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#GPnews: Hunt praises Theresa May's 'bravery'

14:00 The health secretary has praised Prime Minister Theresa May's 'bravery' during her conference speech. Speaking on Radio 4's World at One, he said he hopes the public will associate with the PM's difficulties as they 'go to work with coughs and colds but they don't do it with the eyes of the world on them'.

The prime minister 'came across as very human, perhaps not in the way she hoped', he added.

3:20 Pretty much the only thing social media is talking about right now is that speech. Quite a few twitter users making the link to general practice...

 

09:50 The health secretary Jeremy Hunt has been blasted by rival MPs for making the ’laughable’ claim in his speech at the Conservative Party Conference, that ’setting up’ the NHS was down to the Conservatives.

Mr Hunt said the idea came from a white paper by Conservative Sir Henry Willink four years before the NHS was founded by Labour's then health minister, Nye Bevan, in 1948.

But shadow health secretary Jonathon Ashworth said:  'Jeremy Hunt’s claim the Tories created the NHS is laughable’.

Mr Ashworth said the Conservatives fought ’tooth and nail all the way through Parliament’ and, in Government, have ’consistently underfunded’ the service.

And the Independent reports Liberal Democrat MP Christine Jardine saying if Mr Hunt was serious about working across parties to protect the NHS then he should ’put his money where his mouth is and launch an cross-party convention’ on health and care.

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Readers' comments (6)

  • HUNT HAS COMMITTED "MORAL CRIMES" AGAINST THE PUBLIC THROUGH DELIBERATE UNDERFUNDING OF THE NHS.

    WHAT WE NEED IS A NEW LAW SUCH THAT POLITICIANS CAN BE CHARGED WITH "MORAL CRIMES AGAINST SOCIETY" AND THEN LOCKED UP BUT THAT WILL NEVER HAPPEN IN THIS CORRUPT COUNTRY.

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  • Vinci Ho

    Ha ha ha
    Reminds me that the current reigning Chinese Communist Party claimed that the triumph of WWII in 1945 was solely down to its efforts.
    History is always abused by those holding the power......

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  • If Hunt is serious, then a Cross-Party Working Group to Fund a significant increase in NHS finance and a significant recruitment programmer is a minimum requirement.

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  • ...and then on the 7th day God created Jeremy Hunt.

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  • Either he is such a liar and feel that everyone is gullible or he thinks everyone is as poorly informed as him or both.

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  • Vinci Ho

    Brown-nosing
    Sycophantic
    Obsequious

    Any more?

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