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An unhealthy performance from Cameron

23 May 2007

12:49 PM

23 May 2007

12:49 PM

There is a curious sound Labour MPs make when Tony Blair is on form, a kind of yodel which resonates around the chamber. We heard plenty of it this afternoon, as he wiped the floor with David Cameron.  Do the Tories really want to abolish all NHS targets? Isn’t that pandering to health unions? The answer is yes, of course; when Cameron quoted a doctors union leader attacking the government it confirmed the point. Blair could get away with this, Brown couldn’t.  I am optimistic about Tory education policies, for reasons I explain in tomorrow’s magazine. But Tory health policy is a pusillanimous disaster, and the sooner Mr Cameron prizes himself away from the unions the better.


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