Anyway, Nick is quoted as follows:
“We cannot continue to deny people the right to top up their care, particularly where they are following their clinician’s advice. An extra week of life may not count for much on a bureaucrat’s chart. But if you’re saying goodbye for ever to your children, it couldn’t matter more.”A bit melodramatic, perhaps, but I think Nick is right.
I wrote about this issue at the end of last year, saying:
There has always been a side of Labour that loves the NHS because it makes people queue and wait. If the wealthy get away with having a better life for most of the time, socialists can at least take their revenge on them when they are ill.Maybe that was a bit melodramatic too, but the post does remember the foxhunting Labour MP Reggie Paget.