Interesting article in the Guardian today
The future of the government's health reforms has been plunged into fresh doubt as the Liberal Democrat peer Shirley Williams
raises new concerns, and secret emails reveal plans to hand over the running of up to 20 hospitals to overseas companies. The revelations come as MPs prepare to return to Westminster on Tuesday for what promises to be a crucial stage of the flagship health and social care bill.
Baroness Williams, one of the original leaders of a Lib Dem rebellion against health secretary Andrew Lansley's plans - who appeared to have been pacified after changes were made over the summer - said she had new doubts, having re-examined the proposals. "Despite the great efforts made by Nick Clegg and Paul Burstow [the Lib Dem health minister], I still have huge concerns about the bill. The battle is far from over," she said.