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  1. Lansley’s curse on competition

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    Andrew Lansley’s health reforms are an albatross hanging around the Coalition’s neck. The health secretary’s inability to sell his flagship policy to the electorate has arguably made the bill politically unviable. Criticism from the left and right, perhaps most significantly Conservative Home editor Tim Montgomerie’s call to scrap the proposals,...
  2. Cameron’s “coasting” ministers

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    It’s been a tough week for David Cameron. He has been on the end of a tabloid bashing over his government’s failure to deport the convicted hate preacher Abu Qatada and has been forced to deny that he wants his beleaguered Health Secretary to be “taken out and shot.” If...
  3. The Republicans take aim

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    It’s war. Forget the bland Republican rhetoric about working with the president, and watch what they do and the stormtrooper leaders they select. The 42 Republican members of the existing Senate have sent a letter to Democrat majority leader Harry Reid saying they will co-operate in nothing “until the Senate...
  4. NHS reform: this will hurt

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    I was glad to see, in Sam Knight’s cover story, that health secretary Andrew Lansley has come finally clean about his plans for a top-down reorganisation of the NHS. In doing so, however, he reveals not only the government’s readiness to break promises on the health service, but also his...
  5. Letters

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    The NHS: this will hurt I was glad to see, in Sam Knight’s cover story (December), that health secretary Andrew Lansley has come finally clean about his plans for a top-down reorganisation of the NHS. In doing so, however, he reveals not only the government’s readiness to break promises on...


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