What Jeremy Hunt isn’t telling you about the junior doctors’ strike will shock you (James O’Brien show)


Yesterday’s James O’Brien Show on LBC was a classic for so many reasons, but mainly because unlike any other broadcast media outlets, doctors involved in the dispute with Conservative policy were given a platform for three hours to explain what is really going on in the so-called “junior doctors‘ strike”.

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Even if you think you already know the ‘truth’, I assure you that you don’t. “The government has been lying to you” is a phrase I come across several times a day in my online life and is often to be taken with a pinch of salt. In the case of the doctors’ industrial action, it is true and they can and do prove it. Listen to their story and prepare for your jaw to hit the floor.

James O'Brien masterclass

It is supposedly the role of the BBC to educate, inform and entertain and recently they have failed to live-up to those Reithian values. In the following clips that cover the complete show (minus the adverts and news), you will hear a masterclass in public service broadcasting.

Part 1

Audio © LBC97.3

Part 2

Part 3

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4 thoughts on “What Jeremy Hunt isn’t telling you about the junior doctors’ strike will shock you (James O’Brien show)

  1. Your pinch of salt is a sensible precaution, but there are many other cases where the government really is lying to you. supposedly increased spending on flood defences; whether bombing Syrians will ipso facto bring peace (or just kill people and make more enemies); whether driving benefits down to starvation level will “support” people into work that doesn’t exist; whether the profit-making, asset-stripping private sector always delivers better, cheaper services than the public sector. Make your own list.

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    • I geddit. I will almost certainly revise the post text at some point because, let’s face it, there’s plenty to say on the matter. The most important element of this post is what the doctors say about government lies and misrepresentations – anything I can say pales by comparison.

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