I'm finding it pretty hilarious the way that the Tories are now claiming that Thatcher shut the mines due to some prescient understanding of environmentalism and climate change.
Shit like that's been happening for years. I think the government spent more on legal fees fighting appeals against the spare bedroom tax (most of which it lost) than it made from the tax.Some charity workers have said it's likely to end up costing the NHS more as it could lead to an increase in otherwise avoidable GP and hospital trips.
That, and a cynical ploy for short-term gain. They can spin it as tough and pragmatic without fear of reprisals as few will be arsed to chase it up in the future or crunch the numbers, if they even remember.The idea isn't to save money, really. This is about creating a two-tier NHS. Can't pay? Tough luck, you probably don't deserve to be healthy anyway. I hate this wretched country.
Williamson was asked if he had met Marcus Rashford. “We met over Zoom & he seemed incredibly engaged, compassionate and charming but then he had to shoot off.” Later Williamson’s team admit that he actually met the rugby player Maro Itoje.