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…

Seen Elsewhere

Tip offs: 0709 284 0531

Quote of the Day

Tobias Ellwood tells LBC…

“So Jeremy Corbyn will meet with Hamas, Hezbollah and the IRA with no preconditions, but won’t meet the British Prime Minister without her agreeing to his precondition.”


Guidogram: Sign up

Subscribe to the most succinct 7 days a week daily email read by thousands of Westminster insiders.