The plot thickens. Cabinet Office minister, Damian Green, who has been forced to resign after an apparent hatchet job; and by so doing he leaves the leadership of the UK Public Inquiry into contaminated blood in limbo; is tipped to be replaced by none other than Jeremy Hunt, the current minister in charge of the very department, Health, that was stripped of the role of sponsoring the Inquiry due to an obvious and completely unacceptable conflict of interest. This is going from fictional farce to flabbergasting fact. If you made this up you’d be laughed at since it stretches the credibility of the required contrivance to such lengths as to render it nigh impossible to imagine.
(Note – see 7th January 2018 Daily Mail link here)
So we start to get a hearing with the DWP and they change the minister, then we get access to the minister for the Cabinet Office and he goes. In Scotland we get a reasonable person to lead the Inquiry then she suddenly withdraws and we get a completely unsuitable alternative appointee. Even back in the David Owen days, as soon as he started asking difficult questions he gets a new job and his papers get shredded by mistake. Or am I just being paranoid?
I would like to say I admire and I am grateful to the Staff and Trustees of SIBF and would like to thank them for everything they do for all us victims of the atrocities of the bad blood holocaust of the 70s and 80s.
I am always too ILL to attend meetings as I have amongst other victims been through hell and still I am going through hell waiting to see if I am going to get a lung transplant which I so desperately need after having liver transplant in 2009. This has went on to cause the health problems I have now I don’t have much energy can’t walk very fare and also on oxygen 24/7 I was told in 2001/2 I think cannot always remember dates and things because of lake of oxygen to brain but I have told you all before my story. I do hope I can make this next meeting – memory gone again – anyway, as I would like to shake their hands and say thanks to them and SIBF for all the hard work they do for all us aids & hep c victims and their families.
Also I would like to say my opinion on the up and coming inquiry. I think the decisions on how this inquiry is going to be done should be left to us victims who has suffered all these years through the loss of loved ones us who have had to go through transplants waiting to go through transplants the pain and suffering. It should not be left to people who have not had to endure these things unless you have been a victim or a family member of a victim like us what would you know about what we have suffered no one unless they have been through this can begin to imagine what it is like. The victims and their families are the ones who know.
Us who were contaminated and our family’s and loved ones who have suffered and are still suffering the loss of family members and the pain and torture we are going through . It has gone on just too long now.
Listen to us victims
Let us decide how the enquiry should be held for God’s sake.
Give us our day.
Make it be our inquiry and not the Government’s or Health Department’s.
It should be left to the people who are still alive and able to say how they want this enquiry to be held.
Promises of appointing a Chairperson by Christmas failed – six months not enough?
Stop listing to them, take group legal action for their lies and seek proper compensation for the inflected people – we have suffered enough loss and pain.
Time for long awaited action – you will get nowhere sitting back waiting for Penrose 2
Time to sue government for proper compensation just like down South. Too long taking lip service time to man up and take group legal action. Plenty money found for bexit. We need to be more authoritve as stop waiting like dogs to be fed. How long do have to wait?
One wonders where the latest developments in the endless & sorry saga of NHS- H.C.V. and H.I.V. – infected victims will lead, given that the P.M. has just made The Right Honorable Damian Green resign, over allegations of extreme pornography being found on his Westminster computer…
This comes after numerous scandalous outings and accusations of our elected Parliamentary representatives ‘fiddling with the help’.
Possibly someone with a few ethics might step into the breech, as a replacement.
But where is such a person to be found?