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Norman Lamb

Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital, Basildon, Essex, Britain - 11 Jul 2009

Labour just don’t get it – the NHS is about patients not process

17 October 2013 17:56

Sometimes the small points say a great deal.  Yesterday Steve Rotherham, the Labour MP for Liverpool Walton, tabled a written parliamentary question about emails I obtained from the Care Quality… Continue reading

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Care of the elderly

Society is forgetting its elderly

1 January 2013 12:21

During the 2010 general election, two grand politicians came to visit the teaching hospital where a doctor friend of mine worked. He had finished a 13 hour night shift, and,… Continue reading

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Are you ready for 'Stoptober'? Image: Getty.

Fag Burns

10 September 2012 16:35

It sounds like an episode of The Thick of It: the government is ploughing ahead with its naff “Stoptober” initiative. Next month the country’s eight million smokers will be encouraged… Continue reading

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A Lib Dem alternative to Beecroft

13 March 2012 9:03

When the Beecroft report’s recommendation of ‘Compensated No Fault Dismissal’ was first leaked back in October, Norman Lamb was one of the strongest Lib Dem voices to speak out against… Continue reading

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The Lib Dems prepare their strategy for future coalitions

16 February 2012 17:29

Contain your excitement, CoffeeHousers: the Lib Dems are debating whether to change their ‘constitution’ so that their members have a greater say over future coalition negotiations. The amendment has been… Continue reading

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Clegg confirms the reshuffle

3 February 2012 13:00

Nick Clegg’s statement just now was notable for how he stressed that he would like Chris Huhne back in the Cabinet if Huhne emerges from these current difficulties. This echoes… Continue reading

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Huhne resigns

3 February 2012 10:58

We’ve just had a short statement from Chris Huhne — and, unsurprisingly, he’s resigning as Energy Secretary. His words and demeanour, though, were strikingly defiant. He described the CPS’s decision… Continue reading

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Testing the Coalition’s commitment to growth

26 October 2011 11:51

The Beecroft report is an early test of the government’s willingness to put growth and jobs first. Replacing unfair dismissal with redundancy pay based on length on service would be… Continue reading

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The Lib Dems’ hostage situation

9 May 2011 16:18

Norman Lamb’s comment on the Daily Politics about the Lib Dems having become a "human shield" for the government sums up the mood on the Liberal Democrat benches. Lamb went… Continue reading

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Lamb volunteers for the slaughter

10 April 2011 14:37

We’ll try to get the video later, but, for now, a transcript of Norman Lamb’s appearance on the Politics Show will have to do (UPDATE: video added above). Here we… Continue reading

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