Gordon Brown - My Fake Diary

Monday, 20 August 2012

I have warned about the financial consequences for the health service in an independent Scotland which is already diverging from the market-led approach south of the Border.

The SNP has been curiously quiet about its future. Nicola Sturgeon claims independence would protect the Scottish health service from future cuts to spending in the English NHS as hospitals in England get more of their money from private patients under the Health and Social Care Bill reforms, and of course Scotland would be responsible for raising its own taxes.

Whether this would provide acceptable funding remains to be seen.

Not that it bothers me too much.

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