In a timely and terrific boost for Brexit, a deal is imminent that would mean almost immediate pay increases for NHS workers across the board. The deal is for a stonking 4 billion, payable over 3 years, reported the BBC.
The BBC said: “More than a million NHS staff, including nurses, porters and paramedics, can expect pay increases of at least 6.5% over three years, the BBC understands. Continue reading
One day Brexit will be sorted and we won’t need to worry about it, says Boris. Preparation for no deal still continues said Boris, and it is still an option.
Listen as melliflous phrases fall from his lordly, hardly moving lips.
We have a song to sing, and we need to sell the vision of the Mansion House speech. But have you a choir says Charles Moore, the interviewer, but Boris said “I’d like to teach the world to sing…….” Continue reading
Boris Johnson may have been savaged by the Cabinet recently, but the press are behind him. He has had outstanding praise for his bravery in speaking out about the NHS and now City AM joins the chorus of praise for his “lonely bid” to battle for Brexit.
City AM says: Whether or not he was right to float publicly the idea of sharing the financial benefits of Brexit with the hallowed but failing NHS is not worthy of consideration here. I could wax lyrical about how we might improve the NHS – suffice to say money is not the key. Continue reading
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The NHS has been in dire straits for years, and everyone knows that. More money is needed, and I can tell from my own surgery, doctors and nurses are buckling under the strain. This is the harsh truth, but yesterday Philip Hammond was still insisting it was all fine and no action would be taken until after Brexit. That could be years.
Boris has continually spoken up about this, he raised the issue during the EU Referendum with the suggestion on the battle bus and recently he spoke out again. He warned May that unless she acts now, demonstrating commitment to supporting the NHS, Labour will win the next GE. It’s that serious. Corbyn has made the NHS the spearhead of his campaign. Continue reading
Today’s Telegraph in an exclusive reported: Boris Johnson has warned Theresa May that the Government must make a public commitment to giving the NHS an extra £100million a week after Brexit if the Tories are to beat Jeremy Corbyn at the next election.
The Foreign Secretary believes that the Government must adopt the flagship Vote Leave pledge and spend £5.2billion a year that would have been paid into Brussels on the health service instead. Continue reading
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Boris is exonerated over the ad. on the battle bus. About ruddy time!
The Bruges group goes even further . They say quite rightly, when calculating the amount of money we give the EU, it is only right to include what we have paid in bailouts, So that works out at £660M a week.
The link above links to the report of the Bruges group.
There is a lot of fuss right now on twitter over why leading members of any government support a government motion when they don’t agree. Boris Johnson and Michael Gove think nurses particularly deserve a pay rise, but both of them voted in favour of keeping the cap on private sector wages. Members of the Cabinet are particularly bound by this convention.
This is because of something called collective responsibility.
Cabinet collective responsibility, also known as collective ministerial responsibility, is a constitutional convention in governments using the Westminster System, that members of the cabinet must publicly support all governmental decisions made in Cabinet, even if they do not privately agree with them. Continue reading
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