Wednesday, 24 September 2008

The Prescription Election?

You don't pay prescription charges in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, nor if you are either over 60 (as more and more people are) or too ill to work (or, indeed, simply not working anyway). How many prescriptions does that leave? And even fewer after yesterday. Is Gordon planning on announcing wholesale abolition this time next year, in time for a Spring 2010 Election? I wouldn't put it, or anything else, past him.

6 comments:

Will said...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/7127997.stm

Prescription charges won't be scrapped in Scotland for some time yet. However, they are only £5 North of the Border.

David Lindsay said...

Oh, I bet they will be.

Anonymous said...

Brown could announce abolition in England first. Then what would Salmond do? We all know what. And everyone in Scotland would be able to see why.

David Lindsay said...

Like I said, never put anything past him.

Anonymous said...

He won't abolish them completely. You can trust me on this.

David Lindsay said...

All the more reason for a new party that will, then.