SELECTIVE SURVEY 1
The PM says the NHS is the world’s best healthcare system – citing a survey done BEFORE the hated health and social care act came into force.
SELECTIVE SURVEY 2
Universities minister David Willetts relies on a duff Ofcom study of computer access to justify cutting the allowances of disabled students.
SICKNESS IN HEALTH
Monitor, the NHS regulator originally set up mostly with suits from McKinsey, shows its love of management consultants is undimmed.
HIS CONSCIENCE IS CLEAR?
Justice minister Simon Hughes, seen by some as the Lib Dems’ conscience, accepts a £6,450 constituency donation from… a convicted fraudster!
Bill Etheridge, former Tory turned Ukip MEP, has a change of heart about the wonderful Nigel Farage, whom he once likened to a lunatic Col Blimp.
Despite ‘serious failures’ over his campaign funds when trying to become Labour deputy leader, Peter Hain bags a brace of lucrative top-up jobs.
An ideological battle looms between the departments for transport and communities over the future of Manston Airport in Kent.
NEW LABOUR, NEW JOB
Former Blairite cabinet minister Lord (John) Hutton, late of the Department of Health, lands a job with a private firm touting for more NHS work.
Atos, which carries out fitness-to-work tests, should be banned from more government contracts, MPs say, after it gave false information in a bid.
Will Ukip’s new intake of MEPs be any less of a waste of money and space in the European parliament than their cash-claiming absentee predecessors?