Paying the price

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First published in Letters by

“NHS financial outlook dire” said the headline (The Press, December 31).

An NHS leader predicts a funding shortfall of up to £54 billion over the next decade.

I wonder just how much of NHS money is being used from their budgets to pay for the ruinous PFI projects that the “prudent” Gordon Brown introduced and implemented copiously to build new hospitals and improvements with private money in order to keep these costs off the national balance sheet?

Money which should be used for medical care in our NHS is now instead being used as repayments to private fund managers, all because of the hubris of that disastrous brooding Scot.

Geoff Robb, Hunters Close, Dunnington, York.

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2:49pm Sat 4 Jan 14

PKH says...

Under Thatcher and Major hospital and school buildings were under maintained leaving a lot of them in poor condition, which caused for action to remedy the problem they caused. Whilst in hind-sight some of the PFI contracts were not the best value for money at least it addressed the rot caused by the previous Tory governments.
Under Thatcher and Major hospital and school buildings were under maintained leaving a lot of them in poor condition, which caused for action to remedy the problem they caused. Whilst in hind-sight some of the PFI contracts were not the best value for money at least it addressed the rot caused by the previous Tory governments. PKH
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2:47pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Maquis says...

PKH wrote:
Under Thatcher and Major hospital and school buildings were under maintained leaving a lot of them in poor condition, which caused for action to remedy the problem they caused. Whilst in hind-sight some of the PFI contracts were not the best value for money at least it addressed the rot caused by the previous Tory governments.
Typical labour spin.
They just wanted to look good by building hospitals now, but to hell with the future.
They new that by the time the finances hit home, thy would be out of government. The glory for building them theirs, but the financial implications somebody else's.
Is there any wonder the country is always on the verge of bankruptcy when labour are voted out.
[quote][p][bold]PKH[/bold] wrote: Under Thatcher and Major hospital and school buildings were under maintained leaving a lot of them in poor condition, which caused for action to remedy the problem they caused. Whilst in hind-sight some of the PFI contracts were not the best value for money at least it addressed the rot caused by the previous Tory governments.[/p][/quote]Typical labour spin. They just wanted to look good by building hospitals now, but to hell with the future. They new that by the time the finances hit home, thy would be out of government. The glory for building them theirs, but the financial implications somebody else's. Is there any wonder the country is always on the verge of bankruptcy when labour are voted out. Maquis
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2:21pm Mon 6 Jan 14

York Fox says...

Maquis wrote:
PKH wrote:
Under Thatcher and Major hospital and school buildings were under maintained leaving a lot of them in poor condition, which caused for action to remedy the problem they caused. Whilst in hind-sight some of the PFI contracts were not the best value for money at least it addressed the rot caused by the previous Tory governments.
Typical labour spin.
They just wanted to look good by building hospitals now, but to hell with the future.
They new that by the time the finances hit home, thy would be out of government. The glory for building them theirs, but the financial implications somebody else's.
Is there any wonder the country is always on the verge of bankruptcy when labour are voted out.
Time and time again the Labour bankruptcy cycle revolves yet dyed in the wool red voters just don't and won't ever see it.

Of course if the constituency boundaries were redrawn to address population inbalances (long overdue and undemocratically hobbled by the lib dems), or if Scotland withdraws from the union, then the left will be shown to be what it really is in Enlgand - a overly vocal minority.
[quote][p][bold]Maquis[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PKH[/bold] wrote: Under Thatcher and Major hospital and school buildings were under maintained leaving a lot of them in poor condition, which caused for action to remedy the problem they caused. Whilst in hind-sight some of the PFI contracts were not the best value for money at least it addressed the rot caused by the previous Tory governments.[/p][/quote]Typical labour spin. They just wanted to look good by building hospitals now, but to hell with the future. They new that by the time the finances hit home, thy would be out of government. The glory for building them theirs, but the financial implications somebody else's. Is there any wonder the country is always on the verge of bankruptcy when labour are voted out.[/p][/quote]Time and time again the Labour bankruptcy cycle revolves yet dyed in the wool red voters just don't and won't ever see it. Of course if the constituency boundaries were redrawn to address population inbalances (long overdue and undemocratically hobbled by the lib dems), or if Scotland withdraws from the union, then the left will be shown to be what it really is in Enlgand - a overly vocal minority. York Fox
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5:32pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Sillybillies says...

Of course if the constituency boundaries were redrawn to address population inbalances (long overdue and undemocratically hobbled by the lib dems), or if Scotland withdraws from the union, then the left will be shown to be what it really is in Enlgand - a overly vocal minority.

That's why I hope and pray the Scots vote for full independence, will be a disaster if they don't.
[quote]Of course if the constituency boundaries were redrawn to address population inbalances (long overdue and undemocratically hobbled by the lib dems), or if Scotland withdraws from the union, then the left will be shown to be what it really is in Enlgand - a overly vocal minority.[/quote] That's why I hope and pray the Scots vote for full independence, will be a disaster if they don't. Sillybillies
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