Actor Ralf Little’s lesson for Jeremy Hunt on mental health provision

Ralf Little: Because, let’s face it, you don’t want to see another gurning photo of Jeremy Hunt.

It seems clear our entertainers are sick of sharing the media with lying Tories.

Here’s Ralf Little, reminding Jeremy Hunt of the facts about mental health in no uncertain terms – and not only does he put the Health Secretary firmly in his fact-doctoring place, he goes on to propose that he accept the challenge Mr Hunt laid down to Professor Stephen Hawking, for a public debate on the subject.

What a put-down!

See, by issuing the challenge, Mr Hunt was claiming he knows better about science than the man we accept to be the UK’s smartest scientist.

By offering to accept the challenge for Professor Hawking, Mr Little is saying Hunt can be beaten by an actor with no advanced skills in either science in general or medicine in particular (I accept I may be doing Mr Little a disservice here, as I know nothing about his education).

I doubt Mr Hunt will accept the challenge; he has too much to lose.

But I would certainly watch the debate.

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One Comment

  1. Roy Beiley November 14, 2017 at 5:07 pm - Reply

    Wow! What a brilliant post. Hunt isn’t cherry picking statistics but he is guilty of “changing the wording” associated with them as Ralph rightly points out by substituting “treated” (which has a positive outcome) in place of “seen by” which is an ambivilent term which could just mean a referral to a clinician. I doubt that Hunt will agree to a debate. One thing to dazzle a BBC toadie like Marr with his grasp of unverified “fact”. Different situation when you have “defend” your version of the true facts in dialogue with people with proper statistical knowledge.

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