Labour’s eter­nal rant about NHS pri­vati­sa­tion rings hol­low

Yorkshire Post - - LETTERS TO THE EDITOR -

From: Alan Chap­man, Beck Lane, Bin­g­ley.

THE NHS was founded over 72 years ago and dur­ing that time there have been more years with a Con­ser­va­tive gov­ern­ment than Labour. Had the To­ries wanted to dis­man­tle it, they could have done so, yet Labour’s old worn out man­tle ‘pri­vati­sa­tion’ is brought up at ev­ery Gen­eral Elec­tion.

Most of the pub­lic close their ears to the So­cial­ists’ eter­nal rant, so now Labour de­picts a new threat – Amer­i­can­i­sa­tion.

Mo­men­tum’s hard left hates cap­i­tal­ism, hates Amer­ica, es­pe­cially the right-wing Pres­i­dent Trump, who has clearly stated he would not take the NHS on a sil­ver plat­ter.

Nei­ther would any­body else – it is a su­per li­a­bil­ity. A re­cent re­port di­vulges that the NHS has an­other £55bn to pay off be­fore it closes its fi­nal PFI con­tract in 2050 and its un­funded pen­sions li­a­bil­ity is £533bn. These two li­a­bil­i­ties ap­proach £600bn.

Mr Cor­byn, you are ab­so­lutely cor­rect, the NHS is not for sale be­cause it is not saleable!

From: Brian H Sheri­dan, Lodge Moor, Sh­effield.

AC­CUS­ING the BBC of “bla­tant sup­port for Jeremy Cor­byn”, Arthur Quarmby sug­gests that it would be in­ter­est­ing to con­trast the amount of air-time af­forded Cor­byn com­pared with Boris John­son (The York­shire Post, De­cem­ber 4).

I seem to re­call the John­son camp be­ing ac­cused of not want­ing their man to be ex­posed to too much me­dia scru­tiny.

They should wel­come any op­por­tu­nity for Cor­byn to ex­hibit his own con­sid­er­able lim­i­ta­tions.

From: John G Davies, Alma Ter­race, East Mor­ton, Keigh­ley.

SIR Bernard Ing­ham pon­tif­i­cates on the glo­ries of Thatcherit­eReaganomi­cs (The York­shire Post, De­cem­ber 4). The prob­lem with Marx­ism is that it is ide­al­is­tic and fails to take some im­por­tant as­pects of hu­man na­ture into ac­count. That led to the down­fall of the Soviet bloc. On the other hand, cap­i­tal­ism ex­ploits hu­man na­ture for its own ends.

We are see­ing the re­sults of the im­po­si­tion of un­fet­tered cap­i­tal­ism in coun­tries such as Chile, Bo­livia and Iraq, where vi­o­lent protests against the gross in­equal­ity that it causes have bro­ken out.

From: Barry Foster, High Stakesby, Whitby.

I AM wait­ing ea­gerly for De­cem­ber 13 to get the whole elec­tion over. Never be­fore have I had to read, see and hear such a lot of rub­bish gen­er­ated by lies and damn lies.

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