We had a highly successful ward social event on Saturday evening, attended by 48 people, including MEP Syed Kamall and GLA member Tony Arbour.
One lady, attending one of her first such events, told of a friend who had asked her doctor about the threat of closure to some Kingston Hospital services. The friend was very worried – understandably as she is rather frail. The doctor’s advice was ‘forget it!’
Whether this was sound advice or not only time will tell – however the likelihood seems to be that the friend and many others had been frightened needlessly for political gain. The reported boast of a well known Lib Dem activist that the whole thing had been ‘cooked up on his kitchen table’ lends considerable weight to this interpretation of events.
If this is so, it’s pretty contemptible in my opinion. We don’t need to conduct our public affairs like this – and the sooner we stop the better!