Reilly fiasco a bad sign for the future

Reilly fiasco a bad sign for the future

The fiasco surrounding the health cuts announced and then partially retracted is deeply worrying.

The fiasco surrounding the health cuts announced and then partially retracted is deeply worrying. Not because of the substance of the cuts - which was wrong - nor because the government sought savings from disability budgets while leaving consultants' pay and soaring drugs costs unaddressed. These were mistakes, certainly, but governments will make policy mistakes and, when they do, it is as well to admit it.

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