Being selective over choice

Posted on March 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

By the time this copy of Caring Times has landed on your doormat, community care minister Stephen Ladyman could have become a memory. With his precarious majority, there1s every chance his constituents will have shown him the door. Failing that, the PM may have shuffled him off to another Whitehall desk, or into political obscurity. OK, the man has a reputation for being forthright, some say arrogant, but he’s a politician, for goodness sake. What do they expect? Besides, this industry has needed a good kick up the backside for a while now. And he wasn1t all bad. For a start, he was undoubtedly instrumental in ending the run of the Scottish tragedy in our largest representative body. So let’s hear it for Steve. It1s in his favour also that he has the happy knack of getting right up the noses of the people who run social services. Although, to be completely fair to him, any minister who has the temerity to intrude into their area of influence is routinely treated with the sort of contempt normally reserved for

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