Johnson’s new health adviser proposed NHS spending freeze

Boris Johnson’s new health adviser called the NHS a “monolith” and proposed a health spending freeze.


Boris Johnson’s new health adviser called the NHS a “monolith” and proposed a health spending freeze, The Red Roar can reveal.

William Warr has been appointed Boris Johnson’s special adviser on health and social care, having recently left a job with CT Group, the lobbying firm owned by Tory election strategist Lynton Crosby.

In a recent article for the Telegraph, Warr wrote that the NHS is “outdated”, and suggested that Boris Johnson should imagine “if I created the NHS today from scratch, what would it look like?”

Warr went on to suggest a freeze in NHS spending, saying “more money is not the solution. The ageing population is often touted as the reason health spending needs to increase faster than economic growth, but this is not the case.”

Instead Warr echoes his new boss by criticising “sin taxes” on tobacco and sugary drinks, both of which his former employer CT Group is said to have lobbied on. He also calls on the government to harvest the DNA of millions of its citizens in order to “focus on those most at risk, and not restrict the personal liberties of individuals whose protective genetic traits leave them at a very low risk”.

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