Lib Dems announce ‘big’ funding increase for NHS

The Lib Dem Conference started this weekend, and the first big announcement was that they would increase funding for the NHS by £1 billion. When I saw this earlier today, it brought to mind the scene from Austin Powers where Dr Evil doesn’t realise $1 million is no longer a particularly big number.

In the context of the NHS’s £110 billion budget, and extra £1 billion is pretty insignificant, as was Labour’s announcement of an extra £2.5 billion a couple of week’s ago. The announcement today seems to have got the response it deserves – a collective shrug.

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4 thoughts on “Lib Dems announce ‘big’ funding increase for NHS

  1. This bunch could pledge 10 billion and still not get in, double everyone’s esa and still not get in, don’t they get it?

  2. Again you’ll note that it is in monetary terms. The NHS is a needs based organisation, so this announcement should be in real terms. X number of doctors, Y number of nurses, Z number of GPs, etc.

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