Fiona Bruce, BBC Question Time presenter, is often accused of a right wing bias.
However, last night even she laid into the Tory MP on the panel.
Health minister Will Quince was shown a graphic using Institute of Fiscal Studies data suggesting NHS spending between 1955-56 and 2019-20 increased by an average of 4 per cent.
The since 2010 the rise has been below that in all but one year.
Fiona Bruce shocked viewers as she said the Tory claim of record spending on the NHS “doesn’t look so good.”
Quince must have wished a hole had appeared under him so he could make a quick escape.
Bruce said: “Let’s just look at a graph looking at funding of the NHS. This will be familiar to you, in terms of where funding was for the NHS before the Conservative government came into power and where it is now.
“As you can see, if you look at the average there, it’s pretty dramatic in terms of the drop in funding. So when you talk about record investment, that doesn’t look so good.”
Clearly rattled Will said the government: “spending more on health and social care now than ever in our country’s history” and said it is “real terms growth”.
Bruce wasn’t finished though and said “the average increase has been something like 3 per cent but when you look at that, it’s more like 1.6 per cent”.
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