Covid-19: NHS waits at record high as second wave hits care
11/03/2021 | news | health | 2,299
Scale of cancelled treatments is revealed with hospitals facing 'dire' backlog after Covid surge.
In the near distant future.....

I’m sorry we can’t treat you because the list is to big and if your not part of the Bame community it could be seen as
Racial preferential treatment
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Racist. "We can't treat you because of government cuts."
But if you have the money to go private, you can be treated tomorrow.
Why is this the only HYS on the BBC? It just plays to the narrative that the BBC has an agenda.

I used to think the BBC was unbiased, but by default the HYS it chooses to allow, is about them controlling the conversation. It's censorship really.

Open up all articles to HYS, and this debate goes away. But that would be true freedom of speech, so we can't have that.
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Agree. No HYS on Meghan/Harry or Piers Morgan. Why? The race factor no doubt. And that's why it needs to be discussed.
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11/03/2021 11:57:31 1 0
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No we can't . Not about race , Royalty , cash for contracts , delays in COVID response, Brexit .
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But of course you have perfect freedom to discuss issues raised by BBC articles on the forum of your choice. Yes, it does seem a bit random which articles get a HYS, but clearly some areas are a no-go (race, for example, where any "discussion" turns ugly and toxic very quickly, which serves no-one).

Ultimately, "unbiased" is in the eye of the beholder.
Really weird, we are permitted to talk about the NHS and delays, but we have no voice on the BBC when it comes to Naga Munchetty article "It's time to talk about race". OK, we're ready, lets open up the comments BBC, lets have the conversation. As it is it seems to be a case of Naga Munchetty preaching to us. Anyway, back to the BBC having a pop at the beleaguered NHS. Removed
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This comment will be deleted in 3, 2, 1 .....
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Who is having a pop here?
I am obviously reading the article different to you.

40,000 nursing vacancies before covid kicked off meant the NHS was never going to be able to cope.
Of course it will be difficult to import, sorry recruit, more nurses to make up the shortfall now.
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I think you probably know why there are no HYSes on issues involving race. Simply, it turns very ugly very quickly, and the trolls have a field day. I'm not sure if that helps anyone. Great if we could talk about race like grown-ups, but back in the real world...
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Believe me we are all so fed up with being preached to as they are the only people that have troubles And we are all racists But it is the current theme for the BBC
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11/03/2021 11:54:00 0 0
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easy to scream racism etc nowadays just to get sympathy
The Brussels Broadcasting Corporation at it again !
No stats about the EU health systems ??????????????.
Any opportunity to dish the UK !
The sooner the better that this ANTI UK Corporation's Government bailouts ( TV licence ) is removed the BETTER ????????????????????
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Who cares about health systems in the EU. We're only interested in our own. Are the EU going to see British patients?
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There We Are Then..........?
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You can die of anything apart from Coronavirus.....
If you want to catch covid 19 go to hospital.... Removed
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11/03/2021 12:11:53 1 0
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I'm guessing this is the reason lists are so long, the population has been scared into thinking that going to hospital for a biopsy will result in them catching a deadly virus.
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11/03/2021 12:14:42 0 0
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This is actually a big part of why other treatments have been sidelined. Not just competition for scarce resource, but to avoid exposing the vulnerable to Covid.
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I lost a brother to a heart attack after 3 cancelled hospital appointments last year. Now my sister has been waiting since October in a crippled state for a possible stent. I wish Prince Phillip the best of health but it makes me sick seeing the privileged few get preference. The waiting list should be talked about at the daily Covid briefing.
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11/03/2021 11:54:51 95 45
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It looks like for past one year death from any other condition is acceptable other than covid. We need to get things in perspective. This hysteria around covid needs to end.
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11/03/2021 12:32:49 11 6
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Not one person I know has dropped dead of Covid but three close friends have dropped dead of heart attacks and others are being denied treatment for long term conditions. People like you need to look outside the box that you're so focused on
Britain could slash environmental and safety standards 'a very long way' after Brexit, Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg says.

The MP said standards that were 'good enough for India' could be good enough for the UK

Tuesday 06 December 2016

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-safety-standards-workers-rights-jacob-rees-mogg-a7459336.html

Some people voted for it.
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The AstraZeneca vaccine turns out to cause thrombosis - more reason for the low IQ anti vaxxers not to get vaccinated. Thank you Great Britain! There is no end to the Covid crisis and together with the growing popularity in alt-right conspiracy theories will be our undoing. A year or two from now Westen Europe will look something like Iraq. What people really want is a war- it’s just human nature Removed
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11/03/2021 12:14:42 1 0
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Unevidenced conspiracy theory nonsense! Shame on you.
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11/03/2021 12:14:52 1 0
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No evidence that is true. We have vaccinated millions with the Oxford vaccine with no blood clots reported.
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11/03/2021 12:15:46 0 0
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Stop it with your alt left wing conspiracy theories.
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NOTE also that a link has not been established.
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11/03/2021 12:16:53 0 0
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"The AstraZeneca vaccine turns out to cause thrombosis" - no it doesn't. Read the Danish article thoroughly before posting inaccurate rubbish which will pander to the more gullible amongst us.
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11/03/2021 13:18:20 0 0
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Assuming you refer to 1 case in Belgium.

1000s died or have suffered long term damage due to clots whilst suffering from severe Covid before link established, and drugs administered routinely now to prevent in ICU.

It's all about balance of risk.
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"And Boris has the nerve to offer the nurses 1%. It's a kick in the teeth - it won't even cover inflation."

Get over your Virtue Signalling Self!

Over 200,000 retail workers have lost their jobs - 100% pay cut. Many are on furlough with 20% pay cut and no job security.

Nurses are on good pay and secure. In hard times we need economy.
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11/03/2021 12:20:03 2 1
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£37 billion on an ineffective Test and Trace system; two and a half million pounds on a new media suite for Johnson at Number 10; £250000 for the Head of Government, Carrie Symonds, to make Number 10 as she likes it. We may need economy but ,clearly, we are not getting it everywhere!
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I've been involved in making the the tools the NHS uses to treat Covid and other illnesses. I've not stopped working.
I will not get a pay rise this year or next year. My department of 9 is now 3 and I'm next in line for the chat in the office and the skills matrix.
The NHS have done a fantastic job and do deserve better, however so do I and my Ex colleagues who now drive for Tesco.
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11/03/2021 12:14:05 277 56
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Even after 1 year of pandemic people still won't take responsibility. Stop thinking NHS is some magical place that can cure everything with unlimited resource.
The best way to reduce NHS burden is to eat properly, exercise and look after yourself.
Yes, lose some weight, COVID loves fatties. ??

Mind you, locking down tends to result in more ‘lockdown belly’ and you move up a risk category.

Cracking good idea? ??????
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11/03/2021 12:58:57 5 14
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You've been reported. Comments like yours are rude, offensive and unhelpful...
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11/03/2021 12:14:02 7 11
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The actions of the NHS in the last 12 months have been a complete disgrace, they don't deserve 1%, in fact a lot of them need locking up for crimes against humanity.
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Surely the sooner we get rid of this lefty remoaner green woke NHS and go fully private, then the sooner this great country can rid itself of the poor who blight this land. Removed
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11/03/2021 12:31:59 5 1
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Spoken like a True johnson :)
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11/03/2021 12:32:40 0 0
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Get rid of you at the same time.
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Pure troll
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As long as you get NO help I agree.
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Even now it is proving hard work contacting my GP. I have as good as given up. It is very strange how I can take the pooch to the vet with no issue, have a plumber in my home, but see a GP face to face, don't be silly.
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Even now it is proving hard work contacting my GP. I have as good as given up. It is very strange how I can take the pooch to the vet with no issue, have a plumber in my home, but see a GP face to face, don't be silly.
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No need to panic, we are getting an extra £350 million a week for the NHS because of Brexit.
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Don't know why the Drama Queens on here need to see a GP anyway. The only cure for "tragic remoaner syndrome" is stay off HYS and just accept facts. That's nothing your GP can cure unless they are non PC and tell you to stop being a big drama queen and get over it? Removed
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11/03/2021 12:36:13 1 2
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Drama queen.
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11/03/2021 12:30:39 4 8
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I very much doubt those 300,000 people in pain support more than a 1% NHS payrise.
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Trad tory.
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Is the BBC going to do anything about the subliminal racism and toxic culture that exists in its HYS? Why should licence fee payers pay for an echo chamber of hate and self-loathing?'

Good point - maybe the 'scum' isn't enough.
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Oh the irony...
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The BBC:
“Meghan and Prince Harry said a royal had expressed concern over "how dark" their son Archie's skin might be.”

Did they? Did they express a “CONCERN”.
More sensationalism!!!!
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11/03/2021 12:55:25 3 2
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Cares = not me
In other news, the head of the Catholic church is revealed to be the Pope and the woods are full of ursine poo. Removed
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Is the Pope a Catholic then?
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11/03/2021 12:29:21 43 27
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Yes why don’t we all eat more cake? I feel disgust at this moron clique in No10. Britain deserves better to get better. An opposition with the ferocity of a dead sheep doesn’t help. The BBC need to raise this hidden pandemic every day at the briefing.
You say we deserve better, but it was the idiotic electorate in England which voted the Tories into power again. People get the politicians they deserve. Until people stop voting for brainless morons, we'll be run by brainless morons. Removed
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I take it you have absolutely no idea how politics works in the UK...……
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I'm glad they did, as under a Corbynite Labour government, the NHS would have completely collapsed due to their prevarication & ineptitude.
I’ve noticed that BBC only put comment facility on ‘safe’ topics. No option to comment facility of any of the Megan / Harry stories. I’m guessing they don’t want us to know that the majority of the British public actually agree with some (not all) of the sentiment of Piers Morgan. Removed
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11/03/2021 13:08:09 9 4
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Majority of us have more important things to worry about
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11/03/2021 13:08:31 3 4
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Keep telling yourself that pal.
If you like a bloke who hacks dead kid's voicemails and lies about British troops, that's your choice, but don't kid yourself that you're the majority.
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You cannot beat woke - so don't go there.
11/03/2021 13:23:35 1 1
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The majority are idiots as proven in 2016
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How do you know it's a 'majority' - are you running a polling agency?
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Can't stand Morgan but on this he is 100% right
The BBC:
“Meghan and Prince Harry said a royal had expressed concern over "how dark" their son Archie's skin might be.”

Did they? Did they express a “CONCERN”.
More sensationalism!!!!
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Our NHS covers all branches of health and wellbeing. If Meghan had mental health problems why didn't her husband get professional help for her? Removed
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11/03/2021 13:16:16 2 2
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Maybe the veracity of the claim has altered somewhat over time eh?
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11/03/2021 13:17:00 1 0
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In the interview, she said that she asked but was refused as it wouldn't look good.
11/03/2021 13:27:31 1 0
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Did you bother to watch the interview. Her requests for help were refused by the palace. Please don't attempt to blame her husband. Meghan is a person in her own right.
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11/03/2021 13:07:06 3 3
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Using BMI by itself is not an accurate measure. Check out the Six Nations this weekend for plenty of professional rugby players who have a BMI over 30.
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I don’t disagree with you and that was my point - using BMI alone is not an accurate gauge of fitness.
How interesting. Apparently the BBC moderators won't let one point out that this story is just stating the obvious.

The comment "In others news, the head of the Catholic church is revealed to be the Pope and bears defecate in the woods" is somehow not allowed.

More reasons to Defund.
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Don't be an idiot andy. No doubt your removed post offended someone who complained - and like a small child, you're using the "I only said X" when you know it was more than that Removed
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I feel very sorry for Boris and the government - though thankfully they are still appreciated by the vast majority of people who understand just what an unprecedented year we've had. The nay-sayers love any opportunity to bash the government, Brexit and the country; and no what support is offered, it's NEVER enough. Thank God we're not in the EU.
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The Lockdown Karens operated a triage system where 93 year olds with mere months to live anyway, we’re prioritised over 33 year olds exhibiting symptoms that required urgent investigation, or requiring elective surgery for massive quality of life gains.

BBC mods won’t allow me to pass judgment or hold supporters of that policy accountable for the inevitable consequences, so I’m saying no more...
"BBC mods won’t allow me to pass judgment or hold supporters of that policy accountable for the inevitable consequences"

That's because you've gone a bit Markle!
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11/03/2021 13:19:04 0 2
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A few more thank you lol
I was about to explain what a majority is, but then I remembered that you're a Piers Moron fan that can't spell the word "than". Would be a waste of effort on my behalf. Removed
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How interesting. Apparently the BBC moderators won't let one point out that this story is just stating the obvious.

The comment "In others news, the head of the Catholic church is revealed to be the Pope and bears defecate in the woods" is somehow not allowed.

More reasons to Defund.
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Don't be an idiot andy. No doubt your removed post offended someone who complained - and like a small child, you're using the "I only said X" when you know it was more than that Removed
Two posts innocuously pointing out that this none story is just stating the obvious now removed. Prima facie evidence of a BBC censorship agenda.

Defund now.
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Tories vote down protections for NHS in trade deals on deadliest day in pandemic:

https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/politics/tories-vote-down-protections-for-nhs-in-trade-deals-on-deadliest-day-in-pandemic/19/01/

The bbc should do some investigative reporting on hancock’s affairs – he is in Public Office.

Educate and inform us ;)
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I'm glad they did, as under a Corbynite Labour government, the NHS would have completely collapsed due to their prevarication & ineptitude.
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11/03/2021 14:03:37 7 3
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?? People have to take repsonsibility for their own health

?? Buy scales

?? If you're overweight according to https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-weight/bmi-calculator/ you need to cut down to 2 meals a day with no eating between meals. You don't need so many calories in lockdown because you're not moving and burning calories

?? Buy a blood pressure monitor

?? Take control
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1.3m employed by the NHS. How many are medically trained? About 400,000 or so.
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Meanwhile, protesting is clearly important to some than people's health & possibly lives, thus potentially prolonging the time before the NHS can return to "normal" & get on with more routine operations.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-56357796
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11/03/2021 13:59:45 2 2
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this country is all about the tory few the rest of us dont count but we vote for them
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Not surprising at all. This is where the COVID plan by HM Gov has failed miserably. You cannot protect the minority to the detriment of the majority. Especially as a high % of those people will still be of working age, tax payers and a benefit to society in general. I feel so very sorry for everyone that has been sidelined just to protect the elderly and vulnerable.
It’s a sad thing to say about this country but, over the last 20 years, there has been a gradual but definite increase in spiteful, arrogant, spineless ungrateful parasites like you who take pleasure in insulting those older than themselves. You should have been told when you were a child that this world does NOT revolve around you. Removed
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Tory NHS underfunding.
NHS budget increase 2010 to 2015 plus 1% with inflation above this.
NHS budget increase 2015 to 2019 plus 1.5% again inflation above this.
Cast your mind back - from 1979 t0 1997 it was plus just above 3% when inflation at times hit 18%, 12% and 10%.
Between 1997 and 2009 it was plus 6% with inflation below this figure - increases in real terms!!
Figures IFS - say no more
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