Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Clap clinic

More signs of how much the political climate has changed, with the sight of Conservative MPs being enthusiastically applauded by junior doctors. During today's Conservative-instigated debate on the shambles of NHS recruitment, campaigners began clapping from the public gallery as Tory MPs laid into the Government's handling of the situation. They earned a rebuke from the Speaker, but had made their point. The days when Labour could claim to be the party of the NHS are well over. I personally find Patricia Hewitt with her patronising drawl impossible to listen to, and I can only guess at how angry it makes medical staff feel.

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