“Tory candidate says cancer patients do not ‘really care’ about waiting longer for treatment because survival rates are going up”

Of course, if Mr Philip is ever unlucky enough to be diagnosed with cancer, he will be happy to wait for treatment, won’t he!

Scraping the barrel …

“Cancer patients “do not “really care” about longer waiting times for treatment because survival rates are on the rise, a Conservative candidate has claimed.

Chris Philp provoked gasps of astonishment when he also claimed that missed waiting targets – the figures are the worst on record – are because of the success in persuading people to come forward.

“The reason why waiting times for diagnosis are going up is because we are encouraging more people to get themselves screened, which is actually a good thing,” said the aide to the justice secretary.

He then added: “The outcomes, cancer survival rates, which is what people really care about – am I going to survive this terrible illness – they’re going up.”

Mr Philp also claimed the Conservatives were able to promise billions more for the NHS because “the economy is strong” – on the day it was revealed there was no economic growth for three months in a row. …”

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/cancer-survival-rates-patients-nhs-conservatives-general-election-chris-philps-a9240506.html

“Thousands of patients die waiting for beds in hospitals – study”

So, we are now truly in the realm of survival of the fittest of the unfit – a kind of euthanasia.

“Doctors’ report finds 5,449 deaths since 2016 followed delayed admission to A&E.”

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/dec/10/thousands-of-patients-die-waiting-for-beds-in-hospitals-study?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

More Tory fake news

“An adviser to the health secretary, Matt Hancock [pictured here today at the hosputal in question]

has been involved in a confrontation with protesters outside a Leeds hospital during a Conservative general election campaign visit.

Conservative sources claimed on Monday afternoon that the adviser had been hit by one of the protesters. But a video that quickly emerged appeared to show the adviser walking into a protester’s arm.

West Yorkshire Police later said they were “unaware of any reports” of an incident involving election campaigners at the hospital. …”

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/dec/09/matt-hancock-aide-altercation-hospital-campaign-visit?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

“Boris Johnson shuts down press conference after question on NHS in a trade deal”

“Boris Johnson abruptly shut down a press conference after being asked if he had spoken to Donald Trump about ruling the NHS out of a future US/UK trade deal.

Asked by the Independent if he had made it “crystal clear” to Donald Trump that “neither the NHS or pharmaceuticals” should be part of future trade negotiations, the PM threw a bit of a huff and said he wouldn’t answer any more questions.

It comes after the Mirror revealed plans from predatory US health firms who believe the British market will be easier to crack after Brexit .

Mr Johnson seemed to be trying to strike a different tone from Trump – who just minutes earlier cancelled his post conference press conference.

But the PM’s open approach changed when he was quizzed about the row around NHS drug prices.

A visibly riled Mr Johnson brought questions to a juddering halt.

He began blustering:”I think everybody by now has rumbled all this for the nonsense that it is.

“I think I might wind up this press conference now because I think we’re starting to scrape the barrel.” “

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/boris-johnson-shuts-down-press-21024829