Monday, April 16, 2007

New Labour do Things in Pairs


If there was going to be an apology then why not make it two in one day?
New labour united the health and defence of the nation, in the form of a 'sorry'. The first, from Patricia Hewitt who said that "this has been a time of great distress for junior doctors and their families and I apologise unreservedly to them for the anxiety that has been caused." Understanding that she has caused a great deal of distress and anxiety, her plan: to establish "a second independent Review to consider these and other broader issues." It remains to be seen if 'committifying' this issue with yet another review will help; the answer called for by over 2,000 doctors is to stop the MMC process until it is fit for purpose.

The second sorry came from the Defence Secretary Des Browne who accepted responsibility, admitted to making a mistake and said sorry for the shambles of the cash-for-stories affair.
Perhaps a white flag will be the 10 year legacy.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

That woman has to go... 2 reviews... has she never heard the saying 2 wrongs don't make a right.

David Anthony said...

"Commitifying" ... what a great way to some up Labour's approach to governing.

I suspect it might even make it into the Oxford Dictionary before they leave office.

You've just un-googlewhacked this word I think.

David Anthony said...

No, sorry, you've just un-googlewhackblatted it!

Anonymous said...

She says sorry and feels better but what do all these docs do still caught up in this great mess ?

Dr Michelle Tempest said...

Thanks David and for the cool word goooglewhacked! As for committifying - certainly different to personal responsibilty.
Michelle

QUASAR9 said...

lol Michelle
and how's the saying go
Bad news comes in threes

james higham said...

I have run three posts on the phenomenon of saying sorry, from the Pope onwards. Sorry we even had to post on sorry.

simon said...

No different here.(aus) politicians continually working on "how to survive" instead of doing what is morally and socially right....

then thinking that this word "sorry" makes us all feel good and all is forgiven. it makes me sick.

Give me someone with a backbone..

Praguetory said...

The white flag punchline had me laughing out loud. Very good.

Dr Michelle Tempest said...

Thanks Q9, James and Simon.
PT - LOL that's great!

Michelle