Tomorrow’s Times adds to the metric tonnage (£) of commentary observing that it is “extraordinary that Andrew Lansley is still in position” having — from the perspective of both the government, health professionals and much of the public — thoroughly botched the Health and Social Care Bill.

But it is Rachel Sylvester’s vicious briefing from an anonymous Number 10 source which will give the health secretary nightmares:

“We’re back to square one,” says one exasperated insider. “Andrew Lansley is just a disaster.” Dogged and determined at his best, the Health Secretary is at his worst described as a “law unto himself”

And it gets worse:

“Andrew Lansley should be taken out and shot,” says a Downing Street source. “He’s messed up both the communication and the substance of the policy.”

Looks like someone is preparing the ground for a sacking.

  1. YES, finally a sensible suggestion from No 10, give the fucker a shovel, make him dig his own grave in the middle of Hyde Park and then neck-shoot the bastard into it. Swiftly followed by the rest of the Cabinet.

  2. Can we make a day of it and shoot the bloody lot. No Tory is worth sparing. We can celebrate with streets parties etc.

  3. Perhaps after hundreds of amendments and tens of professional orgs’ and unions objecting to the bill Lansley thinks his longevity in the job will see him through?

    The big issue for me is how will Cameron back down after 100 % praising the legislation?

  4. OK Linda, I’m game, we’re going to need a fuck of a lot of shovels and ammunition but it’ll be worth it.
    Followed by the best damn party in the world!

  5. What a nasty vindictive lot of people post on this site. No doubt you are also very much against the death penalty for child murderers.

  6. Kevin R. Lohse says:

    Don’t you just love all this superior Left-wing Intellectualism on show? I feel totally worthless and cannot see how I can resist the overwhelming arguments of the Left.

  7. Reading the comments on here I am struck by the real viciousness of the commentators, reinforcing my view it is those on the left who are the really nasty people (dons tin helmet, dives under desk….) not us Conservatives.

  8. Anonymous nasty comments, oddly they seem to think they have the moral high ground. Buth then again, I’m sure the SS/ NKVD etc did too.

  9. Socialism….

    Murdering 100 million+ people since 1917….

    I would have thought as another Nasserist dictator murders more of his own people, there enough bloodlust to go round…

  10. @ Stephen et al

    If you think nasty comments are the preserve of the “the Left” you really need to take a look at the Guido Fawkes website once in a while.

  11. Shooting would be too good for Andrew Lansley – a waste of a bullet. The NHS being ruined by ministers who to a man, have Private Medical Insurance who can jump the queue anytime they want to thus pushing NHS taxpayers further down the waiting lists. Be assured they have not the slightest interest in making the NHS a better place for the majority.

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