And Dr Hamish Meldrum, chairman of the British Medical Association, added: "This is a damning indictment of the government's failure to listen.
"We completely endorse the basic analysis that there was a massive systems failure and a complete lack of clear and effective leadership within the Department of Health."
Well, thank you for that, Dr Meldrum; however, is it not the case that you are now head of the BMA only because your predecessor had to resign?
And is it not true that the main reason for said resignation was because of the BMA's unquestioning support for the government's position?
And is it not also true that, so egregious was your support for government policy on MTAS and MMC, doctors set up a new organisation—Remedy UK—to represent their interests?
Further, is it not true that the BMA supported the government to such an extent that it even testified on behalf of the government against Remedy UK?
And, finally, do you think that—just maybe—all of this might fairly be described as "a damning indictment" of the BMA's "failure to listen" and, as such, that you should shut your fucking face, you fucking hypocrite?