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Sun Jul 29, 2012, 02:39 PM

55. Love Alan Cumming's tweet about it

"I can't get over the NHS being so celebrated in the Olympics opening. It really is amazing. Don't be scared of free health, America!"


Agree with him entirely.
Though I think the segment was likely done more to celebrate the NHS and as to counter the the way the Conservatives there have been cutting it.

Thousands of nurses cut from the NHS: official figures

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9423559/Thousands-of-nurses-cut-from-the-NHS-official-figures.html


Janet Davies, executive director of nursing and service delivery at the Royal College of Nursing, said: “The Government has laid bare the effects of its own austerity drive in the NHS.
"Despite our repeated warnings, the pressure to save £20 billion in the NHS in England is resulting in cuts to jobs, hitting the front line hard.
"You can’t lose more than 4500 nurses, midwives and health visitors without seriously damaging patient care. We know through our Frontline First campaign that the NHS is creaking under the strain of rising demand, fewer staff and short-sighted cuts to patient care.
“Despite Government rhetoric, these cuts are real and have been ongoing for some time. The RCN will continue to identify where posts are under threat, and will work both nationally and locally to oppose short sighted cuts that damage patient care.”

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