Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Health Minister: Unemployment is an advantage

Ben Bradshaw seemed to get a little confused earlier on in Health questions.

He started a speech saying the Government didn't "agree with the Conservatives" that recession was good for people's health - I must've missed that particular Tory proposal.

But he then went on to say: "We know from experience both in this country and abroad, with issues like mental health, more men go to see their GPs if they're unemployed.

"There can be an advantage in that because men are notoriously reluctant to seek health care and health advice."

Probably the thinnest silver lining ever for our two million unemployed.

UPDATE 5.42pm: Eric Pickles just put this out - "This is breathtaking stupidity from Ben Bradshaw and shows just how out of touch Labour are with reality.

"Such insensitive comments sum up this Government’s approach to tackling the recession.

"Ben Bradshaw needs to apologise immediately for his crass remarks."

2 comments:

Oldrightie said...

"We know from experience both in this country and abroad, with issues like mental health, more men go to see their GPs if they're unemployed."

He missed out , of course, also commit suicide. Where do they find these people.

Anonymous said...

Very foppish hair. He should have it sugically removed.

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