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Olympic Legacy

Sitting one evening recently eating at a restaurant in one of our Royal Parks I had a feeling of "deja vu": sometimes you can't but overhear some conversations and this one really began to rile. "The NHS is just hopeless - where else do you have to wait 4 hrs for ANYTHING? And they are just SO grumpy." The middle forties (not middle aged as I'm sure you'd agree?) man espoused. He went on, criticising the NHS, sometimes reasonably, many times not and explaining that the only way forward ...


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