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Junior doctors lose High Court legal challenge against health secretary

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Yes, the interpretation of what the judge's statement is interesting. (1) This is a JR called upon by a group of brave junior colleagues sponsored by voluntary supporters against the big machinery of DoH led by the SOS. BMA actually declined the decision to go through a JR. These boys and girls already knew how hard this challenge was but were prepared to go for the impossible . (2)The word 'imposed' was cunningly used by the SOS to give the public the impression that this is the final conclusion and there is no more lawful negotiation . In fact , negotiations can go on forever. In fact , that struck the same cord when the Ellen McCourt and BMA JD committee said the SOS was avoiding them shortly before they announced a series of 5 days a week industrial actions. (3) Without this challenge , JH would never change this word 'imposed' in the eyes of the public and typically , he altered the stance just before the JR . This shameless , zero conduct is what should be exposed in the headlines. The judge would never say this contract cannot be recommended based on current arguments from both sides . (4) The media generally reported the whole thing as Junior Doctors defeated in court which had oversimplified this story. (5) These boys and girls still need our support and as I said, the battle is a long one and every butterfly effect counts......

Posted date

28 Sep 2016

Posted time

7:58pm

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