Op-Ed: As a Labour Party supporter and member I have been trying to avoid the ongoing television coverage of the annual Conservative Party conference. As a blogger I really should tune in but hey I am retired.
So as a political dabbler long-time voters who has watched elected Prime Ministers come and go I thought I would give unelected PM Theresa May's first conference as leader a miss.
There is only so much my blood pressure can stand.
But the odd unavoidable news clip does catch you out at times.
When it and if it does note how half empty conference appears to be a lot of the time.
There will be fringe events which could be divisive but of course the Tory Party that spins itself as some sort of champion of we the "ordinary people" has priced most people out of attending.
The Conservative Party may claim to be everyone's first choice these days but that is just for carefully crafted expensive spin propped up by a drip feed from the mainstream media.
And Wednesday at the Tory Party's love-fest Ms May addressed conference and shared her love of health minister Jeremy Hunt.
Social media responded robustly. Here are just a few Twitter responses;
What!!?? #TheresaMay heaps praise on NHS wrecker #JeremyHunt ….. sooner he resigns the better #ConservativePartyConference
— Ray Mach (@raymach1)
RT SkyNews: .Theresa_May gives credit to Jeremy Hunt, and says Labour does not have a "monopoly on compassion" https://t.co/bViSRjwsvM
— Osmanlı Genci (@OsmanlGencii)
All credibility lost when #TheresaMay praises #JeremyHunt #nhs
— Myar Seitis (@Nowtsabother)
Oh yes, Jeremy Hunt is really popular amongst health workers. Good awareness there #TheresaMay #CPC16 #ConservativePartyConference
— Daniel Morgan (@Bogglemyminds)
Can't believe TM had the nerve to stand there & give credit to Jeremy Hunt!!! Absolutely shocking!!! #CPC16
— Chelle Belle (@Shellybellylou)
How can you praise the NHS and thank Jeremy Hunt at the same time? #CPC16 #TheresaMay
— Fi Fi NiCks (@MissDeeN)
good to know Theresa May just lost the doctor vote by praising Jeremy Hunt #CPC16
— Aster King (@thatasterking)
What does she see in him?
Often proved to be incompetent in his various ministerial roles Hunt appears to be the "Teflon-coated kid."
In February 2016 as Hunt began to wage war against NHS junior Doctors we tool a look at what we called a "career of cock-ups."
According to Wikipedia "Jeremy Richard Streynsham Hunt was born November 1, 1966, and is a British Conservative Party politician, who is the Secretary of State for Health and the Member of Parliament for South West Surrey. He was previously Culture Secretary (2010–12). As Health Secretary, he has been criticised for, amongst other things, his support of homeopathy, dangerous advice on meningitis, and imposing a controversial contract on junior doctors."
I do not want to belittle any profession or job as all require certain skills but I would not Mr Hunt in charge of cleaning my dog's poo on the garden so how come the Tories think he is fit to oversee the running of or valued NHS?
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