For many in my community – particularly those on tight budgets, pensioners, and people trying to manage their way out of debt – cash is what they live by.
Digital silos are slowing NHS staff down, causing unnecessary stress, and creating huge inefficiencies and security issues at the heart of the service.
A national effort led by the Government is required to clear the backlog of operations and treatments. We can do this.
Some of its problems can be fixed. Others won’t be. And one perhaps can’t be: namely, that this Parliament seems to be incapable of saying No.
The implications of the crisis are such that Johnson and Sunak need not so much to think outside the box as to trample it to tatters altogether.
Plus: More Ronseal, please. And: If the Treasury wants to flick multiple V-signs at blue collar voters, it will put up fuel duty.
We have the mandate and the majority. Let’s make 2020 a year of progress and work now to set up a decade we can all be proud of.
In 2017, 51 MPs were returned with majorities of less than a thousand. That’s 51 results potentially determined by an extra hour on the doorstep,
Lots of people want to know what the next Prime Minister will do for the country on everything other than Brexit.
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.