It is surprising, even to me, how quickly the public has taken a dislike to Pete Hodgson. People know there is something wrong with the health system and are past being patronised. One e-mailer to Newstalk ZB said, "The Health Minister makes me sick."
I came across a quote in a British paper, by one Tim Hames, which, adapted goes;
'The only justification for keeping Hodgson at Health is that he might save the public health system money by draining the electorate of the will to live'
General Debate 26 March 2017
42 minutes ago