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Thursday, 6 August 2015

Leaving the European Union: a rant.

This headline appeared in the Telegraph online edition of 24/6/15:

Leave the EU to save the NHS

it said.

So, can I relax, safe in the knowledge that the European Union will take excellent care of the British National Health Service? 

Or must I worry that in order to keep the NHS running, Britain must leave the European Union?

I read the article to find out, but I should have known, really. 

Well, good news is no news, isn't it.

Word To Use Today: telegraph. This word comes from a French windmill-type thing for signalling over long distances, and before that from two Greek words, tele, far, and graphos, one who draws or writes.

Prussian telegraph apparatus 1835