NHS crisis, but May said the NHS was “better prepared for this winter than ever before”.

The Health Secretary admitted there were “real pressures” facing the health service as NHS England urged hospitals to defer routine procedures such as hip replacements until the end of January to free up hospital beds and staff, amid reports many hospitals were plunged into crisis over the festive period.

Mr Hunt said the move, which could lead to up to 55,000 routine operations being delayed, was “absolutely not what I want” but conceded that hospitals were under huge pressure from the ageing population and a spike in flu and respiratory diseases.

Apparently May is either tone deaf, plain stupid, or doesn’t listen to her ministers or read the news. Or possibly all the above.

A friend suggested that jillass was the feminine of jackass. I’m not convinced female donkeys bray as stupidly as the males, but May is proof that the female of the human species can be every inch as cretinous as the male.

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