September 24th, 2012

Hunt Privatises His Circle

When Jeremy Hunt was appointed as Health Secretary it was seen as “up yours” to his countless enemies on the left and in media. After his car-crash encounter with Murdoch, many saw him as a wounded beast, and Leveson could well slaughter him. What with going on holiday in his first few weeks in the new job, it now appears as if the “up yours” attitude is here to stay.

The Guardian are sobbing over the fact that Hunt is set to appoint the gorgeous Christina Lineen as his Special Adviser. Who? Well that is the problem, Lineen is the Communications Director of Circle Health – the group that set to benefit from the NHS reforms and are currently running their first hospital. The fact that Lineen used to be a Lansley SpAd, before moving to the group two years ago, is being somewhat overlooked in the fuss. It’s a ballsy move though, and upsetting all the right people…

UPDATE: Guido can’t help but laugh at the fact that in all their anger the Guardian have forgotten to check what Ms. Lineen’s name is. It’s Christina not Christine.


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    Fact says:


  2. 2
    Pawn Sandwich says:

    8illy blocker!

  3. 3
    Hunt's inner circle says:

    You’re making me horny baby.

  4. 4
    Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

    Is he shagging her? Boaz.

  5. 5
    Chuck Norris says:

    don’t forget to shut the revolving door on your way out

  6. 6
    Mike Hancock says:

    Her last name is now Robinson…

    Yum Yum, if I was her teacher, a nice holiday in France would be in order.

  7. 7
    Selohesra says:

    So what if he called him a Pleb – its a perfectly good expression. If the copper got so upset by it perhaps it was because it hit home rather accurately. If it had been that nice Mr Terry he would have called the chap a c**t

  8. 8
    Neo-Guido says:

    professional name and married name different.

  9. 9
    Mike Hancock says:

    Like Michael Green and Grant Shapps? I see.

  10. 10
    Jimmy says:

    Circle Health pay good money for this level of access.

  11. 11
    Anonymous says:

    Apprently grant cannot tell when he is being a michael. He needs the public to help him. That’s crowdsourcing for you.

  12. 12
    Anonymous says:

    suppose lines are being drawn here. As a proud nation can we really be plebians too? the nation will speak, but will it be plebtalk?

  13. 13
    Your Friendly Neighbourhood Face-Saver Proofreading Service says:

    “[‘]Christina[‘,] not [‘]Christine[‘],” wrote Mr Typo himself…

  14. 14
    Anonymous says:

    Fact could be 81lly

  15. 15
    Osama the Nazarene says:

    I just love it when the Grauniad progressives are upset.

  16. 16
    Sid Yobo's copper nark says:

    Rupee also pays well.

  17. 17
    taC eht abbaJ says:

    Once upon a time the mice knew their places, unfortunately in this age equality, political correctness and multi culti, the mice have ideas way above their station, so the occasional slap down is required…

  18. 18
    Anonymous says:

    Fact is 8illy. What a c’unt

  19. 19
    steve h says:

    police collude in mass r#pe of British children

    I assume it was Labour government policy?

  20. 20
    jgm2 says:

    Does that mean Blair is a director of Circle Health as well?

  21. 21
    jgm2 says:

    Note this only came to light in 2010. Yet another concealed land-mine blowing up in the T*ries faces.

  22. 22
    jgm2 says:

    I’m not sure I share your joy on this Guido.

    While there is a part of me that likes nothing more than seeing the bedwetters swallowing their tongues the rest of me, in this particular case, is seeing another case of Tim Yeo.

    It’s simply not on that folk who stand to personally benefit financially from decisions are steering/influencing government policy. And I assume this won’t be of the order of a few hundred quid either. But proper, Blair-like, gobs of money.

    Nope. I definitely don’t share your joy. Hunt isn’t just rubbing the bedwetters nose in it. He’s rubbing everybody’s nose in it.

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    Christina Lineen former SPAD of Lansley – well done Guido for regurgitating what we all know. Nick Seddon the deputy director of Reform used to be Circle’s Head of Communications. Reform have been heavily promoting the benefits of private hospital via the medium of the Telegraph, their ‘quality’ PR paper. Circle who have offered sponsorship to Reform as have General Healthcare Group who own BMI Hospitals. You remember them Guido, the ones who were encouraging their doctors to delay NHS patients to push them private.

    Over 200 parliamentarians have financial connections to companies involved in private healthcare, bit none of this seems to matter to Guido who dribbles out a Guardian baiting paragraph to please his readership. Meanwhile the people who are suffering in this fun, are the public whose health is being put in jeopardy by a government intent on pushing the NHS further to the brink.

    The Health and Social care Act was merely a legalised mechanism for handing over the NHS to the private companies who pay so many of our Lords and MPs. Everything else is just marketing. This is not something to celebrate Guido unless the corporate takeover of government and its threat to our democracy is something to raise a glass to?

    So Reform, who are a think tank that call themselves a charity despite serving only the 31 corporate partners that are their financial backers are doing the work for Circle and BMI Healthcare. Lineen, who was a key worker for Lansley as this bill was being hacked through parliament with the help of the Lords and MPs with vested interests will possibly be back in town, and Guido and his sheep think this is good for democracy.

    Maybe Guido should do some research into all areas before he mocks the anger of a public that are deeply worried about the attacks on the NHS

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