Lib Dems announce ‘big’ funding increase for NHS – alittleecon

The Lib Dem Conference started this weekend, and the first big announcement was that they would increase funding for the NHS by £1 billion, writes Alex Little.

When I saw this earlier today, it brought to mind the scene from Austin Powers where Dr Evil doesn’t realise $1 million is no longer a particularly big number.

In the context of the NHS’s £110 billion budget, and extra £1 billion is pretty insignificant, as was Labour’s announcement of an extra £2.5 billion a couple of week’s ago. The announcement today seems to have got the response it deserves – a collective shrug.

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  1. joanna may October 5, 2014 at 10:39 am - Reply

    Can’t you tell they are beyond desperate!!!
    Do they think we can’t or don’t remember the blatant tuition fee LIE?!?

    • Mike Sivier October 5, 2014 at 7:46 pm - Reply

      I can tell that, as it happens. That’s why I published the article. ;-)

      • joanna may October 5, 2014 at 8:52 pm - Reply

        Thank you Mike, I hope this five years of hell will be over!!

  2. thoughtfullyprepping October 5, 2014 at 1:21 pm - Reply

    Yawn, they still won’t get my vote unless I get free ice cream for life.

  3. Thomas M October 6, 2014 at 1:56 am - Reply

    The Lib Dems are going to get smacked down hard by the angry voters.

  4. Joan Edington October 11, 2014 at 12:53 pm - Reply

    They could promise £10bn. It wouldn’t make a jot of difference since they will never, ever have any power in Westminster after the last few years.

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