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'Multiyear' funding settlement to replace annual NHS budgets, says PM

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Nine months ago , the biggest question hanging over Auntie May’s head was exactly how long her premiership would last and perhaps , who would be the next PM But then , one day of politics is too long as such that she probably now thought that she had a chance to lead her party up to the next general election in 2022. The acrimony and hostility of EU in the negotiations over Brexit might have lessened marginally , though volatility is still a caveat depending on how the hard core Brexiteers(the bas***ds in the words of John Major) would behave. The lastest fiasco of Cambridge Analytica certainly joined up all the dots into a line leading back to the credibility of the EU referendum results. Auntie May still had questions to answer, on behalf of the government,about Vote Leave’s overspending breaching the legislation during the referendum . But I think , deep down , she might be pleased that this could be a leverage to have more control on the bas***ds who had been stifling her leadership with shackles . The ‘gamble’ of throwing out 23 Russian diplomats as a swift response to the Salisbury Novichok attack , actually paid off with more widespread responses from NATO as well as America. Trump would be more than happy to dive in the midst of his own internal investigations on meddling with Russians in 2016 presidential election. With this windfall of ‘good fortunes’ in foreign affairs, it is time to turn to domestic issues . Top of the agenda is clearly health and social care . It was the latter which provided her the broken Achilles’ tendon in last year general election . Hence , the urge of a ‘fix’ is desperate. So what does that mean to those representing us ? As I wrote before, simply , the government needs us more than we need it . We clearly would not accept ambiguous, duplicitous rhetorics with no immediate sight of new resources (money , manpower , expertise and time) . The health secretary already changed tone and put forward the suggestion of a different taxation specially for funding NHS (as accordingly, being supported by majority of the public).The pressure is diverted back to the Treasury. The opposition party also jumps in with its proposal , as expected . As we are in the 70th year of NHS , I see this as an unique political circumstance and we should take advantage of this on negotiation table . Any deviation from our own vision of what NHS and general practice should be , will be met with non cooperation. Nothing more , nothing less . I know many will have doubts on those representing us but equality solidarity is what we need......

Posted date

28 Mar 2018

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2:20pm

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