Iain Dale In HUGE Clash With BMA Rep
2 September 2016, 08:30 | Updated: 12 September 2016, 13:46
Iain Dale labelled the British Medical Association "pathetic" and "slippery" after they refused to tell him the voting figures for the Junior Doctors' strike.
Reports suggest that the BMA council voted to back the strike by the narrow margin of 16-14.
But speaking to Iain Dale on LBC, Council member Dr Hamed Khan refused to confirm whether that was how the vote went.
That left Iain very angry as he dismissed the "pathetic" response.
He boomed: "You are a leading member of this council. I think my listeners have a right to know what the voting figures were. Was it 16 votes to 14?
"You were quite willing to tell us that you voted for this strike and yet you're not willing to tell us what the vote was. Was it an overwhelming majority or was it a narrow majority?"
When Dr Khan again refused to answer, Iain added: "Stop wriggling Dr Khan and give me an honest answer."
Yet again, the doctor wouldn't answer the question, leading Iain to say: "Pathetic. I think virtually everyone listening to this programme would think that too."
Watch the spiky exchange above.
Not sure that that was @drhamedkhan's finest moment. Slippery and evasive, Refused to tell me voting figures from BMA Council decision.— Iain Dale (@IainDale) September 2, 2016
The full interview can be seen below.