Billion Pound Coincidence

The PFIing of the NHS is always interesting. Look where a billion* quid is going:
  • £711 million to Leicester, the constituency of Patricia Hewitt, Secretary of State for Health
  • £272 million to Staffordshire, the constituency of Charlotte Atkins, the Health Select Committee member
*£983,000,000 is not such a good headline.



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Dominic Raab wrote in his letter of resignation…

“This is, at its heart, a matter of public trust,” he told the PM, concluding: “I cannot reconcile the terms of the proposed deal with the promises we made to the country in our manifesto at the last election… I believe that the regulatory regime proposed for Northern Ireland presents a very real threat to the integrity of the United Kingdom. I cannot support an indefinite backstop arrangement, where the EU holds a veto over our ability to exit…”

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