Yes I am alive, but aside from that all I wanted to point out was the Observer leader I noticed today on the subject of our beloved Health Service:
It should be incorporated as an independent, state-funded body, with its own management and a charter explicitly stating its responsibilities to provide care free to all at the point of use. This is the model of the BBC, a national institution loved, respected and willingly funded by the licence-fee payer.
Wow! That sounds a lot like exactly what I said last year!
Why don’t we break the entire NHS off from government to form an independent body – state funded but not state controlled?
I’m right! I so know I am! This is so going in my manifesto…