Tagged with "NHS immune from criticism"
  • Dentist

    Great moments in UK dentistry, or not

    Contrary to what Britons are all but indoctrinated to believe, the state-run NHS is not the envy of the world. Now, British dentistry has been castigated for falling to Third World levels

    by Daniel J. Mitchell -  5 January 2016
  • St_thomas'_hospital

    World Health Service or National Health Service?

    The NHS is being ripped off -- which means that British taxpayers are being ripped off -- by non-UK residents getting free care and claiming British money when they go home. This is part of a bigger set of questions, and we must move decisively to answer them

    by Sir John Redwood MP - 11 August 2015
  • Borgo_trento

    Italy's health system versus the NHS

    The embarrassing Olympic opening ceremony was watched by hundreds of millions of people with far better health systems than ours. Italy, as Tim Hedges recounts, just wipes the floor with the NHS. Why are we in denial?

    by Tim Hedges -  1 June 2015
  • Operation

    The NHS really is safe in Tory hands

    Labour and the wider Left are constantly scaremongering that the Conservatives would wreck the NHS. That's just empty propaganda, which may explain why Miliband is making no capital out of it. If anything, the NHS is safer in Tory hands than Labour

    by Sir John Redwood MP -  1 May 2015
  • Farage_nhs

    Nigel Farage speaks inconvenient truths about the NHS

    Many found Nigel Farage's intervention about the NHS and HIV to be crass. Perhaps it was. But his underlying argument shows a far more profound understanding of our creaking National Health Service than any of the other parties which, rather pathetically, continue to play politically correct games with it

    by Vincent Cooper - 10 April 2015
  • Ambulance_nhs

    Labour's confused approach to the NHS

    The National Health Service is of vital importance to most Britons, and the Tories have much to offer. But Labour, while making it central to their campaign, appear to have nothing serious to offer, except the example of the NHS in Wales where Labour control has made matters worse

    by Sir John Redwood MP - 29 March 2015
  • Danny_boyle_nhs

    When actors talk about national health systems

    Why can't we have reason, not noise when people talk about Britain's NHS? Why can't we talk honestly about the fact that other civilised countries don't follow the bureaucratic NHS model, yet may even have better standards of healthcare?

    by Charles Crawford -  9 March 2015
  • Ambulance_nhs

    Why can't Britain see the real problem with the NHS?

    The management structure and the power of the doctors' union, the BMA, are fundamental to understanding why Britain's NHS doesn't work properly. You wouldn't know it if you listened to the blather from most politicians and journalists

    by Robin Mitchinson - 15 February 2015
  • Miliband_and_farage

    Tories must take Labour on NHS, UKIP on immigration

    Labour mistakenly believe the NHS is "their turf". But the polling shows they are vulnerable to the Conservatives on this issue in the run-up to May. Conservatives can and must also take UKIP on immigration to secure an outright majority, says Andrew Rosindell MP

    by Andrew Rosindell MP - 15 January 2015
  • Cynical_miliband

    Health, statistics and Labour lies

    Lies, damned lies, and statistics, and then Labour statistics! It's fine to highlight data that support your case, but on the NHS and the wider economy Labour is so desperate that they're just making the figures up as they go along. You can't trust Labour on the economy or the NHS

    by Sir John Redwood MP -  8 January 2015
  • Ambulance_nhs

    Will we ever get a grown up debate about the NHS?

    As the NHS takes centre stage in the general election campaign one despairs of the quality of debate. Why oh why can Britons not accept that there's a reason the UK's state-dominated health service is emphatically not the envy of the world?

    by the commentator -  7 January 2015
  • Pmqs_nov

    PMQs: Labour can't run the economy or the NHS

    It has been a long standing feature of Labour failure not to understand that public services have to be paid for. If you bankrupt the wider economy you bankrupt the NHS. Cameron easily defeated Miliband today, and he should keep banging the same drum to election day

    by Westminster shrink - 26 November 2014
  • St_george's_hospital

    Tooting View: NHS is safe only with UKIP

    Whatever you may have heard, the truth is that UKIP stands up for the NHS like no other major party in Britain. If the NHS is your priority don't vote Labour, vote UKIP

    by Przemek Skwirczynski - 17 November 2014
  • Stafford-hospital

    Labour's dangerous games on the NHS

    Populist and opportunistic to the core, Labour is playing a dishonest and dangerous game with the NHS that could easily backfire on them. Their running of the NHS has been worse than the government's

    by Sir John Redwood MP - 22 October 2014
  • Nhs_pigs

    Scrap Britain's pig horrific NHS. It's killing your relatives

    Britain's National Health Service is the worst health system in the Western world. Meanwhile, your relatives will die earlier than they would in, for example, Austria, where there's a more rational mix between state and private medicine

    by the commentator - 30 May 2014