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A special tax to save the struggling NHS won’t work. Here’s why | Simon Jenkins

This idea distracts from what’s needed: a bipartisan royal commission to stop NHS money being wasted, then reform A special NHS tax is a bad idea. The concept as put forward today by a group of health professionals is naive. First, it will not happen and is thus a distraction from getting more money for health. Second, if it were introduced, every good cause would want its own tax, housing, schools, student fees and the army.
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