Humiliation for Tories over flagship manifesto policy: there won’t be 50,000 extra nurses

Think again, Mr Johnson: He thought he could hoodwink voters with a lie about nurse recruitment but we’re having none of it.

Boris Johnson’s lie that he’ll recruit 50,000 new nurses has been debunked, live on television, the day after it was launched in the Conservative Party manifesto.

Tory minister ‘Thicky’ Nicky Morgan took the flak on ITV’s Good Morning Britain after it was revealed that 18,500 of these “extra” nurses are current NHS staff who the Conservatives are hoping (optimistically) to retain:

The NHS is short of 43,000 nurses as it stands, meaning that even if the Tories manage to recruit all 31,500 that they have (actually) promised to attract, there will still be a shortfall of 11,500.

The idiocy of the Tory claim – and the deception it symbolises – is summed up eloquently in this tweet:

Of course, if the Tories can’t even do a simple addition sum properly, what hope do they have with the economy? None, as far as This Writer can see.

So, if you were thinking of voting Tory because that party’s mantra that it will “get Brexit done” will improve the economy, I advise you to think again!

Either they can’t do their sums, or they won’t do them – but one thing is sure.

Whether it’s Brexit or the health service, you can be sure you’ll be short-changed by the Conservatives.

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One Comment

  1. Frank Blakemore November 26, 2019 at 3:30 pm - Reply

    Speaking of getting Brexit done:-

    “The policy of freedom of movement and mutual recognition of professional qualifications within the European Union means that many health and social care professionals currently working in the United Kingdom have come from other EU countries. This includes nearly 65,000 (5.5 per cent)1 of the 1.2 million workforce of the NHS in England and an estimated 115,000 (around 9 per cent)2 of the 1.3 million workers in England’s adult social care sector. The proportion of EU workers in both the NHS and the social care sector has grown over time, suggesting that both sectors have become increasingly reliant on EU migrants.”

    As if the NHS didn’t already have enough of a Tory induced staffing crisis!

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