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Never trust a peacekeeper

Ed Milliband wants to weaponize the NHS, according to a Conservative supporting BBC correspondent.

David Cameron wants to take the politics out of the NHS.

Peacekeepers can have ulterior motives, too. While slaughter went on in the refugee camps of the Lebanon in 1982, Israeli peacekeepers sat quietly by, making sure no-one could rescue the victims, who were no friends of the Israelis. Peace keeping and de-militarization can be hugely political acts.

There is an ulterior motive in asserting that the NHS is a problem, not of politics, but demography and social change. It allows the raison d’etre of the NHS to be questioned without inviting  a political debate about David Cameron’s motives.

Ed Milliband’s language may be ugly, and his judgement flawed in giving any time to an untrustworthy and partisan journalist, but he’s picking the right fight.

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3 comments on “Never trust a peacekeeper

  1. David A Williams
    January 8, 2015

    Did the spin doctors of Milliband give him the inelegant phrase ‘weaponise the NHS’ which was thrown into stark relief by the shooting in Paris? Or is this made up? I would like to know. One of the spin doctors apparently said in response to another act of terrorism that it was a a good day bury bad news!

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    • jemima2013
      January 9, 2015

      Since it happened on different days they would have needed a tardis to do so.

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  2. Wickedjulia
    January 24, 2015

    let’s hope Brits are paying attention

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