In 1998 Labour celebrated the 50th anniversary of the creation of the NHS, it was a cause for national celebration and tax rises for all.
Such was the importance of this date that in 1998 New Labour even minted a new commemorative 50 pence piece for us to keep and treasure.
So why are these two health ministers holding a cake celebrating the 60th anniversary of the founding of the NHS 8 years later? The press release from last week accompanying this picture says “Rosie Winterton MP and Patricia Hewitt recently met in Westminster to celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of the NHS. ” If they lie at this meeting, what else will they lie about?Clearly you can’t believe a word they say.