"The controlling of medical costs in countries such as Britain through rationing, and the health consequences thereof, are legendary," reads a recent editorial from the paper. "The stories of people dying on a waiting list or being denied altogether read like a horror script...
"People such as scientist Stephen Hawking wouldn't have a chance in the UK, where the National Health Service would say the life of this brilliant man, because of his physical handicaps, is essentially worthless."
Never let a little thing like facts spoil your argument!
But I do think Prof Hawking is partly to blame for having a voice on his little machine that sounds like some american 'toaster'.