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Tory MPs revolt over Cameron's NHS plans

Publié par Clifford Armion le 24/08/2009

Andrew Grice

"David Cameron faces a revolt by his own MPs over his flagship policy to raise National Health Service spending by a level above inflation each year.

"Two-thirds of Tory backbenchers oppose his plan to exempt healthcare from any spending cuts that an incoming Conservative Government would make to tackle the "black hole" in the public finances. Mr Cameron could come under pressure to rethink his strategy if he becomes prime minister, a poll by ComRes suggests.

"Asked whether the NHS should receive guaranteed spending increases in real terms during the course of the next Parliament, 29 per cent of Tory MPs agreed and 62 per cent disagreed. Only 33 per cent believed the current NHS model, funded from general taxation and free at the point of delivery, was sustainable for the next 60 years, while 62 per cent did not."

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"Tory MPs revolt over Cameron's NHS plans", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), août 2009. Consulté le 01/10/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/tory-mps-revolt-over-cameron-s-nhs-plans