It's not, but I would have had a little more sympathy if the BMA had shown a little more vociferous support to fellow professionals in the public sector when their pensions were under attack from government policies. [ Maybe they did ? -in which case I take it back ] A little background reading:- NHS Pay Modernisation: New contracts for general practice services in England - National Audit OfficeNo different to striking over pensions in other professions though, so why should it be crime of the century?
Because whenever it suits them they try to pull 'overworked, underpaid noble servants of the public' horse-puckey and conveniently forget how long and hard they fought against the NHS?
I know I was not though it seems like it!I doubt many were working in 1947.
thats an unfair statement... why can all other unions strike... and when doctors strike... its got to be linked to their oath??Hippocratic Oath = F*** it--- show me the money!
It was a joke. Same as the placards imitating Doctor's writing.thats an unfair statement... why can all other unions strike... and when doctors strike... its got to be linked to their oath??
plus this is not even a full strike... emergency services and cancer services all go ahead as normal. Only non urgent appointments and elective surgeries are put off....
Doctors and those that work in the NHS are human too and need money to survive, ie food, lodging, petrol/diesel, mortgage and clothing.... They are not paid as much as the average suggest... especially not the junior doctors... what is recorded and suggested in the news are those who are already on the top and those top GPs... do not forget that 70% are junior doctors... and they certainly do not even make half the amount suggested.
Given the thread title, this was bound to turn into a debate about the doctor's strike and the underlying issues.Guys, guys...
It was just a cartoon I posted. Please don't analyse it all to death - just take it for the humour it was intended to be.
I'm with you on that one buddy. Metaphorically (thank God for spell check) speakingI posted it because I thought it was funny. That's the end of it. Nothing more complicated than that!
I happen to like Matt's cartoons - my kind of satire.
Those who wish to analyse everything for the rest of the evening are welcome to do so: I'm off down t'pub.