And first of all, a big Thank You to Jeremy for making no fewer than three comments on my previous Blog, which can be found here, regarding the Great Steel Crisis, in which as ever this totally unelected Tory Government has predictably taken the side of the evil bosses against the workers, etc.
The obvious answer to the crisis, which of course Fascist Neoliberals – blinkered as they are with their Far Right ideology – will not contemplate, is to totally nationalise the Steel Industry with no compensation whatsoever, along with the other top 500 monopolies in the so-called Footsie index.
On a happier note, isn’t it wonderful, friends, that Jeremy is prepared to spend so much time contributing to this Blog, despite his busy schedule? As I joked to him last night, in all seriousness, perhaps he should write this Blog instead of me!
Obviously, as writing this Blog is a full-time activity (and then some!), I’d have to take over the Labour Leadership, but of course that would be no problem, as Jeremy and I see eye to eye in everything we say and do! All we’d have to do would be to change the name of this Blog to “SupportOurLefty”, and before you could say “predictable crisis of the hegemonistic neoliberal paradigm, as predicted exclusively in John McDonnell’s Little Read Book all those years ago”, Yours Truly would be Prime Minister, which could be a lot sooner than you, and indeed I, think!
But enough of this wild speculation and tittle-tattle about so-called personalities, friends! [And who, pray, started it, Lefty? Are you after my job, by the way? – J.C. Sorry, Jeremy! Well, obviously if a vacancy arose …– L. There is no vacancy. – J.C. OK, Jeremy – you’re the Boss! – L. Correct. – J.C.]
Today I want to talk about Our NHS, which Thatcher totally destroyed, and which has been totally devastated by this totally unelected Tory Government, and which is the envy of the world and indeed elsewhere.
Now, friends, I apologise in advance to many of you who may find the next section of this Blog rather “heavy reading”. As ever, as with so many of my Blogs, there’s a lot of data, a lot of number-crunching, a lot of in-depth analysis, all presented totally objectively and dispassionately, of course. But really, friends, if we are to Save Our NHS, we must be prepared to use every bit of information and analysis that we can make up about it.
So, friends, take a deep breath, pin back your ears, close your eyes and your minds, and concentrate! This is Important!
Detailed Analysis of the Crisis Facing Our NHS
Our NHS is the envy of the world (and indeed elsewhere), as can be seen by the sheer number of other countries who are trying to copy it.
Our NHS embodies the true spirit of Socialism, which is why the Tories hate it so much, and are determined to privatise it, e.g. by forcing it to provide a totally unnecessary 7-day service, which it already does in any case.
There is absolutely no problem with the NHS that could not be solved by large enough amounts of cash.
Fortunately, it is easy to see how these large amounts could be raised, without pain: a Bullingdon Bully Boys Banksters Bonus Tax, levied on the 1%, with a starting rate of at least 110%.
This would mean that, just for once, those who created the crisis in the NHS in the first place would pay for it, i.e. the Banksters and the 1%, rather than the poor, sick and vulnerable who are already struggling to pay ever-higher Bedroom Taxes whilst working 95-hour weeks on Zero Hour Contracts in compulsory Foodbanks.
Phew! That was some analysis, wasn’t it, friends? Hope you all managed to follow it – I know it’s pretty deep stuff! But friends, if we are truly to take on the Tories, this is the kind of depth of analysis to which we must be prepared to descend!
Anyway, friends, after that plethora of facts, information and analysis, which I expect many of you are still struggling to digest, let us conclude on a lighter note! Yes, it’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for, friends! I don’t even need to spell out what it is, do I friends? (Organ, Diane!) All together now, friends: