Calls are growing for a commission, but it would lead to years of policy paralysis. The health service doesnâ€™t need a grand plan â€“ it needs a courageous government
This week the commission idea was raised in prime ministerâ€™s questions and the Centre for Policy Studies has published a remit for one. The attraction of a royal commission is that it offers a chance to cut through the party political noise to allow calm consideration of the issues. But the realities of setting one up far outweigh the potential benefits.
Any report would be out of date before it was published, and would sink under the weight of its own ambition.
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