Friday, May 20, 2016

The future of austerity

Here is a clip of Jeremy Hunt giving evidence to a Parliamentary select committee, with commentary.

In it, there is a section from a Michael Moore documentary where a guilt-ridden medical finance director explains how she was heavily incentivised to say no - and how her conscience was salved at the time by being told she was not denying care, only payment.

"Once the rockets are up, who cares where they come down? 
That's not my department," says Wernher von Braun 

- sang Tom Lehrer:

I think it's a pattern for public services generally. The rich, and those who promote their interests, are cutting their connection to the plebs.

Watch what happens to school-age education, too. And especially, special needs.


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