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The Tories are celebrating after half a million people answered Matt Hancock’s call to do unpaid work, making up for the cuts he and his party have made in the National Health Service.

What are we to conclude from this? That half a million Tory supporters have nothing better to do? Possibly.

That they haven’t realised that groups of local volunteers have already sprung up in communities carrying out two of the three duties the Tories have named? Probably.

No doubt they’ll come in handy, delivering equipment and medicines to NHS locations that need them.

But the simple fact is that people should be paid for providing this service, and the Tories should have thought of it themselves – rather than waiting for groups to spring up in local communities and stealing the idea.

Source: Coronavirus: Thousands volunteer to help NHS with vulnerable – BBC News

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