Public supports increasing taxes to fund the NHS

More proof that Tory ideology is causing the winter crisis

 

As the healthcare crisis deepens, and the government insists that there’s no more money available, new YouGov polling shows that a majority of people would willingly increase their national insurance contributions to fund the NHS.

Across every social group, a clear majority supports the increase to National Insurance, with especially large margins among women, the middle class, left-leaning voters and the elderly.

So why do the Tories still insist that we can’t afford to invest more in the NHS? Could it have more to do with party ideology than the public interest?

See: Jeremy Corbyn grills Theresa May on NHS and ‘shared society’

See: Jeremy Hunt’s weekend GP plans face 1,900 doctor shortfall

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