NHS staffing

"NHS England to spend £100m recruiting GPs from overseas." Hang on a minute. Back in October, in the heady days of the Tory Party Conference, I swore I heard Jeremy Hunt promise delegates that we'd have an NHS staffed entirely with pure white Brits. It wasn't right to be taking other country's doctors away from where they were needed (even though it is actually cheaper than training them ourselves), so the new post-Brexit Britain would be treated by a medical workforce that was 100 per cent Brit. Yeah, right.

We should be used to it, but they have no shame. They will say whatever it takes, for today's headlines, to solve this week's crisis. If they have to say the opposite a month later that's fine. Nobody remembers, nobody cares. It's just a game.