This Writer enjoys a good, well-written argument as much as the next journalist, but sometimes people need to see their evidence in pictures.

So I’m grateful to Eoin Clarke for providing the following on Twitter, illustrating the devastation wreaked on the National Health Service in England by the Conservative Government, headed by Theresa May and her health secretary Jeremy Hunt.

Obviously, these were posted in response to Mr Hunt’s appearances on the morning politics programmes today (May 7). He writes:

But weren’t the Tories elected on a promise to give the NHS £20 billion? Why are we looking at cuts of more than that amount?

Doesn’t that mean, in comparison to what the Tories promised, the NHS has actually been deprived of more than £40 billion?

What about patient satisfaction?


But we have enough GPs, don’t we?

No, we don’t.

Ah, but we have enough nurses, don’t we?

No. Perhaps if the Tories weren’t forcing nurses to get their groceries from food banks, matters would be different.

What about capacity? Do we have enough beds in our hospitals?

Ah, but that’s fine if the number of patients needing them is also dropping. Is that happening?


Here’s the situation in a nutshell:

So, Tory voters, are you still going to support this vandalism of the greatest public service the UK ever produced?

If so, is it because somebody in a suit told you Jeremy Corbyn would be a bad prime minister?

Just look at the figures.

Are you really going to believe someone who tries to justify the destruction of your health service to you?

Think carefully about it, please.

Then vote Labour on June 8.

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