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    Jeremy Hunt is open to introducing an NHS tax, say cross-party group of MPs



    "Jeremy Hunt is open to ring-fencing national insurance contributions to fund the NHS, a cross-party group of MPs have said as they called for a "second Beveridge moment".

    The Health Secretary has written to colleagues appealing for ideas on how to best fund the health service, with a number of MPs hopeful that a hypothecated tax is now on the table.

    A cross-party group, including Tory MP Nick Boles, former health minister Norman Lamb and Labour's Liz Kendall, are now urging Mr Hunt to bring forward plans to use NICs revenue to fund the NHS."

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics...rty-group-mps/

    So what the party of low taxation going to do is introduce new "ring-fenced" taxes: one for NHS, one for pensions, one for unemployment, one for fire department, one for police etc.

    And obviously keep all the other taxes in place!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SueEllen View Post
    It's only fair....
    and that's what it is all about. Make Taxation Fair......because everybody should pay their equal share of tax....but some are more equal than others.

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    Ah, Jeremy Hunt. The politician who forgot to declare buying 7 luxury flats: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/u...-a8310621.html yet didn't forget to claim 27p for a car journey: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/u...-a7026951.html

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    Anyone read his book (co-authored) ‘DIRECT DEMOCRACY – An Agenda for a New Model Party’: https://whatwouldvirchowdo.wordpress...atise-the-nhs/ (contains link to book: https://whatwouldvirchowdo.files.wor...odel_party.pdf)

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    Would £350million a week be enough?
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    It's a good idea as it would enable people to see exactly what the NHS costs them personally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Platypus View Post
    It's a good idea as it would enable people to see exactly what the NHS costs them personally.
    Problem with that is some people have one of illnesses that may lead to their actual death, and any health policy like that doesn't include preventative health measures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Platypus View Post
    It's a good idea as it would enable people to see exactly what the NHS costs them personally.
    Depending on who you ask, it's either £2,200 per person (according to fullfact) or £5,000 per person (according to the Daily Express)
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    I'm up for that if I can opt out as I have private healthcare.
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    That was suggested a while back by the cons

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