John Hutton, minister of state at the Department of Health, writes in a pamphlet for the Social Market Foundation, “The concept of ‘profit’ can and should play an increasingly important role in improving quality. Hospitals and schools that provide a high-quality service should be able to retain any surplus and be able to re-invest that profit in developing those successful services even further”.
Guido is confused, are the Blairites asking Labour voters to support them in the completion of their Neo-Thatcherite agenda? Comrades, Thatcher never dared to bring the profit motive into schools and hospitals, what a great day this will be for socialism!
UPDATE: Mark Seddon, editor of Tribune and a member of the Labour Party’s National Executive Committee is telling MPs to write and stand on their own Old Labour manifesto.
UPDATE: My thanks to Stalin’s Gran – Mark Seddon, is apparently the former editor of the Tribune, which is now home to the former Recess Monkey.