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A few days ago I had an interesting discussion with someone which started as a joke on their part but what they were talking about was a very serious matter, that is the existence of the National Health Service here in the United Kingdom.

Their argument went along the line they would pay medical insurance rather than use the NHS because they were likely to get better service privately. Add to this they were under the impression that medical insurance would cover all their medical expenses.

This frankly showed a gross ignorance just why the NHS was created in the first place and how medical insurance actually works.

Lets take the most likely model for medical insurance which will be used here in the United Kingdom which will be the American system which if they had been paying attention to the events in the United States that the Trump government is repealing certain set of laws which stopped insurance companies refusing medical insurance for people who have ongoing medical conditions.

Effectively it will mean the people concerned will not be able to afford the medical care they need as they will not have the money to pay for it. Add to this just what does someone who is too poor to afford medical insurance do in the United States? They have to depend on charity given by Doctors and Charities rather than government.

Effectively the United States does not have Universal Health Care which all the people can access regardless of their means which the NHS gives us here in the United Kingdom.

They seam to fail to understand just why the NHS was created in the first place here in the United Kingdom as before its advent the only people who got any medical care were those who could afford the Doctors and Hospitals that is the Middle and Uppers classes of our society while the Workers had to struggle to get the money to even get basic medical care.

Medical Insurance cannot replace the NHS as it would be step backwards for a large majority of the population here in the United Kingdom as once again it will create a two tier access to Medical Treatment that is those who can afford the insurance and those who cannot who will end up needlessly suffering because of their lack of money. Simply put it will end the universal access we all have to medical attention here in the United Kingdom and return us back to inhumane situation as peoples right to medical care will be denied them because they are poor.

What I found really disturbing was the fact they believed the right-wing media portrayal of an NHS failing ignoring the facts that currently the NHS is being deliberately starved of money by the current government to give such a picture to the general public. All in an effort to pave the way for private medical care which will be more expensive than ever the NHS ever was.

In the end the people in question really showed a real ignorance of the world around them and the recent history of our own country. They showed the modern hard attitude of those who have easy and privileged life who blame the poor for every ill of society and they must suffer because of it.

Their lack of a social concise and very selfish attitude that things are right for them so everyone else can go to hell is endemic of our modern world and if it does not change they will suffer, especially if they fall on hard times themselves.

The question I have to ask them what if you needed help from society and it refused to help you in a time of need, how would you feel?

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After over a year fighting my depression and starting to lose big time as both the mental and physical systems getting too bad to ignore, I am back to taking antidepressants again. Though as always it always strikes me as a defeat on my part as I need chemical intervention to finally control my depression again.

There is also slight change in tackling my depression rather than dealing with depression itself this time I am taking on the anxiety caused by the depression itself. It is early days so far but the amount of anxiety I am suffering certainly has started to reduce itself without too much of a loss of emotions which the other antidepressants effect on me.

Though once again I am learning to cope with a mind which is quiet again and certainly fighting just to be creative and do anything currently. A mixture of the constant fatigue caused by me slowly coming out of my depression and wonderful side effects of the tablets I am taking is making doing the most simple thing difficult and tiring.

As for being creative it currently feels like my mind has literally closed down in so much I know I am here but there is nothing but silence inside my head which is starting to frustrate me greatly. I really hope this is only a temporary effect of the tablets and as I get used to my more stable mentally it all comes flooding back.

Even the fact that I am writing this journal entry shows that things are getting back to what they were before I started to take the tablets. It is a small start but a start.

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What choice do we actually get in this current General Election?

In reality none as the two major political parties look backwards to a bygone world which should of passed decades ago!

Not really a choice at all but a big step backwards for the United Kingdom a country which once looked forward to a brighter future.

My personal view do I really want to live in a country now?

The answer is no as a country which looks backwards is a sterile and unimaginative place which is doomed to slow decay into oblivion eventually forgotten by all around them even for the great things it did in the past.

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It is getting a serious matter if the UN now investigating the government of the United Kingdom.

It is something that has never happened in my life time and up to now the government, if not perfect, could be held up as an example how a real democracy could work.

But now under the Conservatives our government is no better than Middle Eastern governments they criticise for human rights etc. as our government now under Mrs May is no better.

Just how did the people of the United Kingdom allow this to happen?

Or a more apt question do the people of the United Kingdom even care for anyone including themselves any more?

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It has been a while since I have written a journal entry though it’s not been because I am been overly busy just that I had real to say other than get angry about certain events occurring here in the United Kingdom.

The past two months has been a mixture of good and bad things though currently more bad than good.

The major worry is my currently is both my mental and physical health we has been better and it has started to deteriorate over the past month or so to a point I need to visit the Doctor before it gets any worse. All caused by external factors which I have little true control over currently which have certainly made my mental health far worse than it should be.

Last month has not all be bad as at home we have managed to move the computer room upstairs and my books down stairs so now I can write properly at a table which is great improvement from previously when I wrote on a tray on my lap which was note exactly most comfortable position to write.

Now I have a proper place to write it has already started to have a dividend as I have written more in last few days than I have done in a whole week before. It is certainly something I should of done months ago.

It also had another very beneficial effect because I am sitting in proper chair at a proper table I am not falling asleep as much when I was in a comfortable chair which in itself is definite bonus as I will feel better an stop worrying about the fact I am sleeping at the time and achieving nothing.

So currently things is a mixed bag of illness, worry and paradoxically moving forward with my writing.

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All the EU Referendum has really highlighted in this country of ours is the big divide between people here.

That is those of us who want a progressive, open and forward looking country which can cope with rigours of the modern world who are largely Remain Voters.

Against those of us who want to live in an isolated, closed and backward country which want to hide from the modern world who are largely Leave Voters.

I think is starting to be lost more and more by the Leave Voters who have a very blinkered view of what leaving EU really represents as it’s nothing to getting control back but the future of everything connected to the United Kingdom.

It’s future direction and involvement with the world around it.

The very existence of the United Kingdom itself as a a single entity.

The future of our children and how they survive the unenviable change what will come with technologies especially those connected to the Internet.

EU Referendum is becoming bigger and lot more complex than the Leave Voters thought it would mainly because they failed to see beyond their own closed minds which were only focused on arcane concepts like Nationalism and Patriotism.

It is certainly becoming a real battle between those in the United Kingdom who want to move forward into a brighter, if scary future, and those who want to go back to what they believe a more secure and less scary past!

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In the end you have really start to wonder about the British Business sector in general as currently it certainly does not serve the customers, the people who buy things off them, or employees, those who actually make their money, but a elite set of shareholders, those people who take the money out of the business and put nothing back.

So this is called Capitalism?

From where I stand it looks more like a legal protection racket run by elite group of gangsters which is a whole new definition of what Capitalism actually means!

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