Socialist Worker

Squeeze on public services

Issue No. 2194

Labour’s pledge to protect key services is undermined by its commitment to freeze 95 percent of NHS spending.

This will result in the biggest two-year squeeze on the health service since 1950.

The cuts in areas not “protected”, such as higher education and housing, will be around 13 percent over the next two years. The Tories plan to cut 14 percent across government departments, exempting health and overseas aid.

If you enjoy Socialist Worker, please consider giving to our annual appeal to make sure we can maintain and develop our online and print versions of Socialist Worker. Go here for details and to donate.

Article information

Tue 23 Mar 2010, 19:30 GMT
Issue No. 2194
Share this article

Mobile users! Don't forget to add Socialist Worker to your home screen.