UK GOV: DOUBLE STANDARDS for the NHS on Identity
According to today’s News (30.03.2009) the MoD is considering proposals that all ex-Servicemen and women be issued special veteran Identity Cards to facilitate them obtaining priority to NHS treatment, access to housing etc but what are the underlying real issues that such a proposal serves to address?. Minister for Veterans Kevan Jones says "We will provide veterans' ID cards so the person can say 'I have served in the services' and get priority access to treatment." which surely suggests that each and every taxpayer in the UK must now enlist and undertake Military Service in order to be nearer the front of the NHS waiting lists in obtaining Services which they fund.
Of course a similar system operates in the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 />US which makes it all the more “convincing” that the British Public too must be steered towards Cultural segmentation thus changing its perspectives as to Unitedness. There also exists a Higher Agenda in the UK Political Playground concerning the Introduction of National Identity Cards and given history did the Government itself not limit the potential whereby ID cards be required before people can access public services?.Historically too did Labour Party Mr Blair not say that instead of wasting hundreds of millions of pounds on compulsory ID cards as the Tory Right demand, let that money provide thousands more police officers on the beat in our local communities. Indeed in August 2005 Tony McNulty, the minister in charge of the scheme, stated 'perhaps in the past the government, in its enthusiasm, oversold the advantages of identity cards,' and that they 'did suggest, or at least implied, that they might well be a panacea for identity fraud, for benefit fraud, terrorism, entitlement and access to public services'.
New Labour is a strange animal in that it says one thing but does the complete opposite but obviously one must follow in the footsteps of the US in becoming a mirror of it which also allows one Mr Blair (resigned) to then join those at their helm in steering Britain from afar. Perhaps the Government has surpassed DOUBLE STANDARDS by being sandwiched between the US and the EU whereby Mr Brown can easily point fingers at others to blame but that does not excuse him as to UK Governmental Civil Servants whom abuse tax payers money [ expenses ] in their belief that they are getting value for money – their money!. Indeed strange too is that some Countries have leaders whom promote TRUST like that of the elected Australian Government in 2007 which put a stop to their Countries intended Health & Social Services Access Card.