“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” Abraham Lincoln

Trust The Tories?

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[I have neglected the Tories, probably because of my low opinion of them and they aren’t terribly exciting politically. You almost know what they’ll do if they get power again, but before that they’ll try to be all things to all men and tell people what they want to hear. So if I have the energy and inclination I will post a bit more on the Tories.]

The Tory Party is full of jokers, led off by their head clown, Cameron.

Their latest witticism is to propose that all NHS patient data be managed either by Microsoft or Google, maybe both.

Anyone who has rebooted their Microsoft operating system six times a day or more will fully appreciate the level of diligence which Microsoft does not aspire to.

As for Google, we all use that company’s products, well most of us. Those who happened to be Chinese and living in the People’s Republic of China have greater problems, their government coerced Google into blocking many critical sites, and without much of a murmur Google duly complied.

But there are unforeseen merits to the Tories’ idea, at least you will probably get to see your neighbours, relatives, friends’ personal medical records, that’s after they’ve been leaked across the Internet, sold to every conman and identity fraudster there is.

If you cast your mind back and think about the fairly minor data leaks which have come out of Whitehall, then the raft of information which could be extracted from the NHS database will dwarf those debacles several times over.

And even if, by some miracle, the NHS data is not leaked across the world then it might well be sold to private company’s or portions of it.

No doubt the inventive Tories will try to extract as much money from the NHS data as possible, creating mailing lists of patients’ ailments and auctioning them off to the highest bidder.

If you think the amount of rubbish and bumf that comes through your letterbox is a bit too much now, just wait until the Tories have got their hands on the NHS data.

Written by modernityblog

07/07/2009 at 03:03

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  1. Is it true that Cameron is certain to capture the primiership soon?


    07/07/2009 at 16:00

  2. Well, a week in politics is a long time and the time to the next General Election almost an eternity.

    Not sure it is certain, highly probable for a number of reasons:

    1. New Labour is contemptuous of its traditional voters

    2. NL is seen as not much different from the Tories

    3. NL implements policies which attack the very roots of the welfare state and the working classes

    4. NL are out for themselves and it is very obvious to all.


    I could compose a much longer list but I think you get the point.

    PS: I don’t want a Tory government.


    07/07/2009 at 16:21

  3. Sounds a lot like Dems in the US who just take votes from working class folks, people of color, etc. for granted but don’t deliver policy wise. I can see why that’s frustrating.


    07/07/2009 at 20:06

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