Who is ‘extreme’, Jeremy Hunt? Striking junior doctors… or YOU?

Jeremy Hunt has absolutely no right to complain about “extreme” or “unwarranted” action by anybody else.

Let us remember that he is prepared to negotiate on only one of 23 points in his planned new pay scheme for junior doctors – a plan that he intends to impose, rather than trying to reach agreement with those whose remuneration and working conditions he intends to degrade.

Yes, strike action in the NHS is unwelcome, but the only reason this is happening is the intractability of the Secretary of State for Health.

If you – or anybody you know – feel the need to blame anybody for this, blame the right man.

Blame Jeremy Hunt.

Jeremy Hunt has condemned what he described as “extreme action” after the British Medical Association (BMA) said junior doctors would take strike action on three days in December.

The health secretary is gearing up for a fierce battle with the profession, despite NHS bosses and leaders of the medical profession warning him that a protracted dispute will seriously disrupt services just when they are under the most pressure.

The BMA said junior doctors would walk out on 1, 8 and 16 December over a new contract Hunt is threatening to impose on them if, as expected, their ongoing ballot approves industrial action.

“Threatening extreme action is totally unwarranted and will harm vulnerable patients. Refusing to talk to a government that wants to improve weekend care for patients and reduce doctors’ hours can only damage the NHS,” said Hunt on Thursday.

Source: Hunt condemns junior doctors’ ‘extreme’ three-day strike proposal | Society | The Guardian

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7 thoughts on “Who is ‘extreme’, Jeremy Hunt? Striking junior doctors… or YOU?

  1. Barry Davies

    Hunt is is a dangerous idiot the only reason no one had noticed is that there is Cameron Osbourne and the vile piece of filth IDS, to take away people gaze from him.

  2. roybeiley

    What is Hunts backup plan? Bring in Army doctors? Mobilise the NHS bureaucrats to undertake operations? The man is a fool to take on such a well regarded group of professionals in the pursuit of a 7 day health service whilst expecting to make savings at the same time. Negotiation isnt a sign of weakness. It is what grown up people do all the time.

  3. casalealex

    The introduction of banning orders for extremist organisations, includes the following:

    “Powers to close premises where extremists seek to influence others”

    I contend that the premises of Westminster HOC should be closed due the number of extremists therein who are seeking to influence others.

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