the nhs is fucking wonderful. its saved the lives of millions in the last half century or so, and predominantly, those millions were mostly poor folk who couldnt afford healthcare otherwise. its not without its faults mind, and will need some serious reform to survive aother half century. however, it is im afraid a product of its age. i suspect that if the nhs hadnt been born when it was, in the post war period of austerity, it would never have got off the ground. i cant imagine that any other generation but the one so scarred and battered by two world wars would have had the foresight, the compassion for their fellow human being and the out and out balls to make the nhs work. we should all of us in the uk hang a picture of nye bevan on our walls. he is a largely unsung national hero, who probably saved the lives of more brits than any other politician in history. for it was his idea, his baby, and he banged heads together and twisted arms throughout his whole career to make it come into being. had it never come about, i cant see the mealy mouthed narrow minded politicians of the last 40 odd years ever having the bottle to come up with an idea like the nhs and the strength of will to make it work. whilst we might like to occasionally slate it. residents of the uk are very very fortunate indeed to have been blessed with the health service we have, and should fight tooth and nail to protect it.
"imagine the size of his balls!"