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NHS Needs More than Osborne's Spin

(December 04, 2014)

Steve and Andy Burnham MP - Walton Neuro

The Chancellor’s Been Found Out

Yesterday the Chancellor mad his last economic prediction ahead of the 2015 General Election in the shape of his Autumn Statement.

As always, these events are widely trailed in the media, days before George Osborne actually stands up at the dispatch box. This time, more than even, he has been found out.

At the weekend, he attempted to convince the public that he had found an extra £2bn for the NHs in a bid to counter Labour’s claims that the Tories cannot be trusted with the NHS.

Andy Burnham was right when he straight away pointed out that Osborne,  “has not found an extra £2 billion for the NHS, as he claims, but instead is proposing to recycle funds already in the Department of Health budget. This is crisis cash because of the fragile financial state of the NHS after the Government’s £3 billion reorganisation”.

Steve added, “The Chancellor’s spin is of no help at all to an NHS in real crisis now. Osborne is offering nothing to ease the pressure this winter and only false promises for the future. This will only reinforce the view that Cameron and Osborne simply can’t be trusted with the NHS”. 

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