How can the NHS emulate Netflix when Johnson is comparing it to defunct Blockbuster?

Blockbuster NHS: During the Covid-19 crisis, Boris Johnson wandered round hospitals maskless – in the hope that he’d spread as much disease as possible and push the over-burdened health service to collapse?

This is typical of the Boris Johnson government.

It is a government that wants to impress the public with a snappy soundbite – but can’t manage it because neither the Tory ministers nor their civil servants are capable of putting one together that actually means something.

So we get moments like this:

Downing Street later tried to clarify by saying the intention was to say the NHS is like Blockbuster (the defunct video rental chain) and Health Secretary Sajid Javid wants to bring it into the Netflix age rather than they want it to be a blockbuster.

But that’s not what the soundbite said at all!

In this context, “a Blockbuster healthcare system in the age of Netflix” is one that is obsolete, unworkable and out of business.

We all know that’s what Tories like Javid and Johnson want to do to the NHS but did any of us expect them to be so on-the-nose about it?

And – hey, come to think of it, here’s a more worrying thought:

Did they actually put out the soundbite, knowing what it means but thinking that we wouldn’t realise?

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1 thought on “How can the NHS emulate Netflix when Johnson is comparing it to defunct Blockbuster?

  1. Hecuba

    Fascist tories are so stupid that they say anything because if it sounds like a soundbite it must be good! The only area fascist tories are experts in is stealing our public money and giving it to their criminal crooked fascist cronies!

    Yes the fascist tories want the NHS to become like Blockbuster – a defunct public service!

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