‘One other of Johnson’s lies within the 2019 election uncovered’
Bear in mind the Tory election pledge to construct 40 new hospitals? It shaped a key a part of Boris Johnson’s manifesto promise to the voters in 2019 and has been beset with controversy ever since.
The promise to construct 40 new hospitals now lies in tatters, with one MP highlighting how the pledge was a mirrored image of simply how deceitful the 2019 Tory election marketing campaign was.
Well being Secretary Steve Barclay is because of announce a significant delay to the undertaking, with the supply of 40 new hospitals on account of be pushed again till after 2030. In 2019, Johnson had pledged to construct 40 new hospitals over the following 10 years.
Barclay is reported to be fearing a backlash from Tory MPs who had been hoping they might use the brand new hospitals as proof of their dedication to the “levelling up” agenda within the run as much as the following election.
The Guardian reviews that Barclay will as an alternative ‘decide to prioritising 5 hospitals the place roofs and ceilings are most liable to sudden collapse as a result of they’re produced from bolstered autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC)’.
When Johnson initially introduced his plan to construct 40 new hospitals, he was accused of constructing a deceptive declare as the majority of the initiatives concerned rebuilding of present hospitals or consolidation.
Reacting to the information that the Tory promise of constructing 40 new hospitals is more likely to be delayed but additional, LFF columnist Prem Sikka tweeted: “Tory Govt to formally abandon/delay 2019 pledge to construct 40 new hospitals in England – 8 had been already deliberate.
“2 constructed, 5 underneath building, work not began on 33. 7.3m await hospital appointment.
“Govt arms tax cuts to companies/wealthy.”
Former Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell tweeted: “One other of Johnson’s lies within the 2019 election uncovered. There has by no means been an election on this nation so profoundly primarily based upon lies & smears. It exhibits how far the Tory celebration has degenerated that so many Tories wish to convey the liar again.”
Basit Mahmood is editor of Left Foot Ahead
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