One of our local MPs needs to learn from his Party’s Minister


It is clear that most agencies, like most of the people who form them have both weaknesses and strengths and indeed that includes local representatives such as Henry Smith, the MP for Crawley. Inevitably a small number of people and a few agencies are so corrupt they need to be removed and there are several examples one could point to. However in most cases the people and their collaborative agencies including International bodies like the World Health Organisation (WHO) are far better than the gap that would exist if they were abolished and then reinvented by people whose objectives are at times very questionable or lacking in a broad understanding of world wide health needs. In recent weeks two Sussex MPs have raised concerns about WHO, one is this one from Henry Smith from and the other came from Huw Merriman down in Bexhill that I wrote about here . That was even more concerning as Huw was supporting Donald Trump who had already withdrawn funds from WHO and Trump’s own judgement about health is clearly deeply questionable. Thankfully Wendy Morton who is the West Midlands MP in Aldridge-Brownhills did not get distracted by Henry’s rather negative comments and instead focused on the good elements of WHO. As I wrote a few days ago, their commitment to getting a vaccine is vital as we are waiting to find out the positive aspects of the Oxford collaborative approach. Given that Henry has supported a number of questionable matters in the past, his criticism of WHO is rather unfortunate but thankfully the Government will continue to support it, despite its lack of perfection.

About ianchisnall

I am passionate about the need for public policies to be made accessible to everyone, especially those who want to improve the wellbeing of their communities. I am particularly interested in issues related to crime and policing as well as health services and strategic planning.
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