The state sector is in turmoil. Secondary teachers and medical technicians are already striking for fair pay and against claw-backs in their work conditions. Junior doctors look set to join them. What’s the Nats’ reaction? They’ve appointed the Scottish ‘smiling assassin’, Dr Kevin Woods, who this year fired 1,500 nurses from the Scottish public health system and will apply the same formula here.
This is what the Nats do. They under-invest in public services, they cut everything to the bone.
Ultimately, they don’t believe in public health-care and want to undermine it at every turn.
They don’t understand that a healthy population (and workforce) benefits everyone, including the rich. The Nats believe that the elite who can afford to pay out of pocket for health-care should get it and the rest of us are undeserving.