At last. some hard evidence that we’re not all dummies, heading for hell in a handcart. A poll in today’s Guardian announces “Half of Britons would be happy to pay more tax to back NHS.” Me too. So if that’s how we feel, why isn’t the government giving us what we want? What is it that they know which we can’t understand? (Simple, really. Self-interest, making a profit. Sod public interest and watch the dividends rise.)
Nobody’s listening, but at least they’re still taking the polls, and we haven’t all gone along with the privatising line. all we need to do now is turn that widely shared feeling into some form of effective resistance.