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OliverJohnstone posted..

Oh come on Twisted - look at the factors at play here. The UK economy has been declared as the least exposed to another recession out of the developed economies. The vast majority of economic commentators believe that it is external issues in other economies that are the biggest risk to the UK economy - not least the Eurozone economies like France that has had a Socialist President for a good few years now.

Surely we cannot listen to expert opinion and in some cases, unarguable facts and judge that Osbourne's economic policies have failed in any way. I am not saying it is perfect but then find me an economic policy that is.

The issues in the NHS were inevitable - we kept feeding ourselves the delusion over the last 70 years that we could continue to pay for universal healthcare as it became more complex and the population became much much older. I am not suggesting we do away with the universal free healthcare aspect but bottom line, unless we have a serious grown up debate about raising serious revenue from somewhere then the whole project will be in dire straits.

I don't think the Conservative Government is in a position to have that debate at the moment - it has been a mammoth task to secure the investment required just to fund the plan until the next decade. Equally I think that the rest of our political class are similarly unprepared. There is a fanatical, semi religious commitment to the NHS which can be positive but often also blinds people to the reality of "where does the extra revenue continue to come from?"