The Nurses Strike

Posted on November 8, 2022

It was just a couple of years ago that nurses were being lauded as national heroes. It was a fair accolade too, considering many of them were on the front line of a health crisis.

Covid Pots and Pans!

It is worth remembering that during the early stages of Covid, no one knew if there would be a vaccine. PPE was also in short supply increasing workers risks. This meant NHS staff were frantically trying to keep people alive whilst sticking their necks (or lungs) on the line. Of course, that’s their job but surely they deserve being paid properly for it? Instead when it comes to pay, they are abused. The government relies on nurses to care so much, they wouldn’t ever strike.

So, back in 2020, out came the pots and pans with the public banging away every Thursday to show their appreciation. Personally, I couldn’t bring myself to join in. This is because all over Facebook I saw hoards of pot bangers who had voted for Boris Johnson and his national union of asset strippers. There was a hideous stench of hypocrisy about the whole thing. Seeing Johnson on his doorstep clapping like a seal, made my stomach turn.

Making a Killing

While this was all going on, government donors started the process of making a killing out of PPE and Test & Trace. Everyone could see it happening. The same people who are now calling nurses selfish had a ‘fair play to them, I’d do the same’, attitude, because, “It would have been worse under Corbyn”. Of course, when it came to furlough and grants they did do the same. Morality went out of the window and billions of pounds disappeared but at least the pot bashing continued.

That’s the problem when you have a corrupt government. People see Tory donors stealing from public funds, so when the opportunity comes along to have piece of the action, they take what they can. It’s human nature. If Johnson’s government had led properly and been strict and honest with PPE/T&T contracts, there wouldn’t be a black hole. If Sunak (our new PM) issued warnings that they would hit fraudsters hard with criminal proceedings there would be billions of pounds left.

Raiding Public Funds

The government allowed their donors to raid public funds, giving them projects without tender or due diligence. When opportunistic members of the public did the same, the government were in no position to take the moral high ground, so they wrote it all off. Now it is the health workers, who had no furlough, no grants, and no loans, who are told they must take a hit for the black hole in the economy. A black hole caused by a government overseeing industrial scale theft of public funds.

So, if you do get caught up in the Daily Mail inspired stories about nurses being selfish by going on strike, have a word with yourself. They didn’t create the so called black hole in Britain’s finances, they were far too busy working.

It was the government who fucked it all up, not those busily saving lives.

*NOTE: Up to £17.5 billion in Covid Loans may never be paid and £4billion was lost on PPE that didn’t work. Along with around £5 billion in written off furlough fraud and you over halfway to the ‘£50 billion Black Hole’ and that’s without mentioning the huge profits made by the likes of Serco.

3 Replies to "The Nurses Strike"

  • Norman House
    November 8, 2022 (4:56 pm)

    Spot on, as usual.

  • Norman House
    November 8, 2022 (4:56 pm)

    Spot on, as ever.

  • Norman House
    November 8, 2022 (4:57 pm)

    It said, I’d made a duplicate comment, which I didn’t think I had. So I changed a word and now I do have an almost duplicate 😉

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