This is amusing in a macabre manner:
Meanwhile, £1.7 billion is spent treating diseases caused by smoking, such as lung cancer, bronchitis and emphysema, with a similar sum spent by the NHS on alcohol problems.
A survey of doctors says that many believe that such treatment should not in fact be given to those who have brought it on themselves. The amusement comes from the idea that those who pay more tax than others will be denied tax funded treatment.
…while one in five said taxpayers should not pay for "social abortions" and fertility treatment.
The amusement there is similarly macabre: for of course we don\’t have social abortions in the UK. Only when two doctors sign off on a form stating likely harm to mother and or child.