TV viewers were shocked yesterday as they watched Jeremy Hunt, acting under the influence of illusionist Derren Brown, pushed a large proportion of Junior Doctors over the edge into strike action.
“It was awful.” said Elsie Duggan, a resident at Over-the-Hill Nursing Home in Harold. “Watching the build up, it was obvious what was going to happen. Hunt looked completely crazed, although to be fair that’s his normal look. I assumed that Brown would ‘snap’ Hunt out of his trance at the last moment but he just let him go through with it.”
“What an utter, utter bastard. And that Derren Brown’s no better.”
Sitting in his ministerial limousine, the Health Secretary later said he’d known that it was all ‘a bit of a stunt’ and that he’d only gone along with it for the sake of good staff morale “I’m visiting Stoke Mandeville hospital tomorrow” he chuckled “and I expect we’ll all have a good laugh about it over coffee and biscuits.”