Jeremy Hunt: Judging from the background, it would appear he lives on the Death Star. This should surprise nobody [Image: Carl Court/Getty Images].

Jeemy Hunt: Judging from the background, it would appear he lives on the Death Star. This should surprise nobody [Image: Carl Court/Getty Images].

Tories. They pretend to give you something with one hand, while taking away more with the other.

So it is with Jeremy Hunt. He wants you to think he’s investing £10 billion in the English NHS. But he needs to cut £22 billion by 2020 (efficiency savings? That’s not even credible as a joke).

Now, I know maths isn’t his strong point, but perhaps one of his assistants could point out to him that this means he’s cutting £12 billion from a service that is already ready to fly apart.

And of course, there’s no sign of the £350 million per week we were all promised if we voted to leave the European Union – probably because we were never paying £350 million into it in the first place.

Now, Labour has a good plan for the NHS – one that would end privatisation, restore its funding and create a modern, integrated healthcare system.

Perhaps Mr Hunt should get out of the way, go home and let Labour sort out his mess for him.

Labour has called on Jeremy Hunt to “get a grip” on NHS funding after the health secretary said he still needs to find billions in efficiency savings by 2020.

On the BBC’s Today Programme Hunt confirmed he was “putting together plans” to find £22bn in efficiency savings by 2020.

Hunt’s words appeared to confirm reports that Theresa May had told health chiefs the NHS would receive no extra money as a result of Brexit.

Labour’s Jonathan Ashworth said the move was “not good enough” and the government needed to “take action”.

“This situation is of the Tories’ own making and it’s about time they woke up and took action to get a grip on this crisis”, he said.

“The Tory government saying there will be no more funding for our NHS simply isn’t good enough.”

Source: Jeremy Hunt Told To ‘Get A Grip’ After Saying NHS Must Find £22bn In Savings | Huffington Post

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