The primary reason I’ve been reluctant to heavily back Andrews Mitchell and Lansley (or any other Tory MP) is that I think David Cameron wants to avoid having an unnecessary by-election. My own hunch is that UKIP’s best chance of winning a by-election in this parliament will be in a Conservative held seat, and that […]
From my Morning Briefing email: subscribe here The confrontation between Tory backbenchers and David Cameron over immigration is coming to a head. Andrew Lansley announced yesterday that the Immigration Bill will be put through its final Commons stages next Thursday in an attempt to get it through before it runs out of Parliamentary time. Ministers [...]
Andrew Lansley will shortly announce the return of the Immigration Bill to the Commons. I hear from impeccable sources that its report stage will be next Thursday. As I wrote… Continue reading The post Tory rebels table more troublemaking changes to Immigration Bill appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
This Bill is not about lobbyists, but the Left’s control of the national bully pulpit "The public should see how third parties seek to influence the political system.” This was how Andrew Lansley, the Leader of the House, justified the broad purpose of the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill when he [...]
For a bill purportedly about transparency, the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill has quite a lot of muddied water swirling around it at the moment.… Continue reading The post Andrew Lansley: we can’t afford to delay the Lobbying Bill appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
MINISTER THREATENED NHS WHISTLEBLOWER Former health secretary Andrew Lansley threatened to sack a whistleblower who lifted the lid on how the country’s health regulator was failing patients, says the Sunday Times. Lansley wrote to Kay Sheldon last year warning that he was considering her dismissal from the Care Quality Commission board. Show More Summary
Mr Speaker Bercow has sprung quite an important surprise on the Commons. He's allowed not two, but three amendments to the motion on the Queen's Speech to be voted on today. A slightly bemused Leader of the Commons, Andrew Lansley, politely...Show More Summary
The old joke - I take my only exercise acting as a pallbearer at the funerals of my friends whoexercise regularly – is no laughing matter for Andrew Marr. He has been interviewed on his own show… Continue reading The post Andrew Marr – like Andrew Lansley – was almost killed by exercise. appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
A MORE than usually terrifying assault on Andrew Lansley's ragged health and social care bill in the Lancet claims that it is in fact a Trojan horse for private companies taking over key services and ruining the principle that health care should be free at the point of delivery. Show More Summary
In this week’s Spectator James Forsyth interviews new Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt about how he will continue Andrew Lansley’s legacy on NHS reform. He says his ‘burning mission’ is to… Continue reading The post Jeremy Hunt: no promises on the NHS ringfence appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
I’m at a YouGov conference in Cambridge where we’re just had a speech from Andrew Lansley, the new Leader of the House. He was speaking about the coalition, and gave… Continue reading The post Andrew Lansley: the Tories chose not to win appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
In his first interview since being moved from Health Secretary to become Leader of the House of Commons, Andrew Lansley defended his health reforms. "The service is in good financial shape," he said. "We've delivered £10 billion of efficiency...Show More Summary
Jeremy Hunt has been promoted to Health Secretary in Prime Minister David Cameron's first major cabinet reshuffle since he took office.Mr Hunt takes over the role from Andrew Lansley, who faced a tough parliamentary battle over the Government's...Show More Summary
Jeremy Hunt is settling into Richmond House, HQ of the Department of Health. He'll oversee a £100 billion budget and the public service that voters regularly name as the most important in the country. He inherits the office of Andrew Lansley, off to become Leader of the House: still a Cabinet post, but a relative [...]
Andrew Lansley, the UK's Health Secretary, has accepted UK immunization experts' recommendations to extend the flu vaccination program to vaccinate all children. The UK Government's vaccination programs have already gained worldwide recognition as the most comprehensive programs. Show More Summary
Baroness Warsi 3/1 Jeremy Hunt 5/1 Caroline Spelman 6/1 Cheryl Gillan 8/1 Ken Clarke 10/1 Theresa May 10/1 Lord Strathclyde 12/1 Andrew Lansley 14/1 Vince Cable 16/1 Michael Moore 16/1 William Hague 25/1 Owen Paterson 25/1 Nick Clegg 25/1 Ed Davey 33/1 Andrew Mitchell 33/1 Michael Gove 33/1 George Osborne 33/1 David Cameron 33/1 Iain [...]
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Your chance to vote and make your prediction Which cabinet ministers do you think will go in Cameron’s first re-shuffle – (tick as many as you wish) Jeremy Hunt Baroness Warsi Caroline Spelman Ken Clarke Cheryl Gillan Andrew Lansley Vince Cable Michael Moore William Hague Owen Paterson Philip Hammond Ed Davey Iain Duncan Smith Andrew [...]
The government has refused to publish the risk assessment of its NHS reforms, claiming that doing so "could harm the quality of future advice from civil servants." Andrew Lansley says: There...needs to be safe space where officials are able to...
Perhaps, the biggest question about the post-Olympics reshuffle is what happens to Andrew Lansley. In an interview with The Times (£) today, he makes it abundantly clear that he expects to stay at Health. Now, there are certainly those in Downing Street who would like to see him moved. Show More Summary