The GMC, universally reviled by doctors, has been heavily criticised for eating quinoa salad for lunch.
The culinary mistake was made last Tuesday. A spokesperson for the GMC said: ‘The allegation made against us is true. We had a quinoa salad with beetroot, feta and herbs and a glass of Château Pétrus.
‘But I would like to reassure our members that the relentless persecution of you (the very people that pay our salaries) is so tiring that we have to make time for a luncheon that befits our status.’
An irate doctors group responded: ‘This is just typical of the GMC and the double standards that we’ve come to expect.’
The GMC admitted it ‘occupied a unique social space’ where it was ‘loathed for absolutely everything we do’
On further questioning the GMC admitted: ‘We now occupy a unique social space, a space where we are loathed for absolutely everything we do.
‘However, we’ve listened to grassroots GPs and we’ve heard their feedback and next time we’ll be ordering a steak bake and a doughnut platter from Greggs.’
On the plus side, it appears the age-old question of whether quinoa salad is evil has now been settled.