Thursday, 23 October 2014

Alice in Blunderland

When she met Tweedlecon and Tweedlelab  poor Alice was as confused as she had ever been in Blunderland.

"They look and sound exactly the same",she said to herself . "But they argue all the time and now they are shouting about the NHS in Wales".

"Its quite easy", said a voice and the Cheshire cat appeared.

"Tweedlecon is Prime minister and Tweedlelab used to be". Tweedlecon talks about the NHS being second rate because it the only place where Tweedlelab runs it".

"So Tweedlecons friends especialy   the Dirty Mule help him, with this

"Patients are so desperate to flee the crisis-hit Welsh NHS they are going private or moving to England, it emerged last night.Tens of thousands cross the border every year to escape lengthy waiting lists or access life-saving drugs. Nearly four times as many Welsh patients are treated in England as the other way round, official figures show".

But Tweedlelab has its own Mule the Wasting Mule and it lets Tweedle lab defend itself and his little elf Carwyn to refrute charges he is preventing an inquirey into the NHS in Wales

Scotland and Northern Ireland are as annoyed as we are. There was an agreement that this would be a four-nation assessment. The Department of Health refused to give an assurance that they wouldn’t use unverified figures in the general election.“So ourselves, Scotland and Northern Ireland said ‘let’s follow the usual process here and embargo the figures until after the general election’. They wouldn’t do it – that’s how politicised the Department of Health has become.“We’ve said that if they don’t sort this out, we’ll go ahead ourselves and have an OECD assessment [commissioned by us] rather than wait for them and the political games they’re playing. Hey presto – the story was fed to a Conservative MP.“The Department of Health, I’m afraid, we do not trust at all. It’s the most politicised department of any department of Whitehall. They have form on this – they did it on veterans’ health. We can’t work with them, frankly. We could not share anything confidential with them. They would leak it.”

"So whose right?",said Alice 

"They both are of course", said the cat "Both are running the NHS appallingly "but Tweedlecon thinks it can show Tweedlelab is running his worse so people will not let him run it in England".

"Tweddlelab thinks he can get away with his screw-ups in Wales by claiming Tweedlecon is insuling criticising that Nation not him".

"So what are we to do" said Alice "there's no diffidence  between them"

"I din't know I had to come up with solutions" said the Cat "as I told you before Oh, you can't help that,' 'we're all mad here.”

And it slowly disappeared leaving the grin till last.

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