It was of course inevitable that Brown would reject the very sensible recommendations made to cut the NHS workforce by 10% over the next five years. (Personally, I would favour much deeper workforce cuts in this monolith but at least this would be a good start) His response is entirely political and not based in economic reality rather like his entire period when Chancellor. Earlier today the BBC dragged on NuLabour cohort Sir Gerry “We love the NHS” Robinson to discuss the issue and I thought he was fair enough agreeing that cuts could be made at both administration and clinical level, presumably not the result the BBC were looking for! So just after 8am, we had a discussion between Niall Dickson, chief executive of the health analysis charity the King’s Fund and Carl Emmerson, Deputy Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Lots of BBC digs at Daniel Hannan during this item, by the way. And, of course, wealth distribution gets a favourable reaction.

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