Massive lies make great political statements

Published on: Aug 16 2009 by Tom

I’m not a fan of political blogs – people ranting opinions and comment about their way the world should change, I prefer to leave that talk to the pub. But the stories recently of MEP Daniel Hannan’s attack on the NHS have lead to some unbelievable fibs being told about the NHS by lunatic campaigners across the pond.

This article in The New York Times (“British Leaders Defend Their Health Service”) sums it up pretty well and includes some crazy quotes, this one’s the best:

People such as scientist Stephen Hawking wouldn’t have a chance in the U.K., where the National Health Service would say the life of this brilliant man, because of his physical handicaps, is essentially worthless.

(from an editorial in Investors Business Daily which has now been corrected)

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