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  • Read and Weep

    Posted by David Foster on April 5th, 2012 (All posts by )

    In Britain, an 83-year-old woman has been told that she must find a new medical practice, because travel to the one she has been attending for the last 30 years involves an unacceptable carbon footprint.


    8 Responses to “Read and Weep”

    1. Michael Kennedy Says:

      Actually, I suggest that it is her carbon footprint that offends them. Where is Harold Shipman when you need him.

      And then there is that outrageous case of the 81 year old woman landing the plane landing the plane when her pilot-husband keeled over at the controls. How dare she extend her carbon footprint !

    2. PenGun Says:

      After a bit of digging it seems this is the result of Blair’s public/private partnership modification of the British medical system. It’s a private group that is using the public system to get rid of a complaining patient.

      Things are rarely as simple as they seem. A bit of a problem for you lot.

    3. David Foster Says:

      Quite possible, PenGun (though your links are conspicuous by their absence)…this doesn’t change the point that an entity which has been effectively delegated government authority (whether or not it is technically part of the government) is using environmentalist hysteria as an excuse for treating this woman in an abusive manner.

    4. Bill Brandt Says:

      I am sure there are some “environmentalists” who look at that and wish they had that power here…

    5. Michael Kennedy Says:

      PenGun, it is no problem for any of us who understand the world, as opposed to the utopian illusion.

    6. John Wolfsberger, Jr. Says:

      The name of the woman’s prior service providers seems to be “West Road Surgery.” There are two that come up on the first page of the search, but they appear to be affiliated. Not that it matters, since they are both NHS providers.

      PenGun, did you omit any sources because you couldn’t find any, and then decide to just make up a fact because you needed one?

    7. PenGun Says:

      It’s the same “website” provider, different outfits though. They, as are all medical services in Britain, either contracted to or part of the NHS.

    8. Michael Kennedy Says:

      PenGun, as was Harold Shipman.