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And the winner is...not GPs

The lines are closed, the votes have been counted and verified. And the BMA has revealed that the winner of the GP contract poll 2008 is...not GPs that's for sure.

The lines are closed, the votes have been counted and verified. And the BMA has revealed that the winner of the GP contract poll 2008 is...not GPs that's for sure.



Taking a line from this week's Peverley column, GPs' have voted overwhelmingly for crap.

Yes, they also voted no confidence in the Government and that the manner in which negotiations were handled was rubbish.

But as I walked back into the office this afternoon did I see that on the boards for the Evening Standard? No. It said 'GPs agree to work longer hours.' That's what will lodge in commuters' minds.

The Telegraph this morning did at least preface its headline with 'unhappy' but the message was still the same. GPs agree to work longer hours'. For that read, the Government has won.

What do you think of the decision? Is it worth GPs continuing to protest? Should there be a truce, as Alan Johnson has called for? Let us know and we'll give full voice to your opinions.

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