It’s a useful lie, and not just for the Conservatives.
It’s not the amount offered to the NHS that matters, but what people make of the healthcare they are currently receiving.
Words from the Prime Minister cost nothing. Raising revenue could cost Philip Hammond a great deal.
The Chancellor, Phillip Hammond, has already told the Foreign Secretary to keep his beak out.
The health service is on the brink and could be tipped over by the “Australian flu”.
Under a pilot scheme, households will be paid sums ranging from £50 to £1,000 for a spare room.
The problems of the policy have been moved, not eradicated.
The government's strategy of blaming foreigners for the mess will end in an ugly place.
Although the policy is standard practice across most European nations, it will face heavy opposition in the UK.
Even a U-Turn on planned cuts to the service itself will still leave the NHS under heavy pressure.
In real terms, junior doctors will likely still be worse off.