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Therese Coffey should resign or be sacked

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PearlyG8 · 16/10/2022 19:44

www.theguardian.com/society/2022/oct/16/therese-coffey-criticised-for-giving-leftover-antibiotics-to-a-friend

The law, science and medical guidelines don’t apply to her apparently.

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Blondbombsite · 16/10/2022 19:46

I think it’s absolutely stupid and she should be condemned, but it’s not a sacking matter imo.

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BarrelOfOtters · 16/10/2022 19:48

Probably not…but if it been Diane abbot drinking a mojito on a train she’d have been pilloried in the press. Effing double standards.

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the80sweregreat · 16/10/2022 19:49

Oh well, in those circles they all pass the meds round I'm sure. Amongst other things

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Flapjacker48 · 16/10/2022 19:50

This a minor misdemeanor in this train wreck of a government

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the80sweregreat · 16/10/2022 19:51

Maybe she was joking ?
Not condoning this behavior, but anyone taking other people's meds must also be slightly mad too!

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wb3 · 16/10/2022 19:52

BarrelOfOtters · 16/10/2022 19:48

Probably not…but if it been Diane abbot drinking a mojito on a train she’d have been pilloried in the press. Effing double standards.

They've bith been widely criticisied.

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PurpleDaisy2114 · 16/10/2022 19:53

I think her comment about nurses should leave if they want to is also pretty dispicable

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twelly · 16/10/2022 19:54

Given other things ministers have done this is not that big a deal.

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the80sweregreat · 16/10/2022 19:55

Her remarks about the nurses was unforgivable
Shows the utter contempt they hold people in
She isn't a nice person.

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LizzieSiddal · 16/10/2022 19:55

Lizz Truss is her best friend so what do you expect.

Shes as thick as shit.

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MotherofPearl · 16/10/2022 19:58

YANBU OP. Someone who thinks there's such a thing as 'leftover antibiotics' should not be in charge of the health brief. I thought everyone knew the importance of always, always finishing the full course of antibiotics. As for passing on any medication prescribed to you to your friends - I truly despair.

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Quveas · 16/10/2022 20:00

Blondbombsite · 16/10/2022 19:46

I think it’s absolutely stupid and she should be condemned, but it’s not a sacking matter imo.

Health Secretary commits illegal act with prescription medicines. What do you think would be a sacking matter?

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ditalini · 16/10/2022 20:05

I think it would be more effective if she did a round of interviews of equal prominence to her statements about abs saying why misuse of antibiotics is so serious, emphasising a) the risk if not finishing the course and b) the utter stupidity of sharing prescription medicines with other people.

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Morceaux · 16/10/2022 20:05

LizzieSiddal · 16/10/2022 19:55

Lizz Truss is her best friend so what do you expect.

Shes as thick as shit.

That’s fundamentally the problem. Almost everyone competent has been purged from the party, so any government we have now will be largely comprised of morons.

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the80sweregreat · 16/10/2022 20:08

She likes Dr Dre though.
About the only good thing about her

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Motnight · 16/10/2022 20:12

the80sweregreat · 16/10/2022 19:55

Her remarks about the nurses was unforgivable
Shows the utter contempt they hold people in
She isn't a nice person.

This.

She is going to cause more damage to the NHS than Jeremy Hunt and that's saying something.

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VerinMathwin · 16/10/2022 20:14

LizzieSiddal · 16/10/2022 19:55

Lizz Truss is her best friend so what do you expect.

Shes as thick as shit.

She a has a chemistry PhD from one of the world's top universities. I always find it amusing when posters go around calling people like that thick as shit. Take a look in the mirror.

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megletthesecond · 16/10/2022 20:17

Yanbu. Awful, stupid woman.

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MissyB1 · 16/10/2022 20:18

VerinMathwin · 16/10/2022 20:14

She a has a chemistry PhD from one of the world's top universities. I always find it amusing when posters go around calling people like that thick as shit. Take a look in the mirror.

You can hold armfuls of degrees and still be an incredibly stupid person.

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LizzieSiddal · 16/10/2022 20:19

She a has a chemistry PhD from one of the world's top universities. I always find it amusing when posters go around calling people like that thick as shit. Take a look in the mirror.

You can still be thick and have a PHD. I know quite a few.

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MissyB1 · 16/10/2022 20:19

OP I started basically the same thread earlier, you are right she’s a disgrace. She cannot be our health minister.

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hesbeingabitofadick · 16/10/2022 20:20

MissyB1 · 16/10/2022 20:18

You can hold armfuls of degrees and still be an incredibly stupid person.

Agreed @MissyB1

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QuebecBagnet · 16/10/2022 20:21

VerinMathwin · 16/10/2022 20:14

She a has a chemistry PhD from one of the world's top universities. I always find it amusing when posters go around calling people like that thick as shit. Take a look in the mirror.

But having a PhD/being academically intelligent does not exempt someone from being as thick as shit in other areas. I say that as someone with a Masters from a top university who will hopefully be starting a PhD soon. Coffey seems unable to grasp some important areas of politics. I’m sure she’s very good at chemistry.

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mrsbyers · 16/10/2022 20:34

VerinMathwin · 16/10/2022 20:14

She a has a chemistry PhD from one of the world's top universities. I always find it amusing when posters go around calling people like that thick as shit. Take a look in the mirror.

Agree it’s dreadful

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ilovesooty · 16/10/2022 20:37

Quveas · 16/10/2022 20:00

Health Secretary commits illegal act with prescription medicines. What do you think would be a sacking matter?

Exactly. She should resign or be sacked.

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