Hyndburn MP brands health chief a 'loony'

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HYNDBURN MP Graham Jones branded health secretary Jeremy Hunt a ‘loony’ after the care bill was debated in the House of Commons.

Mr Jones took to Twitter to write: “Jeremy Hunt speech; a car crash.

“Loony ‘lost it’. Rant against the Labour Party. Receives lecture from Mr Speaker.”

The bill outlines plans to overhaul care, including giving greater power to trust special administrators (TSAs) and to cap the cost of care, and is having its second reading in the House of Commons. The NHS Confederation said on its website that it welcomed most of the measures in the bill, ‘particularly those aimed at improving openness in the NHS.’ Mr Jones was not available for comment yesterday.

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10:29pm Wed 18 Dec 13

jogalot says...

The real point of this bill that affects everyone of us is that:

1 Jeremy Hunt tried closing services at Lewisham Hospital and thousands of people protested and stopped it.
2 Jeremy Hunt appealed the decision but he lost again. So now, having been told twice that he acted illegally, he’s trying to change the law!
3 He wants to bring in a "hospital closure clause" to give him new legal powers to shut A&Es like Lewisham. If he gets this through, none of our hospitals will be safe from his meddling or closure.
4 The hospital closure clause will soon be voted on by MPs. We need to persuade enough of them to vote against it. A huge petition will show MPs that the public don't want them to give Jeremy Hunt new powers to shut hospitals.

5 But it's all kept quiet and not a lot of you know this. If you are concerned (you really should be) visit:
https://you.38degree
s.org.uk/petitions/j
eremy-hunt-should-re
sign-and-take-his-ho
spital-closure-claus
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The real point of this bill that affects everyone of us is that: 1 Jeremy Hunt tried closing services at Lewisham Hospital and thousands of people protested and stopped it. 2 Jeremy Hunt appealed the decision but he lost again. So now, having been told twice that he acted illegally, he’s trying to change the law! 3 He wants to bring in a "hospital closure clause" to give him new legal powers to shut A&Es like Lewisham. If he gets this through, none of our hospitals will be safe from his meddling or closure. 4 The hospital closure clause will soon be voted on by MPs. We need to persuade enough of them to vote against it. A huge petition will show MPs that the public don't want them to give Jeremy Hunt new powers to shut hospitals. 5 But it's all kept quiet and not a lot of you know this. If you are concerned (you really should be) visit: https://you.38degree s.org.uk/petitions/j eremy-hunt-should-re sign-and-take-his-ho spital-closure-claus e-with-him jogalot

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