Shadow Health Secretary Andrew Lansley goes one step further,
"There are millions of people who are grateful for the care they have received from the NHS.
"It does them and the NHS a disservice for Daniel Hannan to give Americans such a negative and partial view. That we can access healthcare free at point of use, based on need, is something others envy.
"Our task is to ensure that the quality of care is consistently excellent. And the service is efficient and responsive to patients. Choice, competition and information, focused on outcomes, will deliver this".
So it looks like the upper echelons of the Tory party are trying to pull the rug from under Dan Hannan. Why?
What is it with the NHS that makes it such a political 'untouchable'? We all know it is flawed and there are other far superior schemes in other countries.
How refreshing would it be for one of the mainstream parties to state the truth. They don't have to criticise, I don't think the sheeple are ready for the brutal truth, just tell it like it is.
update - may I direct you to CF's rather excellent post