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Judith Jolly writes … Lib Dems are leading the battle over the regulations for the Health and Social Care Act

One year ago my colleagues and I sat in a room in Gateshead explaining in detail to party members what we had done to ensure that the Health and Social Care Act included key Liberal Democrat policies and principles.  We explained our efforts to reinstate the Secretary of State’s responsibility for ensuring that there is a comprehensive NHS.  We stated that we would end Labour’s policy of  crude competition on the basis of price, not quality, which had led to the private sector being paid £250m for work which was never done.

Above all, we stated that competition should be used …

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    Avril I think the “please offer a seat” badges are vital, the topic of seats is a minefield for most people: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-life/10027724/Diana-Rigg-is-right.-Offering-a-seat-to-a-woman-is-dangerous.html I have heard...
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    Avril Coelho, There is nothing new about such manners...In the 1980s my wife commuted to London...She was full of stories about such 'bad manners'...It wasn't...
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