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Isle of Wight Liberal Democrats

Vince Cable: Growing NHS crisis shows need for penny on income tax

October 18, 2017 4:46 PM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

Vince Cable (Chris McAndrew [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)Nationally England, Wales and Northern Ireland have not hit one of their three key targets for 18 months.

Liberal Democrat Leader Vince Cable commented:

"Growing demand has stretched the NHS beyond its limits.

"Even our extraordinarily hard-working doctors and nurses can only do so much when the Conservatives are unwilling to address chronic funding shortages.

"This is why we're renewing our call for a penny on income tax for the NHS today - it's the best, most realistic way to tackle this crisis."