Reverse the decision that all new nurses will be required to have degrees

The basic requirement for being a good nurse is surely to have a kind, caring personality, not an ability to write a good essay.  It is therefore hugely worrying that entirely uncaring, but academic people could soon qualify as nurses at the expense of those who are very caring and attentive, but do not have an aptitude for academic study. 

What is more, there is a very real possibility that some of those who get degrees will become ‘too posh to wash’ and think the traditional duties of a nurse below them.  This will do nobody any favours. 

On top of this, has any thought been given to how this ludicrous proposal will be funded?  There are surely only three possibilities, all of which are unpalatable:

  1. The government will fund this unnecessary extra education, through grants and subsidies, increasing the already gargantuan budget deficit, thus further exacerbating the economic woes of this country.  
  2. Nursing will become a career option which is only available to the wealthy, as they will be the only ones who can afford the training.
  3. Trainee nurses will be required to take out large loans, saddling them with huge debts that they may never pay off.

Clearly none of the above, or any combination of them, is in the slightest bit desirable from the point of view either of potential nurses or of society as a whole.

Why is this idea important?

The basic requirement for being a good nurse is surely to have a kind, caring personality, not an ability to write a good essay.  It is therefore hugely worrying that entirely uncaring, but academic people could soon qualify as nurses at the expense of those who are very caring and attentive, but do not have an aptitude for academic study. 

What is more, there is a very real possibility that some of those who get degrees will become ‘too posh to wash’ and think the traditional duties of a nurse below them.  This will do nobody any favours. 

On top of this, has any thought been given to how this ludicrous proposal will be funded?  There are surely only three possibilities, all of which are unpalatable:

  1. The government will fund this unnecessary extra education, through grants and subsidies, increasing the already gargantuan budget deficit, thus further exacerbating the economic woes of this country.  
  2. Nursing will become a career option which is only available to the wealthy, as they will be the only ones who can afford the training.
  3. Trainee nurses will be required to take out large loans, saddling them with huge debts that they may never pay off.

Clearly none of the above, or any combination of them, is in the slightest bit desirable from the point of view either of potential nurses or of society as a whole.

Follow the IRISH example

Cut ALL Public Sector Pay in a simalar manor to the irish

25% cut for the high paid and 5-10% for the low paid  and reductions in benifits

This method provides dignity and pride in people and shows the shared responsability by the state.

This at least spreads the cuts over all sectors of the public sector and means that the state does not have to pick up the costs of unemployment in housing and other benifits.

The Irish have gone further and plan to go even further in tax  and welfare reforms also. we all hope that this will proceed  in simalar sharing way they have started out .

Why is this idea important?

Cut ALL Public Sector Pay in a simalar manor to the irish

25% cut for the high paid and 5-10% for the low paid  and reductions in benifits

This method provides dignity and pride in people and shows the shared responsability by the state.

This at least spreads the cuts over all sectors of the public sector and means that the state does not have to pick up the costs of unemployment in housing and other benifits.

The Irish have gone further and plan to go even further in tax  and welfare reforms also. we all hope that this will proceed  in simalar sharing way they have started out .

Withdraw from Europe

With the massive budget deficit left us by the last labour government, withdrawal from Europe will save the UK taxpayer many billions of wasted money per annum. For those who say who would we trade with I would say 'how does Switzerland manage to cope'. People forget that Europe depends as much, if not more, on the UK as an import market as we do Europe as an export market. Does the UK and Europe not trade with other non  EU countries?

If withdrawal is not an option, why does our Government not say to the EU that we will withold all future contributions until such time as an independent auditor signs off the EU accounts, something that has not been done for years due to the gross waste, mismanagement of EU funds and fraud.

Why is this idea important?

With the massive budget deficit left us by the last labour government, withdrawal from Europe will save the UK taxpayer many billions of wasted money per annum. For those who say who would we trade with I would say 'how does Switzerland manage to cope'. People forget that Europe depends as much, if not more, on the UK as an import market as we do Europe as an export market. Does the UK and Europe not trade with other non  EU countries?

If withdrawal is not an option, why does our Government not say to the EU that we will withold all future contributions until such time as an independent auditor signs off the EU accounts, something that has not been done for years due to the gross waste, mismanagement of EU funds and fraud.