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The BMA must reconnect with grassroots members


(1) Fact , we are medically trained by default . Things we learnt in medicak schools are largely based on medicak science and its evidences. Politics is a totally different kettle of fish . (2) Political wisdom and sensitivity are , at best requiring visions and tactics , at worst requiring ruthlessness and deception. It is difficult to know those representing doctors are really equipped to get their hands ‘dirty’ time to time. (3) NHS is a tax-payers’ money funded socialist health system , fundamentally a left-wing ideology. But there must be a ceiling where beyond which will become unaffordable, especially in a country of western democracy. Democracy is currently suffering from its previous successes . The rise of the ‘illiberal democracy’ in various parts of the world demonstrates how easily voters and taxpayers can be ‘brainwashed’ to support even something unjust and immoral . NHS is always a theme park for politicians to exercise their political games for their agendas . It is despicable and shameless that people are still talking about using ‘Brexit dividend’ today for this new funding NHS desperately needs(of course , you will disagree if you fundamentally want the health services to be privatised ). Yes , BMA is an establishment after all these years . But it is still about its telos , purpose . It is this purpose which reflects the conflicting notions of virtues and BMA should decide which are the ones it wants to honour and reward . Last thing we want is a toy being exploited and used by politicians ........

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25 Jun 2018

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