The Tories' extreme spending cuts
David Cameron is practising a grand deception on the British people. He is promising the good life while planning hard times with the biggest cuts anywhere in the developed world.
The Tories want to pretend that another five years of their failing plan is the route to the good life. But they are committed to the most extreme spending plans of any political party in generations. It is a plan so extreme that IMF figures show Britain would be facing the deepest cuts over the next three years of any advanced country in the world.
The Tories’ plan is so extreme that far from protecting the NHS, they would end up cutting the NHS.
David Cameron has already broken the promises he made on the NHS before the last election. He promised there would be no more top-down re-organisations and then wasted billions on the biggest the NHS has ever seen. He said there would be no return to people waiting hours on end in A&E. But under his government, A&E targets are in tatters and more and more patients are facing long waits to be seen. And now David Cameron is at it again.
After five years of failure, he wants us to believe the NHS is safe in his hands. He wants us to believe he’s going to increase funding for the NHS but he can’t tell us where a single penny of the money is coming from. You can’t save the NHS with an IOU and you can’t trust the Tories with the NHS.
Labour has a better plan for the NHS. Our £2.5bn Time to Care Fund is fully funded and will provide:
- 20,000 more nurses.
- 8,000 more GPs.
- GP appointments within 48 hours.
- Cancer tests within a week.