Hot on the heels of the Labour Party’s distasteful attempt to scare cancer sufferers into voting for them comes the news that somehow, by pure coincidence, the Labour Party has managed to source a list of ostensibly private work email addresses for NHS staff in an attempt to coerce them into signing a petition saying that the Labour Party is the only party that can be trusted with the NHS.
One of those who received the latest communication, a doctor, has complained that senior Labour figures are trying to pressure her into publicly backing the party against her will.
The petition that the doctor was being asked to sign, which is likely to have been forwarded to a newspaper, committed members of the health service to explicitly backing Labour.
It’s remarkable, isn’t it, that Labour seems to have such remarkably good access to data about the NHS, both staff and patients. I’m sure that there is no chance whatsoever that someone inside the NHS is leaking data to the Labour Party so that they can abuse it for cheap electoral gain. Not even the data of people who have suffered misery from cancer. I’m also quite sure that there’s no risk of you receiving a letter saying something like “wouldn’t it be terrible if your visit to the STI clinic was accidentally released into the public domain, something that will not happen if you vote Labour, but might if you vote Tory, get my drift?”
I can’t help feeling that I might be better off if the NHS didn’t know who I was.