This sickening tweet shows exactly why Jeremy Hunt SHOULD have been sacked (TWEETS)

Support us and go ad-free

As Theresa May continued her cabinet reshuffle for a second day, rumours were flying that Jeremy Hunt may be removed from the position of health secretary. People took to social media to convey the reaction to the possibility but were met with a savage response by one infamous Brit – who inadvertently highlighted exactly why Hunt ‘must go’.

The Green party’s Jonathan Bartley was waiting in hospital when the news of Hunt’s imminent departure came through and tweeted the reaction from those in his vicinity:

His tweet garnered thousands of likes and retweets, indicating there were many people who shared the sentiment. But ex-Tory MP Louise Mensch, who is currently exiled in the US, was not happy about such celebrations of Hunt’s demise. So, when the news came in that Hunt’s job was in fact safe, she responded to Bartley with the following:

Read on...

Support us and go ad-free

The inhumanity of a response like this, after Bartley clearly detailed the medical situation he was in, was not lost on those who witnessed it:

But despite the uproar over her comment Mensch just couldn’t stop herself:

What Mensch fails to acknowledge is that “Hunt haters” feel that way for a reason. In his time as health secretary he has overseen a complete breakdown in trust with health professionals, an accelerated privatisation of the NHS, and proved himself completely ignorant when it comes to medical common sense. Additionally, figures show he has literally pushed the health service to the brink of bankruptcy during his tenure. And he has openly admitted his intention to move the UK towards a US-style healthcare system – which would virtually end the treasured public service as we know it.

During her time in parliament, Mensch supported many of the Conservative’s ‘reform’ proposals for the NHS. So, part of her butressing of Hunt most certainly resides in her approval of these damaging Conservative policies. But, her vicious defence of the health secretary speaks of something more.

She’s locked in an ‘us against them’ battle. The ‘us’ in the equation is the Tory government – Hunt specifically in this instance –  and those who wield the power. The ‘them’, or the haters, scumbags and tits, are those who challenge that power and, of course, the public who have to suffer under whatever the powerful choose to do.

This mentality has no place in a healthy democracy. The ‘them’ should be listened to, especially those who directly elected the ‘us’ to represent them: the public.

Hunt has proved himself incapable of listening, even to professionals within his own area of responsibility, and that’s one of the many reasons he should go. But it looks like he’s staying, for now.

Mensch is long gone though from the political sphere. And with an attitude like this, that’s at least one thing we can celebrate.

Get involved!

Take action with Keep Our NHS Public.

Support The Canary so we can continue bringing you important news.

Image via the University of Salford/Flickr

Support us and go ad-free

Do your bit for independent journalism

Did you know that less than 1.5% of our readers contribute financially to The Canary? Imagine what we could do if just a few more people joined our movement to achieve a shared vision of a free and fair society where we nurture people and planet.

We need you to help out, if you can.

When you give a monthly amount to fund our work, you are supporting truly independent journalism. We hold power to account and have weathered many attempts to shut us down and silence the counterpoint to the mainstream.

You can count on us for rigorous journalism and fearless opposition to an increasingly fascist government and right wing mainstream media.

In return you get:

  • Advert free reading experience
  • Behind the scenes monthly e-newsletter
  • 20% discount from our shop


The Canary Fund us

Comments are closed