South east MEP calls for government to prioritise NHS over nuclear

A Member of the European Parliament for the south east of England is calling for the government to prioritise the NHS over nuclear programmes.

Wednesday, 22nd February 2017, 6:35 am
Updated Tuesday, 28th February 2017, 12:21 pm

Keith Taylor, Green Party MEP, said the government should halt its nuclear plans after figures revealed the NHS is facing a £900m funding shortfall.

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He said: ‘This situation is ridiculous; we have a government more concerned with blowing £250bn on its nuclear follies rather than safeguarding the health of the British people.

‘We must halt our nuclear follies and put our NHS first.’