May 30th, 2013
By Cara Bevington
Good news. It looks like we may have nipped it in the bud. Jeremy Hunt has been forced to respond to our 180,000-strong petition. And he’s made a public pledge to “never” introduce a limit on the number of times we’re allowed to visit our GP.
Here’s what he said on twitter in full. He couldn’t resist being rude about us, but it’s still positive news:
On Tuesday, this was a serious Conservative Party policy proposal, being reported in national newspapers. Now, it’s “never” going to happen.
That’s pretty extraordinary. By working together in big enough numbers, we’ve forced a leading politician to change his tune in just 48 hours. No wonder he doesn’t like us – ordinary people, working together, are limiting his ability to damage our NHS.
This is what 38 Degrees is all about. Jeremy Hunt may grumble. But he knows he can’t afford to ignore us. We’re independent. We move fast. We stick to our principles. And we know that together we’re going to keep sticking up for the NHS.