The Business Secretary has long warned that ring-fencing some departments from cuts is not "a very sensible" approach.
To pretend that extra resources are not urgently needed in the NHS is to be as foolish as the courtiers in Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale.
During a visit to the Olympic park, the PM is asked: "why are you privatising the NHS? Why are you lying to the British people?"
All three parties have colluded in the creation of ideal conditions for an unprecedented colonisation of the NHS by an aggressive, profit-seeking private sector. NHS SOS, a new book edited by Jacky Davis and Raymond Tallis, explains how it was done.
Bruce Keogh, the author of the report into 14 NHS trusts, writes: "Don’t believe everything you read, particularly in some newspapers."
The Tories' attempts to pin the blame for NHS failings on the former health secretary are both politically unwise and unmerited by the facts.
Another week, another bad week to be an immigrant in the UK. With the addition of this so-called preventative measure against "health tourism", the government has put a huge sign on the door of Britain saying foreigners aren't welcome.
"Health tourism" currently costs £12m, just 0.01 per cent of the NHS budget. The new crackdown could cost far more.
Jeremy Hunt promises to end the "costly abuse" of the health service by foreigners, but just £12m or 0.01 per cent of the NHS budget was lost in 2011-12.
With George Osborne determined to avoid further tax rises, patient charges will be the only way to solve the health funding crisis.