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SystemSystem Posts: 3,967
edited January 24 in General

imagepoliticalbetting.com » Blog Archive » The Tories need to move the agenda off the NHS if they’re to have any chance

I had sort of stopped watching PMQs every week because it is just less interesting and less important. Corbyn is getting a bit better but both he and TMay are pedestrian compared with others that we’ve seen over the years.

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  • stevefstevef Posts: 999
    The Tories will always be an issue on which the Tories are beaten in the court of public opinion because they have rarely been willing to increase its funding relative to health inflation and to demand.

    This failure has not prevented them from winning elections in the past. Labour milked the NHS issue dry during the Thatcher and early Major years, yet it did not stop the Tories winning 4 elections in a row, nor did it stop Cameron winning a majority in 2015.

    In short, Labour loses even when the voters consider Labour to be the best party on the NHS. This happens time and time again.

    The lesson from this is clearly that Labour would be very foolish to rely on the NHS issue too much. At the end of the day voters will vote according to their personal pocket, and above all they will vote on the party which they consider to be the party most competent to run the economy.
  • stevefstevef Posts: 999
    My last post should have of course begun with the sentence "The NHS will always be an issue on which the Tories are beaten..."
  • TheJezziahTheJezziah Posts: 227
    and ended with the sentence "even as a Labour voter for the last 40 years"
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