Tuesday, 6 March 2012

"Your bill is rubbish!"

A revealing clip. Health Secretary Andrew Lansley is taken to task by a doctor over the government's controversial Health & Social Care Bill (i.e. their plan to privatise the NHS by stealth), during a visit to the Royal Free hospital yesterday. Here's a useful hint for governments: if the name of your policy is invariably preceded by the word controversial, you've probably gone wrong somewhere.

Apparently BBC News managed to miss out on broadcasting this story - which just makes it doubly handy that literally millions of licence fee payers read this blog.



davyh said...

Well I very much hope that that 'gentleman' was removed by the Community Support Officer and given a right good telling off in the car park.

Kippers said...

Oh yes. Being sent home with a flea in your ear is an inevitable consequence of spending any time in a British hospital these days.

dickvandyke said...

As a patient for over 30 years, I'm still bemused as to why I can't see my GPs on a weekend or Bank Holiday.

Kippers said...

Well if you're misguided enough to fall ill on a weekend, what else do you expect?