… it’s full steam ahead on the great plan. Woebegone Andrew Lansley was assured there would be “no stepping off the gas”. Indeed, set hard in law, under the new act there can be no turning back on the competition regime that lets “any qualified provider” bid for every part of the health service, a process already bursting out into more local private contracts than we can count. The NHS is the chosen testbed for the Open Public Services white paper plan to outsource all the public sector – though trying it first on the NHS was like putting in the miner to see if the air was safe for the canary.
— I wish I’d said that!
— You will, Malcolm. You will.