A great deal of stress is placed upon the NHS by frivolous enquiries, alcohol abuse and certain cosmetic surgeries that shouldn't be available. Last year, a local paper reported a woman got violent after being told that chicken pox, caught by her third child, wasn't an A&E issue. Surely she should have been aware of what to do in the case of Chicken Pox?
As for Labour cutting services, it would be an odd one for them. Last time they were in charge, public jobs were raised to unsustainable levels in some areas, for some reason mostly in Labour run constituencies, which I know happens when the Tories are in charge, though not to Labour levels. We need to, as a voting block, start ignoring the two main parties, both have been awful in the 4 decades I've been around and whilst they have been worse for certain towns and cities, neither party should be considered electable. I want people to vote, especially the disenfranchised, just not for these two sh*t house parties. That is if people want change, not more of the same.
I agree that there's more that can be done to help NHS care for those who truly need it, other than to increase funding.
Those cases you mentioned are an exact example of that. People getting free boob jobs on the NHS because they have anxiety without their current ones.
Labour have said in their manifesto that they'll balance the books (in absolute terms), so they'll have to make cuts somewhere, or increase taxes significantly. Neither are the solution that'll make them so much better than the Tories.
I cannot envisage any Labour administration actively seeking the extinction of public services per se.
Make no mistake there is a considerable amount of black propaganda put out by the Tories essentially in the light of their failed policies and lack of substance.
Cameron's refusal to take part in any public debate with Miliband is hugely significant - his farcical reasoning is because the Green party haven't been invited!!
Well, in Labour's manifesto they have said that they are going to get rid of the deficit and by doing that they'll have to make a cuts that'll hurt a lot of public services. Even for a die hard Labour supporter like yourself, it's hard to envisage a way in which labour can do both.
Both Tories and Labour have said they'd do this in their manifestos so it is hard to blame the Tories for the cuts they'll make in the future when Labour will have had to make the same cuts too to keep honest their pledge.
Labour were the ones against the spending increases on the NHS spending recently, and they failed to increase spending on the NHS Wales, and the proof is in the pudding; NHS Wales is the worst NHS in the UK.
While the conservatives are not great, Labour are far from the shining knight ready to make everything better again.
The skipping the debate because the greens were not there was just a cowards way out though