With the axe set to fall on more than 50,000 NHS jobs, no one can say Cameron doesn’t have a sense of humour. In addition to the airbrushed posters and now laughable claims that the Conservatives “will increase spending on the NHS every year so we can protect frontline services”, Dave also spent the end of 2009 plugging a petition to protect the NHS from spending cuts!
Citing consultancy on health reform commissioned by the previous Labour government, the petition (PDF download) claims:
[The report] said that one in ten NHS jobs should be cut — and many of them frontline staff like doctors and nurses. Labour would put 137,000 NHS jobs at risk — jeopardising frontline services.
So that’s 53,150 down and 83,850 to go!