Read this with interest today, I agree that Nick Clegg is right to defend the human rights act and
I agree with his rejection of of the frothy-mouthed tabloid furore every time it is mentioned. It
is undeniably a massively important thing and one this country has embraced throughout our history.
It is a convenient rabble-rouser for the empty vessel media to get riled about, find any outlying
example and report on it as an example of the norm.
So after making a big show about forcing a "Listening Exercise" over Lansley's NHS Reform bill the
Lib Dems meekly voted for the reforms in the same way they voted for them in the first place.
So now pandora's box is open and the NHS is all about competition...The private sector can swoop in
on the profitable areas whilst leaving the scraps to the NHS in the same way the vultures jumped on
the profitable areas of the Post Office's business.
So, it would appear that it's back....after the Coalition's much publicised "Listening Exercise" it
would appear there is around 1000 amendments but despite the national outcry over this bill the
government are only giving MPs two days to debate it....apparently that's less than 10 seconds per
Radio 5live Breakfast interview a coalition minister :
"So Deputy Prime minister it's been a tough year for you hasn't it" "So, Mr Lansley, what would you say to people who are worried about you policy" "So Mr Cameron are you doing a brilliant job or a very brilliant job" "Tell me about your kids"
They get a Labour MP on it's :
"Doesn't this alledged in-fighting and back-biting prove you aren't fit for goverment" "Did Gordon Brown's temp get in the way of goverment" "This new book proves you were all at it doesn't it" "Was Ed Balls constantly plotting against his colleagues" "Scandal, scandal, scandal"
I have always listened to 5live and, let's face it as a sports addict, I always will.