It would be most effective to tear off the sticking plaster and hold an open discussion about what is needed and how the money could be sourced.
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At the same time as putting in more money, there must be a credible plan to spend it effectively – including improvements to how care is delivered.
James Frayne: Remain-voting ministers don’t understand voters’ views on immigration, and so wildly overcompensate
Aggressive Home Office measures appear to be designed by people who wrongly assume that illiberal ideas must appeal to the primitive desires of the masses.
They want to know that their political leaders aren’t racist or judgemental or stuck in a 1950s parody – but they aren’t interested in hearing about these ideas primarily.
Unless we find a way to win over those in their forties, thirties and younger, we will have an even bigger problem at the next election.
The Secret Barrister has attained a great success with his account of a legal system infected with squalid incompetence.
The political sting must be taken out of our healthcare debate. Conflicting ideas over privatisation, taxation and automation should be given serious, non-partisan review.
Our survey. Are Tory members shifting towards backing tax rises? They divide over one to help fund the NHS.
41 per cent say spending should rise further and be funded by a specific hike, while 44 per cent oppose the idea.
There is a suspicion that the Government wants to talk about other things – and a significant amount of attention is of course already being consumed by Brexit.
WATCH: Hunt backs 10-year NHS budgets – “It takes seven years to train a doctor, you need…to plan for that”
The Health and Social Care Secretary tells Peston that better, longer-term planning would help to raise care standards.
It might please nurses, but provokes new pay demands from teachers, doctors and soldiers. Nor would a hypothecated ‘NHS Tax’ make the issue go away.
As a Kent MP, I’m delighted Canterbury is one of the sites chosen to host new training facilities.
Hunt on social care: “I want to be honest about how well we are meeting that litmus test. In truth, not well enough.”
The Health and Social Care Secretary presents his seven principles for reforming the struggling system, conceding “we need to do better.”
James Frayne: National security isn’t a priority for most voters. But here’s why it could matter at the next election.
It can be a proxy for “leadership” – and it offers the chance to further differentiate the party culturally from Labour.
“We didn’t wait until yesterday’s Spring Statement to announce more money for the NHS – we announced it in the Budget last autumn!”