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    When it comes down two an MP defending his party I’m always going to be a bit of a skeptic.
    When a news corporation is openly lying it reflect badly on all journalists. Who offer an unbiased view of a story. I thought the BBC could be held up as an example of good, unbiased reporting. Was I wrong.

    Harry Smith, 91, brings tears to Labour delegates’ eyes

    The Conservative and Lib Dem coalition government has increased NHS spending each year during the current Parliament and both parties committed in 2010 to the founding values of the NHS that no-one, regardless of income, should be deprived of the best care.

    I can’t stand bad journalism, they have a responsibility to report the facts

    Ministers rebuked on NHS spending claim

    monitoring-review-3-2013—real-terms-health-expenditure-in-england.pdf

    The Rt. Hon Andy Burnham MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Health, wrote to Andrew Dilnot on 1 November 2012 expressing concern that statements made by the Prime Minister and Health Minister to Parliament were inconsistent with the underlying statistics about spending published by HM Treasury, a Department of Health (DH) press release and a House of Commons Library note. He considered there had not been an increase in health spending in real terms, as reported by the Prime Minister and the Health Minister. He also referred to a commitment in the Coalition Agreement to increase health spending in real terms, which he considered had not been met. He asked Andrew Dilnot to help in bringing clarity to the situation and for a recommendation on how to ensure that in future the debate on NHS spending could be accurate and reflect the facts.
    In his letter to Andrew Dilnot, Mr Burnham quoted statements which he believed were inconsistent with the statistics published in Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses 2012, produced by HM Treasury:

    • The following section of the Coalition Agreement:
    • ‘We will guarantee that health spending increases in real terms in each year of the Parliament’

    • The following statement by the Prime Minister in the House of Commons on :
    • ‘The fact is, however, that at the last election only one party said that it would increase the NHS in real terms, and that is exactly what we are doing’

    • He also quoted a later statement by the Prime Minister in the House of Commons on :
    • ‘It is certainly not because the money in the NHS is being cut, because it is not being cut. The money in the NHS is being increased.’

    • The following statement made by the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, in the House of Commons on :
    • ‘Real-terms spending on the NHS has increased across the country’

    • He also quoted comments made by Mr Hunt on BBC Daily Politics on :
    • ‘In real terms NHS spending is going up…. it is incredibly significant that in real terms this government has made a big, big choice to protect the NHS budget’.

    • and further quoted the Conservative Party website
    • ‘We have increased the NHS budget in real terms in each of the last two years’

    You HAVE cut spending on NHS: official stats watchdog embarrasses Cameron

    In a deeply embarrassing and damaging intervention ahead of George Osborne’s Autumn Statement tomorrow Andrew Dilnot, chair of the UK Statistics Authority, concluded that spending on the NHS is actually lower in real terms now than it was in 2010.

    I’m just one man and have no where near the resources of the BBC. So my conclusion is they are openly trying to deceive us.

    UPDATE

    @Jeremy_Hunt: Spending actually went up £2.7bn in real terms last year alone. So Labour are promising significantly less than we have actually delivered.

    David Cameron ordered to stop saying NHS spending is up

    That to me sounds like a false statement.

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