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NHS ‘paid for with borrowed cash’
ANDREW Collingwood is correct in what he says about high customer satisfaction with the NHS in 2010 (Letters September 27), but it should be pointed out that it was paid for with borrowed money and the country’s gold reserves that were sold at a giveaway price.
The NHS and other frontline services were also used to create work to soak up unemployment.
It was inevitable that when the financial markets collapsed there would have to be a reckoning, but instead of planning for this the Labour government of the time stuck their heads in the sand and pretended that it would never happen – remember Gordon Brown’s famous words: “We have eliminated boom and bust.”
Things are not going very well in most countries at the moment, and we are just one of them in which the government is trying to get finances sorted out, but I believe that we are better with the present incumbents than the last lot.
Steve Helsdon, Howe Hill Close, Holgate , York.
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