Stephen Minister, 53, (pictured) said he lost his temper after a striking doctor ‘smirked’ at him when he told them about the death of his sister from cancer.
In a heated confrontation, he approached several junior doctors standing on the picket line outside Lincoln City Hospital in Lincolnshire and bellowed ‘I’ve got no patience for you’ after becoming exasperated by their strike over new contracts.
In tense footage of the exchange, Mr Minister can be heard bellowing at two male junior doctors: ‘I’ve got no patience for you.’
He added they were being ‘egged on by Corbyn’s cronies’ and ‘bullied by the trade unions who were bringing back situations from the 1970s’.
It came as Jeremy Hunt insisted that ‘nearly 40% of junior doctors’ had turned up to work despite the industrial action over the terms of new contracts.
But junior doctors and the British Medical Association (BMA), which is behind the strike, pointed out that the vast majority of those who worked had already agreed to go in to provide emergency care, and few of those would have been voluntarily breaking the strike..