Everyone agrees the NHS needs major surgery – but the Labor left will still be demanding billions more for reform
Surgery is the only way to cure NHS
IT IS unusual for a Labor politician to give an honest diagnosis of the UK health system.
Wes Streeting’s verdict that the NHS is ‘a ministry not a sanctuary’ falls ‘well short of expectations’ and if it ‘unreformed it will die’ is refreshingly candid.
The shadow health minister is passionate about reform and speaks a good word.
But you don’t have to look far to see what actually happens when Labor is in charge.
The party’s record in Wales is bleak.
She has led NHS Wales for an incredible 23 years – ten more when the Tories were in power in England.
It spends more per capita on health than its English counterpart.
Still, the likelihood of dying from a treatable disease is significantly higher in Wales than in England.
That’s a shocking accusation.
Everyone agrees the NHS needs major surgery.
A good start would be getting rid of bloated middle managers and “diversity and inclusion” bosses, followed by a war on waste.
But that would anger Labor’s union friends.
In reality, if Mr Streeting ever took power, he would be faced with the same old Labor leftists who would demand that he simply pour billions more into the service.
The fact that the Tories have already spent a staggering £36bn in 2021 wouldn’t deter them.
In practice, Labor backs more and more money on NHS reform.
just make it work
It’s crazy that we can’t train enough of our school leavers to become bricklayers or roofers.
According to the Policy Exchange think tank, the government’s multi-billion-dollar training program has failed to attract young people to construction jobs.
Ministers have allowed skilled foreign workers to fill vacancies, boosting net immigration that could reach a staggering million this week.
The levy levied on companies to fund UK apprenticeship programs must be linked to immigration.
Every time a company hires a migrant worker, they also have to train a Brit.
For too long this country has been dependent on cheap foreign labor.
The government needs to get on top of this addiction now or face the anger of voters.
Farewell to Phil
For more than 13 years, Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby were the undisputed king and queen of daytime television.
But yesterday Phil announced he had left This Morning.
Thanks for the memories Phil.
And good luck with your new sofa friend Holly.