It would be very easy to bore the bum off you with another story of greed and deception in Parliament, but to be honest there are only so many expletives one can use to describe those greedy, arrogant shits.
Tonight then I am going to give you the night off and focus on someone who is worth talking about, a man called Dr Rob Carson.
Doctor Carson, is a GP who practices in a small town in Australia.
Last week, the mother of a 12 year old boy brought her son to his surgery. The boy had been complaining about a severe headache following a bad fall from his bicycle, earlier in the day.
Dr Carson realised immediately the boy had bleeding on the brain and he would need to do something fast or he could die.
He had no specialised neurological instruments in his surgery so without wasting a second he said to an assistant “Get the Black and Decker”. The assistant ran to the maintenance room where he retrieved a De Walt drill usually used on operations of a more mundane type.
The boy was placed under anaesthetic and the good doctor duly operated under the guidance of a specialist neurosurgeon via phone.
His anaesthetist said afterwards:
“It was pretty scary. You obviously worry, are you pushing hard enough or pushing too hard, but then when some blood came out after we’d gone through the skull, we realised we’d made the right decision”
The boy was subsequently airlifted to a bigger town, with proper facilities, where he made a full recovery. Dr Carson went back to his normal work in the community but said modestly:
“If you are in that situation, you just do those things. It is just part of the job and I had a very good team of people helping me.”
Isn’t it heartening to know there are still good, honest, professional people in the world, who are not obsessed with claiming back the cost of a pork pie or justifying the purchase of the biggest plasma telly?
If only we could persuade him to enter the world of UK politics!