|Harrow Road, London, 1953 Photo: Press Association|
"What we have here, I believe, is a conspiracy of silence, just as we had a conspiracy of silence over phone hacking and over MPs’ expenses. None of the mainstream parties want to admit the blindingly obvious fact that there is something very wrong with the NHS, as Stafford demonstrates in the most tragic and horrifying way."One shining light - on the horse meat side at least - is Owen Paterson; as Christopher Booker writes, [hat-tip EU Referendum] "What Mr Paterson recognised from the start, unlike any other politician in Britain, was that the root of the problem lay in what had followed when, a decade ago, the EU took over all “competence” to make food law from national governments." Good, this puts the blame firmly where it belongs: Labour and the EU. Now, what about all those dead? BBC are you going to tell us? As there's going to be no blame, no scapegoats, no prosecutions, no fines, no sackings no press-pillorying over all those NHS deaths surely we can at least get a good tarring and feathering over the horse-meat hoohah? Start with Miliband minor and Ms. aghh Creagh as they seem so out of touch with what has happened and why.