'Doctors feel betrayed that a pension contract that they signed up to can be ripped up so readily. But doctors did particularly well out of Labour, with the BMA negotiating handsome new contracts for GPs and consultants that bolstered final salary pensions. Much of that extra income is now being clawed back but doctors will not starve' - Phil Hammond GP in today's Times.
What an understatement. Dr Meldrum and his BMA colleagues need to get real. Labour's ridiculous pension contract was part of that profligate boom mentality that got us into this mess. The world has moved on. But not apparently the BMA..