This is a guest post by comedian Nick Revell. You can follow him on Twitter @nickula.
Government-speak: “NHS reforms.” Translation: “Dismantle an institution Britain can be truly proud of, so that in future our hospitals will always guarantee the highest standards of care and well-being for each and every shareholder.”
Government-speak: “The majority of people who work within the NHS agree with our reforms.” Translation: “There is no limit to the lies we will tell to try and get away with this.”
Government-speak: “We put the NHS reforms on hold to conduct a listening exercise.” Translation: “We delayed the cynical plans for NHS privatisation for a couple of months to try and pretend we give a shit.”
Government-speak: “We are all in this economic crisis together”. Translation: “We are all in this together, but thanks to our private incomes, some of us are far less in it than others.”
That’s why I will be helping to Block the Bridge, Block the Bill on Sunday.