I wrote last night that the government will always do whatever ASH tells them to do.
H/T Simon Clark, we now perhaps know why.
Whether by accident or design, public health minister Jane Ellison has just revealed what we all secretly thought.
Deborah Arnott, CEO of taxpayer-funded fake charity Action on Smoking and Health, is actually part of the “dedicated” Department of Health team that was last week awarded the Luther L Terry award for Exemplary Leadership in Tobacco Control.
Here’s the picture Jane Ellison (right) tweeted today:
So Deborah Arnott is now revealed to be part of the UK government. The next revelation might well be that she’s actually the real public health minister, and Jane Ellison is just one of her stooges.
I wonder if we’re going to find out that Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth are more or less running the Department of the Environment (or whatever they call it these days). And the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament are running the Ministry of Defence. And the League Against Cruel Sports running the Ministry of Agriculture. And so on.
It may well be that the entire government is being run by zealots from every walk of life. It certainly seems like that. And the MPs we elect never get a look in.
Maybe the Prime Minister doesn’t really run the country either. He recently ruled out running for a third term as Prime Minister. He doesn’t seem to have noticed that he hasn’t had a second term yet. Which seems a bit remiss of him.
I really ought to add that I’m also ruling out running for a third term as Prime Minister