One reason why Labour is sagging in the polls: the NHS

No, that wasn’t a typo in the headline.

The NHS is a political problem for Labour, not a source of political strength. Why? Because compare Labour’s rhetoric about evil-extreme-dismantling-privatisation* with what the public thinks about the state of the NHS:

Labour’s rhetoric of doom is massively at odds with the reality of the public’s experience of the state of the NHS.

It may not be as eye-catching a way of being out of touch with the world outside as being surprised at seeing some English flags, but it’s an even bigger political burden.


* Remember not to mention that GPs are private businesses at the heart of the NHS from Day One. Or all that privatisation that Labour did, including paying private firms ยฃ3 for every ยฃ2 of health work that was actually done in London.


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