Nurse Says Conservatives ‘Do Not Deserve To Be Resuscitated’

During a debate on live television, a nurse in the United Kingdom stated that conservative voters “do not deserve to be resuscitated” by the country’s National Health Service.

Miranda Hughes, a registered nurse with the NHS, made the despicable comment while appearing on “Britain on the Brink” with host Jeremy Vine. She received significant backlash for her remarks, with critics demanding that she be suspended by the NHS or fired.

“I could not handle the emotional stress of not being able to deliver for my patients,” Hughes said on the show. “You’re squeezed to a point, you can’t treat them how you want to treat them. You’re told persistently on the news that care homes are being ring fenced. It’s a lie.”

“I’m sorry, but if you’ve voted Conservative, you do not deserve to be resuscitated by the NHS,” she added.

The nurse’s remarks caused members of the show’s live audience to gasp and shake their heads in disbelief.

“It’s harsh, but I’m looking at these gentlemen and it makes me so angry,” Hughes said.

Apparently realizing what she had admitted, the nurse then attempted to walk her comments back.

“Of course, I would [resuscitate Conservative patients], but it’s appalling the way we’ve been treated,” Hughes said.

A clip of her comments went viral almost immediately on social media, leading to outrage over the fact that she essentially wished millions of U.K. voters dead.

“How can a nurse who is responsible for the health care of others continue in her job, if she believes 14 million patients should be left to die? The two are wholly incompatible: Miranda Hughes must go,” said former journalist and member of the European Parliament Martin Daubney.

“This isn’t ‘cancel culture.’ It’s the consequences of being an unbridled bigot,” he added.

“This repellant woman #MirandaHughes was an utter disgrace to her profession before being rightly sacked by the private hospital where she worked. She should never, ever, be allowed to work again in health or social care,” tweeted British media personality Christine Hamilton.

In an interview with the Telegraph following the backlash, Hughes revealed that she is set to lose her job with a private hospital based in south London.

“They can do that to me because of their media policy. I am not allowed to say anything. I have brought the company into disrepute. So yes, I am being sacked,” she said.

“The reason I went on the program was that you cannot care for your patients,” Hughes continued. “It’s impossible. Because I care too much. And even Jeremy Vine said to me, ‘Working in the NHS broke you.’”

She then tried to explain away her outlandish comments.

“Well, yes it has, and it’s broken me again,” Hughes said. “I can’t do what’s right, and it frustrates the hell out of me because I’ve been sick myself. I’ve had to watch people die, and there are no resources to help.”

“That is the point I was trying to make, and yet I had someone goading me from the other side of the studio and laughing. It made me so angry, and I directed the comment at him,” she continued.

“I lost my temper and I said something inappropriate. Now I am going to lose my job because the Twitterati have gone to town,” Hughes added. “I am being vilified for being some monster that doesn’t care, and unfortunately, the problem is I care too much.”

The Telegraph went on to report that Hughes — who is a registered nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council — could potentially be facing an investigation into whether her remarks had violated the council’s professional code, should someone file a complaint against her.

“Our Code is clear that professionals on our register must promote professionalism and trust at all times. Where concerns are raised with us, we’ll always look into it and consider taking action if needed,” the Nursing and Midwifery Council stated.