UK’s cigar-loving health secretary says she ‘may not be the role model’ — Analysis
Therese Coffeey admitted that her appointment might cause concern for some people about her lifestyle.
Therese Coffey conceded that there was some validity in criticisms of her appointment as Britain’s new secretary of state for health and social care. Her personal life is full of unhealthy choices.
LBC Radio interviewed the secretary about this issue on Wednesday. Nick Ferrari asked the secretary questions about her fondness for alcohol, cigars, and other liquors. He joked with them both. “could do with losing a pound or two.”
“My focus is on how we deliver for patients. And I appreciate I may not be the role model,”Coffey stated, and added: “Chief Medical Officer [Chris Whitty] and others, I am sure, will continue being role models in that regard.”
“I’ve been a patient in the [National Health Services] too. I’ve had some brilliant experiences and I’ve had some experiences that could have been better,”She continued to be serious. Her focus will be improving healthcare, as she promised.
German’s health minister is both a physician and scientist, while French minister for health is an emergency doctor. His grandfather, great-grandfather and father were all military doctors. Our health secretary will be the obese, cigar-chomping Thérèse Coffey. This is not a joke. pic.twitter.com/PsBgCN9opb
— trevorw1953 (@trevorw1953) September 6, 2022
After Coffey’s new role was made public, some people were critical of Coffey’s lifestyle choices and body weight index. According to the British Pregnancy Advisory Service, it was able to determine that Coffey is a healthy woman. “deeply concerning”Her voting records on issues related to abortion.
Coffey, a devout Catholic has voted in accordance with her faith regarding issues like abortion and homosexual rights in Britain’s parliament. She has been representing her Suffolk Coastal constituency since 2010.
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For example, this year she voted against permanent access to pregnancies ending at home for women living in England or Wales. The drug was made available to help victims of the Covid-19 Pandemic. Coffey responded to the BBC’s criticism by saying that access to abortion will not be reduced while she is still in office.
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