Aside Posted on
BEN BOUQUET 28 October 2015
The NHS is under attack from its own malfunctioning defence systems misguided by ideological pathogens. We need to change the treatment.
I would like to bring your attention to a severe and debilitating case of austeritis in a 67 year-old institution.
The patient, NHS, presented on several occasions over the last five years with symptoms of an immune-mediated (1) haemorrhagic disease affecting its many hospitals, clinics and care centres. Although our initial understanding of the condition was scanty the pathogenesis of the disease is now clear, pointing to some potentially effective treatments for a cure.
- Government killer T cells and senior health macrophages attack the body’s own funding
Government killer T cells (2) attack the body’s overall funding supply, misguided by a mutated ideological antigen (Austerity+) appearing on the surface of the body’s central institutions.
Inappropriately stimulated senior health management macrophages (3) have been similarly destroying funding streams by a process of phagocytosis (i.e. ingestion). The macrophages, a potential defence of the body’s system, demonstrate an inability to scrutinise the dubious claims of Austerity+ – that cuts are necessary to reduce a bloated public expenditure in an over-indebted economy.
A critical aspect of the cure will involve equipping the body’s own defence system with the means to recognise the dubious claims of the ideological antigen. Consider these graphs looking at total government debt as a proportion of GDP and total government spending. Notice firstly that we are not more indebted than we’ve ever been and that we’re not spending more than we’ve ever spent. Notice also that one of the most precipitous and sustained reductions in the level of public debt occurred during the post-war ‘golden years’ which simultaneously saw a persistent increase in levels of public spending.