Andrew Lansley, the Health Secretary, who in 2008 famously said that recession can be good for us, today expanded his theory to include dying:
I’ve been reading up on the impact of fatal diseases on our health. And interestingly I’ve discovered, on many counts, dying can be good for us. People tend to smoke less, drink less alcohol, eat less rich food and spend less time doing dangerous things, like driving and shopping.
Fellow Conservative MP Kenneth Clarke disagreed with his cabinet colleague when he said:
Dying is not going to be good for anybody.
But furious Tory MPs and activists demanded Mr Clarke’s head. One Tory backbench MP said:
Ken Clarke is a persistent offender in undermining the Government and now he is openly undermining our policy on dying. The PM has to sack him.
Labour said the remarks showed the Health Secretary was “out of touch”.
`Dying is not going to be good for anybody.`
Oh, i don`t know….I think the death of a few select MP`s would definitely be good for the country….
Tom Pride said:
Sabrewulfe – the only problem is they’ll probably continue to claim their expenses….
Pingback: Royal College of GPs calls for government to scrap Andrew Lansley « Pride's Purge
Siôn Jones said:
I as a councillor and therapist would certainly recommend a dose of dying for Andrew Lansley. It might not do him so much good, but it would certainly help the rest of u!
Pingback: Lib’ Dem’s Win Major Concessions From Tories Over NHS Bill Punctuation « Pride's Purge
Pingback: Andrew Lansley ‘complex, incoherent and not fit for purpose’, say doctors « Pride's Purge
Pingback: Andreus Lansleylococcus – the deadly threat lurking in our hospitals « Pride's Purge
Pingback: Have you heard the one about Andrew Lansley? « Pride's Purge
Pingback: Government – clocks to go back 64 years this Sunday « Pride's Purge
Pingback: US bubblewrap maker set to take over Broadmoor Hospital « Pride's Purge
Pingback: Public displays of poverty and disability to be banned « Pride's Purge
Pingback: Public backs plans to remove branding from party candidates « Pride's Purge
Pingback: Month long ‘Stoptober’ campaign to urge Tory voters to kick the deadly habit « Pride's Purge