Posts Tagged 'David Cameron'

Cameron Flies Commercial

I am impressed that Britain’s new Prime Minister flew commercial on his first trip to the US in his new role.

The question is — which airline?

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Britain’s New Prime Minister

I am glad that the UK has a new Prime Minister, even though I did not help to elect him. And I’m impressed at how jovial the two former campaign rivals seem to be, so soon after chiding each other during election debates.

David Cameron and Nick Clegg actually seemed to be pals in their press conference earlier today.

But I am perplexed by just how similar they look. At least they seem to be aware of that; I admire their choice of bold, opposing colored ties, to enable a potentially confused electorate to tell them apart. Let’s hope they keep it up.

NHS Love

I am surprised by the level of anger directed towards Britain’s National Health Service. But I am shocked to see how vocal Britons are in supporting it.

Everyone I know in the UK has an unpleasant NHS story, usually centered on overworked nurses, and overcrowded hospitals — both problems that afflict the US healthcare system, too. But complaining about your own system is one thing — hearing criticism from across the pond goes too far, I suppose.

That’s why I don’t understand why certain Republicans call the NHS “evil” — if they ever lost their jobs, and health insurance, where would they be? For all of the NHS’s issues, at least it’s committed to helping everyone, insured or not.

When you read about Tory leader David Cameron calling NHS doctors and nurses “miracle workers” because of the care they gave his disabled son, you know they’re doing something right.