Is Theresa May DELIBERATELY trying to put the NHS into debt?

Read the following, from the Health Service Journal, and you might believe so.

Every time Theresa May makes a speech about Brexit, the Pound falls in value. It is currently at a 32-year low, as This Writer understands it – and that’s just in advance of her speech tomorrow (January 17).

A low Pound is great for FTSE100 companies that make their profits in dollars – and terrible for the NHS, which buys all its supplies with pounds.

Theresa May knows this.

So she must also know that she is cancelling out her claimed increase in NHS funding with every poisoned word she utters.

Brexit could result in an extra £900m bill for the NHS as suppliers hike their prices to protect themselves against a weakening pound.

The currency turmoil triggered by Britain’s decision to leave the EU could add a further 18 per cent to the efficiency target set out in the Carter review, according to NHS procurement expert Chris Robson.

Mr Robson, of the management consultancy Akeso and Company, estimates that at least half of the products used in the NHS originate from outside of the UK, with a high proportion manufactured in Europe, Switzerland, the US and the Far East.

Most NHS organisations buy products in the pound, which has plumbed depths not seen for over 20 years against most global currencies.

According to Mr Robson: “The ongoing and sustained deterioration in exchange rates versus key currencies… is very likely to lead to claims from suppliers for an increase in [pound] pricing over the longer term.

Source: Brexit: Fall in the pound could create extra £900m bill for NHS | News | Health Service Journal

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3 thoughts on “Is Theresa May DELIBERATELY trying to put the NHS into debt?

  1. NMac

    Everything the Tories do is filled with vindictive malice aforethought towards the great majority of British people.

  2. PJB

    Nothing new there because we can see what is going on, it’s a gisgrace that we don’t have a way to stop the tories and just hang on until they completely destroy the NHS so thier friends and them can take as much more as they can.

  3. Graham Stocks

    A silly question! Seriously, it’s high time ordinary folks thought about the differences between modern socialism and capitalism. The latter seeks to deconstruct everything and anything, even faintly whiffing of state control, to rebuild it all along private enterprise lines. Thus, the entrepreneurs will generate wealth which will then trickle down for everyone’s benefit. The trouble is, it doesn’t work that way because of the very human greed factor. So this is where decency ought to kick in and that is why you hear religious leaders crying out vociferously against the iniquities we’re experiencing today – except they don’t. Theresa May’s father was a vicar and she had a Christian upbringing, so what’s gone wrong there? The other side of the coin is asking to what extent a more socialist government should exert control. Welfare and health obviously, though what else? Rail transport, social housing, care of the elderly, education? It’s not just the poor who are suffering, even the relatively better off are still victims of exploitation by those in privileged positions. Just how many super-yachts does Phillip Green need? Democratic socialism would seem to be the civilised way forward but as soon as you begin to express views like this those seeking to protect excessive wealth reply with accusations of the ‘politics of envy’ or references to ‘the loony left’. There is enough wealth to go around but the Tory-minded are scared stiff of losing out on wealth that they don’t actually need. (I use the word ‘need’ rather than ‘want’.)

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