The worst spending squeeze in our most precious public service’s 71-year history is turning the clock back when one in four hospitals operate on dangerous staffing levels partly blamed for the Mid-Staffs deaths scandal.
Demoralised, disillusioned, overworked and undervalued nurses are quitting because they are fed up with mounting responsibilities when this Government has squeezed their wages, reduced their living standards and forces them to pay more for worse pensions.
What the NHS and its staff need is care, love and money if patients are to be treated better and live healthier, longer lives. What we’ve seen is a succession of Tory Ministers, including the current Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, hiding behind excuses when we want answers.
Extra funds scheduled over coming years are insufficient to fix damage inflicted since 2010 and transform the NHS for the future. The simple truth is it isn’t safe in Tory hands.
Jostling Conservatives putting personal interest ahead of the national interest in the Tory Party’s grim Game of Cronies are all unfit to be Prime Minister.
These preening political peacocks care only for themselves and their lack of respect for the public is the misplaced entitlement of egotistical right-wingers who devoted nine years to squeezing family incomes and public services.
Theresa May is undoubtedly on her way out but what we need is not a contest for PM decided by 313 Tory MPs or 120,000 members of the Tory Party but a General Election.
We the people should decide who is our next PM, what happens about Brexit and the future.
Pray for Paris
The blaze that ripped through Notre Dame has scarred the heart of Paris.
Let us hope that the Gothic masterpiece – perhaps the best-known cathedral on the planet – can be restored to its full glory.
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