Jeremy Hunt to save the NHS from mistakes made by… Jeremy Hunt

Secretary of State Jeremy Hunt today delivered a car crash interview on the BBC Andrew Marr programme.

In the toe-curling interview, Marr pointed out that Hunt was displaying signs of split personality disorder.

The third longest serving Secretary of State for Health in the history of the nation began by reeling off empty party-line soundbites when questioned about unsafe NHS hospitals, the loss of 5,000 mental health nurses, the cutting of 7,500 mental health beds, and NHS workers operating to their absolute limits.

However, Hunt then claimed he was clearing up the mess, but failed to grasp that the problems were either caused by or exacerbated by him.

At one point, Andrew Marr said “Given that you cut the nurses in the first place, it does sound like you are saying Jeremy Hunt has decided to clear up the mess left by Jeremy Hunt.”

Hunt refused to acknowledge that many of the problems he is now diagnosing in the NHS are as a result of cost cutting policies he introduced.

Watch the full, at times bizarre, interview here:

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