There is blood on our hands again

(From the song 'Blood on our Hands' by Death From Above 1979).

What I'm clumsily trying to say is that here's a blog what I made whilst I should've been doing something better and that if you're reading it then you should be doing something better too. Also, the fact that you and I have the time and resources to respectively make and read this gumpf is why the World is so screwed.

21 August 2007

A plea to New Labour

The only reason I vote Labour in the General Elections is because I think it's vitally important not to let Cardiff North fall back into the hands of the Tories and because Julie Morgan seems like a genuinely trustworthy and honest politician. That being said, if the Tories were not as likely as they are to take the seat back I honestly can't say I'd vote Labour despite nostalgia for the party and admiration for what it used to stand for.
Please don't let the Tories lead the issue on the NHS as it is clearly an area in which Labour should naturally be able to take the high ground. The cuts that it suffered under the Tories were grave indeed but Labour have had more than long enough to rectify the situation. Instead of doing this, Labour seem to have more concerned with crusading into the middle east and cosying up to the United States. Whilst Saddam and the Taliban were clearly a problem that the World needed to deal with, it just strikes me that perhaps the money could have been better spent at home whilst international diplomatic efforts were given the time they needed.
In essence, hospital closures, trained doctors and nurses unable to find work and second-rate hospital food are PR issues that Labour need to take hold of and sort out. Education may be important to people with families but everybody gets ill in their lives and so I honestly can't see why things aren't being prioritised or getting better. Health care should be at the top of the agenda.