An embarrassment of riches

 

Christian Wright says: “They’ve fear bombed us, bullied us, belittled us, lied to us, defamed us to the world, but it is we who have have all power 7:00am-10:00pm on Sept 18″

Unionist strategy these last 4 weeks? Hanging us over a cliff by the ankles threatening murder whilst cooing we’re their sweetiepie”

TIME TO GET MEDIEVAL ON BT’s ASS

In the last couple of weeks, from the bigotry and intolerance displayed by Boris TIME TO GET MEDIEVALJohnson, through Tam Dalyell’s signaling of establishment thinking on the dismantling of the Scottish Parliament, to the attitudes survey of the English people, revealing a thirst for revenge, we have been blessed with an embarrassment of riches that cry out for exploitation.

Their intemperance has given us a large club with which to bludgeon the BT beast until it stops twitching. We must use it to full effect in ways that speak directly to the personal interests and concerns of voters.

A no vote means saying no to our NHS, no to elder care, no free prescriptions, no to free university education, no to bus passes for the over sixties.

A NO vote means saying yes to privatisation of our healthcare system, yes to swinging cuts to our budget, yes to a crippling of our economy, yes to higher unemployment and lower unemployment benefits, yes to crippling student debt, yes to the expropriation of our vast oil wealth to fund the continued improvement of London’s infrastructure, yes to another half century of Faslane and Coulport making Scotland’s Central Belt a first-strike nuclear target.

To vote NO is to risk Westminster-managed decline wherein the country we love is starved of resources and left to rot as the reviled low-opportunity celtic backwater of a Greater England.

 

The Scottish NHS faces inevitable decline and eventual extinction after a NO vote

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Christian Wright says:

BREAKING . . . BUPA PRIVATE HEALTHCARE PROVIDER REGISTERS AS AGENT/FUNDER OF NO CAMPAIGN

The chairman of Britain’s private healthcare giant Bupa is the latest business leader to back a ‘No’ vote in the looming Scottish independence referendum…

No campaigners will see the backing of Leitch, who has also been deputy chairman of Lloyds Banking Group, as a coup in the final days before the crunch vote on 18 September. Polls suggest there is nothing to split the two sides of the debate, though a significant chunk of voters are undecided.

Unionists assure us our NHS is safe because it is devolved. What they don’t say is that privatisation of the English NHS will erode and death of nhsthen end the Barnett consequentials that fund it. This will leave no alternative but to privatise the Scottish NHS, too – but don’t take my word for it, ask Dr Lucy Reynolds (below).

So next time a supercilious apologist-for-NO sneers that the NHS is devolved and lies it is therefore ring-fenced, slap his argument up & down with a Barnett consequential.

[Photo: Dylan Jeavons political satirist photoshoppolitics.blogspot.com ]

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THE PRIVATISATION OF THE NHS IN ENGLAND — ITS KNOCK ON EFFECT WILL BE THE PRIVATISATION OF THE NHS IN SCOTLAND (Steve Elliott, Labour voters for Scottish Independence)

“Dr Lucy Reynolds, research fellow at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Dr Reynolds has studied the background of the NHS in detail, and in the interview she shares her view of the consequences of the NHS reforms and possible privatisation of the NHS explains in detail the mechanics of the imminent imposition of the UK government’s Health and Social Care Act, February 28th, 2013.

Her assessment is that Thatcher’s 1988 NHS privatisation plan is 80% completed and the remaining 20% is now in place and will gradually, over the next few years, move health care in England into the end game of a 100% US system of insurance based health care. This English NHS privatisation inevitably will cut the Scottish block grant via the Barnett funding formula and the knock on effect is a privatised Scottish NHS” [emphasis added]

Read the rest of the article here