MORAG LINDSAY: Hold your nose and pay the nurses, some things are more important than party politics

Everything is politics, said Thomas Mann. Everything is political, said Bob Marley. Everything has moved on a bit from the heady days of Captain Tom and #bekind when people’s first response to a 4% pay rise for nurses and hospital porters is to label it a cynical election ploy and a kick in the teeth to every other public servant, said Morag Lindsay.