Friday, 10 February 2012
Tories Run Aground Over The NHS
In what was a foregone conclusion, an outcome that even the dimmest political pundit could see ten miles away from the back of a galloping horse, it is slowly dawning on David Cameron that trying to privatise the NHS is not such a good idea after all. At least three top Tory minister's are now taking the view that Lansley's "reforms" are not worth the candle. Rachel Sylvester's piece in Tuesday's "Times" was a wake up call and has now been virtually repeated in two Tory websites - "Tory Diary" and "Egremont - Tory Reform Group." Both point out that defusing public suspicion over the Tories and the NHS was one of Cameron's best tactics when in opposition, while to gratuitously throw this away once in government was a political mistake of monumental proportions. That has been glaringly obvious for some time now and David Cameron's almost single-handed support for Andrew Lansley and his backdoor privatisation plans now appears to be what it is - arrogant and completely stupid. By doing so Cameron has revealed himself as the wolf in sheep's clothing he always was and, if we're all lucky, he will continue his blind support of Lansley until he's forced out of office to be replaced with someone with at least the common sense of a baboon. Whatever the outcome, however, the cat is well and truely out of the bag. The NHS is not safe in Tory hands, we are not all in this together and this government is not part of the solution, it is part of the problem.