Soon you will have to prove your nationality before receiving NHS treatment

Suppose Michael Schumacher had moved to Britain and had his accident here after new government plans for the NHS were put in place – would he have been refused treatment? Admittedly, that is a bad example to use. Mr Schumacher is undoubtedly wealthy enough to buy any healthcare he needs, and we should not wish poor treatment on him in any case. It does show up the poverty of the Conservative-led government’s moral attitude, though. The fact that he is German adds another dimension, in that his people may have…

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Vox Political’s 2013 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 940,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 40 days for that many people to see it. Click here to see the complete report. Did YOU get money for Christmas? Are you struggling to find a good use for it? Then please donate to Vox Political! This site needs YOUR support…

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Are the Tories planning to bury us in debt when interest rates rise?

It is surprising that they don’t seem to think we can make the connections. Two articles have leapt from the national media to trouble us this week. The first, in the Telegraph, states that the economic recovery that has made George Osborne so proud is built on mounting consumer debt and a housing bubble. (This is something that has been known to us for several months, in fact. Osborne’s ‘Help to Buy’ scheme is the principle cause of the bubble, and it was recently revealed that there is no way…

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Vox Political’s top 12 of 2013

Government repression of the people, plans to give corporations the power to overrule national laws, the end of legal protection of our human rights and the continuing horror story that is the Coalition government’s idea of a benefit system were among your top priorities in 2013. It would have been easy to write a ‘review of the year’ highlighting what I think were the main issues of the year, but this may not have been representative of the feelings of readers. Instead – borrowing an idea from Pride’s Purge –…

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