The Tories are causing the NHS crisis because lower wages make it attractive to privatisers

One of the most consistently-reliable critics of Tory government health policy appeared on a social media politics programme – and explained the policy behind the current NHS crisis and staff strikes that Rishi Sunak and Steve Barclay don’t want you to know.

Dr Bob Gill explained on the Not The Andrew Marr Show that the NHS has too few staff because people don’t want to work for the increasingly-lower wages the Tories are offering – and the Tories are cutting wages because a lower wage bill will make the health service much more attractive to private health firms when the Tories finally offer its constituent parts up for sale.

Apart from that, the main takeouts from this interview are firstly that a public-private partnership – in health or any other public service area – never works. Private firms will simply cherry-pick the most lucrative and least risky elements of the service to provide themselves, but they will be motivated by profit, meaning they’ll cut corners in service provision and mess up the procedures they carry out – and the public purse will have to pay to put matters right.

Secondly, Labour are as little to be trusted as the Tories, now that the party is rotting under the leadership of Keir Starmer. He’s as New Labour as they come, and under Tony Blair, that organisation went through with the Private Finance Initiative for the provision of hospitals, that led to a huge number of NHS beds being closed – and now the NHS is in crisis because there aren’t enough beds for the number of patients.

Here’s the clip:

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