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Now Lansley is sackable

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Well, well, well - it sounds as though Andrew Lansley's loose lips may have cost him his hitherto "unsackable" status.  Tim Montgomerie spoke to a source in Cameron's office about the shadow health secretary's "10 percent cuts" comment on Today this morning, and got the following response:

"No one is unsackable ... [Lansley] will not be forgiven another gaffe."

As Tim says, though, the main upshot of all this could be a more mature, more public debate about spending cuts than we've had at any point over the last decade.  If you want to prime yourself, then Fraser's earlier post is essential reading.