Skip to comments.Sir John Major calls contaminated blood scandal 'incredibly bad luck' (NHS Scandal)
Posted on 06/27/2022 10:23:01 AM PDT by RandFan
Former prime minister Sir John Major has described the contaminated blood scandal as "incredibly bad luck", drawing gasps from families watching him give evidence under oath to the public inquiry into the disaster.
Up to 30,000 people contracted HIV and hepatitis C in the 1970s and 80s after being given blood treatments or transfusions on the NHS.
Thousands have since died.
Sir John later apologised for his choice of language.
He said: "I obviously caused offence inadvertently this morning when I referred to the fact that it was awful that people had been fed infected blood and I referred to it as sheer bad luck.
"I can only say to people it wasn't intended to be offensive. I was seeking to express the fact that I was concerned about what happened.
"It was intended simply to say that it was a random matter and I perhaps expressed it injudiciously."
He appeared before the inquiry to answer questions about the government's actions, including decisions on financial assistance for those affected by the contaminated blood incident.
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John Major (remember him?) says "bad luck".
And yet…the NHS remains the undisputed established religion of the UK
Government healthcare - mmmm, mmmm, mmmm.
And this is what the U.S. future holds — tainted with aids blood — thank you Red Cross and CDC.
Not “bad luck”.
Incompetence at the very least.
At the worst, deliberate malfeasance.
“It was intended simply to say that it was a random matter and I perhaps expressed it injudiciously.”
In the mind of people like John Major, he’s telling the truth as he sees it, he’s like a lot of politicians all around the world regardless of party.
People are expendable so long as it advances a cause.
Otherwise, we wouldn’t have wars or mass killing of innocent human beings.
It’s not a matter of if politicians think this way, it’s only a matter of degree.
Thousands of people have died 40 - 50 years later.
at the time, getting blood donations from inmates was considered risky .....but they didn't care....
(Incompetence at the very least.)
He should be guillotined publicly.
This is so sad and depressing.
These people can’t be trusted. They build complicated systems that don’t work for the good of the citizenry.
People die needlessly.
Being a slave of the monsters in control is so scary.
The UK’s version of George Bush, totally undid everything Thatcher did.
I don't consider buggery a "random matter". I think it is pretty deliberate.
And, Arthur Ashe was an unlucky balck man.
That’s known as a “Sanger Twofer”.
It was incredibly “bad luck” for the 3,000 people that showed up for work at the Twin Towers on 9-11.
“I say old boy, it’s a bit of a twisted wicket, eh?”
I wonder how many infected blood product transfusions have been given in the US? Do they accept blood from HIV infected donors now?
Speaking of “bad luck”:
Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded - here and there, now and then - are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty.
This is known as “bad luck.”
-Robert A. Heinlein
I seem to recall that John Major was raised in a family of circus performers - he’s a literal clown!