Suspicions that the demise of Britain’s public services is an act of deliberate capitalist vandalism have surfaced following a winter of discontent for the health service.
Almost 15 per cent of England’s A&E patients waited more than four hours to be seen last month – the joint-worst figure on record – as senior doctors warn of patients dying in corridors.
Many hospitals are without even a single free bed, with one consultant saying that he could not even make any more space in the department’s hallways for new patients to be admitted.
Suspicions that the NHS was deliberately been run into the ground were aired in parliament last month by Dennis Skinner, who accused the secretary of state for health for allowing the situation to get worse “so that the private sector can move in and take the lot”.
Private firms such as Virgin Care have ramped up their involvement in providing care and many jobs are now getting outsourced to firms such as Carillion, whose recent collapse is costing tax payers £5.4 million a day.
LBC presenter James O’Brien today questioned whether the demise is incompetence or a conspiracy on his show.
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Finally, people are asking if the Tories destruction of our NHS and other public services aren’t just down to incompetence, but are deliberate acts of capitalist vandalism. Excellent from @mrjamesob #NoAccident pic.twitter.com/98tS9pi4ij
— Rachael #TNT #DHL #DPD (@Rachael_Swindon) January 6, 2018