Tax the NHS back to life
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