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Labour's PFI review could save the NHS billions of pounds


''We have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.'' George Orwell. But it does not justify swinging from one extreme polarity to the other as far as political ideology is concerned. As I always believe , general practice in this country should be driven by centre ground politics but that has virtually gone into extinction under current political climate. Never a fan of either Tory or Labour Party . Voted one way or the other previously, purely for a matter of check and balance. ''Since the Major government, 717 PFI projects have had a value of £54 billion, but have cost the taxpayer £301 billion!''. Common sense tells you Tony Blair's government cannot be exonerated by this argument. We have extraordinary politics right now : a foreign secretary as a fan of Rudyard Kipling (and others in the religion of British imperialism) versus a shadow chancellor as a fan Marx-Leninism. There is no middle ground. Sigh ! The older I am , the more I appreciate Dickens's famous opening of Tale of Two Cities : ''It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way—in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.''

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04 Oct 2017

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