Cookie policy notice

By continuing to use this site you agree to our cookies policy below:
Since 26 May 2011, the law now states that cookies on websites can ony be used with your specific consent. Cookies allow us to ensure that you enjoy the best browsing experience.

This site is intended for health professionals only

At the heart of general practice since 1960

Is it just me, or do the political parties all look the same?

  • Print
  • Comments (6)
  • Rate
  • Save

‘You join us here outside the ITV studios and audience members are already beginning to come out. We’re talking to Steve here who’s come all the way from Croydon. Steve, how did you find the debate tonight?’

‘Hi there. I thought it was interesting, you know. Before tonight I didn’t know too much about politics if I’m honest, I’d only really ever heard of Ed Miliband and his younger brother Ed Balls.’

‘Did anyone particularly impress you tonight?’

‘Nah not really, it was quite weird seeing ‘em in the flesh though you know, seeing them with actual legs and that. I was quite surprised at how tall Ed Miliband is. When you see him on the telly he looks like you could squeeze him into a microwave or something but in reality he’s well over seven feet tall.’

‘As you know, the panel were quizzed over health and the NHS, who do you think came out on top of that debate?’

‘I don’t know really, I couldn’t really work out what was going on. They spent ages shouting at each other and every time one of them had a good idea about delivering health care I wrote it down but then I had to scribble it out because someone else had an even better idea. One of them just kept banging on about plants and lettuce and that, which just made me feel hungry. Then there was this other guy, who looked like the quirky neighbour from a tasteless sitcom, who was blaming foreigners for AIDS.

‘From what I could make out, though, they all thought that health was good and having loads more doctors and nurses was good, even that Scotch lady, but I thought they would have sorted it all out by now.’

‘What was your overall impression of the debate?’

‘They all used terms like “ordinary hard working families” and “we need a modern NHS that works for us” and even though everyone was saying the same thing they were disagreeing with each other at the same time. After a bit they all started to look the same and they all morphed together into a single blob that got bigger and bigger. And then this blob started drooling and writhing around and pulling at its own flesh and it was all crowned by Nigel Farage’s gibbering, toothless head. I couldn’t take my eyes off it. It was all so pitiful and godless, I just wanted to shoot it.’

‘Thanks for that, Steve. Well, there you have it, reaction live from the steps here at ITV. Only time will tell what effect this debate will have on the election. Now back to you in the studio.’

Dr Kevin Hinkley is a GP in Aberdeen

Rate this blog  (4.7 average user rating)

Click to rate

  • 1 star out of 5
  • 2 stars out of 5
  • 3 stars out of 5
  • 4 stars out of 5
  • 5 stars out of 5

0 out of 5 stars

Readers' comments (6)

  • Vinci Ho

    Anybody out here is fan of The Walking Dead TV series?
    That was exactly what I was watching at the time this debate took place.(Season 5). At least those zombies were more 'honest'.,,,,,,

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

  • Just Your Average Joe

    Politicians - 'I really like this job where I get paid loads of money and get to fiddle my expenses to make even more, with a gold plated pension, so how do I avoid getting thrown out on my ear?'

    'I know - I'll make loads of half arsed comments like no top down reorganisation, promise to create more GPs and nurses from thin air, and stoke up public expectation, and promise them 24hr access to care.

    Never have to follow through on anything as once re-elected all promises are null and void, and because of the bankers mess there isn't the money, and blame the GPs for needing sleep for the rest.'

    'Great - at least my jobs safe for another 5 years!'

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

  • I think you should have shot it Steve!

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

  • Love it ! particularly the "Scotch lady" is she fae near "Lock Ness" ?

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

  • Sara Harvey

    I didn't bother to watch, the more I look at what's on offer the more I get annoyed and confused - thought I knew who to vote for, but now I'm not so sure.

    And Farage makes me a little bit sick in my mouth.

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

  • They all represent the Establishment so they will all appear the same with a few nuanced differences . Please vote green .

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

Have your say

  • Print
  • Comments (6)
  • Rate
  • Save