We will end health service privatisation and bring services into a secure, publicly-provided NHS. We will integrate the NHS and social care for older and disabled people, funding dignity across the board and ensure parity for mental health services.

Mr Hunt is a lying b******. When he was new to the job, a reasonable person might have accepted a defence of lack of experience, poor briefing etc. However he has now had the wealth of experience of many many experts who have spoken to and written to him.

And he still has the cheek to say in ‘an exclusive interview’ today with the only news outlet (I decided not to use the word serious) that believes him, the BBC, that

  • there was “no excuse” for some of the difficulties highlighted during the BBC’s NHS week;
  • the government had a plan to help hospitals cope;
  • the key was to treat more people “at home and in the community” to ease the burden on hard-pressed hospitals; and
  • he said the situation was ‘completely unacceptable’.

As a doctor and a recent stroke victim I think I can add my words to those of the countless experts – pay the NHS and Social Care enough to do the job and we will once more have the best Health Service in the world.

I have to say that his claim that the government has a plan reminds me of Baldrick in Blackadder ecxcept that I think I prefer Baldrick’s turnip to the continued monetisation of injury and ill health which is clearly Hunt’s plan.

The public see through his plans.

Momentum should

  • Continue to build for the March 4th demonstration in London;
  • link up with local health unions to plan campaigning locally with public meetings and leafleting outside hospitals and health centres; and
  • target privately run facilities operating under the NHS logo where profit is being put above services.
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