As I write, the junior doctors have gone on strike today and firstly just to say I fully support them. I have just seen a junior doctor on Breakfast TV very clearly explain what it is all about. It is clearly not about providing a better or more effective NHS, but simply yet another NHS bashing exercise by the Nasty Party and machismo man, Jeremy Hunt. Personally, I think their aim is to put the NHS under such stress and strain in the hope that it will eventually fold up and fall into the clutches of private medicine, rather like Gove had a go at us in education. The doctor on the TV put it very simply. At present we have a 5 day elective NHS service and a 7 day emergency service. What Hunt is attempting to do is to fit a 7 day elective service and 7 day emergency service into the existing 5 day elective and 7 day emergency service. Worse still, what he has left out of equation is that a 7 day elective service will require not just the junior doctors, but all the nurses, admin, porters, technicians and a multitude of support staff essential to operating an elective service, but presently not needed over the weekend when only emergencies are dealt with. No mention of these people at all. So effectively the overall budget for the NHS has to stretch that much further. It is effectively a day to day cut in budget. That is why the junior doctors say it is unsafe. Hunt has been disgraceful in his conduct over this issue, blatantly misquoting data and statistics, BSing on the TV to say how dreadful the doctors are being over this, and to undermine the NHS and its workers. Well Jeremy ( I can call you Jeremy can't I? It is so much preferable to *unt!) I have rumbled you because I have seen it all before from your Nasty Party. You are out to make a fundamental change in our society where those who have the money can access the essentials of life like health and education. Those who don't have the money -- well it is their fault, isn't it! And in any case they don't vote for you anyway.