Friday 24 November 2017

Simon is stuck on a trolley going nowhere

We desperately need political change, yet the established parties pursue the failed policies of chaos

Illustration by Tom Halliday
Illustration by Tom Halliday
Gene Kerrigan

Gene Kerrigan

It's hard to feel sympathy for Simon Harris, but it was unavoidable last week. There's something pitiful in the sight of a person of high office in obvious panic.

Eleven years after first being declared a national emergency, our hospital emergency departments are still in chaos. Harris tried to blame a surprise flu upsurge; then he tried to blame the hospital managers.

He was, we were told, going to "kick ass".

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