Sunday, 18 September 2011

The NHS: its over to the Lords...

Evan Harris persuaded a majority of attendees at this week's Liberal Democrat conference to back his call for a vote on the NHS reforms - something that would have caused a huge headache for Clegg. However, the proportion of those supporting a vote wasn't high enough, so no vote took place.

This is a shame - the Bill is still potentially disastrous for the NHS, as leading health groups continue to warn. Let's just hope that Shirley Williams has more success in the Lords.

And for those that missed it, her recent article in the Observer should leave readers in no doubt of her strength of feeling on this issue.

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