Posts Tagged ‘Andrew Lansley’

First big cracks appear in Lansley’s privatised health service

by Michael Meacher.

The whistleblowers who have revealed serious deficiencies in an out-of-hours GP service run by a large private health company which is believed to be putting patient care at risk have performed an important public service. This concerns the contract in Cornwall run by Serco, a private operator which provides services for government in defence, prisons, […]

The battle for the NHS is far from over

by Michael Meacher.

So after Prof Steve Field’s emollient smoothing of the jagged edges of Lansley’s health privatisation fetish, that’s now all done and dusted then? Almost certainly not. The Lansley bill is just the latest in a long line of attempts to wrest the NHS out of the public sector and place it firmly, like every other […]

Where’s Labour in the battle to save the NHS

by Michael Meacher.

It’s all very well for Nick Clegg regaling us each day with what he’s going to do to Lansley and the NHS Bill if his amendments to it aren’t accepted by the Tories. And now we learn what the Tory backwoodsmen are going to do if their ‘red lines’ are not accepted by Clegg. But […]

Lansley’s not for listening

by Michael Meacher.

It certainly is a fair assumption that the current Cameron/Lansley ‘listening exercise’ is not about listening, anything but. It is a transparent device, under spurious democratic cover, to change course. It is playing for time so as to get past the local elections as well as a damage limitation exercise to enable No.10 to gauge […]

“No more pointless reorganisations of the NHS”, Cameron promised

by Jon Lansman.

“No more pointless reorganisations of the NHS which aim for change but instead bring chaos”, he promised the Royal College of Nurses two years ago. How persuasive he must have been. Today they voted 478 t0 6 with 13 abstentions to reject the pointless and destructive reorganisation his government has now proposed. The British Medical […]

NHS: The Downfall

by Jon Lansman.

Andrew Lansley reacts to hearing that the PM has cooled to his proposed NHS reforms. Essential weekend viewing. Hilarious. All credit to DanielRKirk. (Please note that Nazi comparisons used here are for the purpose of amusement only. You’ll find no reductio ad hitlerum on this website)

Where are the Social Democrats now?

by Jon Lansman.

Polly Toynbee reminded us yesterday of who were some of the social democrats in the great Labour break-away of the early 1980s: Andrew Lansley, for example, now a Tory dismantling the NHS, and opposed by his former colleague, Shirley Williams, now in the Lib Dems. Danny Finkelstein advised one Tory leader (William Hague) just as his colleague, Andrew […]

Labour must renounce its ugly Blairite legacy if it wants to win

by Michael Meacher.

Monday was a day of shame, the day they denationalised the NHS.   Yet at the second reading of the Bill in the House of Commons the main line of defence of the increasingly isolated Andrew Lansley, who is clearly out of his depth, was that the Tories are only carrying on where Blair left off and […]

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