May 19th, 2011

Miliband’s Made Up Coffey Morning

Yesterday, Labour’s claims about government health advisors came unstuck at PMQs, but that’s not the only stunt they have pulled this week to backfire. Guido thought he recognised a familiar face the other day when Ed Miliband visited the Brocklebank Health Centre in Wandsworth on Monday:

Dr Tom Coffey is the head GP there and he hosted Ed Miliband for a chat about how bad and evil the NHS reforms are:

Miliband got some good footage out of the event, suggesting that he had been talking with concerned staff etcetera, and Labour’s bashing of the plans continued. But should he have declared an interest here?

Another staffer at the clinic refused to meet with Ed on the visit and tells Guido he wasn’t alone. In fact he’s become a bit sick of Tom Coffey and his visitors, because this was no ordinary PR stunt where the politician finds a concerned individual to champion. It all seems rather familiar, and that’s not surprising when you look who visited in 2009:

Look how Coffey appeared in Labour Party election literature:

He even shared a platform with Blair and Brendan Barber:

You could say he was one of Labour’s own.

Guido understands that there isn’t much love for Coffey amongst other local GPs, who are envious of the huge sums he is making. A council question went in a couple of months ago asking how many GPs in Wandsworth made more that £100,000 and how many made more than £200,000.  Only one made more than £200,000 –  and Guido’s source confirms it is our boy.

Funnily enough Dr Coffey has popped up supporting health reforms in the past, yet as soon as the government changed he started slamming them. Guido’s sources tell him that Coffey is always willing to open his doors to allow the Labour Party to campaign on taxpayer funded time and property. And what has his reward been?

He had dinner with Blair at Downing Street in November 2004, which must have been nice. But even more was to be bestowed upon this loyal apparatchik. Coffey received an OBE just two months before the end of the last government. 

So here we have a doctor with his mouth stuffed full of taxpayers’ gold, doing his utmost to campaign for the Labour Party, on taxpayer funded property and time. He’s then gonged up and wined and dined for his services. In shock news, he doesn’t like Tories. It makes Miliband’s pained expression look a little fake…


245 Comments

  1. 1
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Another Pilgrim?

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    • 2

      You’re alive!

      not quite.. but pilgrim-ish

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      • 7
        I says:

        Careful G …no favourites

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          David Laws Lib Dem fiddler says:

          Could Coffey help the Lie Dems with collective personality disorder or electorate fck up syndrome?

          Perhaps they want a referendum on it, the last one of theirs only cost about £80 million for 57 Lie Dem MPs- about £1.5 million each, that’s value for money when we are supposedly broke.

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          • The Pedant says:

            No wonder nobody will vote for them again — £1.5m per LD mp. What a thought to conjure with…

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        • 159
          POV ( pissed off voter ) says:

          Superfredinjunctionlifted
          Your’re late with the details Guido

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        • 173
          School for Scoundrels says:

          One of them must be the others favourite.. They seem to be sharing a tie… Mix up over breakfast?

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      • 12
        Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

        You missed me then , I am touched :-)

        How many troughers like this hanging onto the coat tails of our political class with no regard for the taxpayer?

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        • 38
          Selohesra says:

          You’re not the real Billy – where are the typos?

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        • 60
          Logan says:

          So this GP is just as “independent” with regards to views on NHS changes as any other GP, like, ……….. Oh I don’t know, let’s pick a Doctor at random from all those qualified to practice in the NHS……… like the Right Honourable Dr Liam Fox MP for example.

          LABOUR FUCK UP!!!

          HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

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          • Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says: says:

            This is a bit silly, Liam Fox hasn’t practised medicine for ages and he is in government, not the NHS. This is about practising doctors who are using their position for privilege.

            Do get your facts right if you are going to comment here.

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          • Cynical Old Man says:

            Yes, another “ordinary” G.P. like Dr. Clare Gerada, who, as leader of the G.P.s union The Royal College of General Practitioners, slagged off the NHS reforms without declaring HER interest as a self proclaimed “Socialist G.P.” an left wing background.

            Logan, are you a Jock,leftie activist who’s come onto this site to try and deflect criticism of Red Ed and his juvenile political stunts? One point, though, Liam Fox is a TORY M.P., so it’s self evident what his political stand is going to be. Coffey hides his Labour activism and presents himself, deceitfully, as an ordinary G.P. without any political axe to grind. Now THAT’S typical of the evious activities of the left, no doubt willingly helped by the BBC.

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          • genghiz the kahn says:

            Pity Guido didn’t use this classic.

            http://tinyurl.com/695tpza

            Mind you the Awkward Miliband site has plenty of pics to use each day.

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          • Anonymous says:

            How is little England?

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          • Anonymous says:

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          Lord Mandelbum of Fondleboys says:

          I always thought you were touched Billy :-)

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      • 17
        Anonymous says:

        Not exactly Watergate is it? Champagne Socialist / Brown Ale Capitalist so what? It’s puddlenuts compared to what Dave’s city mates are making now.

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        • 50
          Engineer says:

          They are not paid out of the public purse, and they made just as much before, during and after one G. Brown was hosing our money at their failed institutions.

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          • Archer Karcher says:

            Please let us not forget Ed Miliband’s climate change ( bullshit ) bill, which will transfer hundreds of billions from poor and middle class families, directly into giant energy corporations riding on the back of the phoney science, via subsidy and annually increased energy bills.
            Trebles all round and lucrative Hoonesque rewards await the creators and enablers of that particularly massive scam.

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          • Flashman says:

            Mann made climate change is the greatest money making scam threat mankind has ever faced.

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          • Anonymous says:

            I believe little englanders have a lot in common with *uslims; both are paranoid, think everyone around they is an enemy, think they are always right, wish every one around to be dead, etc.

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          • Vote DUR to DEMOCRACY says:

            It is the public purse mong breath. Just cause the state doesn’t control it does not mean the millions creamed off by these guys is not ‘publik money’. Tard.

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          • @ Vote DUR to DEMOCRACY says:

            The money that the bankers gouge isn’t ‘public money’ it’s nearly all from private savers, private lenders, private investors. Well, apart from the billions that Saint Gordon of Brown stuffed into their pockets of course.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Yes, money that our government was pretty well blackmailed in to producing ( to avoid the whole phuqing house of cards from collapsing), lending at virtually zero interest to these phuqers so they could lend it back to us at rates that ensure their phuqing bonuses would be paid.

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        Postal Vote says:

        The pilgrim scandal amounts to 100 million quid a year!!!

        2,500 x 40,000 = 100,000,000

        amazing!

        glad to have stopped contributing (left UK)

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      • 135
        Don Draper, Madison Avenue says:

        May be DEadward heard the research that a regular Coffey is good for your prostrate

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        • 154
          PD77 says:

          Yes but some one tell him he has to drink it and not fellate it, or have it inserted in his rectum!

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      • 219
        My heart bleeds for the little people says:

        Seen from the vantage point of earning over 10 Times the average wage and a Medal from Her Maj thrown in, Socialism must look good.

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      • 241
        RighteousBrother says:

        Another fucker, more like.

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    • 11
      It Stinks says:

      I thought doctors had to be impartial and act in their patient’s best interests, not their pockets.

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      • 33
        Ed Miliband says:

        “Doctor, doctor, why does everybody ignore me?”

        Doctor: “Next patient please!”

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      • 57
        Eric Idle says:

        Mr. Bertenshaw?

        Me, Doctor.

        No, me Doctor, you Mr. Bertenshaw

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        • 108
          Airey Belvoir says:

          “Doctor, I have this weird obsession, I keep thinking I’m a snooker ball”

          “Get to the back of the queue.”

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          • Don Draper, Madison Avenue says:

            Milibean: Dr, Dr – I think I’m a pair of curtains

            Dr CoffeyNCreme (Order of the Brown Nose OBE): Pull Yourself Together!

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          • Grammar School Boy says:

            Doctor, I’ve got a lettuce leaf hanging out of my arse!

            Be careful my good man – it may be the tip of the iceberg!!

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        • 236
          Archie says:

          He patient.

          You nurse.

          Me doctor.

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      • 100
        Anon E Mouse says:

        You reckon It Stinks ?

        In my family’s experience with 3 GP’s in different parts of the country, all they care about is:-

        1. Money – their’s and that of retaining it in the practice; they’ll do anything to avoid referring to a consultant as they loose money.
        2. Their reputation as being above the littele people aka their patients.

        Having said that a colleague at work’s GP in East London appears to be the very model of an exception by being *very* good.

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    • 37
      Dr Tom says:

      “I’m very proud and excited to receive such a
      prestigious honour, it came as quite a shock!

      Page 22

      http://www.wandsworth.nhs.uk/NHS%20Wandsworth%20documents/Annual%20report%202009-10.pdf

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      • 82
        P. Mandevilson, the Eminence Greasy says:

        About as big a shock as when Tony gave me that cosy job in the EU.

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      • 90
        Nemo says:

        Maybe a Lordship in the offing or parchuted into a safe Liebore seat and within 1 year minister of health, it happens.

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    • 189
      Anonymous says:

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  2. 3
    Windsor Tripehound says:

    Perhaps Ed should have had his sinuses de-coked while he was there?

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  3. 4
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    What is wrong with politicons? Why are they so afraid to meet “Normal” taxpayers, Everything has to staged managed and spun, It just shows how out of touch the politcal class are at the moment, What makes it worse is that taxpayers actully pay for this bullshit.

    I wonder who has the last laugh?

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    • 34
      sonofselsdonman says:

      Because when they meet real voters they end up looking stupid like the Scottish blunderboy after bigotgate!

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      • 62
        Labourunionsbbc we are one says:

        And bliar when he was confronted by Sharon Stone outside a hospital.

        Worth watching the face of bliars aid in the footage of that confrontation. bliar had the sense to hide his real feelings of the woman confronting him, but his aid, oh how she was smirking at the outburst of this common oik woman and her uneducated rant.

        You could see that her mind was logging Sharon Sone’s words so that she could repeat them ‘over supper’ later.

        Anyone know who the horror is?

        Labour don’t love the working class, they don’t even like the working class, they only like the IDEA of the working class.

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      • 67
        English Viking says:

        Don’t be too hard on him, that was Sue’s fault.

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      • 78
        Logan says:

        It wasn’t that ‘real voter’ (who was a carefully selected lifelong labour voter) that made Gordon Brown look stupid. He did that all by himself.

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    • 127
      Nemo says:

      Do you remember Billy when B’Liar held question and answer session in a hospital, I don’t remember which channel it was on but the camera pulled away and they were all Liebore followers and the the on time B’Liar did did it again, a woman (not part of the planned audience) laid into B’Liar about a family member who was in need of treatment, B’liar had that sort of look of disbelief that Dubya had when told of the twin towers in New York.

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    • 220
      James Robertson Milliband says:

      To be fair the staged meeting of Brown and Labours Rochdale stooge went tits up !

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    annette curton says:

    More like a Tom Coffers, say Ker, Ching!

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    • 96
      Nemo says:

      Well isn’t that what a coffer is for, loads a money

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      Sir Stuart Bell-End MP says:

      Excuse me, Ms Curton but you have used my catchphrase without my permission.

      I may have to take legal action.

      Ker-ching!!!!

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  5. 6
    Elliott Morley says:

    I stuffed my pockets with Tax payers money .

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  6. 8
    Hugh Janus says:

    “He had dinner with Blair at Downing Street in November 2004, which must have been nice.”

    For him perhaps, but the rest of us would have run a mile, particularly if Mrs Bliar was going to be there….

    “Services to healthcare in south west London…” Services to New Liebour and his own bank account might be nearer the mark.

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    • 52
      boulay says:

      so he basically got an OBE for simply doing his job. marvellous.

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      • 53
        boulay says:

        sorry, don’t know why i wrote “basically”.

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      • 72
        Hugh Janus says:

        Possibly, but knowing New Liebour as we all do, more likely it was acting as a stooge for their pathetic NHS spin. Either that or succeeding in screwing more than £200K p.a. out of the taxpayer without anyone noticing – until now that is.

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  7. 9
    Anonymous says:

    Cant too much coffey give you palpitations?

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  8. 10
    Charlotte Harris says:

    My client objects to being made an object of amusement

    MSN: Chris Huhne has No.2 in America.

    That’s a long way to go for a shit.

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  9. 13
    Anonymous says:

    You can make a good point, Guido – then totally negate it by the ghastly misanthropic sneering tone with which you deliver it.
    My guess is that though you (may) be a good journalist, you are not a nice human being.

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    • 22
      the last quango in paris says:

      i think i can hear Guido crying his eyes out over your completely pointless, childish and highly irrelevant post.

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    • 29
      Das Hammer says:

      i think you are doing gods work guido and suspect they have already started building your air conditioned condo in eternal paradise. dont be put off by the anonymous pussies that resent/envy you.

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    • 32
      Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

      I dont care if Guido is a nice bloke or not, He does not recive any of my tax money and this is his site and anyone is welcome to collect thier refund.

      On the few exchanges i have had with this sites host i have found him to be consistant everytime.

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      • 59
        Phew says:

        Yup! it’s the real Billy

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      • 87
        misterned says:

        Yup the few interactions I have had with Guido through this site have been reasonable. His blog, his rules, don’t bitch, deal with it or fuck off with a full refund.

        I could not give a shit whether he is a nice person or not.

        What law, statute or contract obligates any one of us to be ‘nice’? Fuck nice, I would rather be correct than nice anyday!

        So long as this blog still provides me with entertainment, information, political gossip, rumour and fellow windowlickers to bitch and moan [with/at] about the news presented here, or any other matter we take O/T, then this site will be OK with me.

        Why the fuck should any of us be ‘nice’? FFS!

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        • 105
          AC1 says:

          Those “nice” people at Comment Is Censored delete all those nasty posts by people with different non-allowed opinions.

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    • 56
      if you don't like the blog then fuck off... says:

      go and read something else then. or perhaps even go and do some work.

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    • 137
      Backwoodsman says:

      ‘not a nice human being’ – what like these evil labour low lifes that he has to spend all day exposing ? labour who will stoop to any depths to manipulate the media and remain in power, even when they admit themselves they’ve foisted a nine carat nutter on the country as PM ? Take a reality check you mong.

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    • 178
      The voice of unreason says:

      He is very charming to have around to dinner. Mrs Fawkes is even more charming.

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  10. 15
    Anonymous says:

    Easy to be a Socialist on £200k a year.

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  11. 16
    the last quango in paris says:

    the loony left are at pains to tell us that the medical staff are rushed off their feet, underpaid and over worked and morons like this guy blow that arguement out of the water – paid too much and has plenty of time on his hands.

    He, Pilgrim and all other Labour work shy NHS staff should all be made to work in the same hospital where labour mps get treated.

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    • 45
      Engineer says:

      Doctors overworked? Maybe juniors in hospitals; all the GPs I know work a four-and-a-half day week. Try getting one evenings or weekends.

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      • 70
        English Viking says:

        It’s easy. When you ring up, say your name is Azram. Works a treat.

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      • 109
        Labour have taken to vacous shrieking says:

        New labour forced one of these soviet style health centres on us 5 years ago here in hoon steve mc cabes constituency,they forced 20 doctors to amalgamate under one roof-it does not open in evenings,appointments are 14 days time,never open on saturdays and all doctors take wednesday afternoon off-kind of pointless except as an ethnic employment exercise-about two dozen receptionists to tell you- not today,but if you/your child can survive til friday week someone will see you then,if you are feeling better dont forget to cancel so they can fit someone else in (WTF)!

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        • 134
          bergen says:

          And this is the NHS that is supposed to be so wonderful.If we ran our businesses like that we’d be bankrupt in a week.

          No wonder they fear the private sector.

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        • 208
          Only when I laugh says:

          One of the GP practices in this place (thankfully not one I’m registered with) did, and probably still does, only allow appointments to be booked on the day. You cannot book for a particular day in advance to best suit yourself, you have to take whatever you can. The place opens 8:30, by 8:45 the days appointments are all taken so if you’ve been stuck in the phone queue all that time, tough shit. I’ve heard of people that have waited weeks to get to see their GP. This is all to meet some target or other apparently.

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        • 221
          James Robertson Milliband says:

          To be fair the Health Centre receptionists in my neck of the woods must be highly qualified as they insist on you telling them what’s wrong with you before they consider giving you an appointment to see A Doctor.

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      • 191
        Osama the Nazarene says:

        My GP works a one and a half day week and has a long term locum the rest of the time. At least HE might have plenty of time to do some commissioning!

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      Anonymouse says:

      West Ham have said they were driving Chris Huhne’s car, and could they have the three points?

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      • 222
        James Robertson Milliband says:

        Lol, on the same note The Blackpool manager is almost begging to be allowed to take Man U’s 3 points on Sunday.

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  13. 23
    Doc Trough says:

    It’s the Hypocrites’ Oath you see…

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  14. 24
    Sir William Waad says:

    Labour’s health reforms suited GPs because they meant a lot more money and shorter hours with no evenings or weekends. They had to pay more for their pensions but, on balance, those were good years for GPs.

    Lansley’s health reforms would place more of the burden of organising patient care on to GPs. Naturally, they do not like that. GPs would prefer to be seen as nice doctors who champion their patients, provide a shoulder to cry on and hand out sick notes when asked. They do not want to become involved in the business of rationing healthcare. They want to leave that to the nasty managers in hospitals.

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      misterned says:

      Thank you. There is more truth in that last paragraph alone than I have seen in pages and pages of BBC website and hours of TV coverage.

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    • 231
      Steam Iron says:

      Liebore’s GP contract made millionaires out of plenty of GPs. And the service to the public remained rubbish. For example the contract left nights to be covered by illiterate non englisih speaking locums from [insert overseas shit hole] who turn up and give you a heroin overdose (if you’re lucky).

      you can’t get an appointment in advance which only suits dole scum and the retired. those of us with a job can’t get out of work to get to see a doctor.

      hey ho socialism

      and the NHS has more employees than the chinese red army… but you can’t get an appointment and the hospital bathrooms are covered in blood and sh1t (well they were in a hospital in north london I visited recently).

      hey ho………..state monopoly

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  15. 25
    Rick Nobinson says:

    Is Doc Coffey a proctologist ???

    Looks like he spends more time up Liebour’s arse than I do.

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  16. 26
    anonymouse says:

    Brilliant!

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  17. 27
    me says:

    Physician heal thyself – but not on my money.

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    Grim Reaper says:

    Dr Tom Coffey
    Professional Executive
    Committee Chair

    Born in Tooting.
    Went to school in Tooting.
    Only left Tooting to watch my beloved Chelsea CFC.
    Swapped from Engineering to Medicine at college.
    Trained at Charing Cross and Westminster Med School.
    Did medical rotation at Charing Cross hospital and became GP in 1993.
    Currently GP in Brocklebank Health Centre plus undergraduate tutor and clinician at A&E in Charing Cross hospital.
    Still live in Tooting.
    Hope to die in Tooting

    Why are you waiting?

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      the last quango in paris says:

      is charing cross in tooting then?

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    • 41
      Engineer says:

      No loss to Engineering, by the sounds of it…

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        misterned says:

        He is a typical weak minded lefty then. Engineering is far too disciplined a field for his feeble mind to handle.

        You cannot fix engineering problems with a placebo. Gravity and friction are not so easily fooled.

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        • 205
          Tony says:

          We’ve got some lefty engineers at work, they don’t half like to come up with overly complicated solutions and are generally the ones cracking in all the overtime/weekend overtime whilst being tight buggers themselves.

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        • 223
          James Robertson Milliband says:

          To be fair the “Staff absence Management matrix” dreamt up by my last employers made Einsteins Theory of Relativity seem Childs play.

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    • 111
      Archer Karcher says:

      ‘Hope to die in Tooting’

      There is a very good chance of robbery, physical assault and premature death in Tooting, thank’s to it’s ahem, ‘large vibrant’ community.

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    • 164
      PD77 says:

      Home of Wolfie Smith if I recall correctly, another Famous Trot in his “Manor”.

      Power to the people and all that!

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    Engineer says:

    Totally off-topic, but spotted this on the Telegraph’s live(ish) reports of the Queen’s visit to Ireland;

    “13.55 The BBC has stopped coverage of the Queen’s visit to focus on the day’s big story: an escaped wallaby has been captured by a fireman in Lyme Regis. It’s nothing to do with the Ireland trip, but I couldn’t foresee ever in my life having another opportunity to type that sentence.”

    Good old Beeb, eh? Spot on with the priotities (!) Of course a wallaby in Dorset is far more important than the Visit of a British monarch to Ireland after all the goings-on of the last century or several.

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    • 39
      Chris Patten says:

      When am I going to get a Job Description?

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      • 64
        Flashman says:

        Trough, dissemble, pontificate and, above all, let “economical with the actualité” be your guiding principle

        You’re a natural!

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      • 224
        James Robertson Milliband says:

        Your Job description is simple just oversee the handover of the BBC to the Chinese .

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    DP22 says:

    I knew Tom when he was a hospital Dr, 20 years ago and a very nice chap he was too; funny & friendly. He no doubt runs a good service in a deprived part of town. Speaking personally, as a Conservative, I have no problem with hard working professional people making a good living.

    However he was (and clearly still is) such a bore on the subject of his beloved Labour Party. I recall with much pleasure his reaction to John Major’s surprise win in 1992.

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    • 172
      Ted says:

      Conservative eh,

      You must be throughly ashamed of what Cameron has done to your once great party.

      The whole political class are pretty much without excetion a bunch of corrupt, greedy self serving shysters. Cameron is determined to to match Labour for dirty filthy sleeze and is out to prove his coalition can be as corrupt as the socialists.

      He’s doing quite well at that.

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    Fa Kin Su Pah says:

    ‘Gonged up’
    Ha Ha Ha. Brilliant fawkes.
    So that’s a nurse. A doctor, apparently a teacher.
    Whoever next pretending to be an annoyed
    life saver whose very existence threatened
    by the killer Tories.

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  22. 35
    Ed Miliband says:

    “Doctor, doctor, every time I drink tea I get a stabbing pain in my right eye.”

    Doctor: “Well take the spoon out!”

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    • 71
      Which Dr. says:

      “Doctor, doctor, I think I am turning into a snooker ball.”

      Doctor” “That’s handy. There’s a cue in the waiting room!”

      …I’ll get my coat.

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      • 113
        Prehistoric joke warehouse says:

        “Doctor, I think I’m a pair of curtains”

        “Well, pull yourself together”.

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        • 153
          Vladikavkaz says:

          Doctor doctor, people keep throwing their knickers at me!

          Sounds like you’ve got Tom Jones disease.

          Is it common?

          It’s not unusual.

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    • 124
      EdMiliband says:

      Doctor doctor stuff keeps coming out of my penis

      You’re a wanker

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    • 160
      South of the M4 says:

      Ed Milliband tells his Doctor that he is concerned that he cannot pronounce his F’s, T’s or H’s. Well, said the Doctor, you can’t say fairer than that.

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  23. 44
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    So, they’re ALL venal scum – Labour, Tories, LibDem. What’s new?

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    • 117
      Nemo says:

      They are politicos what do you expect, double glazing salesmen are higher up the rankings than politicos in the league of trusted individuals.

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  24. 46
    EC1 PhD says:

    Nice piece of analysis.

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  25. 47
    RogerT says:

    Sounds like he wants to be a Pilgrim.

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  26. 49
    Private Sector Sausage says:

    you for coffee Ed?

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  27. 51
    Quote of the year! says:

    Just saw the most delicious interview with Edward Hadas of the FT’s Lex column on BBC news. The presenter asked if Gordon Brown’s name has been bandied about at all for the IMF job. He said “Gordon Brown’s name has only been bandied about by Gordon Brown’s circle. His chances of becoming head of the IMF are zero”.

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    • 61
      Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

      Yet but the BBC (the homosexual looking bloke) news claimed that “lots of people were suggesting Gordon Brown”. So really this is the BBC spinning a lie as outside of the BBC/Guardian and Nu Liebore no one thinks this one eyed mong is fit to run a bath never mind the IMF.

      But like I say, the BBC will spin this more and more and more. They will simply wheel out Polly Toynbee, Sir Michael Shite, Yasmin Alibi Brown etc to claim that Gordon saved the world.

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      • 85
        Director of Broadmoor says:

        We have a vacancy for Gordon complete with his own padded cell. He can even bring his rocking horse :-)

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        • 118
          New York Chambermaids' Union says:

          We fully approve of that nice Mr Brown running the IMF, we would be able to bend over to scrub the bathtub in safety without needing a rear-view mirror and a can of mace!

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      • 102
        misterned says:

        Lots of people inside the BBC talking to each other have mentioned Gordon Brown as a candidate for the IMF job. Nobody with an actual clue has mentioned him though.

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      • 243
        RD Lang says:

        Invisible people count in giving the IMF job?

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    • 176
      Fa Kin Su Pah says:

      I would hate being bandied about
      by someone’s inner circle

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  28. 54
    John Bunyan says:

    “There’s no discouragement
    Shall make him once relent
    His first avowed intent,
    To be a pilgrim.

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  29. 58
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Oh just hang him!

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  30. 63
    Socialism Ate My Future says:

    It’s stories like these that’d never appear in the MsM and (dead) Tree press which make it even more important to keep the “Blogosphere” away from Government interference.

    Top marks Guido.

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  31. 68
    gildedtumbril says:

    The millipede and for that matter his sibling are totally false, except perhaps for the fact they are 24 carat marxists.They are therefore traitors. The reward for traitors still stands, in Common Law, and needs to be carried out. I look forward to it.

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    • 73
      English Viking says:

      I’m afraid the Treason law was repealed. By Blair. Wonder why?

      Like

    • 76
      You VAT Batsard says:

      You missed out that they are tax avoiders.

      Like

      • 92
        MrAngry61 says:

        And Fabians.

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        • 174
          PD77 says:

          Cretinous lowlife pond scum!

          Like

        • 225
          George Bernard Milliband says:

          To be fair when those Fabians advocated Genocide they at least said it should be done with a lethal but humane Gas. thankfully that nice Mr Hitler took their advice and used Zyklon B which fitted the bill perfectly Just think of the carnage that would have resulted if the Fabians hadn’t spoken out.

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  32. 77
    sheppane says:

    Good work fella…

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  33. 79
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Guido, As this post involes Edward Miliband, should it not have a “Twat watch” tag, Maybe you and the Guy news team can debate this?

    And any chance of asking about caption contest winners? :-)

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  34. 80
    bird with small brain says:

    Sooner or later it will dawn on the Labour spinners that in the new era of instant communication their pathetic little p r exercises can be trashed in an instant. Give it up boys and girls. As it is, you just make your boss look comical – not a good look – as comical Ali will testify.

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    • 107
      misterned says:

      Actually comical Ali had more credibilty and told more truth than Ed Miliband.

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      • 180
        PD77 says:

        You’d have thought that Liebore would have brought him over here to be there new spokesperson, at least they could have put it down to the fact he’s a bit mixed up because he doesn’t know the rules!

        Also it would have guaranteed all his “relatives” postal votes for Liebore!

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      • 226
        George Bernard Milliband says:

        When you say Comical Ali do you mean that Hapless though likeable Iraqi minister of Propoganda or do you mean that Efficent though detested UK minister for propaganda responsible for the dodgy dossier ?

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  35. 81
    tory boys never grow up says:

    Shock horror Labour spinners arrange photocall with sympathic professional. Of course Dave never does the same with those connected to the Tory Party. Has Guido been ordered to create a distraction or two – I wonder why?

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    • 239
      tory boys never grow up says:

      And now we know – diversion required for Flashman’s photocall with the Murderer of Manama!

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  36. 86
    Anon E Mouse says:

    It would be interesting to know the %age of the Wandsworth GP total that earn > £100k. According to the data here:-

    http://jamescousins.com/2010/08/wandsworths-best-gps/

    there’s 49 Practice’s. Anyone know the total no of GP’s (people) in Wandsworth ?

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  37. 95

    To be honest, although I support most of the coalition agenda (except the ridiculous plan to make unemployed people homeless, by refusing to pay housing benefit, after 6 months, which they have since abandoned), I had concerns about how pressing the need for yet more reform of the NHS was needed.

    However, now I’ve seen that Labour have to result to this kind of deception to make a case against it, I’m assuming that there can’t be any real arguments against it. I’m a bit more relaxed about it. If there are real arguments they should be making them, as is their job as the opposition.

    I say that as someone who will probably need a cardiac procedure in a few years, otherwise he will die, so I have a vested interest in them not ‘ucking it up.

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  38. 98
    MrAngry61 says:

    Thanks Guido for pointing out Coffey’s previous Labour photo-calls.

    I wish that the MSM would point out these manufactured photo-opportunities – but independent thought and analysis goes beyond their remit to ‘report’ the news.

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    • 104
      A BBC trotskyist says:

      We do not report anti-Labour Party drivel & flim-flam posted on this blog, although we do run with this blog’s anti-LibDem and Conservative Party content.

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  39. 99
    I'm such a cunt even my parents abandoned me, Nicky Campbells says:

    I am of the opinion that the lisping J’oo is a cu’nt of the highest order

    Like

    • 143
      Drop a daisy cutter on the BBC says:

      That would be the jock Hunt who is PROUD of his IRA heritage?

      Like

  40. 103
    have some bollocks.... says:

    If some Hunt was bringing politicians into my workplace week in week out to point score, I wouldnt stand for it.
    Why did Coffey’s?

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  41. 112
    Foxgoose says:

    Well done Guido – a piece of proper journalism.

    Never seen these days from the DTP

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  42. 114
    muddy says:

    Well done Guido for exposing this fraudulent GP.

    Strange thing, doctors’ pay. The pressure to get into medical school is enormous. No supply shortage there. The medical schools produce too many doctors. No supply shortage there. So the price (pay) of doctors should fall, right? Strangely, it rises. Because a) The BMA are the most effective trade union in the country and b) The politicians – especially Labour ones – are wasteful with our money.

    The doctors need a 50% pay cut.

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    • 140
      Joss Sayin says:

      +1

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    • 195
      Osama the Nazarene says:

      GPs most certainly do. A lot of hospital doctors deserve their pay.

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    • 201
      Sir William Waad says:

      GPs generally make good profits (they are self-employed), although small practices in poor urban areas make far less per partner. GPs do not do what hospital doctors would consider a day’s work. Hospital doctors can do very well if they get to the top, but they have to work extremely hard to do so and show exceptional talent at both medicine and hospital politics. Most hospital doctors rub along on decent but unimpressive salaries. By contrast, hospitals are awash with well-paid managers, as well as a vast number of moderately-paid admin types, whereas GP practices are tight with overheads (that’s why it’s often useless to phone them).

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  43. 115
    Moley says:

    Somebody should whisper in Miliband’s ear that there is rather more to opposition than acting like a 2 year old, stamping your feet and shouting “NO” all the time.

    It would be nice too if Labour made a point of listening more to patients than to the workers in the NHS.

    Speaking as a patient, I don’t like being treated as if everyone is doing me a huge favour for which I should be eternally grateful whenever they can be persuaded to actually see me.

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    • 139
      MrAngry61 says:

      I’d be impressed if he could just ask six pertinent, succinct questions at PMQs. He seems to view the first 15 minutes as his to fill with Labour dogma and drivel, rather than actually holding the PM to account.

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    • 165
      AC1 says:

      I find paying directly for my healthcare needs fixes that problem.

      Remember you are just a cost to the NHS.

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  44. 119
    Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

    Political patronage of the worst kind; a disgrace. Anyway when am I going to get my peerage. Jacqui is getting restless and I can’t afford to upset her.

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    • 209
      HRH The Duke of Edinburgh says:

      The only honour you are going to get sunshine, is a bit of soap up your crack, when you bend over in the shower of HMP. When are the Authorities going to prosecute and jail this Pervert and Spy. This country has gone to the dogs.

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  45. 120
    Concrete Pump says:

    Energy Secretary Chris Huhne had another mistress prior to dumping his wife over his current relationship with a bisexual PR woman, it is claimed.

    The MP, whose ex-wife Vicky Pryce alleges he persuaded her to take the blame for a speeding offence he committed, allegedly had his first affair while he was an MEP.

    According to Guido Fawkes, Mr Huhne dumped his mistress after deciding to run for the Eastleigh seat in 2005.

    It is claimed he decided the relationship was a ‘distraction’, despite asking the unnamed woman to help him choose the furniture for his Eastleigh home.

    Mr Huhne, who ended his 26-year marriage to Miss Pryce last year, remains in a relationship with bisexual divorcee Carina Trimingham, who is a former Press officer for the BBC’s Top Of The Pops.

    Calls to Mr Huhne’s constituency office for a response to the allegations were unanswered.

    Mr Huhne last night agreed to be grilled by police over the speeding offence allegations.

    The Energy Secretary will surrender himself for questioning next week as he tries to avoid criminal charges that would leave his career in tatters.

    Vince Cable today has warned it would be”fucking marvellous”for the coalition if fellow shit Chris Huhne was forced to quit the Cabinet

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    • 163
      Common sense voter. says:

      Who cares about sexual shenanigans, we all get up to them. It’s called being human.

      Now if the mistress had charged him £200 a week and he’d paid for it with our money on the other hand …

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      • 207
        English Viking says:

        It matters because he issued election leaflets claiming he was a good, honest family man, persuading people to vote for him. He also publicly vowed to not be involved in sex scandals when Oaten was doing his ‘thing’.

        He has been elected on a lie, he has continued to lie about other matters, not least his driving skills, and therefore must go.

        Plus he’s a smarmy tosser.

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        • 213
          Ukip if you want to. says:

          He only scraped into Europe in 1999 – 22 votes per constituency above UKIP. *

          Another good reason to leave the EU.

          * Source: Chris Huhne.

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      • 227
        Anonymous says:

        Maybe you do not think an MPs character and honesty is important. I beg to differ.

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    • 197
      Osama the Nazarene says:

      Very good CP you must have attended journo school in your previous life.

      Like

  46. 121
    Steve Miliband says:

    Gordon Brown visited there and it’s still open?

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    • 133
      annette curton says:

      Yep they are still burying em, you wouldn’t catch me going anywhere near BroketheBank Health.

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  47. 125
    Fred gets shred says:

    Court lifts Fred’s super injunction!

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  48. 128
    I don't need no doctor says:

    What a turkey is Ed Miliband, what a fool.

    Like

  49. 129
    A Little Off The Top Please says:

    Muhammad had the right idea with these wastes of skin, 800 beheaded in a summer afternoon one time.

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  50. 130
    marcus Aurelius says:

    Coffey was also given a very nice job as adviser to NHS London the strategic health authority, through whose hands all NHS budgets for London flow.
    I went to a talk where he was extolling the brilliance of the labour governement’s GP practice based commissioning project, in his role as adviser to NHS London.

    It’s hard to see much difference between liebor’s practice based commissioning and Landsley’s GP consortia commissioning, except that the tories seem to be trying to take out a layer of management and allowing non NHS providers of health care, to have contracts, to reduce costs and increase competition.

    The Blair government had introduced non NHS providers but only to reduce waiting times not to relieve the taxpayer of the salaries of Liebore voting NHS admin drones.

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  51. 131

    In Tameside, we have a similar problem with Dr. Kailash Chand. He is quick to slam the Conservatives whilst proclaiming to be an independent to the local newspapers, but never does he mention that he put himself forward to stand for Stalybridge and Hyde (James Purnell’s old seat, now Jonny Reynolds).

    What’s sick is that Kailash is head of Tameside & Glossop PCT. They have one of the most deadly hospitals in the country. So he is proclaiming to be holier than thou in his latest article to the Guardian or BMJ, perhaps he should consider concentrating on the issues on his own doorstep.

    Dr. Kailash Chand has now been appointed by Ed Miliband to advise Labour on their health policy.

    More here: http://tamesidelabour.blogspot.com/2011/05/kailash-chands-brass-neck.html

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  52. 132
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Have the BBC and Labour twisted any more coalition words today. Dumbed down BBC, even more dumbed down Labour.

    Like

  53. 138
    Ed Miliband says:

    “Doctor, doctor, I think I’m shrinking away to nothing. Can you do something at once?”

    “I’m sorry. You’ll have to learn to be a little patient.”

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  54. 144
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Did the BBC and in particular Nick Robinson deliberately twist Ken Clarke’s words.
    Investigation BBC please.

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    • 168
      Cynical Old Man says:

      I’ve no brief at all for Ken Clarke, but it pains me to say that what he was saying, or trying to explain, was a legal truth. The courts do make a distinction between different severities of rape – just as there are distinctions in homicide, assaults or indeed any other crime. Clarke was, in his less than articulate way, that there is a difference between “statutary rape” – having consensual sex with a fifteen year old, say, and the more serious rapes involving violence. He didn’t finish what he was saying because of the constant interruptions of Victoria Darbyshire who then put words he didn’t say into his mouth.

      Today, on Sky News some militant feminist type accused Clarke of sympathising with rapists and blaming rape victims. It’s amazing how various left wing and vested interests are now coming with “quotes” Clarke never made.

      The left are certainly working themselves up into a frenzy of synthetic outrage over something that was never said.

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      • 181
        Angry Beasts says:

        Yes. I’m looking forward to a fortnight’s worth of articles in the Grauniad about it from the sistahs.

        Though to be fair, the Graun editorial piece today said it was a storm in a teacup and that Ken should stay in post.

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      • 184
        sockpuppet #4 says:

        I’ve been saying this repeetedly.
        Statutory rape is not law. It does not appear in the rape sentence length statistics. Its not the same offence at all. useless.

        He fluffed it something rotten.

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        • 233
          Cynical Old Man says:

          Sockpuppet, read the definition of rape. It states it’s “sexual intercourse with a female without her consent…..” It goes on to mention using fear, force or fraud to have sex also constitutes rape. As the courts deem that a female under sixteen years of age CANNOT give consent, even though she may have been a willing participant, then this seems to fit the legal definition.

          And yes, I know the term “statutory rape” is an American term, and the normal offence heading in this country is “unlawful sexual intercourse” but that’s just a matter of semantics. In purely legal terms, having sex with a fifteen year old is still sex without her consent.

          I could do what the BBC and the vociferous militant feminists have done with Clarke and interpret your words as saying having sex with girls under sixteen is no offence in this country.

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          • Fed Up With All The BS says:

            To the best of my knowledge the charge in England and Wales (and maybe even Scotland) would be “sexual activity with a child” were you to slip a sub-16yr old a length, even if she was a willing participant.

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      • 188
        sockpuppet #4 says:

        I think I first watched “one flew over the cukoo’s nest” when I was about 17, and was rather surprised that you could get locked up and lobotomised for shagging a girl who actually looked far older than 17 to me. “silly Americans” I thought after researching it.

        Statutory rape is not in English law. So its not included in rape statistics or sentencing guidlines. you might hope that the bloke in charge of our laws might know that.

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  55. 146
    Archietheescapee says:

    I didn’t pay Mengele anywhere near that much!

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  56. 147
    Brown chased Obama into the UN kitchens for a photo-op says:

    Obama’s about to make a speech. The rumour is that he’ll start by saying “Before I make my speech, I just want to tell Gordon Brown to stop calling and screaming down the line to make him head of the IMF. Fuck off you goddamn weirdo!”

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  57. 150
    Common sense voter says:

    I find it hard to be exercised by Ed’s medical connections. This seems standard fare used by all parties at one point or another. Even Dave takes his wife for a Spanish holiday on Easy Jet to seem like ‘one of us’ etc.

    I’m more exercised by dishonest tossers like Laws being rewarded with a seat in the cabinet for stealing our money.

    Re Ken Clarke, I feel sorry for him. I don’t think for a second he condones rape, his sharp but 70 something brain was messed with by BBC types hungry for a good story.

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    • 158
      Moley says:

      On the subject of Laws, one of the really good tests of the honesty of his actions is the record of payments he made to his “Landlord”.

      If he kept some or all of the money, that makes it look like straightforward fraud.

      I hope the police will look into it.

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      • 162
        POV ( pissed off voter ) says:

        I guess The Met come here for most of the clues. Much easier than working

        Like

    • 166
      sockpuppet #4 says:

      Ken should know that the basic sentence for rape is 5 years, and that the proposals could make that 15 months in prison.

      He was flustered by being presented a basic fact.

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  58. 151
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    I hate going to the Drs , The waiting room is always full of sick people, never know what you might catch!

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  59. 155
    Gordon Brown says:

    Spank me big boy.

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  60. 169
    I says:

    A RECORDING of Osama Bin Laden made shortly before he was killed has been released by al-Qaeda

    ARgggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg!

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    • 182
      QWERTY says:

      It was a porno video of him bumming a 5 year old kid.

      Like

    • 187
      PD77 says:

      Just before that though they’ve managed to translated this:

      OBL: “If the infidels make Gordon Brown head of the IMF I can retire, he’ll do a far better job of destroying the West than I ever could!”

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  61. 170
    Freddie Flintoff says:

    Lad need`s a shotgun up the arse!

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  62. 186
    Cynic says:

    In every other area of the Public Sector it is a condition of employment that public servants are politically neutral. Why is this one not? Who authorised his time off and use of NHS facilities for these purposes?

    Like

    • 228
      James Robertson Milliband says:

      The same rule applies to Beeboids as they are also Public Servants being paid by the Public purse. you would never guess it though by their Twitter and Facebook pronouncements .

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  63. 192
    Desperate Dan says:

    I bet he’ll be on Newsnight tonight and Question Time next week.

    Like

  64. 196
    Dave Miliband says:

    Miliband is such a Hunt – I despise Labour

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  65. 199
    Hang The Bastards says:

    Who believes a word that Nasal Twat says anyway…..

    He should be ashamed of this low-life-level of misreporting to the public.

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  66. 200
    E Balls follower of Blanchflower, Kaletsky, Brittan and other followers of the blessed Keynes says:

    Sh*t, sh*t, sh*t unemployment down, retail sales up what is going on. This does not fit the theory! We cannot be wrong, can we?

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  67. 204
    Anonymous says:

    Ed and Tom. Birds of a snip-cock flock together. No suprises there.

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  68. 218

    By way of tribute to the one and only Tory MP ever to cross the floor of the Commons to join the SDP, Milipede and Coffey compete for the title of the Brocklebank Fouler.

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  69. 234
    bb says:

    Btb that ‘Tory’ health advisor quoted in the papers this week has quite a history… I understand that when he worked in the NHS HQ, he made a big thing of telling Liebour ministers that he was a ‘lifelong’ member of their Party. Strange then that he would misrepresent Coalition health reforms… Or perhaps not…

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  70. 238
    Phil says:

    Oh – great reference in the final para to Nye Bevan, Guido.

    “I stuffed their faces full of gold!”

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  71. 240
    Thats News says:

    It’s not the Coff(ey) that carries you off(ey)
    It’s the coffin they carry you off in!

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  72. 242
    Major Bonkers says:

    He’s also allowed Erection Ed to steal his tie – check out the photographs of Dr Coffey with Ed and Gordon.

    Like

  73. 244
    Fed Up With All The BS says:

    The other day I heard about a doctor who’d been sanctioned for imposing his Christian beliefs on his patients. Apparently, it is against GMC rules to allow faith, POLITICAL LEANINGS, or anything else of that ilk into your practice.

    Perhaps Guido should have a quiet word in the disciplinary panels lughole….?

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