"Now, this won't hurt...."
The Royal College of Nursing today dropped its opposition to the theft of personal articles from elderly or ailing patients in hospitals by nurses. After a ballot of members with 40% remaining opposed to the theft of patients' property, 49% of members expressed the view that they'd be "relaxed" about "a bit of casual nicking". "Everyone knows it's gone on for years" said an RCN spokeswoman. "Whether it's a Werther's Original slyly taken from the bedside cabinet while old Gertie's asleep or a few quid - or even a few grand - from an old lady's purse when she's brought in unconscious, who cares?"
A spokesman for the Department of Health said that "nurses' views about personal matters such as robbery were entirely a matter for their consciences"
OK it's a parody. But if the RCN is neutral about the Fifth Commandment, the Seventh Commandment would be small beer, surely?