Is it Right, or is it just not Left?
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.