Jeremy Hunt's attendance at a so-called "extraordinary" Cabinet meeting on Saturday morning simply constitutes "normal working hours," junior doctors have quipped.
The health secretary joined fellow ministers for the meeting, called by David Cameron after his mammoth negotiations for a better deal for Britain in the EU closed with an agreement last night.
Junior doctors were quick to point out the irony of the Cabinet's first meeting on a Saturday - as they echoed the furore over Hunt's imposition of a new contract to enforce a seven-day NHS.
Many compared Hunt's insistence that weekends are "normal working hours" for medics with the reported "extraordinary" nature of a Saturday Cabinet session.
Cameron working overnight? Just like a Junior Doctor? Cabinet meeting on Saturday? 1st time in 30 yr No consecutive weekends for them I see!— Howard Smart (@howard_smart) February 20, 2016
@Jeremy_Hunt Love the news pointing out the enormity of cabinet meeting on a Saturday. Get a grip you lot its a 'normal working day'!— Karen Russell-Hunt (@kcxxx) February 20, 2016
The cabinet have a meeting scheduled in a couple of minutes. My heart bleeds for Jeremy Hunt having to work on a Saturday. #JuniorDoctors— No-Coffee Hero (@nocoffeehero) February 20, 2016
First Saturday cabinet meeting since the 1980s, remember Mr. Hunt, those are "normal working hours". No overtime for you— The Clear (@vayerism) February 20, 2016
A Saturday cabinet. First since the Falklands. They'll be working on a Sunday next, just like doctors.— StephenFKelly (@sfkelly2) February 20, 2016
So, the Tories want a 7 day NHS. Today they r having the 1st cabinet meeting on a Saturday since the Falklands War. Workshy fops! #EUSummit— antony manners (@cornishant) February 20, 2016
A referendum on Britain's membership is likely to be held in June after the prime minister secured an agreement, which he said would give "special status in the EU." Cameron confirmed he would now lead the campaign to keep Britain in the European Union.