Hunt is getting desperate now.
He knows he has lost the public relations battle over junior doctors’ contracts; now he has nothing left other than a threat to force his unfair contract on them.
But they’re already striking against his plan to force that contract on them!
All this bonehead will achieve is the alienation of the rest of the English health service.
If he won’t come back to the table with all options open, then he’ll have to sit an watch while surgeons amputate any authority he thought he had left.
So much for Tory reform of the health service!
Jeremy Hunt has told junior doctors they’re not the only important people in the NHS as he warned they could be forced to accept his 7-day NHS contract.
The Health Secretary spoke out today ahead of a second day running of negotiations to avoid another strike.
Doctors furious at plans to class 10pm as “sociable hours” plan more walkouts on January 26 and February 10 if the deadlock is not resolved.
Mr Hunt insisted he did not want to impose contracts on doctors against their will – but warned twice in one short interview that he could.
And his language was stronger than just three days ago when he said a contract should “never” be imposed.
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