... the Government holds great responsibility for letting the dispute develop to its current pitch of acrimony. Mr Hunt has behaved disrespectfully almost throughout. He has treated one of the most productive and diligent elements of the British workforce as truculent and greedy. He has dismissed legitimate concerns as union tub-thumping. The final straw will, for many, be the imposition of this contract, and Mr Hunt – or, more likely, his successors – will be left to reap the consequences.Thankfully, the Scottish government appears to have adopted a more enlightened attitude.
12 February 2016
Quote of the day
From The Independent on the government's dispute with the doctors (here):