Yesterday (22nd February 2017) at Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) Jeremy Corbyn repeatedly grilled Theresa May about the on-going funding crisis in the NHS — May’s response was typical of what we have to expect at this point: deny there’s a problem, and claim that Labour want to “bankrupt the economy” and ‘spend money on everything”.
The truth, however, is that after 7 years of Tory rule and the pain of austerity, government debt has risen yet again — and the deficit has risen far more under the Tories than under Labour — according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The Tories like to portray themselves as having sound economic principles — the opposite is true: mainstream economists have all but discredited austerity at this point, as have financial institutions such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Public services are being purposely underfunded…
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