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Health and Social Care Bill

Lord Soley

This Bill finally completed its weary journey through the House of Lords yesterday. I am still trying to work out whether the Government was mad or bad in pushing it through. It is bad because it will increase bureaucracy and costs without improving front line services. It is mad because the Government has alienated the very…

Sack the lot!

Baroness Thornton

The Commons ended their Committee consideration of the Health and Social Care Bill last Thursday. The proceedings illustrate that parallel universes really do exist. There is the one inhabited by Simon Burn MP, his boss Andrew Lansley MP and other Health Ministers and then there is the world the rest of us inhabit. The first…