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Is it Right, or is it just not Left?

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Having finally got around to watching last week’s (Thursday, 8th May) recording of Question Time, I noticed that there were only politicians on the panel this week, unlike most weeks when a political commentator or satirist, perhaps a media mogul or diva (for want of a better expression); maybe because of the forthcoming elections, local and European. Still, that shouldn’t dictate only politicians should appear; all the more reason for political commentators to be there, I’d have thought.

I also noticed that there were no left-leaning politicians among the crew, Chuka Umunna being the closest; though as a Blairite (read Thatcherite) he is hardly left wing, Shirley Williams who might be described as left wing, except she abandoned the Labour Party and left it for the Blairites, Nigel Farage and Michael Green Grant Shaaps.

With this mix, of course the BBC maintained the political distance; perhaps that is their idea of balance.

Aahh, well to my main point. It was pointed out to Nigel Farage that the NHS runs on immigrants. Anybody who has had treatment at a hospital will have been come into contact with a dreaded foreigner.

It is true, as the commenter stated that without immigrants to do the dirty jobs we British won’t, without the many immigrant doctors and nurses the NHS would collapse.

Wouldn’t this be a wonderful plan for any right wing political party; to attempt the destruction of the NHS first through lack of funding, then through back-door privatisation via franchises but, just in case that fails, let’s stop those damned immigrants coming in to do the work- that should put paid to it once and for all!

Maybe there’s a touch of paranoia in my thoughts; that doesn’t mean they ain’t out to get me.

Written by Smiling Carcass

13/05/2014 at 9:12 AM

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  1. Reblogged this on Vox Political.

    Mike Sivier

    13/05/2014 at 10:16 AM

  2. Reblogged this on sdbast.


    13/05/2014 at 10:20 AM

  3. Reblogged this on Beastrabban’s Weblog.


    13/05/2014 at 11:08 AM

  4. Thanks for the reblogs.

    Smiling Carcass

    13/05/2014 at 4:23 PM

  5. How did you manage to miss that Caroline Lucas (clearly a left leaning politician) was also on the panel? Did you actually watch the programme? It was in fact very heartening to see the left strongly represented for a change with Caroline, ably supported by Chuka and Shirley, championing progressive viewpoints against the torrent of right wing madness touted by Farage and Shapps.

    Jon Maiden

    13/05/2014 at 4:46 PM

  6. I was in hospital for 3 months 4 years ago, and I can say that the “foreign” doctors and nurses, when you could understand them, were unsympathetic, unhelpful, and unfriendly, I used to dread having contact with them. Why cant we train more medical staff from here ?


    16/05/2014 at 9:39 AM

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