Tax the NHS back to life

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When some­one runs an or­gan­i­sa­tion into the ground, the boss usu­ally gets sacked. But the Tories keep them in the job.

Health Sec­re­tary Jeremy Hunt gen­uinely be­lieves the NHS is bet­ter and safer. Tell that to the 45,000 pa­tients wait­ing more than four hours on trol­leys.

Or the four mil­lion on wait­ing lists, the nurses at food­banks and the chiefs who say staffing lev­els are so un­safe pa­tients will die.

Even Theresa May ac­cepts that men­tal health care and so­cial care are in cri­sis. But she can’t ac­cept that it’s down to mas­sive Tory un­der­in­vest­ment.

The Con­ser­va­tives spent £3bil­lion on a top-down re­or­gan­i­sa­tion of the NHS to make it eas­ier for pri­vate sec­tor sup­pli­ers to get con­tracts. They

Gor­don Brown tells in his new book how he thought he struck a deal with Tony Blair for him to stand down as PM in the mid­dle of his sec­ond term. I used to be their mar­riage coun­sel­lor. In one meet­ing I gave Tony a smaller chair. He said: “Don’t worry, I’m used to Gor­don looking down on me!”

STILL IN Jeremy Hunt

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