The NHS future– and the Tories have actually already started softening us up Throughout the general election campaign
Boris Johnson described claims the Tories are planning to downgrade the NHS concept of universal health care free at the point of requirement as’cloud cuckoo land’and complete fiction. Less than twenty-four hours after polls closed, the Tories had actually currently mounted a fresh disinformation project of cloned social networks posts to soften up the general public for precisely that. During the last days of the project Boris Johnson was caught on the hook in the shape of four-year-old Jack Milliment– the little boy with thought pneumonia photographed pushing
the flooring of a healthcare facility because there were no beds for him, nor even any chairs in the room in which he had to wait on treatment. The Yorkshire Post had fully validated the story– and the health center had actually already confessed took place and formally apologised to Jack’s household.
Undeterred, the Tories installed
2 shameless fake news campaigns involving countless phony Facebook and twitter accounts all spouting word for word, the same lie: that a friend who works as a nurse at the health center (which the cloned posts mis-named) had said the photo of Jack was a politically-driven set-up.
The posts was shared 10s of countless times, both by more fake accounts and by people either eager to discredit the story or who were taken in by the fake news.
However the story was
And with the election won on a project of lies, the Tories did not even pause for breath prior to releasing a comparable, collaborated campaign to start preparing the general public for the concept of NHS service fee and rationing.
The message is word for word the very same in all cases, apart from the occasional tweak at the start– having actually learned no doubt from the direct exposure of the Jack Milliment lie project:
None of the accounts checked by the SKWAWKBOX revealed any indications that the holders– if they exist at all– work in
the NHS. All the posts even repeat the very same error in their very first line–“status’s”instead of statuses. All suggest purchasing medications and self-diagnosing instead of using the NHS. All suggest sick people are ‘lucky’ if they get a GP appointment.
All blame ill people for being ill or overweight, although around 20% of lung cancer happens in non-smokers and lots of poor individuals can’t afford to eat better food or to sign up with a gym.
The majority of recklessly, they recommend not calling an ambulance unless a scenario is ‘truly life threatening’, although NHS assistance suggests calling an ambulance immediately for, as an example, chest pains– not waiting to see whether it
is a cardiac arrest or attempting to work it out for yourself.
The post is composed in a manner in which perfectly matches existing Tory narratives used to excuse or present treatment rationing– and to blame ‘demand’ for the collapse of the NHS presented by the record slow-down in financing that the Tories have actually enforced considering that 2010.
At the very same time, Tory Damian Green appeared on radio to float the recommendation that everybody will soon be needed to buy insurance for their old-age care.
The Tories didn’t even have the decency to wait till after the weekend to start the measures they have actually been planning all along– and they are using the exact same fake-news techniques they used in the election campaign to soften up the population for the stripping of the rights we and our moms and dads and grandparents paid to build.
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