Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Uppal action

He's asked some humdingers today: a couple of questions about people living too long (apparently it's time to ditch their expensive state pensions and make them save more - in a time of decreasing wages, and interest rate of 0.5% and an economy in stasis because nobody's spending) and one on immigration.

But that's just the entrée. Here's the humdinger.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he plans to take to reduce the incidence of and mortality rate from cancer among men.

That's right. Come on Minister. Stop wasting your time in Parliament and get down to the laboratory. You lazy bastard.

Actually, Paul Burstow, the minister in question, has only ever had one non-political job, as a secretary. Uppal's question is a planted one designed to give the minister the chance to reel off dubious statistics about how the Tory/Lib Dem government will abolish cancer by Christmas while not dwelling on the abolition of NICE's authority, the sale of food and health policy to junk food manufacturers, the abolition of strategic health authorities etc. etc. ad infinitum.

1 comment:

Ewarwoowar said...

I just received the email from TheyWorkForYou and laughed out loud at that question.

Then I came over here to tell you but you are one step ahead, as always. Well done.

Catch you a bit later maybe!