The Tory-run Government has done nothing but dig the NHS deeper and deeper into the ground over the course of the last seven years, and a recently leaked meeting between two conservative MP’s confirms the final nail in the coffin for the Nation’s beloved health service.
Budget cut upon budget cut has resulted in an almost unrecognizable National Health Service and, through no fault of the fantastic, dedicated Nurses and Doctors who work hundreds of unpaid hours just to keep the doors open, the NHS has been hitting the headlines for all the wrong reasons recently. Staff across the country are under constant pressure to cope with both the increase of patients and the decrease of available beds, which has left them in an impossible predicament.
Back in 2015 the Conservatives were forced to admit that their pledge to secure the NHS’s budget was nothing more than a lie, and that funding had in fact been cut by a whopping 8% (A number which has increased even more since then) As a regular visitor to my local hospital (To collect medication), I’ve seen first-hand how these budget cuts have impacted the system and it makes me disgusted to see the neglect that the government has had on the issue.
A source close to one of the major conservative MP’s has confirmed that Conservatives are planning to increase privatisation to the point where the NHS is run as a private business. “It’s time to stop those that are undeserving from taking advantage of our country’s health services,” the MP said adamantly over a phone call to an advisor. He blames the “freeloaders” who are taking advantage of the system and claims that making it a private entity is the only way to resolve the issue:
We know there are people who have no intention of ever seeking gainful employment, and make plans to reap the benefits our country offers them for their entire lives. Our new changes will weed these people out and expose them for the parasites they are.
When asked about the innocents who may suffer inadvertently due to these new changes (children especially), he said; “Every war has casualties. It’s not our fault. They’re not what they used to be, and we need to put an end to the chaos. Privatising the NHS is our only option.”
With the Red Cross declaring a humanitarian crisis here in Britain, it’s utterly shocking certain Conservative politicians think that it’s acceptable to blame the issues with the NHS on the general public, instead of admitting that the issues are down to their handling of the situation. The below graphic perfectly sums up how ridiculous the current regeime have let it get:
Could this ever happen?
While it’s still early days for the 2017 election and there is plenty of time for things to change, current polls have shown Labour narrow the gap by two points. It’s unlikely that they will overcome the massive 46%-27% gap between them and the Tories, but every slight increase makes a coalition government more likely.
We’ve attached an interactive graph that shows how support for the two parties has changed over the past two years:
As I’m sure you are aware, Labour has a completely different viewpoint on the matter than the Conservatives do, and they’re making it one of their main campaign points. They’ve pledged to increase pay and cut tuition fees for trainee nurses, which is a massive step in the right direction and should hopefully see the NHS restored to its former glory.
Labour’s new guarantees for NHS staff will help keep services running at the standards which England’s patients expect.
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Only time will tell if either party sticks to their promises, but we know who we believe. Let us know in the comments down below what your thoughts are on the matter.