Sunday 18 November 2018

John Downing: 'Park the phoney war - are there really any votes in health woes?'

  

Micheál Martin. Photo: Tony Gavin
Micheál Martin. Photo: Tony Gavin
John Downing

John Downing

That rhetoric machine is doing handstands as the pre-election phoney war ramps up. So what are our politicians saying to one another in essence about the ongoing health service problems?

Here is Micheál Martin in summary: say sorry to frontline hospital workers for claiming they don't 'turn up' over the Christmas period.

The riposte from Leo Varadkar, in summary, is: I'm not for turning, Christmas is the winter, the height of the sickness season, health workers' high season, and we need hospitals going "full whack".

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