How low can the government stoop? Now HIPS are to be scrapped, or perhaps taxed.
If you already own your own HIPS, hang on to them as long as you can, no matter how much pain you find yourself in.
It is not yet known if, when the government decides to SCRAP HIPS, it will allow those who have already been fitted with HIPS to keep them or whether all artificial HIPS will be recalled.
People with replacement HIPS are gathering outside the Houses of Parliament in droves. They are going down on their knees to protest the implimentation of such a plan.
People with replacement knees have decided to join them in their protest as their spokesman, Pete 'Knobbly' Leggit said today,
"It's HIPS today - it could be KNEES tomorra!"
Mr. John 'Gyration' Presley', spokesman for the people with replacement HIPS, said,
"Putting a tax on our HIPS would be bad enough but at least we'd still HAVE them and others could still GET them if they needed them. To scrap HIPS altogether is downright cruel.
Where and when will all this end?
Will ALL prosthetics eventually be scrapped or taxed? This stupidity must stop or many of us will become mere shadows of our former selves. I, myself, am waiting for replacement knees too. How on earth will I move around if this lunacy is allowed to come to fruition in Britain?"
As we think about the consequences, remember that artificial breasts could fall under the same hammer. Ouch!
More as this story unfolds.