Tom Goodenough

Today in audio: Jeremy Hunt stands firm ahead of junior doctors strike

Today in audio: Jeremy Hunt stands firm ahead of junior doctors strike
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Jeremy Hunt has been facing questions in the Commons ahead of tomorrow's junior doctors strike. The Health Secretary said the industrial action was 'wholly unjustified' and said 'we are proud of the NHS but we must turn that pride into actions':

His sentiment wasn't enough to placate Dennis Skinner, however, with the MP for Bolsover telling Hunt to 'wipe that smirk off your face':

Labour's Heidi Alexander insisted tomorrow would be one of the saddest days in the NHS - and said that the Health Secretary was to blame:

Nicky Morgan also faced a tough time in the Commons as she defended Tory plans for all schools to become academies by 2020. She defended her education plan as a way of ensuring every child 'got the best start in life':

Whilst on the Today programme this morning, Iain Duncan Smith defended Boris over his comments about Barack Obama:

And finally, here's Spectator editor Fraser Nelson, James Forsyth and Isabel Hardman discussing the week ahead in the world of politics: