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Evan Harris’s blog on #nuttsacking

On Monday, Helen brought you news from the Guardian of the dispute between Liberal Democrat MP Dr Evan Harris and Home Secretary Alan Johnson.

Over the last two days, Dr Harris’s blog has been unmissable as he has been posting details of the correspondence on his blog, along with the consequences.

A fisking of Alan Johnson’s speech in Parliament

I was amazed to hear what the Home Secretary said, under privilege, in parliament about a distinguished scientist and sent Alan Johnson the letter below demanding a retraction and apology.

A fisking of Alan Johnson’s reply

The Home Secretary has now responded

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  • User AvatarEddie Sammon 3rd May - 1:19pm
    But Nick, that mainly explains why the doctors support the strikes. What's so wrong with accepting the contract? Doctors have a duty of care to...
  • User AvatarTom Papworth 3rd May - 1:16pm
    I am surprised this is constitutionally controversial. Parliament does and always has defined who can and cannot vote. It would be odd if the High...
  • User AvatarGeoffrey Payne 3rd May - 1:12pm
    I really object to the language in this article. Historically Liberals do support an ethical foreign policy and that notably includes William Gladstone. It is...
  • User AvatarPsi 3rd May - 1:09pm
    Jayne Mansfield “It has worked because people no longer have to suffer the appalling racial abuse and open hostility of my youth” Perhaps I am...
  • User AvatarNick Baird 3rd May - 12:56pm
    @Eddie - the public backs the strikes because they understand that once the new contract was imposed, strike action was the only option left to...
  • User AvatarPeter Parsons 3rd May - 12:39pm
    @Roland, they absolutely do (as do junior doctors currently), and have out hours unsocial payments as part of that deal: http://www.nhsemployers.org/your-workforce/pay-and-reward/nhs-terms-and-conditions/nhs-terms-and-conditions-of-service-handbook/unsocial-hours-payments My concern is that...