Dr Joseph Chikelue Obi Politically Decimates The General Medical Council (*Syndicated Archive Content)
Speaking (earlier this year) at a Private Business Luncheon in his honour , the Formidable Black British Human Rights Crusader effortlessly echoed substantial paragraphs of his recent New Year Message , saying :
" 2007 was definitely one hell of a year for almost everybody (including myself) , but it most very certainly still did have it's great points.
If there is one tough lesson which RemedyUK and all of the other Pressure Groups out there should have seriously learnt by now , it is the very simple fact Size does not really matter , at least when it comes to comprehensively getting your message directly across to the Corridors of Power in Downing Street and beyond.
What really counts is Stamina . . . "
When asked to explicitly unravel precisely what he meant in a bit more detail , Professor Obi - who is also regarded by Regulatory Critics as being the Undisputed Doyen of UK Medical Politics , diplomatically let out a few of his Trademark Mischievous Chuckles before suavely averring :
"When we started both of our Downing Street Petitions almost a year ago , someone in the GMC publicly boasted that we wouldn't get more than 2 Independently Validated Signatures - and that the whole GMC Abolition Campaign would sensationally collapse simply because (in their fickle-minded opinion) Joseph Chikelue Obi was deemed to be Too Controversial , Too Divisive and Too Anti-Establishment . . . Whatever that means.
Thankfully , both of our Downing Street Petitions did ultimately end up doing a little bit better than the woefully projected 2 Signatures or so.
But the profound beauty of the matter is that because we selflessly devoted one full year of Ear-Deafening Mayhem to our cause , over 200,000 Doctors in the United Kingdom will soon be enjoying the Profound Regulatory Benefits of an Absolutely Fabulous year".
Upon further questioning as to what exactly was going to be so fabulous for overworked UK Doctors during the current year , the cheekily grinning Dr Obi boldly went on to publicly state :
"We begged for the GMC to be stripped of it's Core Adjudication Powers . . . and our prayers have recently just been resoundingly answered.
We also cried out for an Independent Clinical Tribunal to speedily come into force , and we are just about to get Parliamentary Legislation for it - in the form of the newly created Independent Adjudicator for the all of the Medical and Healthcare Professions.
We further appealed that the GMC also be stripped of it's Statutory Powers relating to Governance of Medical Education in the UK . . . and now (thanks to a recent report released only just a few days ago) that prayer is soon set to be firmly answered too , by way of the formation of an Independent Body to oversee Medical Education in the UK - even though it is highly likely that (due to serious logistics issues) the GMC may be temporarily asked to firmly handle all major facets of UK Medical Education , pending the arrival of such a long overdue body.
We additionally publicly called on the UK Government to have a tinsy winsy little look at Institutional Racism at the GMC . . . and (Lo and Behold) before we knew it , the Racial Equality Commissioners were avidly on the case , and (Hey Presto , Abrakadabra !) the Brand New , Miraculously Improved and Touchy Feely GMC had dramatically rolled out it's Grand Old Dinosaurs and Big Guns for a Self-Serving Ethnicity Census Tombola Parade.
What's more , because the GMC is not about to be abolished anytime just yet , we have also been offered a Brand New Lease of Life and are now able to gloriously retain our Current Political Platform as an Independent Watchdog over the GMC ; for if the GMC had been abolished so soon , we would have then had to sadly pack our bags and gloomily trot of into the Sunset.
However , the most beautiful fact of all is that most of these Highly Momentous Gains were duly achieved with comparatively few Petition Signatures at all . . . So it was our Stamina which actually made us prevail in the long run , and not necessarily our Size. "