The Tories’ public sector pay increases – which exclude nurses – mean an automatic cut in public services.
Rishi Sunak has accepted the independent pay review boards’ recommended increases for the public sector – as of course he should – but has said that the increases must come from existing departmental budgets.
Budgets already desperately short of the cash they need – and this means that there will be less money for services.
As ever, when the Tories even bother to give with one hand, they always take away with the other – except when it’s to their wealthy individual and corporate donors, of course.
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