Phi Wire Hand Picked Politics - Live

  • I suppose "Hate elephants? Love Ukip!" works just as well #Ukip

    • source icon
    • 16:26
  • John Denham | Celebrating St George’s Day can help us build a an inclusive future

    • source icon
    • 16:16
  • Roy Greenslade | How Fleet Street's finest defeated Israel's Gulf War censorship

    • source icon
    • 16:14
  • Damian Thompson | Most Ukip supporters are in favour of gay marriage. Yes, you read that right

    • source icon
    • 16:02
  • Amantha Perera | Why I have little sympathy for the Buddha tattoo tourist

    • source icon
    • 15:57
  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

Story Tracker

Select Story:

Government offers NHS olive branch

Government offers NHS olive branch
The Government has offered a fresh olive branch to critics of its NHS Bill with a new pledge to re-examine a controversial plan to boost health service "autonomy", PoliticsHome has learnt.

Health minister Lord Howe has written to fellow peers to confirm that he will look again at clauses in the NHS and Social Care Bill that cover the Health Secretary's "duties" and "autonomy" of service providers.

It is understood that the Government will now avoid a vote on both key issues at Committee Stage and will return with fresh wording at Report Stage. The move may finally kill off any Lib Dem rebellion in the Lords, some insiders believe.

Green Box: Government offers NHS olive branchClick to open

+ Expand all - Collapse all

Recommended External Links

Full access for £22 a month...

PoliticsHome PRO Find out more

Related PRO Content

PoliticsHome News

The Government offers NHS reform olive branch

07/11/2011

The Waugh Room

Lansley's Clause 4 moment

07/11/2011