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We can’t go on like this. I’m cutting the NHS, not the deficit

We can't go on like this. I'm cutting the NHS, not the deficit

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At the last election, David Cameron promised he would "cut the deficit, not the NHS". Yesterday's autumn statement showed the opposite is true.

As a result of lower growth and higher unemployment, the government will be forced to borrow £158bn more than forecast a year ago. The New Statesman points out that this is more than Labour was projected to borrow at the last election – an amount that Conservatives then claimed would take Britain to the "brink of bankruptcy".

Meanwhile the NHS cuts continue, as revealed by recent Royal College of Nursing research and catalogued in a series of posts on False Economy:

Prime Minister, we can't go on like this.

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