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Betrayal in blue pinstripe?

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7307.291/a (Published 04 August 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:291
  1. Kevin Barraclough, general practitioner
  1. Painswick, Gloucestershire

    Not long after Labour's first landslide victory, I attended a lecture by someone from the Department of Health. It was a rather odd experience. The DoH apparatchik had the appearance one would expect from superimposing all the features of an identikit box: a sort of homogenised Warren Beatty. His prose had the same sort of rather amorphous allure. Both speaker and speech would not have looked out of place in the colour supplements, between an in depth profile of …

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