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A Conservative Policy Escapes

by | 21st, August 2007

ROUND up the usual suspects:

A Conservative policy has escaped. After two years of successfully keeping all policies safely under lock and key, this one somehow escaped into the Radio Five studio in London’s Broadcasting House. Those present, who included the Conservative leader David Cameron, were plainly embarrassed that the policy had somehow been released, but officials at Conservative HQ are no doubt determined to recapture it and ensure that it never bothers the public again.

The policy in question is GP fundholding. Complaining about hospital closures yesterday morning, Mr Cameron said that his party would put National Health Service budgets into the hands of family doctors, who would then buy in whatever care their patients needed. That would be better because GPs knew their patients’ needs and the local availability of healthcare services.

“A return to GP fundholding?” He was asked.

“Improved GP fundholding,” he replied, and before he could draw breath, he realized that the policy was out.

Spotter: TimĀ 

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