Philip Hammond Quotes
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But what has struck me most looking at my own constituency in-box as well as the thousands of emails that I'm receiving from the general public here is that it isn't just the Muslim community that's reacting to this. It's a broad swathe of British public opinion that feels deeply disturbed by what it is seeing on its television screens coming out of Gaza.
Nobody is suggesting that the NHS doesn't have to reform, nobody is suggesting that it doesn't have to become more efficient, that productivity growth doesn't have to become positive … The only difference is that in health, because of the demographic pressure, the savings will all – and more – have to be reinvested in delivering more healthcare.
We have to be a forward-looking nation not a backward-looking nation, and I have to run the defence budget to deliver defence effect in the future, not to preserve regiments or shipyards just because they've been there for a long time in the past. And we move on. As a nation we move on.