The British Medical Association has passed a vote of no confidence in the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt. Here’s some of the possible reasons:
1. His ministers spent 120 grand in six months on tea and biscuits.
Jeremy Hunt's still taking the biscuit. Fury over Department of Health's £119,000 on biscuits since Jan | The Sun http://t.co/rbaxDWQX1d
— Diane Abbott MP (@HackneyAbbott) June 21, 2013
This fact was revealed in response to a parliamentry question.
2. His suspiciously close relationship to Rupert Murdoch after they both claimed they hadn’t had meetings.
“Congrats on Brussels, just Ofcom to go” is what Jeremy text Murdoch’s, just an hour before he took over looking into his BSkyB bid.
3. He tried to exclude the NHS from the opening scenes of the Olympics and referred the matter to David Cameron.
4. He’s a big believer in homeopathy and in 2007 he signed this motion:
That this House welcomes the positive contribution made to the health of the nation by the NHS homeopathic hospitals; notes that some six million people use complementary treatments each year; believes that complementary medicine has the potential to offer clinically-effective and cost-effective solutions to common health problems faced by NHS patients
5. He can’t even ring a bell.
6. He’s anti-abortion.
7. He’s been undermining doctors.
As Dr Jacky Davis who proposed the motion said:
Leading the attack has been the health secretary. His main purpose seems to be criticising the service and undermining the staff. He is at the forefront of a new political blame game, blaming frontline NHS staff for the predictable chaos resulting from his government’s reforms and cuts.
8. His reaction to the vote was predictably arrogant.