Health Minister Simon Hugh McGuigan Burns isn’t the brightest lamp in the street. Despite a privileged public school background, Burns left Oxford University with what amounts to a ‘pass ‘ degree – a Third Class Honours degree, which is the university’s way of saying, well, he turned up. This earned him the nickname ‘third degree Burns’ amongst his more cruel contemporaries.
And now it seems ‘third degree’ is trying to punch 35 degrees above his weight. He described those who used the 38 Degrees website to contact their Members of Parliament as “zombies” for having the temerity to contact their MPs over health reforms designed to privatise the NHS, which are being introduced by Burns and his fellow zombie Ministers, and which have never been put before the British people.
More details here, including your chance to tell 3rd Degree Burns that you are citizens, not zombies.