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Old 08.08.2018, 19:38
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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The NHS was actually created at a time that Britain was a much poorer place than it is today. If we could afford it then, we can afford it today.
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And its in times like today that everybody is doing austerity, and austerity is often about going for the easy targets, the low hanging fruit. This means many projects that are not strictly necessarily for social reasons but that have emotional value will get cut. And this alienates sections of the population who are not poor and not uneducated but can, once their allegiance is lost, cause considerable trouble.

See rise in populism etc.
Ah, the joys of universal health care. We have that too, it was one of the greatest achievements of post-war Europe. It just doesn't work very well because we're losing qualified staff and it's severely under-financed.

I agree, austerity doesn't work but neither accumulating debt over debt for the the next few generations. There must be a more sustainable solution.
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