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Friday, April 30, 2004

Here They Come

Tomorrow 10 further countries join the EEC. Former Eastern Bloc and Slavic countries will remove their borders to allow free passage amongst them. But where will a potential 10 million people be heading - yeah right, the UK. TV news interviews with various citizens from these countries revealed that they would be heading straight for Britain for easier and more benefits and our superior health service.
Well they obviously don't read the papers and are totally unaware of the state of the NHS. Now don't get me wrong, I'm a big fan of the NHS and think they provide the best service possible. But only possible under the severe financial restrictions and staff shortages. A shortage of beds and nursing staff mean long waiting lists for minor operations. So just what is going to be so much more available to our new Economic Community members, surely this will mean the waiting lists will get longer and the pressure on our resources will be stretched beyond it's limits.
Now if these visitors would like to pay for their treatment, like in the USA...........................................


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