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There are not many people, who by now, are not aware of the image published on the Mirror website, which pictured a four-year-old child, with suspected pneumonia, lying on top of a pile of coats, upon the floor of a side room in Leeds General Infirmary.

The Mirror, then switches to the real purpose of its article:

Jack shows the human cost of the harshest ever financial squeeze on the NHS, a damning indictment of the Tories’ criminal neglect.

No wonder Jack’s mother is switching from the Tories to Labour on Thursday.

This article is then picked up with what appears to be indecent haste, and within hours, is being paraded around the mass media by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, and a small – but disturbingly fanatical – army of online activists and cheerleaders.

The article continues:

The staff are blameless, performing miracles despite the cuts. As are hard-pressed managers, coping best they can with the bad hands dealt them by successive Conservative regimes.

I am not going into the obvious issues with the NHS here, nor why it has reached what seems to be critical mass, there is plenty of source material available online, which explains in finite detail the real reasons behind that, and who is ultimately responsible.

What I am going to do is focus on is the image, and how it has been shamelessly weaponised by the Labour Party.

The image in question, has itself become the focus of claims as to its authenticity, and its context, inasmuch as a viral post on Facebook, which claims that the image was staged, has been gaining traction in the mass media.

The response to this online, is that the Facebook post, is of course, complete fiction, and is being circulated by, wait for it, ‘Right Wing Bots’.

One source of that claim, is a blogger calling himself ‘Tom Pride’, who has, for the last few years, been pumping hard-left propaganda focussing on the UK, and attacking anyone who does not support Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party, from his base in Poland.

[Which of course does not mean that there is any suspicion whatsoever, of any ‘foreign interference’ in the electoral process, a claim that politicians and the mass media, on both sides of the Atlantic love to talk about.]

The truth of this, I am sure will emerge in the fullness of time, but the fact remains that using a distressed child as a political tool with which to attack political enemies, is a despicable thing to do.

It’s beneath contempt.

Neither side of the political divide are blameless in this, and it was not so long ago,  that the Grenfell fire tragedy was being utilised by both sides, in their attempts to point the finger of blame at each other.

Is it worth mentioning, that one of the reasons why many people believe that picture was ‘staged’ for the media, is because it’s not the first time that the Labour Party have posted faked and/or staged images for political gain?

Remember this one?

That doctored image, led to the party being investigated for spreading fake news, and were slammed by the NHS itself, as they had not sought permission to use its logo.

This image may be familiar too.

A blatant example of the use of a staged photograph of Jeremy Corbyn, sitting with a despondent look on his face, on the floor of a train, in a crass attempt to highlight the overcrowding on that particular railway network.

He was accused of ‘Hypocrisy’ and ‘spin’ by the Telegraph, after CCTV revealed that he did in fact have a seat, despite claiming that the train was so ‘ram packed’ he had to sit on the floor!

This post is not ‘Pro’ or ‘Anti’ anybody, I am on the whole, pretty much disgusted by the behaviour of all the political parties, who are scrabbling in the gutter, and clawing and biting and spitting bile at each other in their attempts to reach the moral high ground first.

They have all failed miserably on that score in my opinion.

There are, however, many positives to take from this, as it must now appear glaringly obvious to anyone, that politicians and political parties, of all colours; lie, cheat, mislead, spread fake news, stage photo opportunities, and above all of that, have shown utter contempt for the very people they claim to represent.

It’s little wonder that this country has become a laughing stock in the eyes of the rest of the world, and going on what is currently happening, and shows no sign of going away any time soon, the political class do not actually give a damn.


UPDATE: 

The campaign leading up to the 2019 General Election, or as many people view it, the ‘Brexit Election,’ has been one of the most vicious, propaganda-filled, mistruth littered, and ultimately damaging, this country has witnessed in living memory.

Every one of the main political parties have lied, to varying degrees, and have mislead the electorate on a number of important issues, but by far the most pernicious, (and grossly inaccurate) claim, made by Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party, is that Boris Johnson and the Conservative and Unionist Party, are ‘going to sell the InterNational Health Service to Donald Trump and the Americans’.

This claim was wholly predictable, however, and the Labour Party’s election campaign has focussed upon, and revolved entirely around this one issue, and it appears to be the only thing they have been able to effectively weaponise.

Your NHS.

On the surface, this untested, and unsubstantiated claim has had a remarkable effect, inasmuch as if more floating voters decide to fall for it, this country could be heading towards a hung parliament; which could mean that the hard-left socialists Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell, could obtain the keys to Downing Street, if, and only if, they are supported by an unholy alliance comprising of the Liberal Democrats, The Green Party, and the Scottish and Welsh Nationalists.

Which would, in the light of day, also mean at least four more years of public confusion, electoral chaos, in all possibility the economy crashing,  Brexit being put on hold, or scrapped altogether, which spits in the face of 17.4 Million of the electorate, and years more hardship and misery for millions of people who can least endure it.

So with that in mind, I would like to share the following video with you.

A video which, in my opinion, demolishes Jeremy Corbyn’s claim about the NHS entirely, and should, at the very least, make any person who cares about the truth, (and has grown sick and tired of the sheer arrogance and patronising attitudes shown to them by the current crop of politicians) think long and hard about who they really want – and ultimately trust – to take this once great country forward.

Do you ever wonder why society is the way it is?

You must have realised by now that you live in an artificial and entirely manufactured reality, which bears little or no resemblance to how things really should, and could be.

If you have already worked out that almost everything that happens is in no way a natural occurrence, and has been designed that way, it may prove useful to familiarise yourself with the following:

The Prince was written by Niccoló Machiavelli in 1513 for the Haves on how to hold power, inasmuch as Rules for Radicals was written in 1971 by Saul Alinsky for the Have-Nots on how to take it away.

Both of these works have now been shown to have greatly influenced the way society has been manipulated and controlled, in order to favour those who hold the wealth and power, and to divide and oppress the population, while successfully dissuading dissent and resistance.

If you want a better understanding of how the system is geared to work against you, and how these methods have filtered down through the different levels, the police, the education system, social welfare, the health service, the mainstream media and even to some degree the ‘Alternative’ media – I urge you to try and read some of what is contained within these books and how it has been utilised and affects the vast majority of people.

The New-Age Gurus are obvious converts and swear by them, by the way.

They can be found online in various formats, so it will not even cost you anything, should you wish to do your own research.

Alinsky put forward the idea that there were eight levels of control that must be obtained before you are able to create an ‘ideal social state’.

  • 1: By controlling healthcare you control the people
  • 2: By increasing poverty to as high as possible, poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live.
  • 3: By increasing debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce even more poverty.
  • 4: Removing the ability of the population to defend themselves from the Government, by introducing gun and weapon control by any means. That way you are able to create a police state.
  • 5: Taking control of every aspect of people’s lives through the food they eat, the availability of acceptable and/or affordable housing and their income.
  • 6: Taking control of what people read and listen to and by infiltrating and taking control of everything of what children are taught in state education establishments.
  • 7: Slowly removing faith and the belief in any God from both the Government and schools.
  • 8: Clearly dividing the people into the wealthy and the poor. This will cause even more discontent and it will be easier to increase taxes and introduce new laws with the full support of the poor.

Do you recognise anything familiar yet?

Alinsky’s ’12 Rules for Radicals’ may make things even clearer.

  • RULE 1: “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.” Power is derived from 2 main sources – money and people. “Have-Nots” must build power from flesh and blood.
  • RULE 2: “Never go outside the expertise of your people.” It results in confusion, fear and retreat. Feeling secure adds to the backbone of anyone.
  • RULE 3: “Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy.” Look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety and uncertainty.
  • RULE 4: “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.” If the rule is that every letter gets a reply, send 30,000 letters. You can kill them with this because no one can possibly obey all of their own rules.
  • RULE 5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions.
  • RULE 6: “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.” They’ll keep doing it without urging and come back to do more. They’re doing their thing, and will even suggest better ones.
  • RULE 7: “A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.” Don’t become old news.
  • RULE 8: “Keep the pressure on. Never let up.” Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance. As the opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something new.
  • RULE 9: “The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.” Imagination and ego can dream up many more consequences than any activist.
  • RULE 10: “If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.” Violence from the other side can win the public to your side because the public sympathizes with the underdog.
  • RULE 11: “The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.” Never let the enemy score points because you’re caught without a solution to the problem.
  • RULE 12: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions.

So the wide-awake and ever vigilant British population appears to have got exactly what it wanted, with it’s interweb petitions and relentless pressure brought about by countless millions of furious key presses and #hashtag publishing on social media.

“Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”Galatians VI

It has ‘forced’ the Home Secretary Teresa May and the Government to announce a wide-ranging enquiry into how allegations of child abuse by politicians and other powerful institutions, like the NHS, the BBC and the Church during the 1970s, 1980s and the 1990s were handled.

Retired Judge Baroness Butler-Sloss, has been appointed to head this enquiry, as the incumbent guests at Downing Street have told you that Baroness Butler-Sloss “commands widespread respect and confidence”.

Phew! I was worried then for a while who was going to be in charge.

Putting aside the fact that her late brother Sir Michael Havers was Attorney General during the 1980s, and was suspected as being among those who made the Dossier presented to Home Secretary Sir Leon Brittan, by Geoffrey Dickens MP, ‘disappear’.

Butler-Sloss has assured the BBC she was unaware of her brother’s link to the controversy and said she will not resign, despite increasing objections to her appointment.

“I know absolutely nothing about it,” she said. “If people think I am not suitable, then that’s up to them.”

(She says it like you actually have a choice)

The same Butler-Sloss that was forced to make a public apology to the House of Lords on Febuary 28, 2013 for wrongly claiming Fathers4Justice made death threats against her.

The same Butler-Sloss that, until June 2007, chaired the inquests into the deaths of Diana, Princess of Wales, and Dodi Fayed.

She stood down from that date, the task being completed by Lord Justice Scott Baker.

No satisfactory explanation was ever given, although it remains an open question, as to whether it was Mohammed Al-Fayed’s Judicial Review, on the grounds that the inquest should not be conducted without a jury was responsible.

A jury, made up of members of the public could have stood a very good chance of finding that the deaths were not an ‘accident’, but that is pure speculation and of course should not be seriously considered as a valid reason for doing so.

What were you thinking?

Butler-Sloss was also responsible for granting life-long anonymity to John Venables and Robert Thompson, the brutal killers of Liverpool toddler James Bulger, upon their release in 2001, in case you were not aware.

So a perfect solution then, and one that will undoubtably inspire confidence among the majority of Tabloid Reading, MSM news viewing and clearly brain dead Social Media using members of the British public

Pay no attention to the dissenting voices heard among some MPs and the Alternative Media, who can clearly identify yet another cover-up to add to the already long list of cover-ups and suppression of the truth.

Enjoy.

ADDENDUM:

If I was a cynical type, I could think that there were certain parties on Social Media, who’s sole intention was to force the Government to announce this enquiry, and were somehow complicit and had full knowledge of an enquiry of this type having the obvious need and the power to bury the evidence.

 Forever.

By Christina England

According to MK News, the UK Government has decided there is more than one way to force hospital staff into receiving this year’s flu vaccine. Knowing that many hospitals are struggling financially, the government has decided to turn their hand to bribery by offering extra cash to financially dependent hospitals, on the proviso that they vaccinate all their staff with this year’s flu vaccine.

MK News, reporting on the story, said:

“Figures have revealed that less than half of all frontline NHS staff are vaccinated against flu, and at some hospitals, this can fall as low as one in five. But in order to give hospitals an incentive for extra cash, the funds will only be released to them if they meet a robust target of vaccinating 75 percent of staff against flu. And while the figures will not affect the hospitals’ £1.4m funding this year, if they do not meet the figures, it will affect the amount they are given next year.”What this means is that any hospital failing to meet this year’s flu vaccination target will not only fail to receive this year’s extra funding, but they will also lose out next year as well”.

UK’s Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt explained that he wanted every NHS trust to vaccinate more than 75 percent of their staff this year in order to protect vulnerable patients.

An Unofficial, Unethical, and Illogical Mandate

However, is forced vaccination the way forward?

Many irate hospital staff are extremely angry and have accused the UK government of emotional blackmail, calling the move unethical. One health care professional, commenting on the story in Nursing Times, stated:

“This isn’t giving people a choice to get vaccinated or not. Sounds like they’re holding trusts to ransom, saying you’ve got to get 75 percent of your staff vaccinated so that the underfunded A&E departments can receive a little top up (after years of under-resourcing). Or, it’s a great ploy of not paying anything at all, as a good guess that there won’t be enough staff getting vaccinated. Flu jabs are no guarantee of keeping people out of A&E over winter. Also, does this mean people who don’t work in the NHS or where there isn’t an A&E won’t have to worry? I [would] like to see/hear chief execs, directors, senior managers and politicians all get their jabs first, then work a couple weeks as frontline staff would between Christmas and New Year, lead by example and put their money where their mouth is.”

Quite right, too. They should indeed put their money where their mouth is.

While these idiots are force-vaccinating NHS staff around the UK, using their cash as nice, fat, juicy carrots, I wonder if they are informing the staff about the possible side effects of the vaccine and telling them that far from protecting them against the flu, the vaccine could give them the flu, instead!

The CDC says:
The nasal spray (also called LAIV or FluMist®):
The viruses in the nasal-spray vaccine are weakened and do not cause severe symptoms often associated with influenza illness. (In clinical studies, transmission of vaccine viruses to close contacts has occurred only rarely.) In children, side effects from LAIV (FluMist®) can include:

runny nose
wheezing
headache
vomiting
muscle aches
fever

In adults, side effects from LAIV (FluMist®) can include:

runny nose
headache
sore throat
cough

The above list of impressive side effects from the vaccine, given by the CDC, certainly sounds like the flu to me. So, what is the point of giving nurses, who spend their time looking after sick and vulnerable patients, a vaccine that will cause the very symptoms they wish to avoid?

The Flu Vaccine Can Cause Death.

In 2011, the co-founder of the Safe Schools Campaign, Mary Tocco, wrote that it is common knowledge that the flu vaccination has “the potential to cause serious side effects including death”

“They combine various flu virus strains based on an educated guess and then recommend the shot to everyone, including children and pregnant mothers. According to the CDC Vital Statistics Report 1999-2003, influenza death for children under the age of 5 skyrocketed as they began to implement the flu vaccine for the children. From 1999 to early 2002, death rates were declining from 25 down to 10 per year. Then, the latter half of 2002 the CDC mandated the flu vaccine for children and the death rate climbed from 25 deaths per year in 1999 to over 90 in 2002!”

Death is a pretty bad vaccine side effect!

Given her evidence, I personally believe that it is far safer to catch the flu, than it is to risk a virtually untested vaccination concocted from an educated guess at what this year’s flu strain is going to be.

Conclusion
Nurses have always been thought of as natural born carers. To force them to have vaccinations by dangling a nice juicy carrot in front of them with a vaccine syringe on the end and saying that their patients will suffer if they do not have the vaccination is pure evil.

This is nothing short of emotional blackmail.

Why should the government think that it is right to deny hospitals much-needed funds all year and then say that the money is only available if they vaccinate their staff with dangerous and unnecessary vaccines?

Let’s face it. If all staff members do decide to have the flu vaccine, “for the sake of their patients,” and 90 percent of them end up with the flu as a result, then what exactly is the government going to do?

I can hardly see the UK Prime Minister, David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, changing beds and carrying bedpans.

Can you?


References
1. Boost For Hospitals

2. Daily Mirror

3. THE NURSING TIMES

4. CDC.GOV

5. NEWS WITH VIEWS

“Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference”.

Isn’t it about time that the people of this country finally saw through the Government spin and the mainstream Media propaganda?

If you read about, or hear about, or witness anybody who has put their very lives in danger in order to expose an injustice, it is to your eternal shame that you still choose to ignore it.

This is something you can do, you can not walk away and leave others to face it alone.

The NHS is being carved up in front of your eyes and sold to the highest bidder by the very people who are supposed to represent the people of this country.

It is now time to act, to stand by those who are vilified in the Media as being ‘subversive’ and somehow labelled an ‘extremist’.

I stand by and applaud those brave souls, the ones who are ‘trying to change the things they can’.

This is for all of those who see the injustice and are not afraid to take the risks to expose the fundamental wrongs and despicable acts of those who hold the power.

So to all the ‘WHISTLEBLOWERS’ and Seekers of the Truth, the people of this country owe you a enormous debt of gratitude and the Outlaw personally salutes you….

Would you be surprised to learn that the NHS is Microsoft’s single largest customer.

So does that then lead you to assume that Microsoft is an NHS partner?

I ask this because this is how Bill Crounse, Microsoft’s worldwide health director sees the future of Healthcare:

“In my keynote address, I pointed out that the most innovative and progressive uses of information technology in American healthcare tend to be found in organizations that function as both providers and payers of care such as Kaiser, Group Health Cooperative, or UPMC. In such organisations, there’s an incentive to provision care in the most medically appropriate, expedient and cost effective manner with a focus on prevention. This means if a member’s need for information or medical services can be addressed just as safely and effectively with an instant message, e-mail, phone call, tele-consultation, or e-visit as could be accomplished by means of a face-to-face traditional office visit, that’s exactly what will be done. No waiting for an appointment, taking time off work, driving somewhere, waiting in an exam room, etc. just for a simple bit of information or reassurance from your doctor. Typically, these organisations are also leading the way in making electronic medical record systems securely accessible to patients who are interested in maintaining a personal health record. They are also doing some of the best work in preventive health services, home monitoring, and chronic disease management. I believe the NHS is not only locked and loaded for the next 60 years, but it is in excellent position to lead the world by example in the application and use of information technology to improve the health of all citizens.”

So, the more tele-medicine is used, the more profit for this particular NHS partner.

Is that what he is saying?

Tele-medicine can have a hugely positive effect on healthcare, but in the wrong hands can also be very dangerous.

It needs to be used at the right time, in the right circumstances, by the right people.

Do you think that doctors had quickly get their head round telemedecine soon or the huge multinational corporations may be the ones that will dictate how to diagnose, manage and treat patients?

Doctors need to get a better understanding and assume control of the telemedicine revolution before others do.

Remember that name ‘Tele-Medicine’.

Because one way or another, this will be firmly in place before most people have even noticed.