The caring professions wil probably vote, but they are not going to vote for any party because of it’s facile health care policies. The debate is puerile. There is no addressing the real issues..
In the last 24 hours we have seen opposition strategies which treat patients as children who want a candy bar now free. Labour promises to abolish car parking, conservatives promise to fund mental health, and LibDems promise to put another 1P on tax, but hypothecate the money raised to the Health Services. Hypothecated taxation has the virtue of clarity, but is restricting and leaves a chancellor with less room to manoeuvre. With defence on a minimum of 2%, and health and education expecting similar treatments there is little a chancellor can change.
The vedder curve indicates that attempting to raise more tax at this point in the cycle may well give perverse outcomes.
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The Independent reports: The progressive alliance was over before it even began – but may be a sign of things to come
Even so, voters can choose to vote tactically – for which read intelligently – if they are concerned that the lurch towards a hard Brexit will constitute a national disaster of historic proportions
Policy of limiting rises to 1% is damaging health service and must not be pursued into next parliament, say NHS leaders
More Money – the Independent: Lib Dems pledge to invest extra £6 billion in NHS and social care – Party would raise income tax by 1 per cent to boost health spending and What will a conservative win mean for the (English) NHS?