Dispatches- Selling off Britain

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They've just taken a poll and 31% of the studio audience voted to sell off the armed forces.

Completely sell off. Not just make cuts.
 
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They've just taken a poll and 31% of the studio audience voted to sell off the armed forces.

Completely sell off. Not just make cuts.
Well the SPS role could be done by an agency...think Office Angels, and those cnuts in the RLC could be replaced by Stobbards, Greggs and Matalan.
 
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Col Collins reckoned that Ryanair or Branson could do a better job at a cheaper price than crabair.
 
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The NHS is going to cost about £110bn this year alone, and remains the main reason behind UK's crippling post-war tax take - and yet the audience don't want to touch it.....
 
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The NHS is going to cost about £110bn this year alone, and remains the main reason behind UK's crippling post-war tax take - and yet the audience don't want to touch it.....
The only possibility I can reasonably think of regarding the NHS, would be that those on an extremely high income go without it, but that raises more problems in itself.
 
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Anybody have any clue what that geezer was jobbing off about ??????? the one that had no mic but was dismissed of his view ????? love to know cant decide if he was pro or anti forces?????????
 
#13
I think he was saying "they bombed you, and they will do it again" when the other guy said we had never been attacked.
 
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The only possibility I can reasonably think of regarding the NHS, would be that those on an extremely high income go without it, but that raises more problems in itself.
Your solution is that a tiny percentage of the population, who more than likely have private cover anyway, go without the NHS?
 
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Your solution is that a tiny percentage of the population, who more than likely have private cover anyway, go without the NHS?
It was not a solution. I said it was the only way that it could realistically be cut without hurting those who need it most.
 
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It was not a solution. I said it was the only way that it could realistically be cut without hurting those who need it most.
But you're not cutting anything. For one thing, the number of people on 'extremely high incomes' is negligible. For another thing, most of them have private cover already. And lastly, they're hardly going to entertain the idea of paying for the NHS if they can't use it - so rather than subsidising "those who need it most" as they do at the moment, they'd simply stop paying and the situation would be much worse as a result. No?
 
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But you're not cutting anything. For one thing, the number of people on 'extremely high incomes' is negligible. For another thing, most of them have private cover already. And lastly, they're hardly going to entertain the idea of paying for the NHS if they can't use it - so rather than subsidising "those who need it most" as they do at the moment, they'd simply stop paying and the situation would be much worse as a result. No?
1) They pay in taxes. If they stop paying, they go to prison.
2) Well what would you cut?
 
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1) They pay in taxes. If they stop paying, they go to prison.
2) Well what would you cut?
1) You can't very well tax them to pay for the NHS and then ban them from using it. It would be politically disasterous.
2) The trouble with the NHS is that it's a black hole that will never have enough funding. Modern medicine is so advanced and so expensive that there will always be people who could have been saved if an extra few hundred grand were available. Sooner or later we're going to run out of back-office staff to cut and a very tough decision is going to have to be made on where to draw the line between saving lives and funding.
 
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....... a very tough decision is going to have to be made on where to draw the line between saving lives and funding.
Well said, but that time was actually quite some time ago.
 
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They've just taken a poll and 31% of the studio audience voted to sell off the armed forces.

Completely sell off. Not just make cuts.
Proof positive, if proof were needed, that the UK electorate is a bunch of clueless gombeen cretins.

This has the making of a superb comedy script; Milo Minderbinder never came close to this.
Cost of the operation +10%? If the opposition offer +20%, do we switch sides? Could the French make a hostile buy out of the shares in UK Armed Forces plc (they bought our water and electricity)? Could they stage a coup d'etat if they did?
 

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