A nurse furious by saying live on national television ‘If you voted Conservative you don’t deserve to be resuscitated by the NHS’ reveals she will be fired.
Former NHS nurse Miranda Hughes made the incendiary comments Monday during a live TV debate on Channel 5.
Following her comments, Twitter users expressed their outrage and many suggested that she be fired and investigated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Ms Hughes, who works in the private sector, told The Telegraph yesterday: ‘They can do that to me because of their media policies. I can’t say anything. I discredited the company, so yes, I’m fired.
Former NHS nurse Miranda Hughes made the inflammatory comments during a live TV debate on Channel 5 on Monday, which she now claims could have cost her her job at a private medical company in south London.
“The reason I joined the program was that you can’t take care of your patients, it’s impossible. Because I care about you too much and even Jeremy Vine told me that working in the NHS broke you.
“Well, it is and it broke me again. I can’t do the right thing and it frustrates me immensely because I’ve been sick myself, watched people die and there are no resources to help.’
Ms Hughes said she got angry and said ‘something inappropriate’ and claims her only problem is that she ‘cares about her too much’.
The outburst comes after Ms Hughes also labeled Brexit “absurd” and “embarrassing” during a previous appearance on BBC Question Time.
The outburst comes after self-proclaimed ‘Anti-Tory’ Ms Hughes also labeled Brexit ‘absurd’ and ’embarrassing’ during a previous rant on BBC Question Time (pictured)
Her comments on the NHS were made last night during a live debate called ‘Britain on the Brink’ hosted by Jeremy Vine.
After being challenged over the claims, Ms Hughes, who now works in the private sector, backtracked on her inflammatory comments, insisting, ‘No, of course I would, of course I would.’
But her original comments have caused a stir online, with some describing them as “disgusting” and “intolerance.”
Others pointed out that more than 14 million people voted conservatively in the 2019 general election.
And today, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), the independent regulator for nurses and nurses, said it had been made aware of the comments.
A spokesperson said: “We have seen many tweets about a comment made on television yesterday.
“Our Code is clear that professionals in our registry must promote professionalism and trust at all times.
“If concerns are raised with us, we will always investigate and take action if necessary.”
Ms Hughes made the comments when explaining to host Vine her decision to close the NHS for the private sector.
She said: ‘I couldn’t handle the emotional stress of not being able to give birth for my patients.
‘When you sign up as a nurse, you sign up to put the patient at the center of everything you do.
“You’re put under so much pressure that you can’t treat people the way you should treat them.
And it eats you up because you’re there to do a job as a compassionate human being, but there are no resources.
As she spoke, her anger grew and she said, “And you’re constantly told on the news that care homes are being fenced off, but it’s a lie.”
And I’m sorry but if you voted Conservative you don’t deserve to be resuscitated by the NHS.
“I know that’s hard, I know that’s hard, but I’m looking at these gentlemen and it’s made me so angry.
When asked if she meant what she said by host Jeremy Vine, she replied, “No, of course I would, of course I would.
“But it’s terrible the way we’ve been treated. All the nurses have been punched in the face.’
Her comments have sparked an online response today, with people describing her views as “intolerance.”
One person to respond was former Sky and GB News presenter Colin Brazier. He said on Twitter: “It’s no use talking the ‘…all it takes for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing’ too much.”
‘But really. Saying that Tory voters should not be resuscitated if necessary, in the hospital, is cross-border.’
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David Atherton, who describes himself as a libertarian, and a former employee of the right-wing site Breibert, tweeted: “Left-wing nurse Miranda Hughes said last night on Channel 5 ‘Britain on the Brink’ that Tories ‘don’t deserve to be resuscitated.’
“I thought ‘never kissed a Tory’ was bad enough for bigotry.”
Another to respond to the video, Scottish Conservative Councilor Iain Gall tweeted: ‘13,966,454 people voted Conservative in the 2019 general election, myself included.
‘This cretin has undoubtedly #bekind in her bio.’
It comes after a wave of criticism of Labor politicians and activists over anti-Tory remarks.
Labor front bencher Lucy Powell was accused of fueling divisions earlier this year after posing in a T-shirt claiming she had ‘never kissed a Tory’.
The party’s culture spokesperson was told she needed to ‘grow up’ after she was pictured wearing the T-shirt during the Manchester Pride parade.
But Labor allies suggested the t-shirt row, which has become popular in some left-wing circles, was an attempt to distract people from the cost of living crisis.
Ms Powell, the party’s culture spokesperson, was told she had to ‘grow up’ after she was pictured wearing the T-shirt at the Manchester Pride parade this weekend.
Chris Clarkson, the Tory MP for Heywood and Middleton, said of the shirt: “Childish, divisive and completely against the spirit of inclusion that Pride should embody. To grow up.’
Sara Britcliffe, on behalf of Hyndburn and Haslingden, added: ‘This is the problem. Creating an us versus them. Very disgusting of a shadow minister.
‘A difference of political opinion should not lead to hatred.’
Tory MP Dehenna Davison, who came out as bisexual last year, also labeled the stunt as ‘youthful’.
A source close to Ms Powell said last night: ‘As Conservatives fixate on a T-shirt worn to a Pride event in Manchester this weekend – a T-shirt worn by Labor at all Prides for over a decade , much to the cheers of the crowds – millions of families and retirees worry about how they will pay their energy bills this winter.”
Labor deputy leader Angela Rayner was also criticized last year after she called Conservatives ‘scum’ at a fringe meeting at the Labor party conference in Brighton.
She said, “We can’t get any worse than a bunch of scum, homophobic, racist, misogynistic, absolutely despicable, banana republic, despicable, filthy, Etonian piece of scum.”
She later apologized “without reservation” for the comments, saying she had “reflected” on the tone of the political debate in the wake of the assassination of Conservative MP Sir David Amess last October and would no longer use such language. .