What I have picked out today is a story about a transsexual whose legal bid to get breast enhancement on the NHS has been denied.
Of course, the main thrust of the claim was that refusal to pay for bigger boobs violated her human rights. Bollocks! If she is that desperate, she should pay for them herself. Of course, this individual, who cannot be named (and why not?) has made this claim, with legal aid, for no cost whatsoever. The Primary Care Trust, which will be made up of doctors who specialise in this sort of thing, said,
The Committee ruled there was no compelling health reason for the procedure which, it said, was "purely for cosmetic reasons".
So in other words, this deluded individual, brought up no doubt, to believe the state was going to fund her throughout her life, has been at best deluded, and at worst taking the piss.
The ruling does make me wonder, though, about the wider picture. Is Britain about to become a country where common sense prevails, instead of this hideous tyranny of political correctness and personal greed?