The Prime Minister:
What we have seen is that the right hon. Gentleman is totally terrified of Labour’s failures in Wales on the NHS. He will not answer the simplest of questions. Let me tell him what has been happening over the past five years in the English NHS. The former Labour adviser, who worked with him in No. 10 Downing street and now runs NHS England, says this about the NHS in England:
“Over the past five years…the NHS has been remarkably successful…We’re treating millions more patients than five years ago...the NHS has become some £20 billion more efficient…A world-leading genomes programme is harnessing the best of this country’s medical…expertise”
and the global rankings
“has just ranked us the highest performing health system of 11 industrialised nations.”
This guy was obviously a much more effective Labour adviser than either the right hon. Gentleman or the shadow Chancellor.
The right hon. Gentleman is trading unattributable quotes. He quoted one. Let me quote one from a shadow Minister, who I think sums it up:
“We don’t have a policy problem, we have a massive Ed Miliband problem”.
I think we see that in evidence today.