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Monday, 12 March 2012

How Nick Clegg and Shirley Williams lost the great NHS debate

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It seems to me that the reason that the leadership lost the debate is that the delegates recognised that the NHS bill is a bad bill, badly drafted and conceived with the intention of privatising the NHS. The delegates of course are not alone. The vast majority of health professional bodies, the nurses, the Trade Unions, most sections of the media and perhaps most importantly of all, the general public are opposed to this vexatious piece of proposed legislation. Only Clegg and the perfidious Williams lean over backwards to placate the Tory dogma. Having lost this vote they will now presumably seek to force the parliamentary party, regardless of the opinion of conference, to join them in their duplicity to enable Clegg to retain his seat at the cabinet table