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David Cameron Gaffe: National Health Service is “Second-Rate”
verum serum ^ | 1/17/11 | John

Posted on 01/17/2011 10:10:34 AM PST by Nachum

Some wag has said that a gaffe is any moment in which a politician accidentally tells the truth. That’s probably the case today as David Cameron tells a BBC radio audience that he is going to shake-up the National Health Service (NHS):

The remarks came during an interview on BBC Radio 4′s Today programme as he attempted to promote his flagship policy.

‘I don’t think we should put up with a second rate – with coming second best,’ he said, quickly correcting himself. ‘We should aim to be the best.’

This is a touchy subject in Britain because the NHS has regularly been accused of being second-rate by the press. Last year I put up a website and collected dozens of these stories in an attempt to warn Americans what we had to look forward to under national care. Sample story:

Patients who have major surgery in Britain are four times more likely to die than those in America, according to a major new study.

(Excerpt) Read more at verumserum.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: cameron; david; gaffe; national

1 posted on 01/17/2011 10:10:36 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Bump


2 posted on 01/17/2011 10:12:21 AM PST by tutstar
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To: Nachum

But everone is equal in their misery and lack of treatment so that makes it OK. That’s why we just signed on for it too.


3 posted on 01/17/2011 10:14:49 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: Nachum

I wish our UK health system were merely second rate. That would be bliss.


4 posted on 01/17/2011 10:38:16 AM PST by agere_contra (Historically every time the Left has 'expanded its moral imagination' the results have been horrific)
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To: Nachum

Serious mistake on his part.

He meant to say “fourth rate.”


5 posted on 01/17/2011 11:24:52 AM PST by DPMD (~)
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