The BNP debate is finally fizzing out. The entertaining editorial disputes, vitriolic complaints and political abuse have given way to an uneasy calm.
For those who missed it:
- UNISON called for nurses to be banned from the BNP because they feel that its beliefs are incompatible with the nursing ethos.
- BNP supporters disagreed, and felt that no legitimate political party should be banned from nursing or anything else.
In some of the more colourful episodes, the Nursing Times team and yours truly have been called ‘communist’, ‘facist’ and ‘gay’.
While Dr John Crippen weighed in with his usual candour over on NHS Blog Doctor.
Playground abuse or measured commentary, an important ethical and profesional debate took place, and we’re glad to have hosted it.