Pettifogging false economy / bureaucracy
No free soup for brain surgeons
A brain surgeon was suspended from Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham, "because he didn't pay for a second helping of soup and croutons." You bureaucratic asses! Already four brain operations due to be done today have had to be postponed. (Source: Jeremy Vine show, BBC Radio 2.)
For Christ's sake, send us the details - we'll appeal to Herald readers to raise the funds to pay for soup for this surgeon. Terence Hope is a top brain surgeon, and there is a 40-day wait for brain operations in Nottingham.