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John Ward – Mid-Staffs : How New Labour Chopped Down The NHS In The Penalty Area – 7 February 2013

John WardInto the dying stages of ‘our’ NHS: more political football to come

Two sets of dissembling hypocrites are busily fighting over a dying patient this morning. I make no apologies for reminding people that The Slog saw this Cameron/Hunt/Lansley strategy of faint praise for the NHS coming a mile off. I also feel vindicated by having blogged (as notbornyesterday) how the irrepressibly two-faced Andy Burnham signed off mid-Staffs as an NHS Trust while a Minister at the DfH. But the simple conclusion is there for all to see: the Mid Staffs disaster is and always will be the New Labour donuffins hacking down goal-poacher Hunt in the penalty area. They have thus wastefully given The Privatisers’ XI a free penalty kick….which the Telegraph has already stepped up to take this morning. Continue reading