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Jeremy Hunt

On 26 Apr 2017 at 8:57am Frak wrote:
Did anyone else see Jeremy Hunt interviewed on BBC breakfast today? Every question he was asked about the NHS he completely failed to answer properly and just went on about how Teresa May is the only person capable of delivering brevity and that is what matters.
Personally the future of the NHS is far more important to me than which politician negotiates brexit (even though I voted to remain), and surely as health secretary that is the area he should be informing the voters on.
I'll probably be accused of rambling here, but that Hunt just riled me too much.
On 26 Apr 2017 at 8:58am Frak wrote:
My point in short, is surely this election is about a lot more than just Brexit.
On 26 Apr 2017 at 9:34am Accuser wrote:
Stop rambling.
On 26 Apr 2017 at 9:34am The Greek wrote:
Brexit is gonna happen, there's bigger fish to fry now. I wish people would realise that. While we are distracted by Brexit, the Tories will wreak havoc elsewhere.
Best quote in the Guardian regarding "leadership": "Blairís powers of persuasion led to the Iraq war. Gordon Brownís reputation for prudence blinded people to the financial disaster he was helping to engineer, through the confidence he vested in the banks. Cameronís smooth assurance caused the greatest national crisis since the second world war. Mayís calculating tenacity is likely to exacerbate it. After 38 years of shrill certainties presented as strength, Britain could do with some hesitation and self-doubt from a prime minister.
I would love to elect a government led by someone both competent and humane, but this option will not be on the ballot paper. The choice today is between brutal efficiency in pursuit of a disastrous agenda, and gentle inefficiency in pursuit of a better world. I know which I favour."
On 26 Apr 2017 at 9:36am Normal everyday folk wrote:
You "political" types just love cutting and pasting other peoples views. Can you not think for yourselves?
On 26 Apr 2017 at 9:52am Frak wrote:
I think the comment from The Greek is a perfect use of using a quote to back up an argument or point of view, which is thinking for yourself.
Completely agree that just cut and paste posts like the ones we've been having lately are pointless, but there is a difference.
On 26 Apr 2017 at 10:17am The Greek wrote:
Yes I listened in English class
On 26 Apr 2017 at 12:26pm Clifford wrote:
Normal everyday folk wrote: 'You "political" types just love cutting and pasting other peoples views. Can you not think for yourselves?'

My view is that if we find another person has expressed what we think more succinctly or impressively than we can ourselves it's a good idea to quote them. Unlike the kind of know-nothing who comes on here, expresses no opinion of any value, but criticises others for expressing one.
On 26 Apr 2017 at 1:21pm Ed Can Do wrote:
All the Tories will talk about for the whole campaign will be Brexit because their record on absolutely everything else is so terrible. Sadly, there are an awful lot of really dumb people out there who don't think things through and will vote Tory simply because of Brexit, all the while getting screwed over by the Tories. I might just emigrate to be honest.
On 26 Apr 2017 at 1:58pm The Forum wrote:
By then.
Another twit on the losing side who calls opponents thick. No loss. Bye.
On 26 Apr 2017 at 2:03pm Sussex Dim wrote:
I know my place.
On 26 Apr 2017 at 10:28pm Fairmeadow wrote:
What is it about Jeremys? The glaring incompetence of Mr Hunt ought to be a problem for the Tories, who have presided over a dramatic decline in NHS performance and funding over the past 7 years. For most of that time with the willing connivance of the LibDems.
This was one area where New Labour had some very significant achievements, now mostly squandered. The shadow health secretary Jon Ashworth made some excellent points this morning on the Today programme. Sadly the incompetence and inadequacy of another Jeremy means there is zero chance of Labour getting back into power, and his ideas being put into practice. The Tories will continue in power and under them the NHS is unlikely to improve. But which of the two Jeremys is the most responsible?

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