Former Tory party leader and well-known sociopath Iain Duncan Smith has laughed off as ‘chicken feed’ the two hundred and seventy NHS breast-screening patients whose lives may have been shortened by the incompetence of Jeremy Hunt.
“Two hundred and seventy? Over years, are you taking the piss?” chuckled IDS “When I was Head Honcho at DWP we’d hoover up that many before coffee and custard creams each morning, or I’d have my civil servants’ bollocks for ear rings.”
In fact, Duncan Smith acknowledges that Jeremy Hunt is being held back by the majority of NHS staff who persist in outdated attitudes and so-called ‘ethics’, such as wanting to help their patients to live.
“That was never a problem when I dealt with Atos,” says Duncan Smith “I insisted on contract penalties, meaning the longer the client lived after an assessment, the less they got paid. I think you’ll agree the evidence shows that was the right approach.”
A spokesperson for Jeremy Hunt later said “These statistics should be seen in context. When you factor in those who died waiting for an ambulance or on trollies in A&E, Mr Hunt’s work compares very well with that of Mr Duncan Smith.”