Boris Johnson puts Sir Keir Starmer in deadlock over NHS
Amid the suggestions, Sir Keir had better pursue a ‘fiscal wealth rather than workers’ strategy, they added:’ Something around wealth is probably needed now, as wealth accumulation is actually the problem. which has become much more important than income.
“Really what we need is some really interesting kind of thinking, which I think is starting to happen. In the PLP left and right, Labor MPs were all saying we need to be more concrete about how we have collected some of this money.
This is why a Labor spokesperson hinted on Wednesday: “We are looking at all forms of income. We talked about looking at people who make income from large portfolios of stocks and stocks, assets, property. “
There is also the thorny question, which is already dividing the party, of the type of social protection to be defended without appearing to also support the rich English in the middle who wish to inherit the properties of their parents.
Perhaps a more pressing issue for Sir Keir is to take up Mr Johnson’s claim to be ‘the party of the NHS’ at a time when, after the pandemic, it is first and foremost in the minds of voters.
While it may now be difficult for the Tories to run in the next general election claiming to be the party of low taxation, if not small business, Labor is going to face a bitter struggle to convince the public that they are are better custodians of a health service. which has just received additional government funding of £ 36bn.
They will undoubtedly try to employ the tactic, as Sir Keir did at the Despatch Box, of saying the Tories were only paying back the money they cut due to austerity – but from here there, the conservatives hope to be able to win with a fall in the waiting lists.