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Consultation begins on £200m cuts to public health budget


I hate to be the harbinger of doom, but I feel a pattern is emerging. The threat to cut services for the under fives is unthinkable, so it will be a no go area. Where then can the cuts be made? The obvious answer is care of the elderly, those poor souls who are of no use to society and a burden on everyone........... or so we are being brainwashed into believing! I remember watching an episode of Star Trek many years ago that depicted an alien race living in a utopian type society who thought it 'natural' and the 'right thing' to kill off all those above the age of 60, ensuring they had a 'good send off and peaceful exit'. At the time it seemed science fiction at its most inventive, however now I'm not so sure. With pressure on us all to accept euthanasia as a way to 'alleviate suffering' of those terminally ill, how long will it be that all those who are unable to care for themselves will be pressurised ("its for the best for everyone") into taking the 'needle'? Am I being fanciful? I hope so, but watch this space!

Posted date

31 July, 2015

Posted time

2:42 pm