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From The Socialist newspaper, 7 September 2016

Letter: back the docs!

Junior doctors march during the last wave of strike action photo Paul Mattsson, photo Paul Mattsson

Junior doctors march during the last wave of strike action photo Paul Mattsson, photo Paul Mattsson   (Click to enlarge)

The BBC declared that public support for the junior doctors was 'crumbling' ahead of their now-suspended five-day strike.

This was on the evidence of a couple of Sun and Mail editorials, and a statement by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (or was it Royal College of Academies?)

Meanwhile, at Salford Shopping Centre on 3 September, there was precisely no evidence of a decline in public support.

Quite the reverse, in fact, as evidenced by the weight of our collecting tin - at least twice as much as last time, despite pouring rain - and dozens of petition signatures. Comments on the doctors striking included:

...and an outraged "That Hunt had the cheek to compare himself to Nye Bevan - did you hear that?"

This was one of the more printable comments about Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, who can be assured of a warm welcome when he visits Manchester. We'll be launching our junior doctors' support group in Salford that same evening.

Paul Gerrard, Salford

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