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Where does power lie in this particular state of Great Britain, and how can it be attained by the workers? We are stronger than Egypt but there are other countries stronger than us.

In these new conditions government lending must take the place of the private initiative of the old enterprise. Nor is this difficult to understand. The effort met with outstanding success. The greater the degi’ee of unpredictability the greater the adventure, and, in theory at least, the more precious the prizes. Tlicy arc caught and held by a kind of historical reverie in which the active principle of progress is debilitated by a wistful ffear to recapture the fixed relationship of the Grandee, the hidalgo and the serf.

It believes that good comes from leaving the individual to pursue what he considers to be his own advantage in industry and commerce, and that this must be so because people will buy from him only what they want, and at the price they are prepared to pay. When we suit ourselves, it is licence. It seemed to us that we must try to regain in Parliament what we had lost on the industrial battlefield.

The physical sciences have triumphed to such a degree that the ancient sources of terror have almost ceased to preoccupy his psyche. The strike will be in defiance of the Government of the country and by its very success will precipitate a constitutional csrisis of the first importance.

Speakers’ corner for the NHS. Where the countryside is neglected it always takes its revenge. The failure of the Soviet Union in this respect may yet prove fatal to the regime. Baldwin was a past master in the use of political inertia.

If they are carried out the proposals will mutilate the Service in many of its most important activities. However, some historians have questioned how influential the College was on his political development.

Aneurin Bevan

Deputy Leader of the Labour Party — The stimulus of competition, the appetite for profits, and the urge for wealth and power and status — all these played their beevan in the making of modern society. The old conception that the nation could not afford increased expendi- ture at a time of reduced trade had given way to the new con- ception of stimulating trade and industry by means of budget deficits.


The question uppermost in my mind at that time was whether a consistent pattern of behaviour would reveal itself among the millions using the Service, and how long would it take for this to emerge? We now knew the extent to which the people would use the existing facilities and what it would cost us.

In Place of Fear A Free Health Service

The answer is not the simple one that the masses were held down by sheer physical force. If, therefore, individual man is to make a home for himself in the Great Society, he must also seek to make the behaviour of social forces reasonably ib.

There are some nations that have not done so. Of course stability can be maintained when political liberty is enlarged and economic conditions improved at a pace which is acceptable to tlie masses. He is first a creature of his society and only secondarily of nature. The kiss of material wealth for the successful; the whip of poverty for the others.

Why should people come to Britain and enjoy the benefits of the free Health Service when they do not subscribe to the national revenues?

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It is for the community to provide the apparatus of medicine for the doctor. The atmosphere of Parliament, its physical arrangements, its procedure, its semi-ecclesiastical ritual, are therefore worth careful study.

What the practitioner in social action should say placf himself is: A sudden heavy tax which transfers purchasing power from one section of the community to another may change the pattern of consumable demand so violently as to produce a sharp rise in prices. This is especially the case where nature fixes a rhythm that cannot be hurried, as for instance, in the production of meat and milk. The physical facilities prepared for him are fantastic in their inadequacy. I have a warm spot for the general practitioner despite his tempestuousness.

And so it happened. In the result it produced the slums, it broke up the family, it scattered friends to the distant ends of the earth, it derided the very name of beauty in the hideous townships it created, it made love furtive, and made marriage often impossible and frequently an intolerable off, and it sundered local association by continuous re-distributions of the population. As time goes on it is hoped that general practitioners will find it better to work in groups, whether at a health centre or otherwise.


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Commercial greed could not commend itself if there was not this craving for group action in a society where daily struggle in all the important features of the individual life generates an abiding nostalgia for mutual co-operation. It was not a demand for more collective activity, but rather for its curtailment.

In dealing with the medical profession it is anwurin to make a distinction between three main causes of opposition to the establishment of a free National Health Service. In these circumstances the social and political realities we are supposed to be grappling with change and re-shape themselves indepen- dently of the collective impact of our ideas. The Parliament of business men elected after the war looked on helplessly, whilst the craft skills acquired over generations of industrial expansion rusted and rotted.

That last sentence brings us up against one of the central issues posed by modem society. His targets included the Conservative Winston Churchill and the Liberal David Lloyd Georgeas well pkace Ramsay MacDonald and Margaret Bondfield from his own Labour party he targeted the latter for her unwillingness to increase unemployment benefits. There is no way of saying how far such a society has realised the intentions of its architects, because there was no architect and no intention.

You and I between us can do better for ourselves in a new country than here, where all tliat seems left to us is to rot in idleness.

In claiming them, capitalism proudly displays medals won in the battles it has lost. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Why this is so it is not difficult to understand, if you view everything from the angle of a strictly individualistic competitive society. Sensible voices needed — deadline 28 August Sick Populations. More money is now available than at any time in the history of medicine.

That is true both for curative and preventive medicine. You had to get richer or you got poorer.