Jeremy Hunt challenged to take part in TV debate with Stephen Hawking over the NHS

Will Jeremy Hunt go into hiding to avoid appearing in a TV debate with Professor Hawking – as he once hid behind a tree to avoid being seen going to a meeting with Rupert Murdoch?

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has been challenged to appear in a televised debate on NHS statistics and the future of the service.

He would be opposed by Professor Stephen Hawking, whose claims about the Conservative minority government’s plans for the NHS were attacked by Mr Hunt on Twitter over the weekend.

Here’s the challenge:

This Writer is particularly pleased that doctors are taking this step. As I stated in my article on the subject, on Saturday (August 19):

“Let’s see the Health Secretary prove his claims against the kind of forensic examination that the world’s greatest living physicist can provide.

“And let’s have it televised. How about it, BBC?”

Well? How about it, Mr Hunt?

Of course we don’t believe him! Jeremy Hunt is a liar – and a fool, if he thinks anybody else is stupid enough to be persuaded by his lies.

His “weekend effect” argument is particularly weak because – as has already been proved, he really did cherry-pick his evidence, as Stephen Hawking stated in his Guardian article.

Professor Hawking, who has Motor Neurone Disease and has, therefore, enjoyed considerable experience of the NHS since 1962, makes the point that it is unscientific to base an argument for anything on only part of the evidence that is available; science demands a solution that encompasses all the evidence.

Mr Hunt’s response was to make an evidenceless claim about the 2015 Fremantle study.

Source: Hunt v Hawking on the future of the NHS: Who do you believe? | Vox Political

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5 thoughts on “Jeremy Hunt challenged to take part in TV debate with Stephen Hawking over the NHS

  1. NMac

    Professor Stephen Hawking would wipe the floor with Hunt, who doesn’t appear to be too intelligent. I doubt Hunt will take on the challenge, but he might find another tree behind which to hide.

  2. Brian

    This would only happen if JH could warp space time and exit the alternative dimension in which he exist’s.

  3. Ann Ford

    I would love to see a live debate between Professor Hawking and Mr Hunt but sadly doubt if it would happen. Mr Hunt is not only a liar but also a coward and he, I think, doesn’t have the debating skills to make or prove any points. Professor Hawking would run rings around him.

  4. Dan Delion

    Did Hunt ever get GCSE Maths? His first degree was PPE at Oxford – hardly the bees knees for scientific statistical analysis of anything considering the atrocious current breed of economists efforts and which is why the NHS is in such a mess, following Lansley’s abysmal parliamentary effort at improvement (=Tory jargon for destruction).
    Time Hunt’s (and Tory) bluff was called about the “World Class” National Health Service he claims to have instituted! Go Stephen!

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