The cynicism revealed in The Times
in the way Labour Party officials have met to work out ways of closing hospitals without jeopardising marginal seats is no surprise to Guido. The meetings were attended by Blears and Downing Street SpAds. Patricia Hewitt asking for ‘heat maps’
showing where hospital closures or reorganisation of health services could cost votes in marginal constituencies. This is how New Labour works, health priorities are secondary to getting votes and keeping their jobs.