August 8th, 2012

Video: Cancer Sufferer Attacks PM For Indian Space Project

Dave had a very tense moment on LBC earlier today as he was forced to explain to a cancer patient why the NHS could not afford to pay for her treatment despite billions being spent on foreign aid. His face told the whole story…


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  1. 1
    Ed Balls (Complete with Bradley Wiggins sideburns) says:

    Dave really is a bell end !!!

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  2. 2
    gORDON bROWN says:

    i AM TEAM GB

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  3. 3
    AC1 says:

    NHS = Death Panel.

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      SP4BS says:

      Somebody, somewhere decides not to treat you. That might be insurance companies. and judging by what shits they are when you bump your car, I don’t fancy that.

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        The Reality says:

        You can pay for the treatment out of the kids’ inheritance if you like. Or maybe get them to take out a loan and give you the money.

        It isn’t much different to expecting the taxpayer to provide infinite cover.

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          Noggin the Nog says:

          That’s fine so long as this Govt and all previous admit that the National Insurance scheme is a con, illegally banking on future ‘premiums’ to pay for current obligations, and patently failing to do so. They should refund the money to the policy holders, who appear to covered for sex-changes and breast enhancements, but not cancer.

          I bet you if that vile piece of excrement Camermong ever gets a serious disease, he won’t be waiting 6 months to be told he’s ‘not covered, so please piss off and die quietly somewhere else’.

          The NHS is shit.

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          • Anonymous says:

            I really object to some anonymous creep saying the NHS is shit,we are the envy of the (rational ) world for health care, as a Nurse i KNOW, im working there 5 days a week.

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          • Archie says:

            The NHS. So brilliant it’s been copied in, er, how many countries?…………….let me count…..oh, that’s right……………….NONE!

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      • 57
        AC1 says:

        No, You decide not to treat you if you have catastrophic insurance/savings.

        There’s a big difference.

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          SP4BS says:

          Insurance companies have death panels.

          Its unrealistic to imagine that everyone is able to save the 100’s of thousands of quid, so basically that means there is pretty much nobody wants to be treated for cancer.

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          • AC1 says:

            It’s not that unrealistic. It’s exactly what the NHS implies it does.

            Cancer is a disease of age, and age correlates well with assets.

            You’re fallacy is that no-one can afford insurance so we “pool” it so everyone magically can. this is what is technically called “a load of bollocks”.

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          • SP4BS says:

            I am a fallacy? been called many things in my time, but thats a new one.

            I think its a fallacy that health care insurance would be affordable or even possible for the over 75’s. Think about the odds and the costs involved. And even then, there would be limits to what they would pay for. ie death panels.

            You can’t really read either, I was talking about paying for things with savings.

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          • AC1 says:

            Assets are not savings? Well you already identified yourself as financially illiterate by supporting the NHS.

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          • Forkbender says:

            You will be treated as long as the wonga in the form of assets lasts out but when it runs out does the treatment magically stop?

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      Sarah Palin (no relation to Michael) says:

      In the wake of the Supreme Court upholding ObamaCare, I was invited on a chat show on FOX News (OK, go ahead, boo, hiss) called “The Five,” in which I discussed this very fact about NHS-type plans, for mentioning which, while the bill was in Congress, I was called everything but a wh*ite woman. But get a load of Greg Gutfeld, the fellow at the end, and what HE has to say about your NHS:

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  4. 4
    New Town Toff, Edinburgh says:

    NHS – Newcomers’ Health Service

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  5. 5
    A fine pair of lungs says:

    Excuses, excuses excuses. Not based on facts.

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  6. 6
    Goodbye Camoron says:

    Sooner this useless Government are consigned to the dustbin of history the better.

    Bunch of hopeless professional politicians in it for the short term and only themselves.

    Vote UKIP

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      Ms L Mensch, New York City says:

      Hear Hear

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    • 21
      lastofthesummervintage says:

      well said sir, it’s UKIP for me too.

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      AC1 says:

      Also

      Sooner this useless NHS are consigned to the dustbin of history the better.

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    • 53
      UKIP are just as shit as all the others says:

      Just remind me how Farage made his millions again?

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      • 87
        Watermelon says:

        By getting off his arse and doing something instead of being sat at home watching Jeremy Kyle.

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        • 108
          UKIP are shit says:

          He should be on JK as a benefit cheat. Twat.

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          taC eht abbaJ says:

          Crash test dummy Farage is well known for boasting how he’s had a couple of million in expenses off the EUSSR, so he’s merely been working the EUSSR expenses gold card…

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          • Forkbender says:

            If that is the case Farage should be under investigation by the EU and any others that were also working the system, Dave cann’t even progress on the expenses fiddlers in the UK, so it’s not good asking him to do anything, never mind “we’ve paid it back” they should have a criminal record the prisons are full enough without them going to prison

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      • 104
        Disgruntled Sheffielder says:

        And where he keeps his money or why he won’t publish his expenses.

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        • 115
          Ex-Tory says:

          As opposed to the rest of the c*nts in LabLibCon who steal and waste our money, and feather their own nests. UKIP policies put the people first not the political elite and their cronies.

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    • 90
      Maximus says:

      So how exactly does Farage remind you of Bliar mk1 or Blair mk2?

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      • 172
        Forkbender says:

        Max, please get the name right, B’Liar. Not so sure about Farage if he fiddles the EU exe’s what makes anyone think he will not do the same in the UK

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    Roger the Cabin Boy says:

    Not so much of a bell end as the Liebour twats that spread the lie of NHS budget cuts. Local NHS cuts are the result of many many foundation hospitals being in debt, along with the crippling cost of renting PFI hospitals, all of which were push forward unmercifully under Liebour.

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      Norfolk's Finest says:

      Finally someone says it how it is. But for all the others who insist that the government are somehow savaging the NHS’s budget, keep on peddling your nasty little lies. Some of us know better than you.

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      Forkbender says:

      Gideon apparently is increasing PFIs not so sure what for. Off the books accounting at first glance seems ok but do a few simple sums and the cost is horrendous when totalled up over the time they run. Now who introduced them I wonder, we all know that Broon went mad increasing them but where were the Torys when all this was going on, they seemed very quiet apart from a few individuals

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    Mad Frankie's Older Sister says:

    One answer is that Doctors believe that many of the treatments patients want simply wont work for them. Some of these are assiduously promoted by drugs companies desperate to recover money from their failures. Sadly along the way they may just be pedalling very expensive false hope

    I am sorry for that lady and the position she finds herself in …but the question is, would the drug work at all for her? Would she get a real benefit from it?

    If so she should get it, but most of the decisions on this are clinical ones.

    India may have a nuclear mob and a space programme. It also has millions in deepest direst poverty, kept there by ignorance, disease and an Indian Government that accepts their situation. What is the point of (rightly) wringing hands over hundreds of dead in Syria and ignoring hundreds of thousands in India?

    Its a big hard world we live in and Governments sometimes have to take terrible decisions

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      a non says:

      Thoughtful comment- amazing

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      AC1 says:

      Show’s why the NHS is so bad. The decision should be made by the patient, not the doctor.

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        SP4BS says:

        The patient doesnt get to make that decision unless they’ve saved up hundreds of thousands of quid.

        Which pretty much nobody does, unless they’ve lived through an unsustainable housing boom.

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          Govt institutions are wank says:

          Chemo doesn’t actually cost 100,000’s, drug companies charge so much to the NHS because the dozy twats agree to such ludicrous terms.

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          • AC1 says:

            http://www.chartisdirect.co.uk/Cancer-Cover_1186_304136.html

            This seems much cheaper than the thousands I’m extorted out of for the useless NHS.

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          • SP4BS says:

            Chemo doesn’t work very well, and yes its quite cheap in a way. Although the full hospital support for some forms of Chemo is likely to be a lot bigger than it looks.

            It is the things like herceptin, and newer treatments. They are indeed mind bogglingly expensive, but they do cost millions to develop. And then they don’t work very well.

            Insurance: Look at those conditions. you smoke don’t you?
            That doesn’t pay for treatment, and I’m guessing it doesn’t cover melanoma.

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          • AC1 says:

            I don’t smoke. I merely don’t discriminate against those who do.

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          • AC1 says:

            This does however higlight one of the advantages of insurance over NHS.

            You smoke? Your premiums go up.
            You’re unfit? Your premiums go up.
            You eat badly? Your premiums go up.

            All the above make no impact on the NHS premium which is funded by fining people who do work (and are the least likely to use the NHS!).

            The NHS is the worst treatment, funded in the worst way.

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        Mad frankies older sister says:

        Tell you what just give them the access code for your bank account and watch
        what happens

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      The Mittals says:

      It also has millions in deepest direst poverty, kept there by ignorance, disease and an Indian Government that accepts their situation. What is the point of (rightly) wringing hands over hundreds of dead in Syria and ignoring hundreds of thousands in India?”

      It’s impossible to help the millions in poverty in India because India is a rich nuclear power which can do as it likes, and that’s what makes giving them aid obscene. It doesn’t help their poor, it goes into the pockets of the government who couldn’t give a shit. Syria is something where intervention might help, but unlike Iraq and Libya, there’s no financial incentive in the form of oil.

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        Archer Karcher says:

        What’s the point of doing anything in Syria? On one side you have Assad on the other militant AQ muslim fanatics. It’s a lose, lose scenario all round. Best keep clear and let the locals sort it, or not.

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        Get a Grip says:

        I think in fairness to India, the numbers who live there in poverty have shown a dramatic decline in the last 20 years, thanks to capitalism, but there are still a lot of states run by the usual suspects, socialists and Communists, and those who live in those states in poverty are likely to remain that way for the present.

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      lastofthesummervintage says:

      What about asking the Indian Government, to put less into space programs and actually feed their own starving people. This lady is hoping to get charity to supply the money so she must be clinically right for the drugs. And whilst we are at it , get out of Europe and there’s another 53 Million a day we could help her with.

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        Archer Karcher says:

        Coalition economic policy in a nutshell.

        DfID, EU, HS2, Wind Farms, spend, spend, spend untold billions like there’s no tomorrow.

        A woman with cancer? Fook off, we’re skint.

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      Anonymous says:

      India may have a nuclear mob and a space programme. It also has millions in deepest direst poverty, kept there by ignorance, disease and an Indian Government that accepts their situation. What is the point of (rightly) wringing hands over hundreds of dead in Syria and ignoring hundreds of thousands in India?

      Fuck em all, lets look after our own

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        AC1 says:

        Subsidising and thus encouraging poverty won’t make anyone more intelligent. All it will do is create an even more ignorant underclass.

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          Watermelon says:

          Indeed. See Chatham, Neath, and Middlesbrough for chronic examples of “I-dont-need-to-work-i-has-my-giro” social subsidies.

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      Ex-Tory says:

      This lady and her family will have paid their taxes. Her decendants will have greatly contributed to the wealth of this nation and helped build the infrastructure. Its not right that the socialist political elite steal her money to fund their overseas moral consciences, whilst denying her a return in her time of need. If you care so much about the poor in India, send them your own money, not mine and hers. You self-righteous w@nker.

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      Sponge says:

      But do you believe a cent of your tax money gets to starving Indians?

      But, even if it does, is it our job to look after Indians. Do we not have a greater responsibility to our own brothers, mothers fathers and sisters who are ill?

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    annette curton says:

    The question from somebody should have been why are you (we) funding in a time of austerity, all in it together, etc, etc a country that has money to spend on nuclear weapons and a space programme.

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      Dave Cam says:

      I made a promise to the Indian government that this would happen in return for the best food to be sent to my local restaurant.

      I can’t have the NHS burdened by food poisoning after I take lobbyists out for dinner

      I believe it is the right thing to do

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      Johnny says says:

      Because dave’s dogged determination to spend at least 0.7% gdp on foreign aid got him this.

      “Cameron will co-chair Ban Ki-moon’s panel at the same time as he chairs the G8 in 2013, when the UK is due to deliver its 0.7% aid promise, and when the country will co-chair the Open Government Partnership (OGP). For those of us in Britain who care strongly about tackling the injustice of extreme poverty, the prime minister will be in an incredible position, the opportunities inherent in which we must maximise.”

      Small and insignificant things like having a health service that works, a police force and justice system that protects the public, an education system that turns out employable people are beneath the national government and have been for some time. Grand schemes and good pr are what they are interested in. Something to crow about. Plaudits to reap. Legacies to build for themselves.

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  10. 11
    Mr Patel says:

    As Aidan Burley would say,this thread is multicultural crap !

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    Some Twat up North says:

    I hope you Dave and your mate Gideon get fucking terminal arsehole cancer that spreads slowly but surely through your system until you beg to die…

    Thats from the Heart Dave xxx

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      I could run with a mild pox, but death by asshole cancer is a bit strong.

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      from Mars says:

      and replace with Edd balls and Edd Miliband…..Brilliant no wonder the Uk struggles with idiots like you.

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        Some Twat up North says:

        Charity begins at home!
        Go back to fucking mars you halfwit

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        Archer Karcher says:

        The only way to change rotating shite government, is to stop voting for the LabLibCon troika of misery, lies and wasteful corruption.

        There are alternatives, use them, frighten the scum with loss of power forever, if they don’t start serving the people and stop pissing on them, kick them out.

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    • 100
      DonkeyDong says:

      You stupid tribal twat. THEY ARE ALL OUT TO FUCK YOU OVER.

      How many fucking times? Divide and rule at its finest.

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      Fish says:

      S.T.U.N.: You sound like a very sick person – I think that you need help.

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    Loose change says:

    The out of touch twat probably thought the proles hadn’t noticed.

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    African Dictator says:

    Please, please UK people my starving country men NEED your billions, they would not survive without the palaces and guns your generous donation buys!

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    davidc says:

    ,— why the NHS could not afford to pay for her treatment despite billions being spent on foreign aid.’

    well when there are warlords and military dictators and their offshore bank a/c’s and the latest mercedes to consider and none of them come free

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    Anonymous says:

    All you right on trendy lefties complaining about foreign aid (he was just proviing its not the nasty party) – It would be funny If it wasn’t so F***** hypocritical and devastatingly sad for people like this poor woman

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      SP4BS says:

      Its sad for the woman of course, but they do shell out a hell of a lot of money for cancer treatments that might work.

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        Noggin the Nog says:

        I dare say the woman concerned has ‘shelled out’ a shed-load of tax over the years, safe in the knowledge that should she ever need life saving hospital treatment, she’ll be fine.

        Oh. Wait a minute…

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    Ian E says:

    If Cameron got cancer (not of course that anyone would wish to remove him from office in that way!), one can’t help thinking that the money would be found rather quickly for any and every possible treatment! Would he get my sympathy – would he heck?!

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    Tay King-dePisse says:

    “Just some bigoted woman,” as another PM was wont to say…

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    Mozza says:

    You could have at least uploaded the whole video which included DC trying to answer the question. Not that he answered it very well but you don’t do yourself any favours by only sharing one side of the argument.

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      Cameron is pure filth says:

      The woman probably died of boredom before the twat finished lying.

      At least she won’t have gone down on Gov stats as a cancer victim though, eh?.

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    Keith Dovkunts says:

    Die scared and hopefully, painfully of cancer you spoilt, incompetent bastard – just like my wife had to.

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    Alexsandr says:

    OK so this lady is an a shit situation. She has my sympathies.

    but to be detached, where do we draw the line with drugs? Do we consider a price in pounds for each month of life we give to a terminally ill patient? If the treatment if too expensive then they don’t get the treatment. Who decides where that line lies?

    Because we have to have rules because there is a finite amount of money to spend on heath-care so there has to be rationing. And do you give a terminally ill patient a drug to give them 3 more months of life or do a whole load of hip replacements?

    We could go to an insurance based system but insurance companies wont take on an open ended risk except for a very high premium. So the wealthy will buy better policies with a higher payout.

    We need a debate on how the rationing works instead pf pretending you will always get what you want off the NHS -brushing the issue under the carpet.

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      AC1 says:

      The thing to do is to take the “We” out of the decision and make people responsible for funding their own catastrophic insurance and thus treatment.

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        Alexsandr says:

        so will i get insurance? I have a pre-existing condition so insurance wont look at me.

        Most people have something pre existing.

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    • 153
      Rob says:

      all good stuff Alexsandr, but we can make a start by not paying for Mr Patel to go into space. Or Mr Singh. Or not paying for Bentleys for African dictators. Or funding Marxist groups (sorry, charities) dedicated to keeping Africans in the desperate poverty of subsistence farming.

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    Qt. Hon. Dave Lightweight MP says:

    Look, let’s get one thing clear: Ringfencing foreign aid was a necessary step in order for me to get my photo taken with Bono at Conference. I can assure you I care as much about foreign aid as I do about your cancer treatment. Do we not have any well spoken callers?

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    Widower says:

    The government needs to look closer to home. My wife died of cancer. She had chemo appointments, surgery and radiotherapy cancelled repeatedly because the hospital had run out of resources, yet they had plenty of resources to sponsor gay pride events.

    As chemo wrecks your immune system, she was advised to discharge herself when she had an open wound and the hospital had run out of the dressings needed to cover it. They hadn’t run out of complimentary copies of The Pink Paper though.

    The absolute best incident was when she was sent to the Oncology department’s “complimentary therapist”. We thought it would be tips on how to relax and deal with stress. Aromatherapy and a bit of meditation. Instead, we were confronted by an utter lunatic, wearing red indian medicine man regalia and who played “sacred healing chants” while waving “magic healing crystals” over my terminally ill wife. She also claimed to be able to project healing energies out of her hands and into my wife’s body. The therapist was a full time, NHS employee but nonetheless asked my wife for money at the end of the consultation.

    That was a large, NHS hospital in the 21st Century. We need to get a grip of what the NHS is spending money on now before chucking even more money at it.

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      Alexsandr says:

      Name and shame. Trusts spending money on shite like that need to be exposed.

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        Jimmy says:

        There is actually an NHS homeopathic hospital in London. Unfortunately some of the dimmer bulbs in the house are big fans of this crap. All parties I’m sad to say.

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        Seconded.

        Any one who can ready do this sort of stuff should not be charging vulnerable people for it, but giving it away free, and being very clear up front about what they are getting. They can make money from books sales generated from recommendations from people who they have helped/tv appearances etc.

        If its local to me, get me (and sadly pay the cost as I am broke) an appointment with her and I will tell you how skilled she really is.

        Fact 1:- Energy flows do exist (ask any scientist we are all energy at the smallest level – if you take all the space out of us the entire global population would fit into a sugar cube – this is accepted molecular science)

        Fact 2:- It is possible to feel energy and energy flows between objects etc, most obviously when you see someone you know, or as a soldier can “feel” the enemy approach, or when we fall in love.

        Fact 3:- I have certain limited skills in this field. (Read my books)

        Fact 4:- Most people who I have met who claim such skills (crystal healing etc) well lets just say left me rather unimpressed.

        As a general rule such things work much better at the macro level not the micro level. Healing is possible, I am convinced of that, but there are limits, and offering false comfort is a travesty in my opinion.

        If it were that easy there would be no need for a NHS, for we would all be self healing.

        You need:-

        1. A condition which is caused by an energy imbalance and which the person has sufficiently strong will to alter their internal energy flows. This is very difficult work and unless you have a gift from God I can not fathom how it would be possible to heal another without their full will, cooperation, strength, desire, belief, intent and so on. Most people just don’t have that, even if the condition is potentially treatable. And you certainly wouldn’t be likely to do it in an hour. Several weeks maybe, if the patient had the necessary desires.
        2. To understand that people die, we all have our time, and to interfere with another’s time, is karmicly full of issues.

        So you can understand why I believe this let me offer you one example.

        I once had a pain in one of my eyes that hurt to high heaven. So I went to the optician and she referred me hospital. She also found a problem in my other eye. So there was me worried about potentially going blind in both eyes. Now you must realise that I was in pain, it hurt. Anyhow as the days/weeks passed until my appointment at the eye hospital I willed myself better like you would not believe. And when I was walking to the hospital I realised that the pain had gone. The consultant could not only find any problems, but he questioned the validity of the opticians pressure readings and even looked at me doubtingly when I explained the pain I was recently in. Since then various options have tried to rationalise this, but ultimately I somehow became cured. Now this may be coincidence, a freak event, or perhaps I did heal myself. Who knows? But what I do know was that I was in a lot of pain, I invested a lot of time, focus and energy on specifically healing my eyes, my eyes healed. And there is obviously medical evidence of all this, from the opticians pressure readings that the consultant struggled to believe to annual checks thereafter.

        If it were that easy to heal people do you not think that I would be on American telly making millions?

        But then again I could be talking complete nonsense.

        If you are simply offering end of life comfort then be up front about it.

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          Rob says:

          Jesus Fucking Christ. You had some sort of infection or temporary disorder which your immune system quietly cleared up while you jiggled about with the ju-ju chants.

          Holistic ‘medicine’ is an utter load of bollocks.

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          • Rob

            You might be right.

            You have suggested something that an eye hospital consultant and many openly baffled opticians never if my memory serves me correctly have.

            Are you medicaly trained?

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      AC1 says:

      Please post a comment here with links.

      http://nationaldeathservice.blogspot.co.uk/

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    The stench of corruption says:

    It’s time we accepted that this so-called democracy lark is just that. It doesn’t matter that much whether it’s a Labour or a Tory government we have. Apart from some surface differences, they both pour billions down the EU drain, the foreign aid drain, and that’s because that’s what the political establishment has deemed to be the status quo they prefer.

    This isn’t a tinfoil claim, it’s got nothing to do with those absurd “new world order” bollocks that conspiracy theorists are obsessed with, especially as they’re fixated on the notion it’s all secret and covert. That’s the whole point: there’s nothing mysterious about it, it’s in plain sight for all to see. We’re treated like shills of the state, made to believe that, for example, Cameron is different from Miliband, or Blair is different from Major. Cameron or Major would have taken us into Iraq just as Blair did and just as Brown and Miliband would have had they been in that position. These cocks are just figureheads, bound by what a whole load of vested interests want – namely, our money.

    UKIP will never form the government. It’s too small and everything is set against them. You just have to accept the sad fact that whoever resides in Downing St, the gravy train to Europe and the steady chute of cash to despotic nuclear states will carry on.

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      Some Twat up North says:

      Well said.

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      chriselee says:

      Yep ,that’s about it in a nutshell.

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      The meek shall inherit the earth ( if that's ok with everybody!) says:

      You’re being far too pessimistic and UKcentric. The EU will fail, unless major structural reforms take place. The EU can only keep going if it delivers to its citizens, something it’s massively failing to do.
      The Roman Empire did not fail because the Barbarians were at the gates, it failed because it became cheaper for it’s citizens to pay the Barbarians their protection taxes, rather than than pay the expensive Roman taxes. Just what benefit is the EU being to the citizens of Greece, Portugal, Spain, Ireland, the Uk and other EU countries?
      France and Italy are massively in debt, and it’s likely that their banks owe far more than they have declared. Who will have to pay the bill?
      In 2014 I believe millions will vote UKIP in the EU elections and that they will become the major party. Many people are seeing through the Lib/Lab/Con three party trick. There is no difference in all the major policy areas, and neither is there any kind of clear vision for the UK’s future.
      Things will change if people vote for anyone other than the Lib/Lb/Con political party. If you’re fed up with them, then have the courage of your convictions and don’t vote for them until they radically change their policies and get them in line with what ordinary people want.

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  25. 70
    Nick Ferrari says:

    There is absolutely no truth in the rumour that my name is on the A-List of Tory candidates to fight the Corby by election.

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    Dave Bruce says:

    I cannot understand why our government gives INTERNATIOL AID to countries with nuclear capabilities and whose armed forces have stealth warships, aircraft and nuclear submarines and several aircraft carriers.
    Our NHS is suffering with increased patient admissions and frozen NHS budgets, it will only be a short period from now when stress levels amongst NHS staff will result increased sickness(I am sure it’s happening now).
    I would say reducing the INTERNATIONAL AID budget and transferring it to the NHS would give the government a much needed boost it needs from the voting public.
    AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN SEE THIS?

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      Some Twat up North says:

      Nope

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      Thoughts in the wind says:

      It will also be necessary to renege on these outrageous PFI contracts – and then tell these crooks running the scams to whistle for their compensation.

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    Ichabod says:

    Anyone know which, if any, British Bank doesn’t have call centre offices/ administration support in the Indian subcontinent–i’m fed up with dealing with these people whose English isn’t quite good enough, and who also have the tendency to put the phone down on the customer-seemingly without censure.

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    • 99
      Some Twat up North says:

      The Bank of Baroda has a call centre here, its part of their immigration assistance dept.

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    • 193
      Thoughts in the wind says:

      Why don’t you let your fingers do the walking? Ring round and ask them.

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  28. 85
    Dave is a wet! says:

    Douglas Carswell should stand against Dave for the Tory Leadership in the Autumn.

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  29. 111
    David Cameron says:

    I’ll cut the deficit, not the NHS.

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  30. 113
    Aid can save millions of lives says:

    MILLIONS die each year from preventable causes, foreign aid could prevent these deaths, it should be increased not reduced. Highlighting the worst parts of it doesn’t mean it should be scrapped. The MoD has wasted money on certain projects, it doesn’t mean we should scrap the army.

    The NHS is the greatest single British institution, it’s funding should be increased, not reduced.

    Trident is a multi-billion pound waste of money; cutting the top tax bracket from 50% to 45% is a multi-million pound waste of money; re-organising the NHS is a multi-billion pound waste of money.

    Have some morals people, I’m off to Africa to work in a hospital. I think Cameron is useless but he’s right on aid, he’s got a conscience on that at least.

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  31. 114
    David Cameron says:

    There will be no top-down reorganisation of the NHS.

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    • 170
      David Cameron says:

      The cleaners who are outsourced now have the power to determine their lives.

      We the conservatives have given these wimmen this power.

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  32. 116
    David Cameron says:

    I will protect the NHS budget.

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    • 171
      David Cameron says:

      The new budget is to be protected at all costs!

      As long as it costs less than two beef bavettes for me and the missus

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  33. 118
    David Cameron says:

    We will not raise VAT.

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  34. 120
    David Cameron says:

    There will be no bankers bonuses over £2000.

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  35. 121
    David Cameron says:

    There will be three additional army battalions

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    • 166
      David Cameron says:

      To protect my estate. Oh and the ducks. Oh and the childrens pet security officers and other sheep.

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  36. 122
    Nick Clegg says:

    And there will be 3000 additional front-line police officers

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  37. 123
    David Cameron says:

    We have no plans to change or reduce existing government commitments to the Future Jobs Fund

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  38. 126
    David Cameron says:

    We will increase the number of midwives by 3,000.

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    • 175
      David Cameron says:

      The muslims, doe have lots of children and we need to be proactive in the disolution of our culture.

      Obviously these Midwives will be trained in hala birth.

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  39. 127
    David Cameron says:

    It should be clear that if you carry a knife on the streets of our country and you are caught, you should go to prison.

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  40. 128
    Nick Robinson's goldfish says:

    “You can read my lips. That is a promise from my heart.”

    Thus David Cameron sought to reassure voters that he would “look after… the elderly, frail, poor and needy” and protect pensioners’ benefits, having condemned what he says are Gordon Brown’s lies.

    It’s an unfortunate phrase given its history. George Bush Sr was the first to say “read my lips”. The rest of the sentence was “no new taxes”. It helped him win the presidency in 1988. He went on to raise taxes to reduce the deficit and “read my lips” became shorthand for broken political promises.

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  41. 131
    David Cameron says:

    I am a pathological liar who will say anything to get into 10 Downing Street.

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    • 141
      Slippery Slope says:

      Like Tony Blair, then.

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      • 183
        Hacked off real tax payer.... says:

        BLIAR is CMD’s real MASTER

        Plus CMD worships at his feet & has orgasms on his every word………

        Scum the fcuking lot of them !!!!!!!

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  42. 138
    Airey Belvoir says:

    Dave says that he cannot reduce the aid budget because ‘we made a promise’. Two points: a) who the fuck is ‘we’? and b) given his record on promises, this should present no problem. India has said that the money we send is ‘peanuts’ and suggested that we should no longer send it, but were asked to keep on taking it to spare the blushes of our Government Ministers. That is a scandal.

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    • 188
      Northern Chip Pisser says:

      Too right. Cut that budget. It used to be a backhander for the crap countries to buy British. It doesn’t work any more. India picked French jets over British and don twang our aid!

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  43. 140
    Brown out and pay me damages says:

    when things get desperate wheel out the cancer victims. India does not want charity. Better the money helps the sick.

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  44. 142
    I'm a fucking tosspot called Dave says:

    Well if you’re that ill just have to have insurance just like the US and all those wonderful companies that are advising me that the American system is the way forward.
    I can’t help being an out of touch tw*t!!

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    • 145
      The NHS is a giant Soviet-era killing-machine says:

      Private health insurance is a hell of a lot cheaper than national insurance contributions.

      I p*ay over £500 every month for National Insu*ance and I don’t d*ink, I don’t sm*ke, I exercise, I haven’t been to a hospital since I was born.. why are my prem*iums so high?

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    • 146
      There are more than two ways says:

      You pro-NHS lot always lose the argument in the first sentence with just two letters – US. Why the obsession with the American system? How about the primarily private French system which is rated as the best in the world? Perhaps the German system that strongly advises its customers to take out repatriation insurance when visiting the UK as it believes the NHS is incapable of providing adequate care.

      There are 180 countries in the world and 180 different ways of delivering health care – some are like the US, none are like the UK.

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  45. 149
    Some Twat up North says:

    I was on the road to Damascus the other day when a bloke popped his head up.

    Obviously I chopped it off, (thinking he could be a claimant) I later learnt that his name was Jesus.

    All was ok though because my disciple Gideon, said we can do a U turn.

    No one will notice.

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  46. 150
    HenryV says:

    This is where UKIP should be trooping out good figures for EU contributions. If my figures are right my small village could have 4 real policemen, 2 doctors, and 2 nurses all of its own if EU contributions were spent here and not there. Not saying we should cut police budgets or PCT budgets just add to them. It becomes a virtuous circle as costs down the line are reduced because of the increase in numbers of these key professionals. Too simple. Let’s give money to foreigners who hate us anyway.

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  47. 154
    P.P.E Loonies says:

    When are these idiots going to understand that throwing money (ours, not theirs, no less) at a problem is no solution to fixing issues such as poverty.

    Just think of it this way – what INCENTIVE does the Indian government have in helping India’s poor when it keeps getting money from the governments of the world?

    It doesn’t go to the people. It goes on wasteful, useless “construction” programs that do nothing to alleviate poverty, are often shoddily built – breaking down easily, with the rest of the money being passed about in backroom deals with India’s allies.

    Of course, India’s government foolishly are wasting their country’s potential as an economic powerhouse, but so long as they and their buddies are getting funding from the global “Champions of Democracy”, they have no incentive to change their behaviour.

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    • 195
      One who has lived in Africa for the past 25 years says:

      You have just encapsulated the whole problem with “aid”. There is little incentive for those poverty stricken natives to get up off their backsides and do something useful because they know that if their crop fails because they are too lazy to tend it, there will be another aid lorry along in a day or two.

      Aid should only be given in cases of genuine emergency eg in serious drought situations, extensive floods, earthquakes etc. Africans have survived quite happily on their own for thousands of years. they do not need to be molly coddled by all this left wing nannyism.

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  48. 156
    Some Twat up North says:

    Where’s cleggyboy when you need him?

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  49. 159
    Dave says:

    Beef bavette anyone ?

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  50. 181
    Saffron says:

    Wavy Davy the Eton tosser and his mate Boy George/Gideon are a disgrace to this land.
    As for Liebour/Libdumbs,well it goes without saying.
    I could if I was inclined list endlessly what this bunch of all round piss artists have done to this land.
    Mark my word people this current crowd of pigs are nothing more than swine feeding off the taxpayers cash.
    They and their backers of every shade are intent on making sure that we in most cases the ordinary ripped off taxpayer,payes through the nose for their GREED.

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  51. 196
    Just Weep says:

    If you believe Camoron and his band of useless pseudo professional politicians are hopeless – and they are – wait tuntil you examine the bigger f***wits who work in Local Authorities.

    They are the tail wagging the dog. The Tory Councils are really something else (and I was a lifelong Tory).

    Some of those running the show regarding planning, waste, selling of Council assets are beyond the pale. And Mp’s in the Shires support them as they are terrified of deselection.

    If you want to clean up politics start from the bottom and work your way up the food chain.

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  52. 202
    keredybretsa says:

    Calm down G+T’s all round. May I say that we must be ever thankful that we live over here in the dreaded, feared and unloved continental EU member.
    My good lady (67) was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in May 2011, she had her full sessions of chemotherapy followed by a full operation in October. Then came 32 shots of Radiotherapy followed by 3 weeks in a Rehabilitation Clinic in Feb 2012. For all her Clinic visits she became a free Taxi service to+fro. She is still being controlled and checked by various Specialist Consultants on a 3 weekly basis. This is also in a land which gives Billions of Euros for aid but thankfully also has a still functioning Health System.

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