Posts tagged Social Care Act

NHS bill: keeping parliament in dark is a constitutional outrage

The government’s attitude towards publication of the risk register covering the health bill reveals a growing authoritarianism

Article by Lord Owen, published in The Observer, 18 March, 2012

Constitutional legitimacy has plagued the health and social care bill. The prime minister started by breaking an election pledge not to make yet another top-down reorganisation of the NHS. There is, therefore, no electoral mandate for the bill. He also pledged that

David Cameron-Afraid To Go Into The Lion’s Den?

Article by Lord Owen Published in The Guardian, 20 February, 2012

On Monday February 20th in No 10 the Prime Minister talks to some of the leaders of the health professions but not to others like the BMA who oppose him. Lloyd George was not afraid to meet the BMA. On emerging from a meeting with the BMA he said “I don’t think there has been anything like it since …