Money pit NHS
EVEN the gargantuan cash injection voted through by MPs last night will not satisfy the insatiable NHS.
It is now set to consume a staggering 40 per cent of all day-to-day Government spending.
For all the praise it and its admirable workers deserve, it would swallow every penny we have if we chose to fund nothing else.
Such are the immense demands on it — and the vast and scandalous inefficiencies which waste so much.
That is why reform is so vital if this £12billion annual increase is to make a difference.
And it’s crucial it is diverted to social care once NHS waiting lists are cut.
Yet even before it was signed off by MPs, NHS bodies demanded more.
They appear oblivious to the pain taxpayers will suffer opening diminished wage packets.
And the political anguish for Boris Johnson’s Tories, grimly ditching their manifesto pledges and low-tax instincts to finally tackle huge problems past Governments have ducked.
Boris must not countenance more rises
It is debatable how much support this one has.
Voters won’t wear another.
The armies of well-paid NHS managers must be made to make this work.
But the person in most pain today is the almost pitiable Keir Starmer.
He looks like a drowning man whose lifebelt has drifted forever beyond reach.
There are few more typically Labour policies than hiking taxes for the NHS.
Boris has done that and manoeuvred Starmer into voting against it.
We have our own misgivings about the fairness of how the billions are being raised.
But the fact is that Labour has opposed a giant increase for the health service and offered no alternative.
The party was in a wretched enough state without Starmer surrendering its biggest election weapon.
COMPARE these two anti-racism efforts:
Woke, Twitter-addict social justice warriors re-evaluating our past and pathetically cancelling every historic figure whose views look archaic in 2021.
And Winston Churchill, who inspired a besieged nation and galvanised the Allies to defeat racism in its purest, most evil, most genocidal form.
It is one thing having to protect his statue from hard-left halfwits.
Another to see our greatest PM denounced and disowned by a charity bearing his name.
As Boris said of him, simply: “Yes, he sometimes expressed opinions unacceptable to us today, but he was a hero.”
Here’s a suggestion to the virtue- signalling Churchill Fellowship clowns:
Find a job elsewhere.
WHAT a sensation Emma Raducanu is.
The teenage tennis giant-killer has stormed into the US Open semis, adding the Olympic champ to her scalps.
Who’ll stop her?
She’s impossible to fault.
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