Goodness, another one to join Fluffy in either the “thick as a brick” or “out and out liar” categories of politician.
For our readers in England:
Recently promoted Dominic Rabb told “Question Time” that there were more beds than ever in the NHS.
He said there was “more money than ever”, adding: “We’ve got more beds, more doctors, more flu vaccines available than ever before.”
The trouble is that he too, was either ill-informed, or lying. As the Mirror’s report says, NHSE’s own figures show that there are 17,000 fewer beds than in 2010.
Why is the UK so badly served by liars and fools? Are they trying to compete with Donald Trump?