That's what I bladdy think of youse bladdy National bladdy Health bladdy service, ya whinging Pommie drongoes!
And they mean it: “THE new all-out pay strike by junior doctors is a declaration of war on the Government using patients as cannon fodder. If any die, or even suffer, the young medics responsible must be struck off … If these militants and their hard-left union intend to up the ante in what has become an infantile and politically-driven row over Saturday pay, so should the General Medical Council”. Do go on.
And to that I call bullshit. Saturdays are not weekdays. Other groups of workers - like the train and tube drivers that the Sun likes to rant about - may treat Saturdays as part of the working week, but that comes with paying more overall. Moreover, Hunt has not bent over backwards - far from it: the Saturday sticking point was on the point of being resolved when Hunt personally stepped in and vetoed the settlement.staffing shortages. Sacking some of those staff would only make things worse - not for the Murdoch doggies, who in reality don’t give a toss about the NHS, but those Sun readers who would get it in the neck.
The Sun has already lied to its readers about the dispute - it admitted the doctors could not choose what times they worked, after claiming they could - and now it is lying about Hunt’s intransigence. This is a group of workers at the end of their tether. They often have to put in long hours, caring for patients who may be aggressive, unpleasant, drunk, drugged, stubborn, unappreciative - and Sun readers as well.
But good to see anyone who dares to step out of line being castigated as “Militant” and “Hard left”. The Sun’s hacks may not listen to the hospital doctors, but they listen to the playbook of Fox News Channel (fair and balanced my arse). Pass the sick bucket.