Laurence Buckman, chairman of the BMA's GPs committee said:
"We are being bullied so the prime minister can tick a box next to a politically-driven target without regard for the damage this could do in the long term to patient services in primary care." And that the Government were: "putting a gun to our head. "We believe the government's method of negotiation is nothing short of a disgrace ... The vast majority of our patients ... prefer to come to surgeries during the day."This sounds reminiscent of the Police negotiations. If the government don't get the results they would like from negotiation, they simply impose their will anyway.
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