Socialist Worker

Official - the Tories are bad for your health

Issue No. 2306

The government loves to point the finger at “lifestyle choices” to explain health problems faced by ordinary people.

But a new report puts the blame elsewhere. NHS Health Scotland looked at why life expectancy in Scotland is lower than elsewhere in Britain.

They noted alcohol and smoking. But they found the real problems were inequality, poverty and unemployment.

And these are “a product of the politics pursued by the government of the day”, they concluded.

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