Politicians interfere with healthcare. We can all agree on that.
Doctors generally avoid party politics relating to health, whatever their private views.
However, when they do indulge, it’s often terrible.
Hence 10 months ago The Knife pointedly criticised Britain’s ‘top’ Public Health guru, Prof John Ashton. Public Health is a tricky specialty, as while it does a lot of good, and has a tremendous heritage (vaccination etc), it also allows exciting branching out into social engineering and nanny state projects, inevitably all funded by the taxpayer.
The estimable Christopher Snowdon of the IEA has been calling him and people like him out for ages, with great success. Most recently it’s all been about e-cigarettes, which do in fact help people quit smoking.
Ashton goes on Twitter in a foul mouthed rant.
Then he resigns!
See those ‘top’ doctors…