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.