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Ouch, this thread is back. Not unexpected I suppose. 

Have you never heard the term whistle-blowing? Dr G. tried every avenue and was well aware of what was at risk on her island. She isn't doing this for publicity, she's been offered far better gigs tha

With respect, you are. Without @rachomics on island PCR testing for covid would not have happened when it did, if at all. Of course, Rizwan Khan and Steve Doyle were vital too - sorry don’t know Dr Sh

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1 hour ago, NoTailT said:

Bloody hilarious.

i hope @rachomicsframes it.

The Courier should run it, even after event Minister of Health gave no indication veiled or otherwise that reading out letter was a bad call. We can all have a bad day and we can all snap, which is clear to all happened on his letter reading day.

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The Hansard for Edge's Keys Urgent Question on Tuesday[1] If [the Chief Minister] will make a statement on the resignation of Dr Rachel Glover from the Department for Health and Social Care? is worth reading if only to confirm the characteristic mixture of spit and incompetence with which Quayle is dealing with the topic[2].

This exchange was particularly telling:

Mr Robertshaw:  Would the Chief Minister simply take this opportunity presented this morning to him to give particular named praise to the doctor who has provided such exceptional service to the Island and has resulted in a first-class, gold-standard provision?

Would he like to particularly and personally address that matter, rather than a generality?

The Chief Minister: I have always said, I do not know the doctor in question, I think we have met once at an awards ceremony, other than that I cannot comment on them.

But I am told they have done a fantastic job and I am more than happy to confirm that to this Hon. Court. But I think we fall into a trap, Hon. Members, that there are 56 people doing a similar job helping day to day. So, yes, an individual has done a good job, I have got no doubt about that, we have had that reassured by the Health Minister, who does know the hon. doctor and has clearly  stated that they have done a good job. I have no doubt that that is the situation and they have done a good job. 

So I am more than happy with that. Thank you.

Which is about as grudging and graceless as you can get.  Interesting that he can't even bring himself to refer to @rachomics by name or even as 'she'.

Ashford did make much more of an effort to thank her both for her work and the presentation she gave the previous week.  So it looks as if he at least realises the mess they are in here and most of the hostility is coming from Quayle and those in the civil service he listens to.

 

[1]  As ever with temporary Hansards if that has vanished due to a later version being produced, you will need to go the Recent Hansard page and look for the latest version of the Keys for 3 November, starting page 5.

[2]  Edge replied by saying "I thank the Chief Minister for that minimum response", which was bitchy but accurate.

 

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11 minutes ago, Gladys said:

TBH, I don't understand it; what is the picture of someone sunbathing got to do with it? It's not the best satire I have seen. 

It would have been better with just the main picture. Dunno who drew it, but at least someone is having a go at taking the piss out of the ridiculousness of the situation.

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14 minutes ago, Gladys said:

TBH, I don't understand it; what is the picture of someone sunbathing got to do with it? It's not the best satire I have seen. 

it's the doctor on holiday having resigned?

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2 hours ago, Roger Mexico said:

The Hansard for Edge's Keys Urgent Question on Tuesday[1] If [the Chief Minister] will make a statement on the resignation of Dr Rachel Glover from the Department for Health and Social Care? is worth reading if only to confirm the characteristic mixture of spit and incompetence with which Quayle is dealing with the topic[2].

This exchange was particularly telling:

Mr Robertshaw:  Would the Chief Minister simply take this opportunity presented this morning to him to give particular named praise to the doctor who has provided such exceptional service to the Island and has resulted in a first-class, gold-standard provision?

Would he like to particularly and personally address that matter, rather than a generality?

The Chief Minister: I have always said, I do not know the doctor in question, I think we have met once at an awards ceremony, other than that I cannot comment on them.

But I am told they have done a fantastic job and I am more than happy to confirm that to this Hon. Court. But I think we fall into a trap, Hon. Members, that there are 56 people doing a similar job helping day to day. So, yes, an individual has done a good job, I have got no doubt about that, we have had that reassured by the Health Minister, who does know the hon. doctor and has clearly  stated that they have done a good job. I have no doubt that that is the situation and they have done a good job. 

So I am more than happy with that. Thank you.

Which is about as grudging and graceless as you can get.  Interesting that he can't even bring himself to refer to @rachomics by name or even as 'she'.

Ashford did make much more of an effort to thank her both for her work and the presentation she gave the previous week.  So it looks as if he at least realises the mess they are in here and most of the hostility is coming from Quayle and those in the civil service he listens to.

 

[1]  As ever with temporary Hansards if that has vanished due to a later version being produced, you will need to go the Recent Hansard page and look for the latest version of the Keys for 3 November, starting page 5.

[2]  Edge replied by saying "I thank the Chief Minister for that minimum response", which was bitchy but accurate.

 

‘Grudging and Graceless’ is the music hall act otherwise known as Quayle and Ashford.

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