Bojo: Brexit £350m to NHS Figure Was Wrong – It Should Have Been HIGHER!!
Boris Johnson has said that the figure used by the leave campaign during the EU referendum in 2016 was indeed misleading – it should have been higher he says!
The foreign secretary said that the figure should, in fact, have been placed at around £438m per week which could be spent on the NHS.
Speaking to the Guardian, Boris said: “There was an error on the side of the bus. We grossly underestimated the sum over which we would be able to take back control.
“As and when the cash becomes available – and it won’t until we leave – the NHS should be at the very top of the list.”
Boris’ remarks are likely, however, to cause outcry among remoaners and even many Brexiteers who feel that the figure is indeed too high and that it is simply implausible that this amount could be funded into the NHS after Brexit.
However, Johnson did admit that the figure was the gross figure and that only around half could be spent on public services post-Brexit.
Vocal remoaner & Labour MP Alison McGovern said: “Our NHS is in the middle of a winter crisis and Boris Johnson’s solution is to return to the scene of his previous crimes and promise ever larger slices of pie in the sky.
“Boris’s Cabinet cheerleading for leaving the Single Market and the Customs Union will lead to less money – not more – for public services like our NHS.
“Boris Johnson promised £350 million a week for the NHS while telling us the EU could go whistle but then backed a £40 billion divorce bill.
“Does anyone think he’ll leave our NHS doing anything other than whistling in the wind for the extra resources it badly needs?”