At least two things can be said with certainty about ‘worst Health Secretary in history’ Jeremy Hunt: he appears to still be around ten years old in his head – and he doesn’t learn from his mistakes.
Last month, Hunt got cocky on Twitter with an NHS junior doctor – and got thoroughly schooled on the reality of the NHS in a public humiliation that went viral. But it seems he’s learned nothing.
In his latest ‘open mouth, insert foot’ moment, Jeremy Hunt responded to a comment on the NHS by well-known actor Ralf Little with this little gem:
“I double dare you“? It appears we have a Health Secretary who’s still in primary school. The tweet bore an uncanny resemblance to the one that triggered Hunt’s first, viral schooling:
We have a Health Secretary of overwhelming hubris and a signal inability to learn.
Little warns his followers to look away – although he says it’s from the ‘stats and facts’ he is about to use, rather than the mauling that Hunt is about to get. And then it begins:
Hunt already admitted his ‘error’ – then recycled it on social media. We have a very stupid Health Secretary.
Hunt is already skewered – but Little is just getting started:
Little then lays out the fall in mental health doctor numbers and the fact that Hunt can’t even fill available training places for new medics, before applying the coup de grâce on NHS staff numbers:
Little then attacks Hunt’s claim about the number of people being treated as, essentially, fake news:
And points out that what Hunt calls ‘treated’ is merely people having a ‘contact’ with a doctor – before summarising his dismantling of Hunt’s ill-advised cockiness:
He then finishes by reminding Hunt that we all know he wants to privatise the NHS – and challenging him to have the courage to defend his nonsense in a live broadcast:
Hunt’s response – surprise surprise – was to point at other people. There was no sign – surprise surprise – of the frequently AWOL Health Secretary accepting the challenge.
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