Posted by: Witch Doctor | June 2, 2012

Whither your pensions then?

Andrew Marr considers the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) to be:

“undoubtedly the most influential think tank in modern British history.” – ANDREW MARR

If that is the case it might be wise to pay attention to what they are up to.

While some members of the medical profession are preparing for industrial action over their NHS pensions, they might spare a moment to contemplate that there might not be an NHS by the time their NHS pensions mature.

Whither their pensions then?

Dr Richard Wellings is Deputy Editorial Director of the IEA. On 23rd January 2012, he wrote a post in his blog on the IEA website:

“HOW TO ABOLISH THE NHS”

At first The Witch Doctor thought it was a wind up and said so, but My Black Cat, who is well into conspiracies, took it seriously. Conspiracy or not, My Black Cat was right – the post was no spoof. This deadly serious post attracted a fair number of comments.

We wittered on about it from time to time. But nobody bothered much.

ABOLISH DOCTORS FIRST. THE REST WILL FOLLOW

CONTEMPLATING CROCODILES

Fast forward to June 2012:

It now seems that this “undoubtedly the most influential think tank in modern British history.” is hell bent on taking matters further.

If you are in London on 13 June in the vicinity of Lord North Street, you might want to attend an evening panel discussion that is described as “The next part of the IEA’s big steps to a smaller state series”

Here is the title of the discussion and how to make an application to attend.

AN EVENING PANEL DISCUSSION: SHOULD WE ABOLISH THE NHS?

The Panellists include:

Dr Stephen Davies, Education Director, IEA

Prof Julian Le Grand, Richard Titmuss Professor of Health Policy, LSE Health

Matthew Sinclair, Director, The TaxPayers’ Alliance

Julia Manning, Chief Executive of 2020health

Chris Skidmore, Conservative MP for Kingswood

I don’t suppose many doctors will get around to attending, My Black Cat. They are too busy worrying about their pensions to recognise when Blatant Creep is staring them in the face.

As we said in our last post – they are striking over the wrong thing, in the wrong way, at the wrong time!

Eh, My Black Cat?

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Responses

  1. Well, I’ve been keeping an eye on the IEA, if you’ll pardon the pun, WD. Not through choice mind you – I tried to unsubscribe to that ridiculous post on how to abolish the NHS, but I found the proverbial brown trout floating in my inbox today. I’m not answering. They are totally irascible..

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