Tory MEP Dan Hannan - he of the Brown-roasting video - has said a couple of unhelpful things about the NHS; things which clash with the line David Cameron has taken on the health service. John Prescott waddles in with:
"The caring Conservatism mask seems to have slipped again to reveal the true distorted face of the Tory party."
Think about this for a second. The line of Prescott's attack isn't 'the Tories are inconsistent', which in this instance might actually hold a tiny bit of water. Instead, Prescott's attack is the same old 'nasty Tories are evil and hate the NHS'. This is the NHS that looked after Cameron's disabled son pretty much every day for six years. The son who died earlier this year. Yes, Prescott's line of attack is still that Cameron and the Tories hate the NHS and want to destroy it, despite all the evidence to the contrary. It's both pathetic and, on a personal level for Cameron, really quite insulting.
Opinium/Observer – CON 40, LAB 43, LDEM 6
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