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...has written more leaders (newspaper editorials) than anyone alive or dead, an honour still to be recognised by the Guiness Book of Records or the Nobel judges. I have produced them for the Daily Mirror, Daily Mail, Sunday Mirror, Today, the Sunday People, the Evening Post (Hemel Hempstead), the Caithness Courier and the Student (Edinburgh). My creed is: Have opinions, Will travel.

Monday 27 February 2012

Who are the really stupid ones?

Stupid. Stupid, stupid, stupid. They are just so-o-o-o dumb. All those doctors, nurses and other health professionals, including people who ran or run the NHS. Just ignorant, thick and useless.
At least, that is what the government is saying about those who criticise the health bill.
There is a bit of a problem for Cameron and Lansley, though.  Funnily enough, the British public doesn't see it that way.
They don't consider that the people they rely on for medical treatment are stupid. On the contrary, they consider them to be knowledgeable, experienced and caring - caring for their patients and caring for the National Health Service.
So it is hardly surprising that a clear majority of people not only say they trust health professionals more than politicians, but that they believe the health "reforms" are going to be bad for the NHS.
Let me go further. The stupid ones are the politicians who not only think they can get away with changes that will eventually wreck the principles of the health service, but who treat the professionals as idiots.
Apart from alienating just about everyone in the health sector, it reinforces the public's view that politicians are shallow, objectionable thugs who treat all who dare to oppose them with contempt.
Cameron is treading on very thin ice. Hopefully it will crack and he will fall in before the NHS does.

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