We’ve just had one of the most historically significant elections, of all time, for many reasons. It’s been the worst election for Labour (in terms of seats scored) since 1935. It’s also been the biggest conservative majority since 1987. With this particular election being dubbed ‘The Brexit Election’ this in itself was a referendum which reflected the overwhelming public desire to quote ‘Get Brexit done’.
The political rhetoric used by the left wing has taken a new approach. Both in the UK and the USA, parties have been making the case for increasing taxes on the rich because ‘monster’ billionaires and ‘crony capitalists’ are responsible for wealth inequality. It is personally an assumption I have never understood.
Mr Corbyn. Hailed by many as the virtuous and morally influential saviour of our great nation. But, is he? He has also been submerged in waves of scrutiny for his socialist policies, arguably undemocratic conduct and his questionable ‘extremist’ links.
With big proponents of socialism, such as Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Jeremy Corbyn, rising in popularity, we can begin to question whether a ‘true socialist’ society would be mutually beneficial to everyone. The idea of financial equality and prosperity across the board with a, more or less, eliminated poverty line sounds absolutely fantastic, doesn’t it?
I am not bashing the NHS but it is good to look at alternative views. When it comes to healthcare, the classic case that has been made (and I think so far it rings true) is that there are three specific criteria when judging a healthcare system.