in the world are clearly not following this (Getty Images)

(One can have a very healthy vegetarian diet but the majority of vegetarians in the world are clearly not following this (Getty Images)

The Indian Dietetic Association recently put out a statement claiming 84 per cent of vegetarians in the country are protein deficient versus 65 per cent of meat eaters. As one of New Zealand’s most eminent dietitian’s Dr Caryn Zinn told me: “Calorie for calorie, meat is more proteinaceous and nutrient dense than vegetables. Of course, one can have a very healthy vegetarian diet but the majority of vegetarians in the world are clearly not following this.”

A large observational study conducted in Australia in 2016 concluded that contrary to popular belief, once other lifestyle factors were accounted for, vegetarians do not live longer than non-vegetarians in the developed world. Similarly, a large Austrian study published in the prestigious medical journal PLOS 1 found that despite having a lower BMI and less alcohol consumption, “a vegetarian diet is associated with poorer health (higher incidences of cancer, allergies and mental health disorders) a higher need for health care and a poorer quality of life.”

‘The point about saturated fat is: the evidence is now looking pretty good, but the guidance hasn’t shifted’

The totality of evidence does not find an association with the consumption of unprocessed red meat and reduced life expectancy. The association of the dietary saturated fat and heart disease found in high amounts in animal products has also been debunked in a paper I coauthored with two eminent cardiologists.

Taking much of this evidence into consideration after two days of debate and discussion at the international science and politics of nutrition conference jointly hosted by medical reinsurance company Swiss Re and the BMJ in June last year, the editor in chief of the journal Dr Fiona Godlee remarked: “The point about saturated fat is: the evidence is now looking pretty good, but the guidance hasn’t shifted […] there doesn’t seem to have been an enormous ‘mea culpa’ from the scientific community that we got it so wrong. That does surprise me.”

A focus on starch, sugar and salt reduction instead

(Pexels) Population-wide strategies to curb obesity should now discard fat and saturated fat and focus on starch, sugar and salt reduction instead.

(Pexels) Population-wide strategies to curb obesity should now discard fat and saturated fat and focus on starch, sugar and salt reduction instead.

Dariush Mozaffarian, Dean of the Freedman School of Nutrition Science And Policy at Tufts University, Massachusetts, told me at the event in Zurich that population-wide strategies to curb obesity should now discard fat and saturated fat and focus on starch, sugar and salt reduction instead.

Ultra-processed food now makes up more than half of the British diet and is strongly linked to weight gain and even cancer. Ultra-processed is broadly defined as industrial formulations (any packaged food) with five or more ingredients. And when broken down into food groups, 77 per cent comes from sugary products and drinks, starchy foods and breakfast cereals, and ultra-processed fruit and vegetables. 19 per cent comes from ultra-processed meat, fish, eggs and dairy, and two per cent from “fats” and two per cent from salty snacks.

‘There’s been much media hype recently suggesting that adopting a meat or animal product free diet is best for human and planetary health, but this is not evidence-based’

There’s been much media hype recently suggesting that adopting a meat or animal product free diet is best for human and planetary health, but this is not evidence-based.

An independent report from the US Department of Agriculture predicts complete removal of animals from the food supply would only reduce total US greenhouse gases by 2.6 per cent but simultaneously increase dietary energy consumption from a plant only system and worsen nutritional deficiencies.

Not less meat, but better meat

Red meat happens to be one of the best sources of zinc and Vitamin B12 (Photo: Miguel Mendez/AFP/Getty Images)

Red meat happens to be one of the best sources of zinc and Vitamin B12 (Photo: Miguel Mendez/AFP/Getty Images)

 

“We don’t need less meat but better meat in the food supply,” said Dietitian and organic farmer Diana Rodgers. She recently wrote a devastating critique of the “nutritionally deficient” Eat Lancet report which recommends we consume less than half an ounce of red meat per day, the equivalent of one eight of a steak.

 

Red meat happens to be one of the best sources of zinc and Vitamin B12, a supplement of which needs to be taken by up to 92 per cent of vegans. “Well-managed cattle can also be one of our best tools at mitigating climate change,” Rodgers added, citing a study that shows how methane-emitting cattle can actually be a carbon sink, when looking at the full life cycle. “It’s not the cow, it’s the how.”

 

‘The biggest beneficiaries could very well be the ultra-processed “meat and dairy free” food industry, the vitamin and supplement industry and a predictable rise in the overfat epidemic and associated chronic diseases would be a cash cow for Big Pharma’

So whilst population health continues to suffer, the biggest beneficiaries could very well be the ultra-processed “meat and dairy free” food industry, the vitamin and supplement industry, and a predictable rise in the overfat epidemic and associated chronic diseases would be a cash cow for Big Pharma.

My mother dedicated most of her adult life to working as a GP in the NHS and was one of the most kind and compassionate people I have ever had the privilege of knowing. She wholeheartedly supported my public health advocacy work as it was in line with her philosophy as a Hindu to put Dharma (duty) to the community as paramount.

Sadly, her devout religious faith to avoid consuming animal products, combined with a high starch, high sugar diet, was ultimately to the detriment of her health. I very much hope that her premature and painful death was not in vain and we can learn that much of these ills are preventable.

Dr Aseem Malhotra is an NHS Consultant Cardiologist and Professor of Evidence Based Medicine. He is donating his fee for this article to Children in Need. 

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New Cultural ‘Safety Guidelines’ To Protect ‘Feelings’ Of Abos In Australian Hospitals

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Australian nurses: It's no longer enough to treat all patients equally, now nurses must apologise for being white.
Nurses and midwives are required to “acknowledge white privilege” as part of a new code of conduct. Source: istock

<p>A Joint statement from the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association, Public Health Association of Australia, Consumers Health Forum of Australia and National Rural Health Alliance proves beyond resonable doubt that even Okkers are being castrated by political correctness.</p>

<p>The opening section of the statement reads:<br>
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“If we want Australia’s First Peoples to have the best possible healthcare, then all healthcare providers and professions have to seriously embrace the concept of cultural safety.</p>

<p>In saying this we strongly support the joint statement on cultural safety in healthcare recently released by the nation’s five leading national nursing and midwifery bodies.</p>

<p>Cultural safety in this context involves health professionals examining their own beliefs, behaviours and practices, as well as issues such as institutional racism, in ensuring that their services are perceived as safe—by the patient rather than the provider.”</p></div>

<p>‘For much too long Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have found health services unwelcoming, and even traumatic to the point where they will discharge themselves from hospital against medical advice’, AHHA’s Strategic Program Director, Dr Chris Bourke said.</p>

<p>Nurses and midwives around the country must now adhere to a new code of conduct with a section specifically dedicated to “culture” and which details white Australians’ inherent privilege “in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders”.</p>

<p>What the cupid stunts who run Australia’s health service seem to be forgetting is they are talking about people who run around the outback bollock naked and live on a diets that includes grubs and worms. Of course hospitals seem unwelcoming to they, they are not accustomed to people who wear clothes, have never slept in a bad and tend to eat each other for lunch.</p>

<p>It is gratifying to learn that Aussie nurses are resisting changes that requires them to “acknowledge white privilege” before treating patients from aboriginal backgrounds. Why aren’t the abos being asked to apologise for being ignorant Wombat felchers?</p>

<p>The new code, which came into effect in March, has been labelled “politically correct idiocy”, “cultural madness” and “unacceptable authoritarianism”. A peak body representing nurses in Queensland is even calling for the chairman of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia to be sacked over it.</p>

<p>“This is eye-watering stuff,” Graeme Haycroft from the Nurses Professional Association of Queensland told Sky News host Peta Credlin. “We’re calling for the resignation of the chairman of the board (Associate Professor Lynette Cusack) because she’s put her name to it and it’s unacceptable.”</p>

<p>Credlin called it “almost too hard to believe”. “Before (a midwife) delivers a baby to an indigenous woman she’s supposed to put her hands up and say: ‘I need to talk to you about my white privilege’, not about my infection control, my qualifications or my training as a midwife?” she asked Mr Haycroft.</p>

<p>He said that was correct, but there’s no requirement to “announce” anything. The nurses must simply abide by the new code which state clearly that “cultural safety is as important to quality care as clinical safety”.</p>

<p>“Cultural safety … requires nurses and midwives to undertake an ongoing process of self-reflection and cultural self-awareness, and an acknowledgment of how a nurse’s/midwife’s personal culture impacts on care,” the code reads.</p>

<p>We really do have to find a way to teach these university brainwashed morons that in the great scheme of things and individual’s feelings are no more significant than a gnat’s fart in a hurricane. How ca medical staff respect the cultural safety of people who are more accustomed to going behind the nearest bush for a shit that using a toilet. There can be no doubt that Australian nurses are being victimised by racists here, and if the politically correct left were not such hypoocrites (because they don’t really give a flying fuck about Abos, all they are interested in is virtue signalling, <b>being seen to care</b>.</p>

<b>Information Source:</b> <a href=”http://ruralhealth.org.au/media-release/cultural-safety-crucial-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-healthcare”>Austrialian National Rural Health Association</a>

 

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The story of the militant femists munter who ran a marathon on the first day of her ‘monthlies’ without using a tampon or sanitary towel (they’re a sexist symbol or the oppressive patriarchy donchakow) is not new. The London Marathon was run back in April and the story of Kiran Gandhi’s brave stance against male oppression (along with pitures of the dark stain speading across the croth of her leggings) was ignored by mainsteam and alternative media alike.

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We’ve had junk science on climate change, genetically modified seeds, many types of medicines and social engineering. The junkiest of junk science however is always commissioned by public service organisations and is aimed at convincing the public that our public servants are doing a good job. Fortunately the public are not as gullible as our leaders suppose.

Adolescent Girl Raped By 60 Men In Asian Grooming Gang

A trial jury atThe Old Bailey, London, heard yesterday the harrowing ddetails of how two schoolgirls were groomed and raped by an paedophile gang based in Aylesbury, Bucks, while aged just 12 and 13. Eleven gang members, accused of carrying out the crimes between 2006 and 2012 face 49 criminal charges between them including statutory rape, child prostitution and creating child pornography, The Daily Mirror reports.

Poldark female star: Obsession with topless Aidan Turner is ‘sexist and undermines the show’

The latest outburst has come in response to a few tabloid stories of actor Aidan Turner’s ‘topless’ appearances in the BBC television series Poldark. The screeching sisters can’t really complain about male chauvinism as it is women who are lusting for Ross Poldark. So the ladies (?) are upset because they can’t go topless too.

More Swedish PC Madness. Art treasures declared pornographic and offensive to women and Muslims

Crazy California has for many years held the title of global capital of politically correct isanity, but recently Sweden, always a contender, has shown signs of taking the title. The latest example of PC fuckwittery from Sweden’s politically correct in their efforts to sacrifice western civilisation to feminist self righteousness and Muslim extremism left suggests they might be ready to assume the title, craziest place on earth.

Nineteen Eighty-Four: Sweden’s Ministry of Truth to ‘Gender-Adjust’ History Books

Multi-Cultural England: Are You Feeling The Progressive Diversity.

As racial and sectarian tension increase on the streets of britain while politicians gear up for the election campaign, we take a look at the state of Britain today, Imigrant child abuse gangs, Clerics of alient faiths dictating moral strictures, and everywhere we look, foreigners being given provieged status. Is it any wonder the voters are angry?

“>Mothers banned from breastfeeding at breastfeeding conference

‘Mothers invited to a Scottish Government-backed breastfeeding conference were left angry and bemused after being told that they would not be allowed to breastfeed their babies.

Labour’s Cockfish Reveals How Mainfesto Will Piss You Off.

All three main parties in the UK General Election are campaigning from a Politically Correct Consensus (i.e. Control Freak) platform. But whenm it comes to politically correct control freakery, Labour will always outdo the others. The main early thut of their campaign is a promise to criminalise sugary snacks and breakfast cereals, fatty foods and some fizzy drinks. And they’re serious, they have handed the job of selling this idiocy to The Cockfish of British politics.

Oxford University Bans All Things Pig Related In Support Of Free Speech

When does being reasonable and open minded become cowardice? When academics who pride themselves on intellectual detachment cave in to threats from extremists and try to pass off their pitiful weakness by pretending they are showing sensitivity to the feelings of minorities. Don’t send you little geniuses to Oxfor, they may and up with a PhD in spinlessness.

Liberal Says We Shouldn’t Prosecute Sexual Predators… if They are Black.

There are plenty of examples of the depths of stupidity to which ‘liberals’ or supporters of ‘the progressive left’ will stooop in order to curry favout from members of the darker skinned races, but few are as staggeringly idiot as this one.

Foreign Nurses Flee Lancashire

Ayup, yon nesh foreign buggers ist bahn fer’t gua whum acause um’s not unnerstan t’local lingo. We’st’nt be mithered abaht it, uz’ll ‘ave more pies fer uzsel’s nah.

Ah’ll sithi at chip shop.

Meat Pies – Lancashire Penicillin (Image source)

Foreign nurses hired by East Lancashire Hospital Trust are quitting the NHS because the north is nothing like London (FUCK ME, ISN’T IT? I HAVE NEVER NOTICED). A quarter of recent recruits have left, in part as they are unable to understand the regional accent.

Christine Pearson, the chief nurse for the East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, told a recent board meeting that the new recruits were under the misapprehension that they would be moving to London, the Telegraph has reported.

(Yeah, London, Blackburn, Burnley, accrington, Clitheroe, Barnoldswick, they all sound so similar its an easy mistake to make)

“When they came to England they felt they were coming to maybe London, so that was one of the issues we had to work on,” she told colleagues, adding “I had a patient say to me ‘you’re not from round here’, so even if you live 25 miles down the road in Manchester such as me, you’ll always have language barriers.

(I get the same and not only was I born in Manchester, 25 miles down the road, I have lived in East Lancs for over thirty years. Perhaps it was the years I spent in Shropshire when young that confuses them. can’t possibly be the fact that I went to a posh school and picked up standard grammnar can it?)

The trust has been forced to give language and pronunciation lessons to the new recruits to help them better understand the local dialect. Words like “blood” and “bath” were causing problems for foreign nurses more used to hearing southern British accents.

(Yeah well ‘blahd’ and ‘baaaarth’ aren’t in any dictionary, not our fault Londeoners can’t speak English)

The course, introduced last June, also familiarised the recruits with local phrases such as “I’m starved”, which means “I’m cold” in Lancashire, and “am a get”, as well as more common colloquialisms such as “make us a brew”.

(No wonder these people are confused. It’s ‘I’m a gate’ which puzzled me for years until I worked out the homonym, ‘I’m a gait’ – I’m going)

But 23 year old Italian nurse Greta Veneruz, who had moved to Blackburn, said: “We learnt English like how people speak in London and when we came here it didn’t sound the same.”

(As I said, Londoners don’t talk proper like wot we do)

The Royal Blackburn and Burnley General hospitals, both of which are run by the East Lancashire Trust, have between them recruited more than 40 nurses from mainland Europe in the last year. Most are from Italy, but a number have also arrived from Romania and Portugal.

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BBC Marginalises Truth Tellers

Its good to see the left in disarray and various left wing propaganda merchants at each others throats.

For the second time this month (and it’s only the 8th today) The Guardian is attacking those cover up kings at the BBC.

Jimmy Savile advertizes Stoke Manderville Hospital, from where he operated a brothel for celebrity necrophiliacs and famous people who like to have sex with basket cases (image source)

from The Guardian:

Nobody from John Humphrys in the morning to Evan Davis at night dares mention the tide of scandal that is swamping the BBC. It undermines their reporting of every abuse whistleblowers reveal. It reinforces the dirty common sense of British life that you must keep your head down and not tell the truth if you want to keep your job.

The scandal is simply this: the BBC is forcing out or demoting the journalists who exposed Jimmy Savile as a voracious abuser of girls. As Meirion Jones put it to me: “There is a small group of powerful people at the BBC who think it would have been better if the truth about Savile had never come out. And they aim to punish the reporters who revealed it.”

Jones was one of the BBC’s best investigative producers. He had suspected that Savile was not the “national treasure” the BBC, NHS, monarchy and public adored, ever since he had seen Savile take girls away in his car from an approved school his aunt ran in the 1970s. He broke the story which showed that Savile was one of the most prolific sex abusers in British history, and handed the BBC what would have been one of its biggest scoops. If it had run it. Which, of course, it did not. The editor of Newsnight banned the report. Thus began a cover-up which tore the BBC apart.

Read full article at Guardian online

While it is satisfying to see the walls of fortress Establishment crumbling, what is really irritarting at the moment in the number of libertarian bloggers (people who really should know better) clinging to the “move along now, nothing to see here, it all happened a long time ago so there’s no evidence.”

Well yes, right, let’s be a nation of smug, prissy, bourgeois twats like the 1950s and early 60s Britain I grew up in. Never talk about anything embarrassing, just pretend it didn’t happen.

Well no thanks because right up to recently the rich and famous were literally getting away with murder, their peers would close ranks and protect them. Look at the case of Lord Lucan, murdered their working class nanny having mistaken her for his wife, but his friends (as they admitted a few years ago) obstructed the murder investigation and helped him get away. We can only hope he lived out his years in abject misery.

Much the same happened with Savile, the paedophile, necrophile, crippleophile, retardophile, everyfuckingthingelseophile, glorified DJ and professional weirdo. The BBC covered for him for years. When I was doing bits of broadcasting for BBC local radio in the 1980s it was well know you didn’t leave the kids who volunteered as runners etc. alone with Savile. His proclivities were a running joke, sick I know but as he was so well protected by senior management it was impossible to do anything other than mock him.

Everyone knew. And as for the smug twats who now say, “There’s no evidence,” there is actually plenty of evidence that complaints about the pervy old bastard (and good old Uncle ‘two little boys’ Rolf, and Sturart Hall were simply ignored by those creepy, self righteous, self satisfied Marxist shits at the BBC, you know the ones, they want to import more foreign paedophiles to ‘culturally enrich’ young girls who are living in council care homes and who want to tell us all what we can and cannot think.

It’s time we rebelled. A vote for Lab, Con or LD is a vote for paedophiles, for cover ups, for accepting the fact that the government does not give a shit about the masses, so long as enough votes can be bought with state benefit payments to preserve the status quo.

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Oh Dear, What Will We Do With Those Huge Superhospitals Now

The headline read “Small hospitals are the future,” says Minister. And just after us poor taxpayers had finished shelling out for all those huge, centralised, impersonal, targets, budgets and statistics obsessed super – hospitals orderd by the billionair buddy politicians of New Labour.

Yes, we are talking about those white elephants funded by PFI schemes and private public partnerships, wonderful creative accounting techniques in which we the punters gave private developer the money to built new hospitals which we the punters then leased back for the aforementioned private developers and paid private hospital operating companies handsomely to provide facility management services for said hospitals. (facilities in this case being doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, radiographers, porters, cleaners, accountants (lots of accountants), administrators, more accountants, and so on.

PFI schemes were a wonderful scam by which private, for profit companies were able to be paid three times for doing one thing not very well.

OK, so it’s all changes now, the scheme was a triumph of ineptitude over common sense the government has decided. Well yes, it was, any businessman or competent private sector manager with half a brain could have told them that at the outset. And many of us did, loudly and often.

From BBC News:

Small hospitals are a fundamental part of the NHS vision for the future, Norman Lamb, the health minister has said.

Mr Lamb said he was passionate about the need to reinvent local hospitals, to better serve local people, and wanted to see a “grass roots” revolution in care of the elderly.

Speaking after Simon Stevens, the new head of the NHS, pledged a radical shift in policies to improve community services, and an end to “mass centralisation,” the minister welcomed the new direction.

In a marked reversal of current policy, Mr Stevens said on Friday that the NHS must expand its local services because too many elderly patients are being robbed of “dignity and compassion”.

He said that rather than issue any central blueprint, central NHS authorities would suggest new models of care – such as groups of hospital specialists and GPs working together, or hospitals taking over community services – but introduce far more flexibility, so local services could meet the needs of different populations. More on this story

Private finance Initiatives were never about providing a better service to the public of course, as with every policy advanced by the billionaire friendly, more elitist than The Queen, more right wing that Genghis Kahn, Labour Party, it was about shovelling money into the pockets of the super – rich.

As usual with British politics we find that if we keep moving ahead in a straight line re return to where we started from.

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Patient sues doctor who forgot to take out appendix during appendectomy

Going into hospital in Britain is scary, even if you are healthy and are only there to visit a friend or relative, you can easily end up minus a couple of limbs and on The Liverpool Care Pathway. But going to hospital in the USA is an even more hazardous adventure.

Surgical instruments, medical swabs, bedpans, x ray machines, student nurses, they have all ended up being left in patients after surgery. But even more potentially life threatening than what they sometimes put in is what they do not take out.

A New York man, we learned this week, had to have an appendectomy twice, since the first doctor simply forgot to take out his appendix.

CBS News reported Thursday, that investment banker William McCormack had surgery preformed by Dr. Michael Kerin at Lawrence Medical Center in Bronxville, N.Y. fourteen months ago to have his appendix removed.

But McCormack recently had to undergo a second surgery at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake for what he thought was an unrelated medical ailment. A second doctor took a look at McCormack’s enlarged appendix and decided that it needed to come out.

Imagine McCormack’s confusion when he found out he’d had his appendix removed – twice.

“Dr. Kerin is a surgeon, he should’ve known what an appendix looks like,” McCormack’s attorney Mitchell Baker said to CBS 2. “Kerin apparently removed some type of “yellowish mass” from McCormack. The mass looked nothing like his appendix that was in need of removal.

Can’t wait to head how much the good doctor will be sued for. But ass the patient is an investment banker perhaps Kerin should be struck off for not makig a more lethal mistake.

Who Ate All The Kebabs

The King of Saudi Arabia stepped in to save Khalid Mohsin Shaeri, 20, whose 96 stone (repeat Ninety Six Stone)1344 pounds after his obese bulk made him a prisoner in his bed for more than two years.

Part of Mr. Shaeri’s apartment block had to be demolished and a fork lift truck brought in to lift him from his second floor apartment to the street.

A military tank transporter helicopter was used to airlift him to hospital. The evacuation had been delayed six months because a special hospital bed had to be built in the USA.

Mr. Shaeri will now have surgery to remove his arse in accordance with Sharia law because he took to seats on the bus and only paid for one last time he went out.

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