Friday 5 July 2013

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Fee and KJ do the sums, even if the government can't...

SOURCE BBC NEWS: Foreigners face more charges to access NHS
Proposals to charge more foreigners for using NHS services in England and to fix the "flawed" system for recovering costs have been unveiled. People from outside Europe staying for up to five years would face an annual charge of at least £200. Residency rules would be tightened on free treatment and more services, such as access to GPs, would be chargeable. Ministers say the NHS cannot be an international service but doctors say plans could pose a public health risk.

MIRROR: HS2 high speed rail budget soars by £10bn before it's even started
The budget for the Government’s flagship High Speed 2 railway project has been blown by £10 billion – before it has started. Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin revealed the revised figures as rebel Conservative MPs queued up to vote against the link today.

GUARDIAN: Lord Adonis defends HS2 following claims it is an 'expensive mistake'
Lord Adonis, the architect of High Speed 2 for the last Labourgovernment, has launched an impassioned defence of the £50bn rail link from London to the north of England after his former Cabinet colleague Lord Mandelson attacked the plan as an "expensive mistake".



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