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Brexit: doctors’ duty is to inform patients

BMJ 2019; 366 doi: (Published 05 September 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l5382

Re: Brexit: doctors’ duty is to inform patients

There must, surely, be a limit to the publications of your anti-Brexit stance? For the last three years you have maintained an unremitting stance against 'Leavers'. However, your issue of 7th September is just too much. Whilst you enjoy editorial privilege, there comes a point when this becomes an abuse of office. The same applies to the cohort of contributors to bolster your argument. The BMA chair chips in with his 'catastrophic' headline, whilst May van Schalkwyk and colleagues, with their nonsensical flow diagram, seem to predict the end of the world.

Surely, a scientific journal should concede that there are counter-arguments? It is often a sign of special pleading when doctors resort to 'shroud waving'. The comparison with Hurricane Doran is crass.

Competing interests: No competing interests

10 September 2019
David E B Powell
Retired NHS Consultant Pathologist
7 Maes Brynglas, Peniel, Carmarthen SA32 7HF