Sir Liam Donaldson is the government's Chief Medical Officer. He was the architect of the government's disastrous new arrangements for junior hospital doctors, which comes on stream to day, and for which Patricia Hewitt was forced to apologize with such monotonous regularity, but for which no one ever took the blame.
So where is Liam on this momentous day. His deputy has been on radio and TV non-stop. Is Liam hiding in a darkened room?
Liam once said that he had been told that he was "too talented" to be a surgeon. Perhaps he has now been told that he is too talented to be the CMO. I think that we should be told