How to spoil peace of the Quayside; VOICE OF THE NORTH.
Grannies and grandads with the grandbairns and their families; people visiting our city for the weekend, young and old alike, chilling out, perhaps buying something from one of the friendly stallholders. It is like an oasis of calm in a troubled world.
As I neared the Millennium Bridge, the atmosphere changed dramatically. Here was a mobile, audio-visual unit blasting out information on cancer, courtesy of the NHS. It seems you can hardly switch a television on these days without coming across some NHS ad giving out a doom-laden message.
I wonder if this is what Nye Bevan envisioned when he set up the National Health Service in 1948. More like something George Orwell thought of.
MICK DAVIES, Shieldfield, Newcastle
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|Publication:||The Journal (Newcastle, England)|
|Date:||Apr 21, 2010|
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