LET us applaud the common sense of our nurses in refusing to back more strikes.
But contrast that with hospital consultants, already earning up to £119,000, voting to launch their first ever walkouts for more money.
Let us applaud the common sense of our nurses in refusing to back more strikes[/caption]
Their Marxist-led BMA union is a disgrace.
Nurses have accepted that five per cent plus a four-figure bonus is a fair offer given that inflation has fallen from its peak.
Even their RCN union chief Pat Cullen backed it at one point.
But that welcome relief for the NHS yesterday did not last long.
It is indefensible for BMA-led senior medics on at least £88,000 to inflict further damage.
The demands of the union’s Corbynite leaders are absurdly excessive and politically motivated.
Get real. We’d all love to rewrite the economic history of the last 15 years.
Most of us live in the real world, not the alternative reality inhabited by naïve young militants.
Rishi Sunak is not being recreationally mean in refusing to surrender to pay blackmail.
He is trying to stop this grave national inflation crisis getting worse.
The public does sympathise with nurses on modest salaries.
Let’s see if that stretches to doctors on six figures.
Crushed by tax
WHEN a left-leaning think tank is monstering the Tories over sky-high taxes, Downing Street should listen and act.
The Resolution Foundation’s figures are shocking.
High taxes are crippling families, deterring investment and crushing growth[/caption]
By 2028 the total take will have soared to 38 per cent of our GDP from 33 in 2010 . . . a massive rise of £4,200 per household.
High taxes are crippling families, deterring investment and crushing growth.
The bewildering complexity of the rules is equally corrosive.
Our tax system needs dramatic simplification and lower rates — a reinvention from the ground up.
Brexit saved us
MATT Hancock has exposed the folly of using the Covid inquiry to batter Brexit.
At the outset the probe’s own lawyer, in a triumph of hindsight, declared that intensive Brexit preparations left us badly exposed to the unprecedented, unforeseen pandemic.
Matt Hancock has exposed the folly of using the Covid inquiry to batter Brexit[/caption]
In fact, says ex-Health Secretary Hancock — a Remainer — they saved us from running out of intensive care drugs.
Thanks to them, “we knew more about the pharmaceutical supply chain in the UK than at any time in history”.