A member of the government has taken to Twitter to attack Andrew Lansley over the closure of a specialist children’s heart unit at a hospital near her constituency, claiming that the health secretary had refused to meet with local MPs before making the decision.
Nicky Morgan, PPS to universities minister David Willetts, said she was “stunned” that she hadn’t been able to put her concerns to the Health Secretary before the decision – which means drastically increased travelling times for vulnerable families — was made.
Absolutely stunned to hear Andrew Lansley has signed off on ECMO move from Glenfield without local MPs able to put concerns to him first.
— Nicky Morgan MP (@NickyMorgan01) July 13, 2012
Hypocrite Morgan is the latest member of the government to back Lansley over NHS changes — only to start whining when it affects their constituency. She follows in the frontbench footsteps of Foreign Secretary William Hague, who joined a protest in May against cuts to his constituency hospital.
It seems battered Lansley is now adopting the “La, la, la! I can’t hear you!” approach to criticism.