Lansley Moves To Save His Job

The most vicious piece of internal blue-on-blue briefing seen from this government, so far, came on Sunday against Andrew Lansley.  A Tory minister told the Telegraph:

“I have immense personal sympathy for Andrew but if the Bill becomes something totally different from his original proposals then he will simply not have the credibility to lead the reforms.…”

Well it seems Lansley doesn’t agree and is digging in. He has come out fighting in the same paper this morning, claiming that he is ready to accept  “substantial and significant” changes to his bill. We shall see… 




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