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Tory Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt is taken to task on how the Tories find their magical £8billion to invest in the NHS - yet another unfunded spending commitment as the Tory election campaign unravels.

Labour have said how we’ll pay for an NHS fit for the future. Check out the links below to find out:

1. Healthcare fit for the future

2. Leading the NHS to a better future

3. You can't trust the Tories on the NHS

The Tories' funny money will wreck the NHS

Tory Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt is taken to task on how the Tories find their magical £8billion to invest in the NHS - yet another unfunded spending commitment as the... Read more

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Top Tory politicians have spent the last few days trying desperately to avoid answering questions about plans to cut tax for millionaires… for a second time.

Again and again they avoid saying whether they’d rule out lowing the 45p rate of tax. Here’s just the ones we counted.

Count how many times top Tories dodge a simple question

Top Tory politicians have spent the last few days trying desperately to avoid answering questions about plans to cut tax for millionaires… for a second time. Again and again they... Read more

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Under the Tories it’s got harder to see a GP – meaning people are having to wait longer and longer. More people are having to wait over 48 hours for an appointment, and over a quarter of the public say they can’t get an appointment in the same week.

That’s bad news for families who depend on their local GP service, and it’s also putting huge strain on our A&Es.

The Tories cannot escape their responsibility for this. They made it harder to see your GP, by scrapping Labour’s guarantee of a GP appointment in 48 hours, saying that this was “no longer a priority”. They cut funding for Labour’s GP extended opening hours scheme, and as a result fewer practices are open at evening and weekends.

Now, people are waiting longer and longer for appointments. According to the most recent GP Patient survey, 13 million people can’t get an appointment at their surgery, or had to wait a week or more for an appointment the last time they tried. In a recent survey by the Patients Association, 60 per cent of people said they waited longer than 48 hours to see a GP.

Lack of access to GPs is one of the reasons why we have a crisis in A&E, with the number of patients waiting over four hours at its highest for a decade. The Government’s own review of emergency care highlighted lack of GP access as a key reason for the pressures on A&E.

The doctor can't see you now

Under the Tories it’s got harder to see a GP – meaning people are having to wait longer and longer. More people are having to wait over 48 hours for... Read more

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Ed Miliband set out Labour’s better plan for Britain’s future. David Cameron and Nick Clegg want you to believe that this is a good as it gets.

They hope you won’t notice the tax cut for millionaires, cuts to front line services and, the NHS in crisis and the lack of opportunities for young people.

But Britain can do better than this with Labour’s better plan for a better future.

Britain can do so much better than this

Ed Miliband set out Labour’s better plan for Britain’s future. David Cameron and Nick Clegg want you to believe that this is a good as it gets. They hope you... Read more

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David Cameron hasn't got a very good record, and hope you don't notice all the damage done in the last five years.

 

Are you watching closely?

David Cameron hasn't got a very good record, and hope you don't notice all the damage done in the last five years.   Read more

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David Cameron says he couldn't live on one, so why should other people?

The next Labour government will ban exploitative zero-hours contracts for employees who are working regular hours.

This new legal right to a regular contract will apply to workers after just 12 weeks.

 

Could you live on a zero-hours contract?

David Cameron says he couldn't live on one, so why should other people? The next Labour government will ban exploitative zero-hours contracts for employees who are working regular hours. This... Read more

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Martin Freeman explains how this election is a choice between two completely different sets of values.

Labour believes in community, compassion and fairness. That’s why we will build an economy that works for everyone. The Tories have cut taxes for millionaires and only work for people at the top.

A Labour government led by Ed Miliband will protect the NHS, create opportunities for young people, raise the minimum wage and ban exploitative zero-hours contracts.

What’s the choice in this election?

Martin Freeman explains how this election is a choice between two completely different sets of values. Labour believes in community, compassion and fairness. That’s why we will build an economy... Read more

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Now we know why David Cameron didn’t want a debate with Ed Miliband. On VAT, on immigration, on food banks, on the NHS, he couldn’t defend his record. He even admitted he couldn’t live on a zero hours contract. Ed Miliband has a better plan for a better future for Britain.

Why David Cameron wouldn’t debate Ed Miliband

Now we know why David Cameron didn’t want a debate with Ed Miliband. On VAT, on immigration, on food banks, on the NHS, he couldn’t defend his record. He even... Read more

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VAT: The tax the Tories love to raise

This video charts three times the Tories have said they would not raise VAT:

  • Before the 1979 election, then Shadow Chancellor Geoffrey Howe said the Tories had “no intention” of raising VAT. After the election, it was raised from 8% to 15%.
  • Before the 1992 election, Chancellor Norman Lamont said he had “no need, no plans, and nor proposals to raise or extend the scope of VAT”. After the election, the scope of VAT was extended to gas and electricity bills.
  • Before the 2010 election, David Cameron said there were “no plans” to raise VAT. In 2011, VAT went up to 20%.

VAT: The tax the Tories love to raise

VAT: The tax the Tories love to raise This video charts three times the Tories have said they would not raise VAT: Before the 1979 election, then Shadow Chancellor Geoffrey... Read more

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When George Osborne delivered his Budget on 18 March, he wanted people to believe he had eased off his extreme and risky spending plans. He hasn’t. Independent experts have said the Tories are planning a “sharp acceleration” in spending cuts.

The Tories will cut to the bone

When George Osborne delivered his Budget on 18 March, he wanted people to believe he had eased off his extreme and risky spending plans. He hasn’t. Independent experts have said... Read more

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