Sunday, February 13, 2005


This is something that's been annoying me for a while now, especially when a gaggle of government ministers parade along in interviews endlessly repeating this mantra of choice, particularly in the NHS. As far as I'm concerned, this is clouding the actual issue, which is to make my local hospital(s) as good as they can possibly be. As far as I'm concerned choice in this context is meaningless, because I don't have enough information to make a choice. I have to trust my doctor to make that decision on my behalf, which is something that I'm happy to do.

Although I'm wary of the undertones of the phrase, it is true that sometimes choice is a burden. Of course I'm in favour of choice when such a choice is meaningful, but sometimes, the right choice is to let someone else make the decision.

In other news, I have now been a homeowner for exactly one year.

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