Posts Tagged “NHS”

Why IDS is still in his job is revealing of Conservative attitudes to social security

by Stephen Tall on December 10, 2014

When Andrew Lansley’s health reforms ran into trouble – and his inability to take with him the public or those working in the NHS proved toxic – David Cameron reshuffled him out of harm’s way. Jeremy Hunt was brought in to make nice to the health sector and patients. When Michael Gove’s education reforms started […]

On Budget day: What Lib Dem members think of the Coalition’s economic policy and ring-fencing of spending

by Stephen Tall on March 20, 2013

Lib Dem Voice polled our members-only forum recently to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. Some 650 party members have responded, and we’re publishing the full results. Just 26% of Lib Dem members support Osborne’s ‘Plan A’ Thinking of the current state of [...]

That NHS spending row in full

by Stephen Tall on December 5, 2012

The story: Conservative Health secretary Jeremy Hunt ‘rebuked’ for claiming the Coalition has increased NHS spending in England. The promise: that the NHS budget in England would be increased in real terms during the Coalition. That promise was kept (just) — the 2010 Spending Review committed the Coalition to a 0.1% real-terms annual increase. The [...]

Any chance we can vote in an evidence-based electorate?

by Stephen Tall on September 17, 2012

The 29th British Social Attitudes report has been published today by NatCen Social Research and is freely available to read here. I’ve had chance only to read the topline summary which is fascinating: This year, the survey reflects an anxious (…)

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Labour’s not-so-very-local election broadcast shows how unimportant local decision-making is to Ed Miliband’s party

by Stephen Tall on April 11, 2012

Tonight’s Labour local election broadcast, starring telly’s very own Lord (Robert) Winston, climaxes with the rallying cry: On Thursday May 3rd, vote NHS, vote Labour Exactly how voting Labour then will help the NHS isn’t explored — not surprisingly, because it won’t. There’s a reason these elections are called local elections, after all. Before highlighting [...]

What Lib Dem bloggers have been saying about the NHS Bill after Lib Dem conference

by Stephen Tall on March 13, 2012

Unsurprisingly, there’s been plenty of post-conference reaction to the weekend’s events. A quick recap of what happened: on Saturday, Lib Dem conference representatives narrowly voted not to debate a motion that called for the NHS Bill to be dropped. Then on Sunday, Lib Dem conference representatives narrowly voted following a debate not to support part [...]

Round-up of initial reactions to the Lib Dem conference NHS Bill vote

by Stephen Tall on March 11, 2012

There’s been no shortage of reaction to the vote by the Lib Dem conference this morning to vote by 317-270 to approve an amendment which implicitly calls on the party leadership to drop its support for the NHS Bill. I say “implicitly” because the motion as passed — pasted at the foot of this post [...]

What Lib Dem members think about the NHS Bill: 57% opposed, but majority might back it if significantly amended

by Stephen Tall on March 8, 2012

We’ve been surveying the views of current Lib Dem members this week on your views on the NHS Bill. Over 500 responded, and here’s what you told us… A majority of Lib Dem members – and a majority of Lib Dem members who will be voting delegates at the party’s spring conference at NewcastleGateshead this [...]

Lib Dem Voice survey shows members narrowly oppose Coalition’s NHS reforms

by Stephen Tall on September 22, 2011

Lib Dem Voice has polled our members-only forum to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. Some 550 party members responded, and we’re currently publishing the full results. Lib Dem members vote 43% to 37% against Coalition’s NHS reforms LDV asked: The Health [...]

Lib Dem members survey: 61% say no to key Coalition health reform

by Stephen Tall on April 26, 2011

Lib Dem Voice has polled our members-only forum to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. Over 500 party members have responded, and we’re publishing the full results this week. Lib Dems reject key health reform measure 61%-24% LDV asked: The government are [...]



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