‘Care’ minister who helped kill off 20,000 people is now shooing nurses out of the NHS

No pay rise for nurses: by keeping the payroll as low as possible, aren’t the Tories making the NHS more attractive to US corporate buyers?

Helen Whately is a vacuous, propaganda-spewing incompetent – in other words, she is typical of the UK’s current Tory government.

Not satisfied with having presided over the Covid-19 deaths of more than 20,000 care home residents in her role as minister for social care, she has now turned her sights on nurses.

In a car-crash breakfast interview, she tried to tell the nation that nurses don’t deserve a pay rise after all the good work they have done keeping people alive in spite of her own, and her colleagues’, incompetence – because they are locked into an unfair pay deal that was imposed on them three years ago.

Here’s Peter Stefanovic with video of her attempt to dissemble during the interview, interspersed with the shocking facts:

The difference between Whately’s words and the cold hard facts is more than a quarter of a nurse’s wages; she says they’ve had at least a six per cent pay rise since 2017 but in fact their wages have plummeted by a whopping 20 per cent.

This Site has already published the facts and you can see them for yourself here.

I said the lack of a pay rise suggests an attempt to keep NHS costs down to make the service attractive to US corporate buyers in a trade deal with Donald Trump.

The trouble is, it is also weakening the service – which is already short of 40,000 nurses – by encouraging staff to walk out and take higher-waged jobs elsewhere.

A huge part of the problem, I think, is that you can tell by Whately’s vacant expression that she actually believes the lies she has been told to speak.

One can only sympathise with the good people of Faversham and Mid Kent, who were clearly outvoted by similarly dimwitted Tory twits. That’s the only way anyone with any intelligence could have ended up with such a disgrace as their representative.

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1 thought on “‘Care’ minister who helped kill off 20,000 people is now shooing nurses out of the NHS

  1. Growing Flame

    I suspect that former nurses have very attractive skills that any employer would welcome. I can’t imagine they would struggle to find work after leaving the NHS.
    Not to mention the worldwide opportunities for all medical staff.
    But, on a related issue, we keep referring to “Trump’s America”. But there will be an election this November and , so far, Joe Biden , the Democratic Party candidate, is beating Trump quite handily and the Democrats may even be able to take control of the Senate.

    Leaving aside my natural cynicism re the common sense of US voters( don’t get me wrong, they seem more progressive than many UK voters on many issues),should we not explore what policies would be pursued by a Biden presidency?
    Would he just “do a Tony Blair” and basically follow the same policies as the Republicans but with a gloss of “change and hope” or will he be influenced by newer , more progressive Democratic politicians? I think we need to know. It may not be “Trump’s America” much longer.

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