Thursday, 14th February 2013
MPs TO GET PRIVATE MENTAL HEALTH CLINIC AT PARLIAMENT – It was vote unanimously in the Commons that an annual budget of £25,000 should be made for the setting up and running of a private mental health clinic at Parliament so as to treat MPs for anxiety, stress and other mental health issues bought on by the rigors of the job.
Yes, it must be extremely difficult for our MPs, having to attend Parliament 80 days of the year while most of them only attend on average 50 days. I am assuming the other 30 days is taken off due to mental health issues.
No doubt the rigors of being an MPs and constantly having to lie to the public, while being paid an extortionate amount of money, really does have its toll on the mind. Of course that’s assuming that any MP actually has a brain, and if so wouldn’t it be a good idea to use it once in a while.
While the average honest, hard working taxpayer scrapes by after having worked 60 hours a week, just to make ends meet, it is nice to know that our MPs are getting only the best possible care from specialists, which is generally reserved for those with private health care insurance and the very wealth.
If an MP has any type of medical problem then why can’t he or she visit their local GP or go and wait for a couple of weeks in any of our sterling run A&E NHS hospitals. Why they are at it, why not sign up to be cared for by Sir David Nicholson, whom I am sure will provide our MPs with only the very best service; like he did with thousands of other patients – that died.
Why is it that our MPs are always given specialist consideration, when they could easily afford private medical insurance from their inflated salaries?
Once again it is nice to see, in times when the average family is struggling to put food on the table, we have the MPs dipping their hands into the public coffers for their own private benefit.