You don’t need to read very far through this blog to know that I’m passionate about the NHS. I believe it’s Britain’s, and Labour’s, greatest achievement and the country’s greatest treasure – and that it’s under sustained, ideologically-driven and multifaceted assault by the Tory-led coalition government.

The latest phase in this assault is the undemocratic ‘negative resolution’ that the government initiated, with typical sneakiness, just before the current Parliamentary recess. As I explained in my last post, this little-known procedure, abusing section 75 of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 as its justification, has started a 40-day countdown and if opposition MPs are unable to block it successfully, it will become law – and will break explicit, written government promises in order to force the new Clinical Commissioning Groups to put every NHS service out to competitive tender, even if they don’t consider it to be the best…

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