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Re: Corrupt politicians

Chris Davis was so stupid. If you are gonna fiddle you have to make it BIG, BIG, BIG. Small fiddles mean you lose respect but big fiddles get you lauded.

( Too hot to garden for another hour or so, even sitting under the umbrella sort8ngmbulbs!😅).
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Who says Socialists are more or less honest than others? Just look at the numbers for theft in the NHS!
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The biggest NHS thieves are the Tory Government who have been 'fencing' it off bit by bit for years
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....following on from the start made by the Blair government.
https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2015/03/how-labour-broke-nhs-and-why-labour-must-fix-it
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I quoted the NHS as an example of what might be called a socialist organisation. It was a bit simplistic, perhaps.
The numbers for thefts run into the billions, by the way. Just google and you will see reports from all types of papers and bodies.

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Good point Betty.
Reading the article it seems some of Labour's ideas were good but the translation into real life, especially when elderly patients were concerned, got too convoluted. Removing the local element of knowledgeable people in favour of distant care appears to have added to the problem.
I've no solution .. but it does seem the whole NHS has become increasingly complex so the solution definitely won't be simple.
NB: paying some managers enormous salaries, letting them 'retire' then re-hiring them on the same salary is so ludicrous .. and hugely costly. If this practice is not illegal then it should be made so.
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It needs joined up thinking of the various social care bodies plus the NHS to deal with the elderly care problem. As well as very serious fines for bed blocking, more care at home and more staff trained to do the job. But to do this, decent wages too are needed.
And surgeons who work fr the NHS full time, not half time with the rest being private.
Plus the NHS must not be carrying out what I call flippant surgery or bread and butter stuff which can best be done in the private sector.
Whilst you can have local services, centres of excellence must probably be regional.
AnE, heaven only knows how to deal with it.

Definitely right about excessive salaries at the top, though, should be cut by half.
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A growing problem in France too:

The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible.
- Bertrand Russell
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