Sue Cameron has produced a nasty, ignorant de haut en bas article for The Telegraph defending Sir David Nicholson's role in charge of the NHS and belittling campaigners who say his head should be one of the first on a pike.
Does Sue Cameron not realise that Sir David was at the local SHA when much of this was happening? That patients were mistreated and wrongly killed on his watch? Not a few, but many. Hundreds at Mid Staffs, probably thousands elsewhere.
Labour may have found him a convenient apparatchik to stop the NHS becoming electorally troublesome during their rule. But they and he had the numbers telling them the killing was happening, and they chose keep a lid on it for electoral reasons.
To be clear, the campaign is not that one man should take all the responsibility. Sue Cameron patronises the campaigners by putting up this straw man. Labour health ministers - who have noticeably cowered away from public debate following the Francis report - also have blood on their hands. And for sure some local staff were also culpable.
If this article is anywhere near true, ministers want to demonstrate some accountability, but they want it from those safely lower down, from the little people. Patronise the campaigners, make an example of some proles, but safeguard the powerful, even though through their policies they have blood on their hands.
Let us hope The Telegraph prints a rebuttal of this ignorant article.