Infection

I saw a video on Facebook a couple of months ago wherein a woman with a giant lump on her arm gets her boyfriend to take a razor blade to said lump.
Out poured a profusion of clear liquid and green puss. In the comments several medical professionals winced and gave their advice that anyone with such an infection needed to get medical treatment as the puss is filled with streptococcal bacteria and future infection could follow. Apparently there’s a ‘sack’ of infection that needs to be very carefully removed and then the wound cleaned and packed so it can heal properly.

I’m not telling you this to gross you out, I do have a point.

The Tory government remind me of that swelling. As it represents a greater infection underneath that needs to excised entirely to allow healing, so David Cameron, George Osborne, Iain Duncan Smith et al., and their poisonous policies and attitudes, represent a greater malaise. How we excise that infection and heal the damage done, without causing further infection, is the question.

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