We have a new Health Monster. He has a name that rhymes with a very bad word and which is likely to soon get a lot of use. Do I think he will be worse than Lansley? I doubt it’s possible. Do I think he will be better? That’s not possible either.
By now he will have been contacted by Darth Arnott and given his instructions. There will be no cuts to the five-a-day, the units-per-week, the smoker-hatred, the management or admin of the NHS but there will be massive cuts to the doctors and nurses because that will show the proles who’s in charge. Darth’s master, the Emperor Pharmantine, will be watching to ensure the Profit is duly appeased.
My prediction? There will be no change.