Burnham Taps Up Quack Doc For Press Stunt

Andy Burnham is up in Birmingham electioneering at a GP surgery, where Labour spinners are briefing: “He will meet Dr. Ian Walton and colleagues… There will be a short private meeting, followed by opportunities for media interviews and photographs”Perhaps someone could ask the good doctor backing the Shadow Health Secretary for his views on ‘tapping’.

Tapping, or EFT, is a form of alternative therapy which says depression, anxiety and other mental health problems can be cured by tapping yourself on the head. Dr Walton is a big fan, promoting the treatment in the national press, but what do the experts say?

Apparently EFT and its sister treatment TFT are “not supported by scientific evidence”, “grounded in unsupported and discredited concepts” and “much more consistent with pseudoscience than science”.

Much like the reasons for supporting Andy Burnham…


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“My children have the measure of our prime minister. A couple of years ago, my son and I went for a lovely Sunday lunch at his house in Oxfordshire — where he has a Kalashnikov mounted on the wall. Boris suggested we play a game. A tug of war, but with a difference. The rope is tied around your waist and the contest takes place across a swimming pool. If you lose you end up in the water, fully clothed.

That’s Johnson for you: fun, inventive but ruthless. I suspect his brother Jo had one ducking too many.”

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