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Time at the BMA bar please

Looks like GPs have once again been well and truly urinated upon from above. This time extended hours of a different kind is the focus of the latest spat between GPs and the Government, in a relationship which is going down the drain faster than the contents of a champagne glass in the BMA bar.

Looks like GPs have once again been well and truly urinated upon from above. This time extended hours of a different kind is the focus of the latest spat between GPs and the Government, in a relationship which is going down the drain faster than the contents of a champagne glass in the BMA bar.



You could almost sense the delight shining through the page as a Department Health spokesman commented on the ‘irony' of the BMA applying for an extended licence for its London HQ, while ‘patients would be happy if they agreed to work an extra two to three hours.'

The stories, which came out at the weekend, follow a week in which the BMA condemned 24-hour drinking and called for higher taxes on alcohol.

The Sunday Times and The Telegraph both went to town on the story, giving short shrift to the BMA's claim that the licence was needed to provide for events such as wedding receptions.

The Sunday Times reported on guests at BMA House ‘frolicking'on scaffolding outside the building and ‘urinating' in the street. Surely not another anti-GP leak?

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