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In a 1995 column unearthed by Business Insider, Boris Johnson called for patients to be charged to use the National Health Service, with free care maintained only for "those who are genuinely sick, and for the elderly."

The UK prime minister called for the extension of charges for services including ambulance journeys to prevent free healthcare being "abused" by those who can afford it.

"If NHS services continue to be free in this way, they will continue to be abused, like any free service," he wrote in the Spectator magazine.

"If people have to pay for them, they will value them more."

He added that those who say that "in the future the NHS should be for those who are genuinely sick, and for the elderly" were "bang on the nail."

Writing about his experience of calling for an ambulance for one of his children who then turned out not to be seriously ill, Johnson asked, "Why should I not be charged, say, £50 for that inglorious episode, a fraction of its real cost?"

Johnson added that "it seems reasonable that the middle classes should be required to stump up for non-essential services they can well afford."

 

 

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Omar Navarro, who has lost to Maxine Waters twice and notoriously spams Trump's Twitter threads to support his current House run, has been arrested for stalking his ex-girlfriend, another Trumpanista who hopes to unseat Nancy Pelosi (yeah, good luck with that).

 

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Tesoriero, a self-styled MAGA relationship expert who is running a quixotic congressional run of her own against Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), told The Daily Beast that she saw Navarro skulking outside her home late at night. Tesoriero said she then received a text from an unknown number with the message, “Bitch, I came to see you.”

 

“Clearly, he has a lot of screws loose,” Tesoriero told The Daily Beast. “I think a lot of this power has gotten into his head. He has a lot of money now from campaign donations.” 

 

Tesoriero called the police, who arrested Navarro on three felony charges: felony stalking, criminal threats, and attempted extortion. Navarro is also facing a misdemeanor charge for allegedly violating a five-year restraining order Tesoriero received against him earlier this year after months of harassing text messages from Navarro.

 

In an interview, Tesoriero claimed that Navarro offered her money to marry him, threatened to leak her relatives’ addresses to left-wing antifascist “antifa” activists, and even threatened her pets. 

 

“He would have stolen my cats,” Tesoriero said. 

 

More about simply the best people here.

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Seems that lying is endemic in the tory party

 

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Strap yourselves in folks, one of the political stories of the century is brewing...

1. A concerned mother shares a photo of her 4-year-old boy who was forced to wait hours on a hospital floor with suspected pneumonia.

2. The photo circulates online so a journalist challenges Boris Johnson about it during an interview by showing him the picture of the boy on his phone.

3. Johnson repeatedly refuses to even look at the boy, let alone acknowledge responsibility for the situation, and eventually steals the journalists phone and puts it in his pocket.

4. There is uproar about Johnson's lack of compassion so Health Minister, Matt Hancock, is dispatched to the hospital to deal with the situation.

5. Matt Hancock briefs journalists that, while at the hospital, one of his advisors was "punched" by a Labour activist.

6. Much of the media unquestioningly report the "punch" by the "Labour activist" as fact without checking the validity of the allegation. Widespread rage about "violent Labour activists" spreads like wildfire online.

7. Video footage then emerges online showing that the story had been entirely fabricated and was 100% false.

8. The media sheepishly backtrack on what they have posted out to the world.

9. A Facebook post then appears claiming to be from a "good friend" of a nurse working in Leeds hospital. The post says that the photograph of the 4-year-old was faked by a "Labour activist". The post is shared more than 30,000 times.

10. The claim is unquestioningly reported as fact by much of the media without checking its validity.

11. Suspicions of the validity of the claim are then raised as it is discovered there are literally thousands and thousands of Facebook and Twitter accounts posting exactly the same claim, word for word.

12. It becomes clear that bots are being used to spread disinformation. The hospital also confirms the accuracy of the photo and that it had already apologised to the mother.

13. The media sheepishly backtrack on what they have posted out to the world.

14. The account where the post originated then comes into question. It belongs to a (real) woman named Sheree Jenner-Hepburn who claims her account has "hacked".

15. Further investigation shows that Sheree Jenner-Hepburn was not the innocent victim of a hack, but that the post was made from her account intentionally, as she responded to her friend's comments on the post.

16. It's then discovered that Sheree Jenner-Hepburn's son has a Facebook friend with a very prominent role within this story which may cast light on the motives behind the fake post.

17. It's… Matt Hancock's account!!!

In summary: it appears that the actual Health Minister of the British Government has not only fabricated a "punch" to deflect the heat from his boss, but, after being found out the first time, he *may* have used his friend's Facebook account to circulate another entirely fabricated story to try and smear his political opponents.

Even the writers of The Thick Of It would find this story too incredible to script!

[Pictures in the comments to show the proof of various parts of the story for those who have dismissed me as a "mad conspiracy theorist". The "conspiracies" are real. All you have to do is open your eyes.]

Credit Jon Maiden for the excellent text

 

Re. #9 The original poster said their 'friend' was at Gt. Ormond Street Hospital, couldn't even get the right hospital...

 

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I hope that all those people who voted tory realise what they have unleashed, there are some pretty frightening clauses in the manifesto

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You may need to 'view image' to read small print...

 

Removing the 'Fixed Term Parliaments Act' would seem to give them carte blanch to stay in power indefinitely..

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It was Cameron that brought in the Fixed Term Act, before that Parliament wasn't fixed but had a limit of 5 years.

I have to agree with the need for some form of ID to vote. I'm also in favour of national ID cards, that will help with things like NHS care, age confirmation, claiming benefits and of course fighting crime.

Don't have a problem with 18 as the minimum age to vote.

 

The rest is possibly dodgy, especially with a Parliamentary majority.

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Well, there are tories' lies, but this is pure cloud cuckoo land...

 

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Just a wild guess, but I don't think maths was his best subject at school...

 

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