The Keogh report into failures in NHS care in countries across the country has ignited a fierce debate between the government and Labour.
The Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says it amounted to "Labour's darkest moment", but his predecessor Andy Burnham accused the Government of "playing politics with people's lives", as Political Correspondent Libby Wiener reports.
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