Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt Hon George Osborne MP, delivered his Autumn Statement to Parliament yesterday (29 November 2011 – full details of the statement are available on the Treasury website).
It is unbelievable almost to think that it is day 137 of the Mid Staffs inquiry into care at the ailing Mid Staffordshire Hospital and still new evidence is coming to light. Beginning with a legal argument, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) today started the proceedings by claiming that new evidence from two whistle blowers is not within the inquiry’s terms of reference. Whatever happened to the truth and the victims in all of this? One could argue that this defensive approach is what led to the issues in the first place.