March 14th, 2014

A Bottle a Day at the BMA Keeps the Health Secretary Away

Doctors’ trade union the BMA has been getting very upset about “cuts” to the NHS recently, moaning to the government that funding changes could force GP practices to close. One thing in particular they don’t want to cut is their very own in-house wine list, which offers posh plonk such as a £52 Pol Roger advertised as “Winston Churchill’s favourite champagne”.



  1. 1
    A very peculiar practice says:

    Don’t bottle NHS cuts.


  2. 2
    BMA don't do joined up thinking says:

    The ban smoking drinking and eating fat brigade moan because there are too many old bastards clogging up the wards.


  3. 3

    Scum, all of them, absolute fucking scum.


    • 7
      Plus VAT says:

      But, the BMA are selling them, so any subsidy is from them?


    • 43
      Patient x says:

      Yeah doctors, helping people and saving lives total bastards aren’t they?

      Ever met one? They are rather nice and rather bright I’ll take their views seriously thanks.

      As for the wine, they sell it and at a more expensive cost than on the high street. No subsidies there.


  4. 4
    Nick Leg says:

    yet to hear the Eurosceptic Tony Benn and Bob Crow (deceased) referred to as swivel eyed loon little Englanders.


  5. 5
    Not the Same as it ever was says:

    Drink ok then..?


  6. 6
    Andy Burnham says:

    I recommend only the finest crystal flower vases for the consumption of Pol Roger. Don’t let it breath either.


  7. 8
    The Public says:

    We should call the BMA’s bluff and cut doctor’s pay by 10% across the board. They’re hardly going to go elsewhere.

    Patricia Hewitt looted the NHS to give them juicy wages at our expense.


    • 18
      jgm2 says:

      Naaah. That was the great negotiator himself, the Maximum Imbecile.

      The BMA put in a comedy 40% request fully expecting to get bartered or negotiated down to (say) 10%. The Imbecile just said ‘OK’.

      So, overnight, doctors figured they could get the same money for three days work as for five days work and so they all went to a three day week with the result that suddenly we didn’t have enough doctors. So they had to be bought in at massive agency rates from all over the world.

      And they wonder why we had 180bn quid deficit in 2008/9.


      • 34
        Vlad the Loudhailer says:

        Did n’t John Reid raise GPs pay to £100k, because MPs were comparing there work to GPs and wanting similarl pay. Once the GPs got their raise fromm £66k Reid realised he’d over cooked it and suggested they give up £10k and they could stop doing weekends and nights.
        Since then (2004) A&E has been overun and to finish the destruction Brown unleashed £250 billion PFI on hospitals. Mid Staffs is the result hence Burnham covered it up. How many Labour MPs have private health cover?


        • 37
          SIZE 14 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

          Any body who can afford it, and has no private health cover is a dam fool !


        • 49
          thostids says:

          It’s a nice plan but much too clever for our Politico-Mandarinate. The reason that the GPs yet again had their mouths stuffed with silver, as in 1947, was that they had to accept and implement the devolution plan for commissioning to them. They had to have “a major financial interest” in making it work. The other financial catastrophes such as PFI and the consequence of the grotesque expansion of Middle-managers by Mad Gordie were unrelated but equally destructive to the NHS as a viable provider of free at point of supply medical treatment rather than the largest employer of last resort in Europe, excluding the Russian Army.


    • 48
      Sick of the greed and lies(still) says:

      I suggest changing their pay system to one that only pays for the time they actually see patients plus a percentage for the practice outgoings.
      We wouldn’t have an A & E issue if people could actually see a GP when they felt ill rather than in 3 weeks time.


    • 56
      Derrick T Tuggle III says:

      Moron, medics are leaving the UK in their droves to work abroad and older ones are retiring early rather than jump through nonsense revalidation hoops.


  8. 10
    Latest advice from the BMA says:

    Quit smoking cock and cut down the amount of man fat you ingest up the bum.


  9. 11
    Diane Abbot says:

    Do they have anything that goes with a late evening breakfast?


    • 19
      Latest advice from the BMA says:

      A whine from Nurse Pilgrim.she’s been bottling it up for a while.


      • 33
        RomaBob.... working hard for you! says:

        Why do nurses appear morbidly obese these days ?


        • 38
          The platform 4 nursing station says:

          cos we all got diggrees innit, so we can now sit on our arses all day (and night) ordering the foreign skivvies about. Nice work if you can get it. Wanna job madam? Just call if you need help opening that safety pin.


    • 30
      M­a­­­­q­bo­­ul says:

      Yes, at the zero hour one should drink Pol Pot Champagne.


      • 39
        The platform 4 nursing station says:

        Didn’t know they grew champagne in Korea. I nearly went there once as my bossy boots supervisor told me I needed a Korea change.


  10. 12
    Behave_My_Arachnids says:

    The organisation is a legal cartel i.e. it serves the interests of nobody, not even doctors on the bottom rung.


    • 21
      jgm2 says:

      It’s like the mafia. You’re not considered a full member until you’ve killed somebody. Then they’ll move mountains to protect you.


  11. 14
    Round the Bend says:

    When your earning well over £100k a year, being a champagne socialist is not a problem.


  12. 20
    Dot Cottons fag says:


    • 44
      Anonymous says:

      I agree with this man that the English have become very cowardly and fear being called ‘racist’ or ‘haters’ if they state the blindingly obvious – but even he keeps to safe and ‘approved’ targets.


  13. 22
    Just to be clear says:

    All these Tony Benn obituaries on DT blogs etc are to do with the greatness of the man and not sunny Friday syndrome.


  14. 25
    Eat plenty of fresh air and die early says:

    A BMA whine list.
    Fuck me where do you begin?


  15. 27
    Anonymous says:

    Just nationalise the Private Practitioners!


  16. 32
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    As Churchill might have put it:

    We shall fight them in the pubs and in the wine cellars, we shall never be sober :-)


    • 40
      Pawk sc says:

      That prick who sentenced McShane to a fortnight in a holiday camp was reported as being jober as a sudge all weekend before he made his pronouncements.


  17. 35
    Tony Blair is a war criminal says:

    The BBC have been in total knicker wetting mode over lefty Benn. A man who pissed away hundreds of millions on Concorde, a plane for the champagne lefty elite.


    • 41
      Pawk scrachins says:

      Regrettably the advances made to bring that project successfully to fruition were never followed up.


      • 47
        Tony Blair is a war criminal says:

        Yes the same Labour party killed the TSR-2, something that would have been useful and other countries might have bought.

        But rich lefty socialists couldn’t have used it to fly to their tax havens.


    • 50
      thostids says:

      The only time The Viscount Stansgate and Quinton McGarel The Baron Hailsham ever saw eye to eye was getting parliament to change the Rules so that they could renounce, temporarily, their hereditary Peerages and sit in the Commons, resuming their Titles in due course. Presumably, speccy 4-eyes Benn in Leeds doesn’t want the old-mans title just at the moment either.


  18. 36
    @ranter says:

    We’re skint unless we want to appease tory scum, or throw money at Ukraine, bomb Syria, Libya, Iran.
    Funny how they find all this spare cash when it’s not for the British public, There is only one word for Osborne, starts with a C and ends with a T


  19. 46
    jgm2 says:

    The definition of an alc*oho*lic is somebody who dr*i*nks more then their doctor.


  20. 52

    Got to look after Number One. Patients? They need patience!


  21. 53
    With a slight hint of arseholes says:

    Someone is fleecing them royally looking at the price of that vinegar


  22. 54
    Mark says:

    Isn’t this a wine list for when they hire their building out for events?


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