Video: This government is running the NHS into the ground, says Owen Jones

Asking people 'at the top' to pay more to fund the NHS could make the health service 'the envy of the world', political commentator and activist Owen Jones told the RCGP annual conference.

Political commentator and activist Owen Jones (Photo: Pete Hill)
Political commentator and activist Owen Jones (Photo: Pete Hill)

Speaking in a Question Time-style debate at the conference in Glasgow, he warned that proper funding for the NHS was a matter of political will, which 'does not exist in this government'.

'Words are not what matters, it's deeds and the deeds are [the government] is running this NHS into the ground,' he added. Watch the video below to see his comments in full.

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