Comes from Andrew Lansley. Ready for the dissonance?
Mr Lansley said people needed to take responsibility for their own health.
He warned lecturing people often ended up being counter-productive.
So far so good.
“If we are constantly lecturing people and trying to tell them what to do, we will actually find that we undermine and are counterproductive in the results that we achieve,” said the health secretary, who has pledged to rename the Department of Health the “Department of Public Health”.
Department of Public Health? *sigh*
This is one of those matters on which the Daily Mash speaks the ultimate truth as clearly as it is possible to do.
Professor Henry Brubaker, of the Institute for Studies, said: “Once again the BMA is talking about alcohol being a threat to ‘public’ health as if that’s an actual thing.
“There is ‘my’ health, which is ‘mine’, and ‘your’ health which is ‘yours’, but there is no ‘our’ health. D’you see?
Still, at least he’s slapping that prick Jamie Oliver. Oh.. hold on.
Mr Lansley said the consumption of salty foods could be reduced but none of this would work unless people’s behaviour changed.
I can only suggest he takes the rest of the year off, because he’s raising my blood pressure right now.
If public health exists, then perhaps he should have words with his fellow cabinet members about the radiation risks of new airport scanners. No warning on those, is there?