Thursday, February 26, 2015

Quote of the day

"I do believe that astrology and complementary medicine would help take the huge pressure off doctors. Ninety per cent of pregnant French women use homeopathy. Astrology is a useful diagnostic tool enabling us to see strengths and weaknesses via the birth chart. And, yes, I have helped fellow MPs. I do foresee that one day astrology will have a role to play in healthcare."

Not content with merely inviting private companies to help themselves to pieces of the NHS, like his Tory colleagues, David Tredinnick has also advocated the use of astrology in healthcare. Yes, that's right - someone who, in the twenty-first century, holds a position of authority and responsibility believes in the value of astrology over medical science. I'm reminded of the episode of The Day Today in which there's a report that medieval cures are making a comeback in hospitals.

Tredinnick has declared that anyone who disagrees with him is a bully and "racially prejudiced". Perhaps I could suggest you spend rather less time contemplating star signs and talking out of Uranus and rather more time trying to comprehend the meaning of words like "racially"?

(Thanks to Rob for the link.)

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