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The NHS is running just to stand still

The promised £20bn is still nowhere near enough 

By Anita Charlesworth  

Photo: Peter Byrne/PA Wire/PA Images

With the end of party conference season and in the midst of Brexit turmoil, the next big domestic event is the Budget on 29th October. But while he may not don Theresa May’s dancing shoes, it looks like Chancellor Philip Hammond may need a good pair of running shoes. For this budget, he will need to take lessons from the Red Queen who, in Through the Looking-Glass, tells Alice that the world keeps shifting so quickly under her feet that she has to keep running…

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