The Green Benches: The full story of Cameron’s visit to NHS Hospital, with new confirmation from a visitor, patient & journalist.

News of the Prime Minister’s Wednesday visit emerged the night before, when Conservative Central Office announced that the PM would be making a high profile visit to a hospital in the NE to a) bolster support for his NHS reforms & b) raise the importance of the damage binge drinking is doing. It was heavily trailed by the Murdoch press (see here for example). Two of my sources, privately, tell me that the staff were not informed of the PM’s intended visit. Publicly, a governor of a Foundation Trust @RichardBlogger confirmed that this has happened before, where visits by the PM to his hospital were not even confirmed or cleared with the Board of Governors. In addition, @Adrian_Pearson, who is a chief correspondent at several North East newspapers, confirmed through a series of tweets in advance of the PM’s visit that it was all very top secret because the last time the PM had visited there were protests (I do not recall those protests being reported do you?).

I am posting without comment. The linked blog article speaks for itself. Please ensure you read it.

One thought on “The Green Benches: The full story of Cameron’s visit to NHS Hospital, with new confirmation from a visitor, patient & journalist.

  1. Hardly surprising really. A weak PM leading a minority party in a shaky coalition pushing through a very unpopular set of policies which only serve to line his and his friends’ pockets. I’m not surprised he’s being so secretive in his movements.Interesting that’s the only way for events to be “verified” by the press is if a journalist witnessess it.

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