Daily Archives: May 20, 2011

Nicholas Timmins

Amid all the confusion about what is to happen to the coalition’s controversial NHS bill, maybe the one person who actually knows is Eric Pickles.

Right now David Cameron is talking to his bunch of NHS worthies, Nick Clegg to his, Andrew Lansley to his own kitchen cabinet, while Paul Bate, Cameron’s new health adviser has his own separate set of consultees as each tries to decide what can be salvaged from the bill … not that these groups do not overlap more than somewhat.  Read more