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Ealing Times hatchet job

The Ealing Times has done a piece on me today. You would probably call it a hatchet job.

It is an entirely respectable argument to point out that Labour are using the language of reducing health inequalities to direct NHS resources at their own voters. The traditional approach to the allocation of NHS resources has been clinical need. Any combat medic or A&E doctor has to practise “triage”. The logic of tackling health inequality does take you in the other direction.

The language I used was easy misinterpret but Benedict Moore Bridger of the ET is really taking the Mickey. When you try to highlight how New Labour are singing the song of health inequalities while at the same time reducing health spending in Ealing you might think that the local paper would spot the real issue not just have a go at someone’s turn of phrase.