One dark night, some leading anti-government bloggers decided that it would be a good idea to form a crack unit to provide firm government opposition. They decided to form a Ghost Cabinet. This team is to be organised like a Cabinet. The initial appointments are all popular bloggers with a strong interest or expertise in the given policy area. Freed from usual constraints such as collective responsibility or needing to win an election or grab a headline, these ghosts eschew normal political conventions by presenting ideas that will actually improve the country.
Each ghost vows to haunt the relevant government minister on a regular basis. Further, ghosts offer alternative policies in monthly "blue moon thinking" slots and may also host a guest ghosts. The 'Ghost of Health' has been so named in memory of all the initiatives that have failed to improve patient care. The blog is being launched tomorrow at http://ghostcabinet.blogspot.com/. Watch this space!