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 £3 for every £2 of health work that was actually done in London.

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