A short article in the Independent has this as the headline: Fox: Mental patients’ treatment a disgrace and Liam Fox (who just happens to want to lead the Bunch of Blue) claims that the mentally ill are getting poor treatment. What the fuck does this guy know ?
- Who gave us the 1983 Mental Health Act ? The Conservatives
- Who gave us the Community Care Act ? The Conservatives
- Who closed the hospitals and replaced them with nothing ? The Conservatives
- Who created a hospital system centred around profit which excludes the mentally ill virtually by default ? The Conservatives.
The pathetic Mr Fox ought to realise that taken overall the Labour party have done more for the care of the mentally ill and have done so from as far back as Enoch Powell and Barbara Castle. But go look at that article again – and check the last sentence: “sleeping in the doorways of some of our most beautiful buildings… then we are witnessing a policy failure that a humane society should not tolerate” It’s the aesthetics of the buildings that bothers him isn’t it ? He doesn’t give a flying one for the people, just the architecture.