PMQs: Labour can't run the economy or the NHS
It has been a long standing feature of Labour failure not to understand that public services have to be paid for. If you bankrupt the wider economy you bankrupt the NHS. Cameron easily defeated Miliband today, and he should keep banging the same drum to election day
Talk about being on message, and talk about getting it quite right. Hopeless Ed Miliband thought he was onto a winner on the NHS on Wednesday -- Labour thinks that's true every day. But, as usual, he made a hash of it and David Cameron had him for breakfast (or lunch).
"He can't run the economy and he can't run the NHS," retorted Cameron to every question that Miliband asked about the Health Service at Prime Minister's Questions.
Quite right too. It has been a long standing feature of Labour failure not to understand that public services have to be paid for. If you bankrupt the wider economy, as Labour habitually does when it gets into power, there isn't any money to pay for better care.
It's not rocket science, but Labour never seems to get it.
Cameron should bang on with this theme right up until election day.
One other point worth noting on the subject was also brought up this week. Labour actually runs the NHS in Wales, and guess what... it's in a right old mess.
Who knows, if the Conservatives play their cards right, they might well be able to turn health into a vote winner.
Cameron did a good job today, easily winning at a time when Miliband desperately needs to start showing some character. Then again, you can't show what you don't actually have.
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