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Opinion: The blame game.
The mismanagement of the NHS by unelected Theresa May's Tory government continues.
This time the target of abuse is over worked GPs.
But as the Tories scapegoat GPs never forget blame lies with the Tory government elected in 2010 and Mrs May's current unelected government.
In response to claims by some A and E patients that they attend a hospital emergency department as they are often unable to get a timely appointment with their General Practitioner the Tory government is pushing ahead with its plan for a seven-day a week appointment service and has issued a threat.
In order to force the issue through "Some GPs in England have been warned they could lose extra funding if they fail to meet a commitment to keep their surgeries open for longer."
Some are already feeling the financial pinch.
Some may be pished to close and what then? Will a private GP service pick up the slack?
"The government wants surgeries to open between 08:00 and 20:00, seven days a week, unless they can prove the demand is not there" reports BBC News Saturday.
That has obvious implications both good and bad.
Previously the government has compared the NHS to supermarkets that offer a seven-day a week service but come on.
It is not a one-size fits all affair.
A few years ago NHS trusts where forced to jump through hoops to get foundation trust status. Locally hospitals spent time, money and effort establishing so-called "business groups."
The obvious Tory desire to privatise the NHS is there if you take a good look.
Having worked for a GP practice and then in NHS hospitals from about 1997 until retirement there is always work to do to improve the service but that is true of any large organisation.
Moving the goalposts, moving them again and then again, undermines the service, hits the morale of staff, leads to staff moving on and ultimately millions of pounds later invariably means you are back to square one but in many ways in a worse position.
The Tory government and political hopeful party UKip would prefer a privatised health care system.
The Liberal Democrats may be talking the talk with regards to the current NHS crisis but never forget they sat alongside an NHS slashing Tory government in coalition for five years. They could have quit and forced an election but they preferred to hang on to their time in office.
In doing so they lost all credibility especially when it comes to the NHS.
Only a Labour government will commit to the NHS as a cradle to grave healthcare service.
But if we sit back and allow an unelected PM to drag her heels until the next scheduled General Election in 2010 it may be too late.
Boundary changes look set to reduce the number of Labour MPs. Other factors including BRexit will impact on an election.
But while the electorate remain blinkered the NHS is being made unfit for purpose ahead of privatisation.
It is how Tory governments work.
Remember public transport, water, Royal Mail and energy privatisation all sold to you on a promise of more competition and better value for money? What whopping lies were told? A few people got that bit richer out of previous privatisation and the big loser was the general public.
The NHS is as a crossroads and it will never be safe in Tory hands.
If you do not believe that you are deluded.
Full BBC News story:
You cannot trust UKip on the NHS