May Surpasses Brexit with the Budget for Healthcare
British Prime Minister Theresa May promises that the public health service will receive 20 billion pounds of extra budget annually by 2024. That volume is even greater than the demand that the Brexit had in prospect in the run-up to the referendum on a departure from the European Union.
The National Health Service, an institute across the Channel, is celebrating its 70th anniversary in the minor. The health service has been struggling for years with a chronic lack of financial resources. May promises improvement. ‘By leaving the European Union and stopping paying large amounts annually to Brussels, we will have more money to spend on our priorities, such as the NHS’, she says in a stand in the Sunday newspaper The Mail on Sunday.
It is an argument that, among other things, her foreign minister Boris Johnson played out during the campaign in the run-up to the Brexit referendum in 2016. Johnson and other Brexit were convinced that the NHS could get £ 350 million a week once the Britons no longer have to contribute to the European Union, a claim that is now being entirely disputed.
May adds a little extra. The conservative prime minister does recognise that the loss of contributions to Brussels is not enough. ‘To provide the NHS with the financing that is necessary for the future, the Brexit dividends will not suffice’, and the country will have to ‘contribute a little more’. The British media immediately braced themselves for possible tax increases.
May gives a speech on Monday about the future of the NHS. On Wednesday, the British parliament is once again considering the law that should organise the exit from the European Union, a moment when May must again defy the rebels in her party. The Sunday Telegraph, Health Minister Jeremy Hunt, who campaigned for the preservation of EU membership, writes that the extra funding for the NHS “can now unite us all”.