Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Excuses made up on the back of a fag packet (Part 2)

After the Department of Health’s u-turn on introducing plain packaging for ciggies, the Prime Minister claimed to be 'unaware' that Conservative election strategist Lynton Crosby was a shill for Big Tobacco.

Now Jeremy Hunt is telling the BBC that 'ministers [except for the Prime Minister, who obviously hasn't got a clue what's going on]* do not allow Mr Crosby to advise them on public health issues as his lobbying company works with tobacco firms.' 

*I've helpfully inserted this bit, in order to reconcile these two versions of events.


In the interests of fairness and balance, I should point out that, despite attempts to smear our blameless leaders, it has now been revealed that any accusations of undue influence have been proved to be entirely fictional.