With the health system is on the verge of cardiac arrest, Ed Miliband has no choice but to pledge that he will plug the gap
As the hundredth draft of Ed Milibands party conference speech is scribbled over and begun again, he and his team face multitudinous dilemmas not least the pole-axing possibility of Scotland voting yes. Can the trainloads of Labour MPs now heading north persuade the Scots a social democratic future for Britain is possible?
It hasnt escaped Labours notice that the yes campaigns recent surge came when Alex Salmond warned that the NHS in Scotland would be in peril from another privatising Cameron government. Scaremongering, said the other side, since health is devolved. But one thing is certain: Scotlands block grant is a share of whatever the Treasury allocates across Britain, on health and everything else. Continue reading…
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