The nonsense factor
Ian Bickle lets off steam about people voting with their wallets
- By: Ian Bickle
How many times have you been in the pub and heard people complaining about the NHS or been waiting for a ward round and heard patients and their relatives whingeing about the care they are receiving? Probably quite often, but I am sure you have also had to hear and read many people in the United Kingdom having a right old moan about how much tax they pay. Let's have a look into the mind of one of these people - name is Mr Average - more of him later. By the way, Mr Average is married, with one son, and has a pet poodle called Lucky, whom you will also meet.
The NHS is a unique, but rather dear, luxury for the people of the United Kingdom. Established in 1948 following the NHS Act of 1946, it materialised out of a wartime document - the Beveridge Report in 1942.