The Establishment continues to pay lip-service to the idea of the NHS, even while undertaking a massive, americanising stealth-reorganisation that health experts and campaigners view as hugely damaging and ultimately intended to end it as a meaningful institution.
A key part of the Establishment narrative for the damaging changes is the idea that the NHS is ‘unsustainable’ in its current form – as evidenced in the so-called ‘Sustainability and Transformation Plans’ (STPs) being imposed on it under the Tories’ ‘Five Year Forward View‘.
But that narrative is failing to stick, according to a new Ipsos Mori poll that asked respondents to choose between an option describing the unsustainability of the NHS and one that stated it is essential and must be maintained no matter what.
The results will bring hope to all who value the NHS – but are bad news for those trying to persuade us that we shouldn’t:
The percentage of people answering that the NHS is essential to our society and must be maintained at all costs has barely changed in seventeen years – and has fallen over recent months.
It seems most UK people still have too much sense to fall for the lie – but they need to realise the damage being done to it and fight it.
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