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Extra NHS funding will 'never ever' close health inequality gap, says PHE


Job creation will fix health inequalities? Really? This is total crap. At a time when we have almost record employment we have some of the worst levels of inequality in modern times. If the only jobs you produce pay so badly they all have to be subsidised by the tax payer with in work benefits you end up fairly screwed, and an ecconomy blighted by ‘worryingly low productivity levels’ which idiot economists who write for papers like the FT find ‘difficult to explain’. I read in the papers the other day an article about the shocking levels of inequality in our country and the almost absent levels of real pay growth for the ‘average Jo’ over the last 15 years. Directly opposite on the same page was a story about how the owner of classic FM had just had an application to extend his £180 million pound flat into 10 bedrooms turned down. Job creation on its own does very little ...that is painfully obvious and screamed out by the country we are actually living in today. You need jobs that pay and less obscene disparity between them. When a single individual who runs a few radio stations can amass the kind of wealth that sees him owning a single property potentially valued at £180 million in the capital of our country that’s all you need to know about inequality in today’s ‘United’ kingdom’ Mr chief executive. Mean while could could do worse than to actually fund the health service you are promising, and if you can’t then to stop lying to people that they can have a service that isn’t being paid for. Action plan number one - end the rampant inequality between the funding for hospitals and the funding for general practice. That would help and wouldn’t require an increase in the health budget in itself at all .. just a fairer distribution.

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21 Oct 2017

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