A bill guaranteeing a multi-billion cash boost for the NHS will be the first piece of domestic legislation introduced by Boris Johnson new Government. This will be the first time such a spending commitment has been enshrined in law.Credit: PA The bill, which was set out in the Queen’s Speech 2 weeks ago will make it illegal for ministers not to provide the health service with an . It will be introduced to Parliament once the Withdrawal Agreement Bill confirming the UK’s departure from the EU on 31 January has been passed by MPs.
The British Prime Minister hailed the “seismic” shift in British politics as he committed his new Government to leaving the EU at the end of 2020, boosting health service funding and upping state support beyond the Tories’ traditional heartlands.
‘Almost every nurse I spoke to told me they didn’t want to take this action, but felt it was the only option left.’ A picket line outside the Royal Victoria hospital, Belfast. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA