I received copies of the following letters from former lifelong Tory Gloria Guy, a fellow member of our local 38 Degrees Chelsea & Fulham Group, which she sent to Chelsea and Fulham’s Conservative MP Greg Hands during 2016 and 2017.
Gloria “wholeheartedly” supports the NHS (Reinstatement) Bill which provides the legislation to restore the NHS as a publicly funded and publicly run service.
‘Hello Greg, John and everyone else,
My thoughts are straying in the following direction:
I understand that Britain is about 6th in global economy and likely to be 4th by 2030. We are still a very rich country and we can still afford to send out millions of pounds abroad in aid. Why then are we being forced to reduce our NHS and why is this government allowing (or rather encouraging, NAY FORCING) our NHS to become poverty stricken when we obviously have sufficient money in the kitty to keep it going?????
It is known from experience that councils and other organisations frequently deliberately under use buildings and/or services in order to say that there’s not sufficient grounds for keeping them on. Then they subsequently become lost to us. This is exactly the unpleasant and nasty way that this government is working – underfund the NHS, force cuts in beds, staff, buildings etc.in order to build a case for privatising it.
It’s not on, Greg. Please tell us, in words of one syllable, not political jargon, why you can’t or won’t re-organise the upper management tiers within the NHS. These people are raking in extremely large salaries and are non productive. They don’t treat patients, don’t have to care for patients, don’t clean up the mess in hospitals – what do they do other than leech money out of the NHS and into the bargain cut the real staff, the people who do all the real work within the NHS?
There is very little point in throwing money at the NHS for the tiers of non-productive staff to ensure that it doesn’t reach the staff who treat the end-user, the patients who need it. Reduce the top tiers and increase the bottom tiers of staff and beds.
Please don’t treat the people of this country as though we are all idiots who can’t see what’s happening. You know we have right on our side, and yet you’re not doing right by us. Remove the exorbitant salary earners and spend that money where it’s really needed – at the bottom of the scale for the resurrection of beds and hospitals, not their demise.
Please tell us why you aren’t running it properly. You have the power to do it, why aren’t you doing it?
No platitudes please, give us even just ONE good reason. I doubt that you can, but I look forward to receiving your reply anyway.
Gloria Guy February 24th 2017
Please read the whole of this message below. It comes straight from the horse’s mouth and explains to the public at large in this country just exactly what this person, called Jeremy Hunt, and the entire government are doing to our NHS whilst hiding behind all manner of excuses.
Please let me know what you intend to do about really funding the NHS properly. I would be grateful to NOT hear platitudes, politician speak and excuses – plain, straight talking would be good, and it would also be good to know that the NHS will be funded properly and correctly; also managed correctly.
I have recently spoken to a “junior doctor” who isn’t all that junior in years, and have been told that management (both middle and senior) are at fault, but that the real problem lies with the government because they underfund the NHS and they also tell the management people how to manage. In other words – the problem lies with this government and their lies, deception and lack of responsibility towards the people of this country. No amount of excuses and pushing contracts at the private sector will make any of us thinking people believe any less. We are not idiots; this government is pushing the country into private hands in every direction – and you only got 24% of the vote. I doubt any of you will get another term in office and the opposition parties are not any better.
From a sad, disillusioned resident of Fulham and ex-believer in the Conservative Party. Gloria Guy February 21st 2016
Gloria can be seen in a clip from my documentary series ‘Groundswell – Whose NHS? A Grassroots Journey’ speaking at an NHS Reinstatement Bill demonstration outside Parliament: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zq4KsvPk7Q8&t=5s
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