October 4th, 2013

Tories Call For Burnham to Resign

Some determined FoI-ing from Tory MP Stephen Barclay published in the Mail and the Telegraph today. Email chains from ministers and officials serving in the previous government show how Labour tried to block the release of a report into neglect at NHS hospitals. Barclay is now calling for Burnham to go:

“Labour tried to cover up failing hospitals before the last General Election. Andy Burnham told the House of Commons in July there was no shred of evidence of political interference with the health regulator. But these emails show a clear paper trail of political meddling – leading back to him. He needs to correct his statement when Parliament returns on Monday. Andy Burnham owes a big apology to the patients and families who suffered, and he should resign. No one will ever trust Labour with our hospitals again.”

Which only increases the chances of him staying…


96 Comments

  1. 1
    Pissing agin the wind says:

    The BBC are not interested in this. Are they.

    • 6
      The BBC supports "responsible capitalism" says:

      Not in ANYWAY at all…they are still going on about the wicked Daily Mail and by inference those “Nasty Tories”

    • 13
      Blue Peter Goldfish says:

      But very concerned and endlessly chewing the fat over an article in a newspaper that pointed out that Eds dad was a commie.

    • 16
      Them and Us says:

      The NHS is able to give the Labour leader’s uncle a proper memorial service but not able to look after our parents and grand parents properly

      • 21
        just asking says:

        Who paid for that memorial service and
        why was it held on NHS premises?

        • 87
          Suzie says:

          Yes I would like to know the answer to that as well. David Miliband has finally come out and said that he supports his brothers point. Took such a long time. I wonder how much pressure was put on him? This whole thing stinks to high heaven. When is the BBC going to come out of Labours ar…

    • 35
      Steve Miliband says:

      Not a bickie bird online

    • 45
      jake says:

      ANOTHER NHS BASHING
      Mehdi Hasan savages the Daily Mail on BBC Question Time

    • 48
      Aunt Hilda says:

      they’ll doubtless ignore it ..Burnham didn’t want these things coming out

    • 52
      The BBC says:

      Of course not – now if he had been responsible for Ralph Miliband’s death we would be all over him.

    • 71
      REALWORLDER says:

      In fact the tories themselves gave Burnham an easy ride when the Stafford affair gained prominence, they even started apologising on behalf of the NHS, it was as if they wanted to take the blame

  2. 2
    Red Len says:

    He’s our next leader. Resign????

  3. 3
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Andy Burnham MP
    Studied health care of first born males with Herod King.

  4. 4
    Engineer says:

    Confirnation of what everybody pretty much knew anyway.

    Alistair Campbell will be along shortly to denounce the Telegraph for publishing smears.

    • 24
      just a thought says:

      Campbell won’t just be denouncing.
      He’ll be attempting to re-write history in a shouty,
      insulting and aggressive manner.

  5. 5
    ¶©®±¥§¿‖†‡∑∏∩√≠Ω℗‼ says:

    The report must have been a killer.

  6. 6
    Ed the Red says:

    But he really loves Britain!

    • 9
      Remind me Mr Miliband, Who WAS Health Secrtary under the last Labour Government ? says:

      and is a “Great British Patriot” as well

    • 57
      Ed: My Life in Hampstead says:

      Oh how I remember the long run home, safely arriving in the warm kitchen, happy to get away from the other boys who called me those horrid names. ‘Satchel Boy’ and ‘Camel Nose’ were very hurtful. How I wished David hadn’t told the wet bed. How I longed one day to get my revenge.

      The maid would comfort me by the aga and give me Ovaltine while we plotted our revenge. When my dad came home later she would tell him I had bravely seen off some capitalists who’d been trying exploit some workers. I knew it wasn’t true, but I wanted it to be. How his eyes would water as he looked at me. He would silently shake his head in weary way that told me how much work there was to be done. Later on he would play me some of his extensive collection of British folk songs in the original Georgie. Here is one of my favourites.

  7. 8
    JH2349809850934 says:

    Look, can we clarify something.

    Does Andy Burnham actually wear mascara? Or does he just naturally have Liza-Minelli-in-Cabaret eyes?

    Picture him with the little brush, putting it on. Picture it. These people wield massive power over our lives.

  8. 11
    The NHS ..safe in Labour's hands says:

    Can’t understand the problem…the water in the flower vases was changed twice a week…

  9. 12
    Anonymous says:

    If you open wide the doors of opportunity to this kind of MP you are asking for your house to be despoiled. Remember that he uses all the methods of protective colouring. Baptism. Me an MP? No, I am a Christian, even a Christian priest. Language. What, Mr. S a foreigner? But he speaks perfect English. Name-changing. What, Mr. S a foreigner and a MP? But he has a good English name, is a Member of Parliament, and his sentiments are irreproachable.

  10. 14
    pilsden says:

    perhaps the Lord of the Daily Mail should write to Ed M and ask for an investigation into the conduct procedures and ethics of the labour party

  11. 15
    Quote of Yesterday says:

    “David Cameron cannot be trusted with the NHS”

    You’ve guessed it…Andy Burnham

  12. 18
    Marxist Ed Miliband says:

    This is why I want to control the press.
    To prevent stories like these being investigated
    and reported.

  13. 23
    Incapable Vince, deputy Chief Cockroach says:

    I have never heard of Derek Osbourne.

  14. 26
    I d on't n eed no d octor says:

    Burnham should have resigned months ago, but this is the decency that Ed Miliband speaks of. The Daily Mail critised Milibands dead father, but Burnham covered up hundreds of NHS deaths. Where is Miliband’s decency now. And what of the incompetent Alan Johnson, where is his decency, it’s union funded that’s where it is.
    Labour need to take a long hard look at themselves.

    • 27
      The BBC are cunts says:

      Shhhhhhhhhhhhhh !!

    • 50
      The British media are cunts says:

      Even Brillo gave Johnson a verbal blow job over his involvement when he was on This Week a while back.

      The same media cover up exists over Operation Ore, Jimmy Saville and of course MP expenses, where the press pack knew all about the fiddling that was going on but said nothing.

      Oh and then we have the media covering up for McTwat. Toenails and Tom Bradby both came out and admitted after the one eyed cuunt was gone that he WAS a bully, yet when he was in power they reported his denials and helped trash the name of the woman from the bullying charity who outed McCuunt.

  15. 28
    I d on't n eed no d octor says:

    Someone in a previous blog made an excellent point over Miliband and the Daily Mail. Yes it was right for Miliband to critisize the Mail, but then why is Miliband playing for all it’s worth. Political opportunism, that’s why. And Miliband’s agenda, control of the media that labour do not agree with. Miliband would take this country the way of the old soviet union – control the media, then control you.
    It’s not scare mongering to say that Miliband’s labour will take us back to the 70′s, it’s a reality.
    One father, one vision, one son, one ideology, one labour, one disaster.

  16. 31
    Burning down the house says:

    Have a look at the council by election results from yesterday on CON home. More good news for UKIP, more bad news for Tories. I feel for the few true blues that are left in the Conservatives, but if they won’t get rid of socialist Dave, perhaps they deserve the beatings they are taking?

  17. 32
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Conservatives are winning the war of words on the NHS
    At this autumn’s party conferences, health secretary Jeremy Hunt’s speech was aimed squarely at the voters while Labour’s Andy Burnham wrote his for the party faithful

    Labour needs to stop talking to its grassroots about ideology and start talking to patients and the public about a vision for quality care.

    http://www.theguardian.com/healthcare-network/2013/oct/03/conservatives-labour-party-conferences-nhs

  18. 33
    Ed Sinatra says:

    Ralph who?

    • 39
      TV guide says:

      My understanding is Ralph and Potsy were friends of Richie.
      Richie was friends with Fonzie who lived above the garage.
      Mrs Cunningham, Richie’s mother, was a smiling apple pie and apron mum.

      But secretly she hated America.

  19. 36
    Steve Miliband says:

    I hate Tesco’s. I demand Ed Miliband and Alistair Campbell tell the owners to investigate how they operate

  20. 37
    Blue Peter Goldfish says:

    Rare footage of Ralph taking the young Milibands on holiday to Cleethorpes:

  21. 40
    Journo Watch says:

    SkyNews, BBC, ITV, Channel and Channel 5 are all complicit in this huge Labour/NHS cover-up. Plus hundreds of other stories including immigration and economic statistics.

    I would like to see journalists brought before an inquiry to find out what they knew and what they chose to ignore.

    The UK media is devious and manipulative, they need to come clean and even up their reporting bias, if not, I for one think they deserve to be regulated to hell!

    • 44
      The British media are cunts says:

      Look at my moniker. All the British media are the same, the same stories in the same running order, with the same sound bites.

      The BBC, ITV, C4 and Sky all sing off the same hymn sheet.

  22. 41
    Ralph. says:

    I hate this fucking Country.
    Viva the Malvinas.

  23. 43
    The British media are cunts says:

    Tot he BBC Andy Bumthem is a national socialist hero, even if he is a bit of a mincing queen.

    So what if people died in the NHS under his watch? they were probably Tory voters anyway.

    • 49
      BBC Rapid Rebuttal Unit says:

      The Labour ‘freedom fighters’ did the best they could with the resources they had.

    • 85
      Anonymous says:

      My sister died in the killing fields of Mid Staffs hospital.She had oesophagal cancer and had a stent inserted to supposedly help her digest a little liquidised food. The stent punctured her lung and caused pneumonia. She had an oxygen mask, a tube to feed her through her stomach and apparatus attached because of her lung injury. Ok, she had no chance of survival but did she have to crawl on her hands and knees to the toilet because no member of staff would help her?She begged a doctor to let her go into a hospice as she said she wanted to die with a little dignity. This was arranged and she died two days later.
      Hundreds of patients must have suffered the way she did. BBC and newspapers seem to care very little about such suffering.Just interested in making sure Ed Miliband is portrayed as a wronged son.
      Ed, you should sack Andy Burnham if you have any sense of the decency you keep on about.

  24. 46
    ¶©®±¥§¿‖†‡∑∏∩√≠Ω℗‼ says:

    What ever you do, don’t mention Andy Burnham’s father!

    • 51
      Mr Burnham Snr says:

      My Son hates the NHS

      • 68
        Andy Burnams Real Dad says:

        My son hates the NHS’s patients and their grieving families more like.

        • 96
          Burnham is to the NHS what Unka was to 1970s Cambodia says:

          Burnham is tainted forever over this – if he’s still there in 2015 Labour won’t be able to float a single credible argument on the NHS.

          Simple strategy – throw endless money at it and lie, cover and obfuscate like Nixon when it goes wrong.

  25. 47
    Ralph Miliband says:

    My cell used to call him Tory Benn FFS! LOL

  26. 54
    andy pantsonfire says:

    ok its a fair cop I did know about stafford and no I didn’t want everyone to know about it before the election but its been sorted out now so move on folks.

  27. 55
    The Marxist who hates Britain says:
  28. 56
    Where is the White Child Award? says:
  29. 59
    Ed Miliband on the NHS says:

    They used to say a rising tide lifts all boats. Now the rising tide just seems to lift the corpses.

  30. 61
    Sturmfuhrer Burnham says:

    Was only following orders.

  31. 65
    albacore says:

    Oh my, the Tories have finally spotted
    Old patients might as well have been garrotted
    With that flair for getting to work out what’s what
    Could they suss it’s a Labour leader they’ve got?

    • 67
      Blue Peter Goldfish says:

      Sick of all this load of bollocks
      Country run by load of trollops
      BBC are dim as fuck
      Perhaps my aerial I should unhook?

  32. 69
    Jimmy says:

    “Email chains from ministers”

    Do you have a link to this? You seem to have linked to another crappy Daily Hitler smear piece by mistake.

    • 74
      just a thought says:

      For information about what constitutes a smear
      please contact Campbell and McBride.

  33. 70
    BBC Comrades unite says:

    This website has been reported to our very own print arm the Guardian newspaper, and you will be dismantled anon by the glorious comrades of the forthcoming revolution.

    • 79
      Lynton bing crosby says:

      One things for certain my socialist friends.Come the election a massive poster campaign will remind the voters of Labours 13 years in office and running the NHS.It won’t make good reading.

  34. 75
    John Bellingham says:

    Just listening to Radio 4. They had a “profile” of Paul Dacre, which apart from a personal recollection by a fellow student of his University days, was, almost word for word, the Wikipaedia entry on the man. How much do BBC journalists get paid to read out other people’s stuff?

  35. 77
    Sine qua non says:

    I just wonder how andy pandy sleeps at night with this on his conscience. Makes you wonder what other skeletons are in Labour cupboards…

  36. 81
    geordieboy says:

    Burnham was looking for a pat on the back for saving the DWP a fortune in pensions.

    • 84
      Matilda says:

      So was that Nicholson common purpose creep who got his contract extended for a few months instead of being remanded on murder/manslaughter charges.

      …and what about 5 bellies getting over 100k to run an NHS Trust? Must be lots of opportunities to sleep in spare bedrooms with that gig. Plus WTF does she know about the detailed workings of NHS Trusts anyway?

  37. 89
    Entrepreneur says:

    Burham, his Labour colleagues, and Nicholson, and their Labour / Common Purpose apparatchiks in the NHS should be tried for crimes against humanity.

    Even if individuals cannot be identified for prosecution (because of the cover ups), anyone in anyway associated with these unnecessary deaths and the subsequent cover ups should be fired immediately without compensation / pension and banned from working in the public sector ever again. There is absolutely nothing to prevent the NHS from sacking these people for failing to be accountable or take responsibility for their actions / inactions. But of course, that would go against the corrupt culture of the NHS.

    When Cameron stood up for Nicholson, it tells you everything you need to know about Cameron, the NHS, and the British public sector as a whole.

    Cameron should have made an examples of Sir David Nicholson and the CEO of Mid Staffs Hospital / the CQC.

    By not doing so, he has confirmed that you can get away with almost anything in the NHS without sanction.

    And consequently the NHS Holocaust continues, unabated, as do the careers of senior NHS Holocaust deniers…

    This country, with its unprincipled politicians, its crony socialism, corrupt public sector, and corrupt/dishonest BBC disgusts me.

    .

  38. 93
    Klaus Henchmann says:

    Who ever did this is a God of Political Propaganda. ……

    The rest are on their knees. This maggots political career is over.

    Show this every where. Say nothing. Just let them see it. They’ll work it out for themselves.

  39. 94
    Anonymous says:

    Are any of these politicos qualified and fit for purpose to run what is in effect a large corp?


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“There is more sexism in Britain than in any other country in the world, according to a mad woman who has been sent here by the United Nations.

Rashida Manjoo is a part-time professor of law at Cape Town University in the totally non-sexist country of South Africa (otherwise known as Rape Capital Of The World).

Mrs Magoo has been wandering around with her notebook and is appalled by the sexist “boys’ club” culture here, apparently.

I don’t doubt we still have sexism in the UK. But is it worse than in, say, Saudi Arabia, d’you think, honey-lamb? Or about 175 other countries? Get a grip, you doolally old bat.”



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