Fuming boxing legend Frank Bruno claims ministers ‘don’t give a monkey’s’ about people with mental health problems
BOXING great Frank Bruno claims ministers “don’t give a monkey’s” about people with mental health problems.
The ex-world heavyweight champ says those with illnesses such as depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia are being betrayed.
PABoxing legend Frank Bruno says mental health sufferers have been let down by politicians[/caption]
Frank, 61, said: “Every time an election comes up ministers say, ‘We will make changes, we will spend some money, we will make things better’.
“It’s a lie. They don’t stick to it. A lot of them just don’t give a monkey’s.
“There’s tens of thousands of people across the country being let down and betrayed.
“I’ve been invited into the House of Commons and I’ve heard a lot of very important people promise the world.
“Then, when you try to phone up to get something, they don’t want to know.”
Frank won the WBC world title by beating Oliver McCall at Wembley in 1995 and twice fought ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson
He has since struggled with bipolar disorder but said he now feels “better than he has in years”.
Describing the current failures in the system he said: “Too often doctors are just sending patients home with tablets or locking people up in hospitals and forcing them to exist like zombies.
“I’d like to see the politicians go inside those hospitals to see what really goes on. But they don’t want to do it. It’s shameful.”