Homeopathic politician and all-round quack-licker Jeremy The Hunt has stated that patients will suffer if planned strikes by junior doctors go ahead.

“Obviously we don’t have a problem with patients suffering from underfunding and our deliberate and ideologically based sabotage of the NHS,” said the Hunt, “but people striking to protect the NHS from bombing even further? That’s just not cricket!”

Meanwhile the GMC, who’ve been pretty quiet about the decades of governmental dismantlement of the NHS agreed with the government. 

“We’re pretty much all using Bupa anyway but we might as well sell out our colleagues,” said a spokestoff, “After all, we will be minted when the bloody NHS is eventually run by Virgin, Southern Health and some foreign bank.”