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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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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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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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The more you listen to the Leave Voters and Brexiteers here in the United Kingdom the less you believe what they are saying any more as all they can say is the same things over and over again!

You start to get more of a feeling from them they are trying so hard to justify their actions which is not working even for themselves.

In the end they may think they won but the truth is they have lost as all it highlighted is they can only look backwards, inwards and most of all they are afraid to embrace the world around them in all it’s glory.

The sad fact is both Leave Voters and Brexiteers live in fear of the big bad world outside of their little island sanctuary this green and pleasant land. A land which is being destroyed by their short sighted actions which has allowed a National Socialist Government flourish here spreading its policies of hate, bigotry and petty nationalism.

And what do they do they close their eyes to the damage they have caused all in the fate hope it is a nightmare and it will go away!

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What has been really lost to most of both Remain and Leave Voters is just how Brexit has highlighted that we need to overhaul our Democracy here in the United Kingdom!

The current way we vote in MPs and they way they function as MPs in Parliament is flawed and archaic that it belongs to a United Kingdom which has long gone. It cannot cope with the rigours of a modern 21st Century country which we need to be to survive as a functioning society.

Simply put the United Kingdom simply is not working as a functioning society and only keeps going because of the grim determination of people in the right places putting a lot of effort.

It is only a matter of time before whole economy and fabric of society here in the United Kingdom will collapse and simply stop working. At which point even the rich elite in their ivory towers will not be safe from the resulting fire storm as everything collapses.

My personal view it is time for those people from both sides who have the wherefore and determination to change the United Kingdom so it works for everyone not the few, that is fix our broken country where ever it ends up.

It is time to put aside the old notions of nationalism and patriotism and start to build a society based on tolerance, inclusion and diversity as it end that will make society stronger not weaker.

But sadly in modern United Kingdom my words will be ignored or ridiculed as those of a left-wing loony or dreamer but everyone knows we need to change to too scared to stick their necks out any more.

I am not as I refuse to live in fear!

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