Just one day after Boris Johnson’s re-election as Mayor of London and the Tories’ drubbing at the local elections – and while the rest of the country was preoccupied — Hague was addressing a 5,000-strong rally against the closure of the maternity unit at Friarage Hospital.
Bill Fizz reassured the protesters:
“I share the deep concern that many residents have over the proposed changes at the Friarage.”
But in his role as Cabinet Minister, Hague said that making £4.5bn of “administrative savings” by 2015 would allow the NHS to “run more efficiently”.
Even Hague doesn’t seem to know where he stands on the NHS.