Education and health must come first; LETTERS.
Yes, times were hard then and it was a different generation, a different England.
The welfare state with the NHS was a great realisation, it was a step forward that proved we are for all our faults a truly civilised country.
I suspect that there are those in government and amongst the faceless civil service which would love to put an end to the NHS.
These people, for whatever reason, have no sense or awareness of history or even interest. They would put the clock back to those days when people simply did not live as long as we do today.
For me government money should be first spent in health and education; all else comes second. Do not allow the NHS to be worn away by subtle forms and ideas by bright sparks that want to put an end to the NHS.
Robert Lockett, address supplied