UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Tories can’t be trusted on NHS says Lamb

Press Release   •   Jan 05, 2010 10:54 GMT

“The time has come for David Cameron to be honest with the British public," said the Liberal Democrat Shadow Health Secretary.

Commenting on today’s announcement by the Conservatives on the NHS, Norman Lamb said:

“All today’s announcement confirms is that the Tories can’t be trusted with the NHS and have every intention of playing fantasy politics all the way up to the election.

“The NHS is facing enormous shortfalls in funding over the next few years yet the Tories continue to promise extra health spending without any details of where the money will come from.

“The time has come for David Cameron to be honest with the British public. If the Tories want to pledge extra spending on health in some areas then they must admit that without extra funds it will lead to cuts in frontline services elsewhere. And if they plan to remove all central targets how do they intend to prevent a return to the waiting lists of old?

“The sad truth is that David Cameron knows his health policies don’t add up. How else do you explain the sudden U-turn today on their flagship single room’s policy?”