This just in from a co-conspirator’s Crackberry:
I am en route on the 3.18 from Hull to London with two loud mouthed Labourites. Ivan Lewis, [Health PuSS] and his [researcher?].
They are deciding whether to go for a quote based on the Bevan quote that Tories are lower than vermin
“Calling Bob at the Mirror on the rats and hospitals story. Will you tell me if you think this response if too churlish for the Mirror… When Bevan founded the NHS, he said Tories lower than vermin, I wouldn’t describe them like this but their approach to cleaner hospitals..”
His assistant, “If Bevan said that – that is the bollocks stuff”
Guido’s co-conspirators are everywhere, and they are laughing at you politicians.
UPDATE II 6 Aug : Looks like the Mirror didn’t use their “Tory vermin” quote.