Monday, May 18, 2015

... & this occurred to me ...

A Modest Proposal to Save the NHS

Given Mr Cameron's laudable aim - at least taken at face value - to have a seven days a week Health Service the question arises: how to fund it? Not - as seems likely - to simply rewrite contracts & force nurses to accept flat rates of pay (already below what they deserve) irrespective of the day. No, my suggestion would be a true application of the 'trickle down effect'. Thus: for each & every financial transaction processed through the City of London a nominal 0.5 percent fee is levered on the gross amount which is then siphoned off into an NHS bank account. The same principle would also be applied to 1) Premier League football transfer fees, 2) corporate head hunting salaries, 3) golden handshakes & 'compensatory' packages for outgoing directors, 4) takeover bids, 5) any earnings made by ex-politicians as a result of their term in office.

Naturally there are many more possibilities but this should get the ball rolling ...

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It seems my crystal ball was not so grubby ... ... resisting the temptation to say "told you so".