Tomorrow’s Guardian features a story based on a ComRes poll showing David Cameron holds a two-point lead (22% to 20%) over Ed Miliband as the party leader most trusted on the NHS (Labour as a whole lead 25% to 22%).
The paper give space for Mike Birtwistle, “a founding partner at the consultancy firm Incisive Health, which commissioned the survey”, to put the boot in:
“As we move into an election year, Labour, and in particular Ed Miliband, still have a good deal of work to do on health. A raft of policy initiatives have yet to translate into personal trust on the NHS. These findings will be a worrying reality check for Labour.”
Could Incisive be the health lobbying firm which which Birtwistle co-owns with Bill Morgan — Tory special adviser to health secretary Andrew Lansley until he was booted out along with his boss in September 2012?
The very same.