Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt taken down by Ralf Little

Discussion in 'Other health news and research' started by Sly Saint, Nov 18, 2017.

  1. Sly Saint

    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    "Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has been brutally taken down by Ralf Small in 42 tweets – after he challenged the actor to a ‘double-dare’.

    Small accused Hunt of lying on Twitter about claims he masterminded the ‘largest expansion of mental health provision in Europe’ on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show.

    The 37-year-ancient actor, well-known for his appearance in the Royle Family, then sent a public tweet to the Tory: ‘If I’m incorrect, sue me. I double dare you.’ It sparked a week-long war of words."


    Hunt recently said mental health needed to be made a priority amid concerns it had been overlooked due to stigma.

    Earlier this year, BBC Panorama revealed mental health trusts in England have had their funding cut by £150 million over the past four years.

    In May, the Government announced it would make 21,000 mental health posts in the NHS by 2021 as part of a £1.3 billion drive. It was aimed to help treat an extra one million people.

    But critics immediately questioned the pledge and doubted that enough people could be trained in such a small space of time.

    Sir Simon Wessely, former president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, said such staff will have to be ‘cheap and not that well trained’. He warned they would struggle to manage the ‘hard stuff’. "

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  2. Sean

    Sean Moderator Staff Member

    You arse clowns can't even manage the easy stuff, why would anybody trust you with the hard stuff?

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