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Lansley agrees: ''The buck stops with me''
Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham says: ''This is a humiliating climb-down for the Health Secretary''

MPs acknowledge e-petitioners during powerful Hillsborough debate
140,000 who signed an e-petition calling for the release of documents relating to the Hillsborough disaster are heard by MPs

NHS Bill clears major Lords hurdles
Motions by Lords Rea, Owen and Hennessy to scrap or take the Bill to a select committee have failed

Labour leader Ed Miliband reveals his new shadow cabinet
He has promoted six of the 2010 intake, claiming to bring forward ''a new generation of Labour talent''

Ministers ''let planning laws block free schools''
Coalition is letting councils use change of use planning permission to prevent new schools, say campaigners


MuirOne more heave – or does Labour need a much deeper ideological renewal?
As voting begins on who will be the next Labour Party leader and Tony Blair urges the party not to abandon New Labour, Rick Muir from the Institute for Public Policy Research wonders if the party needs a whole new approach

The race to replace Gordon
This autumn's fight for the top job in the Labour Party will be the first true leadership election since Tony Blair's victory in 1994. Public Servant asked the candidates to set out a clear vision for the party and for public services (first published in Public Servant August 2010)

NHS reform – a bold vision or a dangerous gamble?
The 'Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS' White Paper has been called ''a serious attempt at lasting reform'' and an ''expensive Trojan Horse in political dogma''. Here's a selection of the responses to its proposals