For several years it has always been trendy to use acronyms instead of using the full titles. We are all supposed to know that ‘SME’ stands for Small to Medium Enterprise, that ‘ECB’ stands for the European Central Bank, hang on a mo, or is that the ‘England Cricket Board’? Confused? You’re not the only one, I get in a real muddle with all these acronyms flying about, no doubt their use makes people feel clever and ‘in the loop’, to use another trendy expression.
The latest acronym to come my way was when I got news that my political party, UKIP, is against the ‘TTIP’, especially due to the threat it poses to our National Health Service (NHS). ‘What the bloody hell is the TTIP’, I wondered. After a quick poke around Google I soon found out - and it don’t look good. As with many of these things you, as a member of the voting public, will not be given a say on the matter as far as our two-tone coalition Government are concerned.
To save you venturing to the pages of Google, TTIP actually stands for: ‘The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership’. As Lee Williams writing in the ‘Independent’ on Thursday 13th November 2014, put it: “The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is a series of trade negotiations being carried out mostly in secret between the EU and US. As a bi-lateral trade agreement, TTIP is about reducing the regulatory barriers to trade for big business, things like food safety law, environmental legislation, banking regulations and the sovereign powers of individual nations.”
For most the major concern with the TTIP is the effect it will have on our NHS, which will be vulnerable to being taken over by large American health companies - this is another step to privatising the NHS which is currently free to use.
As the power and influence of UKIP grows and becomes a real threat to the cosy political establishment, who have run the country and screwed things up for several decades, as they have no real answers how to challenge the UKIP threat the three traditional old parties have resorted to telling mistruths about UKIP, one of which has been peddled about by the Labour Party, in its sheer desperation as its voters transfer to UKIP, is that UKIP wants to privatise the NHS.
|Louise Bours, UKIP MEP: accuses |
Labour of privatising the NHS.
Speaking at the UKIP 2014 national conference in Doncaster, Louise Bours MEP, who is the UKIP health spokesperson, robustly pointed out that with the introduction of the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) by the Labour Party when in office, it was they who privatised the NHS, it will be UKIP who will campaign to ensure the NHS remains free to use. As such UKIP has come out wholly against TTIP due to the privatisation threat it poses.
Ever more, this proves that for those who care for everything we all hold dear about our nation have to vote UKIP, which ironically is an acronym for ‘UK Independence Party’ which is the only option at election time. It’s time to vote acronym to save the NHS and our independence.