In the meantime, might I point you to the absolute screwing doled out to Ed Balls by my good lady wife...
Apart from his stupid name, the first thing I really learned about Ed Bollocks is that his modi operandi are, primarily, lying and intimidation. Which tactic is he employing in his most recent Guardian piece, I wonder?
... and this succinct but—one fears—all too easy deconstruction, of Call Me Dave's bloody stupid NHS policy, by Dizzy.
The Tories say they will "scrap all of the politically-motivated process targets" (good) and "set NHS providers free to innovate by ensuring they become autonomous Foundation Trusts" (also good), but then they say they will "focus on the health results matter, like improving cancer and stroke survival rates or reducing infections (sounds like targets and centralised edicts too me).
They also complain that patients do not get effective treatment because the "system lets Ministers off the hook by blaming decisions on unaccountable bureaucrats in NICE", but at the same time say on funding they plan to "create an independent NHS board to allocate resources to different parts of the country" - this will surely create the same "off the hook" effect in funding allocation won't it?
We have waited a very long time for some concrete Tory policy, and now it is here it is—like a turd in a prettily-wrapped birthday box—something of a disappointment. Not that any of us are surprised, are we?
And the NHS is, apparently, Call Me Dave's priority. Is this really the best that you can do, Dave...?
Sadly, I suspect that it is.