Mrs May: By what efficacy can her new ideals be realised?

January 11, 2017 OPINION/NEWS

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Hazel Speed

There is a great old saying ‘fine words butter no parsnips‘. It means that talk is all well and good, but without action and evidence thereof, then everything is reduced to words, no matter how altruistically meant.

Mrs May wants a more Just Society – all inclusive. From what I hear others say, and have seen for myself as well, then is Mrs May going to provide a facility whereby ordinary people can successfully challenge Government Departments when they cross lines and get away with it, because of the power they yield? Of course not, as to do so will expose some to charges of one form of corruption or another.

What about doing away with costs and complex legal procedures so ordinary people can have a one day Hearing before a Judge (with or without the other person being present) all for a flat affordable fee. No papers beforehand, just verbal, and any ‘evidence’ only to be shown to the Judge. There is no facility (apart from written cosmetics) to assist cognitive disability as those without it cannot understand what it is so therefore some Justice they can expect!

Inclusion in Society only works when Indigenous people of a Nation are NOT told that the rights of incomers supersede their own rights. How is Mrs May going to tackle that? Does she have neighbours who are not indigenous and who cook pungent foods which permeate walls and gardens spoiling the enjoyment of both and precluding washing being put on lines. Of course not, yet some people have to contend with this throughout Britain as local Councils/Environmental Health Officers do nothing!


Mrs May’s remarks concerning mental health service providers:

Mental Health is the Cinderella of medical problems. The stigma is worse than what was once termed ‘social’ issues in medical terminology. Any one of us can fall prey to the equivalent of a mental cold or flu.

I have heard this explained as a wattage issue in that mental illness does not mean a person is weak or has an inherited faulty DNA, but rather they may be stronger than most people in some areas but be susceptible to stress in specific ways, i.e. working with a colleague, or for an employer who always tries to undermine them, or they tire more easily than someone else due to having too many commitments; akin to light bulbs popping if the wrong wattage is enforced upon it.

When one considers how ‘physically’ ill people are treated/not treated in some hospitals and ‘some’ patients suffering from dementia are treated or neglected, then to show the type of care needed and deserved by those who may consider themselves to be/or whom are diagnosed as being mentally ill, how will that be facilitated when the former groups in many cases are abused and neglected according to common opinion?


As before, I suggest again that all medical professionals (regardless of location) should wear voice activated audio and visual recording devices and a copy disk given to the patient when they leave that environment and one retained by the venue.

This could be privately funded with a nominal fee for those who can afford to pay for the same, donations accepted otherwise. This would raise money, eliminate abuse and neglect and sort the good medical personnel at all levels from the bad (who can find work elsewhere more suited to their attitude) and in some instances, where appropriate, a recording may also prove if a patient has been the problem and why.

How is society inclusive when all one sees are metal bars in A and E reception areas – TV screens removed, sandwiches and drink machines removed leaving a stark ‘cold war’ environment with uncomfortable chairs; metaphorical signs that say ‘Go home/why are you here?’

Added to which those all-inclusive signs of cohesion that say ‘Our Staff will not tolerate abuse’ so where is the notice which says ‘Neither will the Patients’?


Every hospital should have periods of secret filming.

I do not know if MPs go to NHS hospitals unrecognised or unannounced but if they did they would realise how obtuse the remark is that only urgent treatment should be attended to in a 4 month (or even year) time frame.

‘Urgent’ is subjective and an objective viewpoint is no more than collective subjectivity.

They say establishing the ability to breathe and eliminating life-risking conditions are paramount as is immediate pain relief.

Given all of the above, by what efficacy (practical and costed means) can Mrs May make all these things come about or would she be wiser to butter real parsnips instead!










Hazel Speed

Photo (c) Hazel Speed – used by kind permision to Tuck Magazine

Hazel Speed is a Philosopher, Writer, and Artist with various creative projects at differing stages of development. Her flaship project is an animation which has produced a film short: She has also written an E-novel, ‘Just Suppose…!‘ which is available via the attached link.

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