Jonathan Ashworth – 2021 Comments on Chancellor’s Cuts to NHS Budget

The comments made by Jonathan Ashworth, the Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on 3 March 2021.

Rishi Sunak promised to be ‘open and honest’ with the British public. But buried in the small print of his Budget is a cut to frontline NHS services that will increase pressure on staff and do nothing for patients stuck on growing waiting lists.

This Budget papered over the cracks rather than rebuilding the foundations of our country.