Foreign labour is an alternative to ministers facing up to how successive governments have gummed up domestic training and recruitment of medical staff.
Where there is need, front line staff like doctors and nurses are underpaid, relative to what they should receive, and where there isn’t, a whole host of people are well paid.
When I was responsible for the £600 million a year London Development Agency, I was shocked at how much management focus was just on getting money out of the door.
Voters aren’t used to a world of rising prices and interest rates, and their hearts and minds are up for grabs.
The Prime Minister needs the courage to face down the tiny minority who want to rush through the Conversion Therapy Bill.
The vaccines minister says it’s not necessary for NHS workers to self-isolate even if they are pinged by the test and trace app.
Labour has not yet found a way to beat the Prime Minister, but it does sometimes force him to play safe.
Perhaps the simplest way of putting it is: it’s all about economic credibility, stupid. Because come 2024, it certainly will be.
For many in my community – particularly those on tight budgets, pensioners, and people trying to manage their way out of debt – cash is what they live by.
Digital silos are slowing NHS staff down, causing unnecessary stress, and creating huge inefficiencies and security issues at the heart of the service.
A national effort led by the Government is required to clear the backlog of operations and treatments. We can do this.
Some of its problems can be fixed. Others won’t be. And one perhaps can’t be: namely, that this Parliament seems to be incapable of saying No.
The implications of the crisis are such that Johnson and Sunak need not so much to think outside the box as to trample it to tatters altogether.
Plus: More Ronseal, please. And: If the Treasury wants to flick multiple V-signs at blue collar voters, it will put up fuel duty.