Friday, 10 February 2012

Surgeon's Hall for politician under fire

Andrew Lansley
The Health Secretary Andrew Lansley is at the Royal College of Surgeons in Nicolson Street today whilst a spat is developing back in the Cabinet at Westminster over the health reforms he is piloting through Parliament.

The issue has been propelled to centre stage by two articles which give the background.  The first by Rachel Sylvester is here and this morning's contribution from Tim Montgomerie of Conservative Home is here.

Cabinet Member Andrew Lansley is speaking at an event commemorating the death of Joseph Lister 100 years ago today.  Lister (of antiseptic note) joined the Royal College of Surgeons here in Edinburgh at the age of 26.

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