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This post was published more than 14 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have, to put it mildly, mellowed.

I'm not a believer in brushing the past under the carpet. I've written some offensive rubbish on here in the past: deleting it and pretending it never happened doesn't change that. I hope that stumbling across something that's 14 years old won't offend anyone anew, because I hope that people can understand that what I thought and felt and wrote about then is probably very different to what I think and feel and wrote about now. It's a relic of an (albeit recent) bygone era.

So, given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views may well have changed in the last 14 years. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find utterly cringeworthy today.
  • This post might use words or language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate, offensive, embarrassing, or all three.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken, and embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

From today’s Society Guardian:

The publication of the mortality rates of individual surgeons could have a “devastating effect” on the quality of care, leading some to refuse to perform risky operations, senior doctors warned today.

Is this not obvious? The surgeons who want the best figures will choose the patients least likely to die. Those that take on the difficult cases will be demonised by the media.

Common sense can see that – unfortunately, the Labour government can’t. Which is yet another reason why they have to go.

This 346th post was filed under: Election 2005.

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